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"french" idioms...

See also, the Phrase Thesaurus list of phrases that contain the word french

and, a list of phrases that relate in some way the word french

" Excuse my French "
Meaning:
Please forgive me for swearing.
Example:
Bugger - excuse my French.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, mid 20th century.
Where is it used?:
Britain, mostly by the older generation.
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" Tour de force "
Meaning:
A feat of strength power or skill.
Example:
He managed to lift the back off that truck off the ground - a real tour de force.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 19th century.
Where is it used?:
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