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je ne suis pas
I don't follow (comprendre)
être brusque avec qqn
to be abrupt with sb
tranchant
sharp; forthright, curt (not coupant)
à double tranchant
double edged
coupant
sharp, cutting (ton, not tranchant)
miser sur les deux tableaux
to hedge one's bets
s'en payer une tranche
to have a whale of a time
la tranche d'imposition
tax bracket
retranché
entrenched
acéré
sharp, biting, highly critical
pointu
pointed, sharp (adj)
anguleux
angular, bony
mettre en suspens
to shelve (projet, plan)
laisser en suspens
to leave unresolved/outstanding
avoir qqch dans la besace
to have sth up one's sleeve, to have sth under one's belt (experience) (not derrière les fagots)
la besace
pouch, beggar's bag
berner
to fool, to deceive (not tromper, duper)
les abats
giblets, offal
arriver à bon port
to arrive safe and sound (not sain et sauf)
prémâché
dumbed-down
réussir le prodige de faire
to achieve the remarkable feat of doing
faire des prodiges
to work wonders
une allusion à peine voilée
a thinly-veiled allusion
il a à peine touché à son assiette
he hardly touched his food
à peine était-il arrivé que
no sooner had he arrived than