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landslide
un glissement de terrain
rescuer
un sauveteur
orchard
un verger
matched, matching (with)
assorti(e) (à)
tight-fitting
moulant(e)
to see sth through
mener qch à terme
top (clothes)
un haut
G-string
un string
foil
le papier d’alu(minium)
dark heavy sky
un ciel de plomb
citizen, national
un(e) ressortissant(e)
order (administrative)
un arrêté
mortar
un/le mortier
in the grip of
en proie à
military HQ
un état-major
rifle
une carabine
to discover (fam.)
dénicher
address book
un carnet d’adresses
lymph node
un ganglion lymphatique
to run off with, to scoop
to swipe, bag
rafler
soda (chem.)
la soude
to emerge, loom
se profiler
to break open ones’ piggy-bank
casser sa tirelire
to nick, bust (fam.)
alpaguer
croque-monsieur (abbrev. fam.)
un croque
to splash money around (fam.)
flamber
lost (arg.)
misfit
(un/e) paumé(e)
to state, report
faire état de
raging, wild
demonté(e)
parcel
un colis
dismissal
un limogeage
to put in the hot seat (fam.)
mettre sur la sellette
to be on one’s way to doing sth
être en passe de faire qch
to gallop, run
to run wild (imagination)
to rush around (fam.)
galoper
to dismiss sb from (e.g. ses fonctions)
démettre qqn de
in the spotlight
sous les feux de la rampe
act of smoking weed/getting high (arg.)
la fumette
it’s there in black and white
c’est en toutes lettres
dementia, mental instability
insanity (law, e.g. état de ~)
la démence
witticism, joke
une boutade
fateful
fatidique
countdown
un compte à rebours
to allocate
affecter
burnt (fam.)
drunk, high (arg.)
mad (arg.)
cramé(e)
to create mayhem, raise hell (fam.)
foutre le boxon
extension lead
a bit of extra cash (fam.)
an extra, little bit more (fam.)
une rallonge
to be careful not to do sth
se garder de faire qch
zero tolerance
l’impunité (f) zéro
hilly, uneven (terrain)
damaged (vehicle)
accident victim
(un/e) accidenté(e)
cheers! (fam.)
tchin-tchin
to force os
se faire violence
to become disillusioned
déchanter
bitumen, asphalt
le bitume
to break a taboo
briser un tabou
(in) concrete
cast-iron (argument, alibi)
en béton
concrete
le béton
bruise
une ecchymose
public prosecutor’s office
le parquet
headlong, full-on
de plein fouet
forbidding, off-putting
rébarbatif(-ive)
rollercoaster
une montagne russe
excess weight
la surcharge pondérale
lozenge
une pastille
giving up (cigarettes, drugs), weaning off (baby)
le sevrage
to be inspired by
s’inspirer de
well-filled, well-stuffed (e.g. cushion)
well-padded (person) (fam.)
bien rembourré(e)
frenzied
en délire
it’s sheer madness! (fam.)
c’est du délire!
part
un volet
to not give a damn about it (fam.)
n’en avoir rien à carrer
playful
ludique
to strike, smash into
to twig, understand (fam.)
percuter
daisy
une marguerite
to make one’s blood run cold
glacer le sang
tar
le goudron
to swarm, be swarming (with)
to be teeming, rife with (ideas, mistakes)
fourmiller (de)
to rush (wind)
to disappear (into)
s’engouffrer (dans)
saucer
une soucoupe
flying saucer
une soucoupe volante
to give free rein to (imagination)
to give vent to (feelings)
donner libre cours à
to whirl around, spin, wheel, swirl
tournoyer
to dabble on the stock exchange
boursicoter
hands-free kit
un kit mains libres
earpiece
une oreillette
stag night
un enterrement de vie de garçon
serving hatch
un passe-plat
a touch of madness/eccentricity
un grain de folie
merry-go-round
game
un manège
to follow in the footsteps of
emboîter le pas sur
to bask (in the sun)
se prélasser
settee
un canapé
storage space (in house)
des espaces de rangement
to do some tidying up
faire du rangement
to sb’s great displeasure
au grand dam de qqn
dammit! (fam.)
bigre
ordinary, everyday
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