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With shield canines, an alarm and CCTV cameras all through his store, Michel can sleep soundly. c’est le cadet de mes soucis “it’s the youngest of my concerns” = that’s the least of my concerns Il dérange tout le quartier avec sa musique, mais c’est le cadet de ses soucis. He disturbs the entire neighbourhood together with his track, yet that’s the least of his concerns. être dans los angeles lune “to be within the moon” = to have one’s head within the clouds = to be in a dream The moon is routinely linked to desires and otherworldliness. C’était un élève discret en classe qui dessinait, écrivait des poèmes ou était tout simplement dans l. a. lune. He was once an unobtrusive scholar in school who drew, wrote poems or was once with no trouble in a dream. l. a. moutarde lui montait au nez “the mustard bought up his nostril” = he flared up = he observed purple los angeles moutarde me monte au nez quand je vois des personnes valides garer leur voiture sur les areas pour handicapés. I see pink while I stumble upon able-bodied humans parking their automobiles in disabled areas. défendre quelque selected bec et ongles “to shield anything with beak and claws” = to struggle enamel and nail for anything A Latin model of bec et ongles is the motto of the old urban of Valence in southeastern France. Elle a défendu bec et ongles le projet de théâtre sur lequel elle travaille depuis cinq ans. She has fought enamel and nail for the theatre undertaking which she has been engaged on for the final 5 years. avoir le couteau sous los angeles gorge “to have the knife lower than the throat” = to have a gun to the pinnacle while you are the aggressor, the expression is mettre le couteau sous los angeles gorge à quelqu’un (to positioned a gun to somebody’s head). L’entreprise a le couteau sous los angeles gorge : elle est très endettée, ses produits se vendent mal, elle doit accepter le partenariat pour ne pas faire faillite. the corporate has a gun to its head: it really is seriously in debt, its items aren't promoting: it needs to settle for the partnership whether it is to not pass bankrupt. quel navet! (informal) “what a turnip! ” = what a load of garbage! On lui offrait peu de rôles intéressants à l’époque alors, comme beaucoup d’autres acteurs, pour continuer à vivre de son métier il a joué dans des navets. He used to be provided few attention-grabbing elements on the time so, like many different actors, to proceed to make a dwelling out of his career he labored on a few rubbishy movies. prendre los angeles mouche “to take the fly” = to enter a huff = to get huffy the picture the following appears to be like of an animal being bitten by way of a fly and despatched mad through it. Quand je lui ai fait remarquer que son bureau était en désordre, elle a pris los angeles mouche et elle est sortie en claquant l. a. porte. whilst I mentioned to her that her table was once in a multitude, she went right into a huff and left the room, slamming the door at the back of her. avoir un œil au beurre noir (informal) “to have an eye fixed in brown butter sauce” = to have a black eye Stéphanie ne s’est pas rendu compte que son fils était brutalisé à l’école jusqu’au jour où il est revenu à los angeles maison avec un œil au beurre noir. Stephanie didn't discover that her son was once being bullied in school until eventually the day he got here domestic with a black eye.