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une embuscade; se tenir en embuscade
ambush; to lie in ambush
un convoi
convoy
une bavure
mistake, esp. police
un répit
respite, rest
en aval/en amont de
downhill/ uphill
(la) ancienneté
oldness (for a thing); length of service (for a person)
faire froid dans le dos
to give the shivers
un actionnaire
stockholder, shareholder
une portefeuille d'actions
a stock portfolio
un/e contribuable
taxpayer
un repli
1. Fold; 2. Withdrawal, fallback; 3. Recess; 4. Fall, drop
se replier
1. To fold back; 2. To withdraw, fall back
sur les ondes
on the radio
lambiner
to dawdle
il y a, ça fait un bail que...
it's been ages since...
une crève
bad cold
une poignée
handful
la chapelure
dried bread crumbs
le cresson
watercress
la ciboulette
chives
le cabillaud
cod
(le) aneth
dill
le romarin
rosemary
un navet
turnip
donner sa parole
to give one's word
s'envenimer
to grow more bitter, acrimonious
faire un bide
to be a complete flop, washout
une daube
twit
radoter
to witter on
être gonflé(e)
to be full of beans
avoir les chevilles qui gonflent
to have a fat head, an inflated ego
récuser
to challenge
en avoir gros sur la patate
to be peeved
vrombir
to throb, to hum
du tac au tac
tit for tat
une conjecture
surmise
s'éclaircir la gorge
to clear one's throat
en baver
to have a rough time of it
un échequier
chessboard
un pion
pawn
hisser le drapeau
to hoist the flag
le générique
credits (of a movie, etc)
causer
to chat
des gros bonnets
important people
être épaté
to be amazed
un abruti(e)
idiot
hors concours
talented
c'est un crac
it's very good
crac boum, et crac
hey presto!
faire passer la pillule
to make it go down more easily
s'éssouffler
to lose one's breath
un escroc
swindler, crook
décalé
to be disoriented
un calembour
play on words
vanner
to wear out
la marâtre
wicked stepmother
avoir les crocs
to be hungry
nouer
to knot
en double file
double parked
la houle
swell (movement of the sea)