French Idioms - Other

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1. prendre la d'escampette - to leave quickly

2. tourner autour du - to beat around the bush

3. tirer les plans sur la - to count one's chickens before they have hatched

4. ce n'est pas le - it's nothing to write home about / it's no great fortune

5. être au et au - to be in two places at once

6. manger les par la racine - to push up daisies, to be dead and buried

7. avoir des dans la poche - to be stingy, cheap

8. faire le - to take a long weekend

9. tirer le par la queue - to barely get by, have a hard time

10. faire d'une deux coups - to kill two birds with one stone

11. raconter des histoires à debout - to tell tales

12. tirer son du jeu - to get out of a difficult situation