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marcher à piles
to be battery-operated
si ça marche
if it works out
tu marches avec nous ?
can we count you in?
cesse de la taquiner
stop teasing her
on s'est fait berner
we were taken in (duped not dupé)
l'isolation thermique
thermal insulation
très prisé
greatly prized
en prise
in gear
forcer
to force/prise open
forcer sur la bouteille
to drink too much, to overdo the drink
arracher qqch à qqn
to snatch sth from sb, wring sth out of sb, wrest sth from sb
la mansarde
attic room, garret
en panne d'idées pour offrir un cadeau de Noël original?
short of ideas for that original Christmas present? (not à court de, en manque de)
rester maître de soi
to retain/keep one's self control
donner un coup de balai
to make a clean sweep
passer le balai
to give the floor a sweep
au coup par coup
on an ad hoc basis, as and when (the need arises)
ce sera une économie de temps
it'll save time
faire l'essai de
to try out (produit, etc. not one word)
marquer un essai
to score a try
avoir des battements de coeur
to have palpitations
faire de la chaise longue
to put one's feet up
perdre son aplomb
to lose one's composure, to get flustered (not se décontenancer)
asseoir une théorie sur
to base a theory on
le film est potable
the film isn't bad/is passable