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la pommade
ointment, cream
dorer
to gild, brown; give a golden colour/shine to
dorer la pilule à qqn
to sugar the pill for sb
l'échine
backbone, spine
s'égratigner
to scratch/graze (one's knee, oneself)
faire bon usage de qqch
to put sth to good use, to make good use of sth
c'est l'usage
it's the done thing (not il...)
Il est d'usage de dire
It is commonly said (not c'est...)
nous verrons à l'usage
let's wait and see (not attendons de voir venir)
triompher de
to triumph over, vanquish, overcome
la pendaison
hanging (captial punishment)
le paravent
screen, partition; smokescreen, cover
tout balancer
to chuck it all in (not plaquer)
balancer qqn
to get rid of sb; to shop sb, squeal on sb
être bien en selle
to be firmly in the saddle
mettre qqn en selle
to put sb in the saddle; to give sb a leg-up
la traite
milking
écarlate
scarlet
les yeux éraillés
bloodshot eyes
passable
passable, tolerable, average
son travail est potable
his work is passable/reasonable
pour la bagatelle de deux millions d'euros
for a mere two million euros, for the paltry sum of two million euros
barbaresque
Barbary
à l'article de la mort
on death's door
un usage établi de temps immémorial
a practice established since time immemorial