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il y a du louche là-dessous
I smell a rat, there's sth fishy going on, etc
l'aiguillon
spur, stimulus (fig); sting, thorn (lit)
châtain
chestnut (adj, hair, etc)
châtain doré
auburn
son front se dégarnit
his hairline is receding
se dégarnir
to be going bald, to be losing one's hair
la calvitie précoce
premature baldness
c'est couru
it's a certainty, it's a sure thing
tu fais tout de travers
you're doing everything wrong
répondre de travers
to give the wrong answer
s'il se met en travers de mon chemin
if he stands in my way
ça n'arrive jamais
that'll never happen (present tense, not cela)
au moment convenu
at the agreed time (not heure prescrite)
Il me prend la tête
he does my head in
se redresser
to sit up straight, to straighten up
ce n'est pas pour cela qu'il m'intéresse
that's not why he interests me (not ça)
trinquer
to drink a toast (to sb)
et puis après
so what (indifférence), it's none of your business (indignant)
fréquenter qqn
to associate with sb
elle fréquente mon frère
she's going out with my brother
vous me comblez
you flatter me (vous) (not expr with flatter ou l'honneur)
il n'a plus pu y tenir
he couldn't resist any longer
n'y tenant plus, je...
unable to stand/take it any longer, I...
au fond c'est mieux comme ça
it's better that way, really
ils ne se connaissaient pas encore
they still didn't know each other
saigner qqn à blanc
to bleed sb dry, clean sb out
elle ne savait pas ce que c'était que le plaisir
she didn't know what pleasure was
relayer
to relieve, to take over (from) (not expr with prendre)
sacrifier sa carrière à son amour
to sacrifice one's career for one's love
je propose qu'on aille à
I propose going to
propose tes idées
put forward your ideas
on m'en propose un bon prix
I've been offered a good price for it