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Telling salads and other food-inspired expressions

Aller se faire cuire un œuf

Go and cook oneself an egg

Means… to get lost.

Raconter des salades

To tell salads

Means… to tell lies.

Mettre de l’eau dans son vin

Water down one’s wine

Means… to tone it down.

Couper la poire en deux

Cut the pear in half

Means… to meet someone halfway.

Cracher dans la soupe

Spit in the soup

Means… to be ungrateful.

Y mettre son grain de sel

Put one’s grain of salt

Means… to add one’s view to a conversation.

Pour une bouchée de pain

For a mouthful of bread

Means… for cheap, on the cheap

En faire tout un fromage

Make a whole cheese out of something

Means… to make a mountain out of a molehill.

S’occuper de ses oignons

Mind one’s onions

Means… to mind one’s business

Refiler la patate chaude

Pass down the hot potato

Means… to hand a delicate situation over to someone else.

Les carottes sont cuites

The carrots are cooked

Means… there’s no hope of changing it, it’s too late to change it.

La moutarde me monte au nez

Mustard’s coming up to my nose

Means… that I am starting to get annoyed.

Restaurants where you can hear these expression

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