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French-English translation for: to wander from one topic to another
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loc. Les écailles lui sont tombées des yeux.The scales fell from his / her eyes.
se découvrir [enlever son chapeau]to take one's hat off
se tourner les pouces [fam.]to twiddle one's thumbs [coll.]
n'importe lequel d'entre nousany (one) of us
se savoir traquéto know that one is being hunted (down)
reprendre sa place [se rasseoir]to take one's seat again
se venger de take one's revenge on sb.
monter sa propre affaireto set up one's own business
rentrer la tête dans les épaulesto hunch one's shoulders
tenir le coup [loc.]to keep one's chin up [idiom]
se faire tirer les cartesto have one's fortune read
se mettre à genouxto get down on one's knees
se ressaisir [se canaliser]to get one's head straight [coll.]
vêt. trousser ses jupes [vieilli]to tuck up one's petticoats [dated]
On eût dit que ... [littéraire]One would have said that ...
ceindre son épée [littéraire]to gird (on) one's sword [literary]
se mêler de ses affairesto mind one's own business
lorgner qn./ have one's eye on sb./sth.
loc. parler à la cantonadeto speak to no-one in particular
à tue-tête {adv}at the top of one's voice
se chausser [mettre ses chaussures]to put one's shoes on
rire sous cape [loc.]to laugh up one's sleeve [idiom]
un coup {m} de tonnerre dans un ciel bleu [loc.]a bolt from the blue [idiom]
loc. prendre son mal en patienceto resign oneself to one's fate
loc. avoir voix au chapitreto have one's say (in the matter)
se retourner dans sa tombeto be turning in one's grave
rire à gorge déployée [loc.]to laugh one's head off [idiom]
en {prep} [lieu  l'on va]to [place where one's going]
C'est un mariol / mariolle. [malin]He's a crafty one.
faire corps avec qc. [nature, émotions]to be at one with sth.
manger le morceau [fam.] [avouer]to spill one's guts [sl.] [to confess]
dire ce que l'on penseto speak one's mind [idiom]
loc. prendre ses jambes à son couto take to one's heels
loc. jeter son dévolu sur set one's heart on sth.
hocher la tête [de haut en bas]to nod (one's head)
écarquiller les yeuxto open one's eyes wide [with astonishment etc.]
serrer qc. [dans ses mains]to clench sth. [in one's hands]
vivre au dessus de ses moyensto live beyond one's means
se frayer un passageto shoulder one's way [through the crowd, etc.]
n'avoir qu'une idée en têteto have a one-track mind
tirer la langue qn.)to poke one's tongue out (at sb.)
dodeliner de la têteto nod one's head gently [not necessarily affirmatively]
se reposer sur ses lauriers [loc.]to rest on one's laurels [idiom]
se nipper [fam.]to get rigged out in one's Sunday best [coll.]
avoir un pied dans la tombeto have one foot in the grave
loc. se décharger d'un trop-pleinto get it off one's chest
à la commissure des lèvres {adv}at the corner of one's lips
tirer la langue qn.)to stick one's tongue out (at sb.)
loc. être au pied du murto have one's back against the wall
loc. se mouiller [fam.] [prendre un risque]to stick one's neck out [coll.]
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