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assommé
stunned, dazed, overwhelmed; bored to tears
j'en conviens
I accept that
convenez que c'est faux
you have to admit it's wrong
agir
to have an effect, to work (avoir un effet, médicament, substance)
agir sur
to have an effect on, to act on
la persuasion agit
persuasion works
s'excuser de qqch
to apologise for sth
recoudre
to sew back on
dépassé
outmoded; out of one's depth
je n'éprouve que trop les effets de
I only feel too keenly the effects of
Il en est de Pierre comme de Paul
It's the same with Peter as with Paul
Il n'en est rien
that isn't at all the case, it's nothing of the sort
le cintre
hanger
Qu'en est-il de...
What's the news on...
à Dieu ne plaise
God forbid
la fébrilité
restlessness
J'y suis maintenant
I get it now
être du goût de qqn
to be to sb's taste, to be to sb's liking
cela étant
that being so
il n'est que de
the best thing is to
le machisme
chauvinism
en être pour sa peine
to have wasted one's efforts (not frais)
volontiers
gladly, I'd be delighted to, certainly
en être pour ses frais
to be frustrated, disappointed (not peine)
je le crois volontiers
I'm quite ready to believe it