figure of speech translation | English-French dictionary

Search also in: Web News Encyclopedia Images Context

figure of speech


      n   (=rhetorical device)   figure    f   de style  
It's just a figure of speech.      C'est juste une façon de parler.  
→ Of course I'm not. It was just a figure of speech.        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
figure of speech n.
figure de rhétorique

Additional comments:


it's a long way down

To ensure the quality of comments, you need to be connected. It’s easy and only takes a few seconds
Or Sign up/login to Reverso account

Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
C'est juste une façon de parler.
figure de l'histoire
grande figure de l'Histoire
être un guignol
catégorie grammaticale
débit de paroles
débit de la parole
To add entries to your own vocabulary, become a member of Reverso community or login if you are already a member. It's easy and only takes a few seconds:
Or sign up in the traditional way
"figure of speech": examples and translations in context
A figure of speech meaning a few hours at most. Façon de parler, quelques heures tout au plus.
When they say I charge an arm and a leg, that's meant as a figure of speech. Quand on dit que mes services coutent un bras... ce n'est une façon de parler.
It's just a figure of speech. I spoke without thinking. C'est une façon de parler, j'ai dit ça sans y penser.
"Put him on ice," it's a figure of speech, Johnny. "Le mettre au frais", c'est une façon de parler.
It's just a figure of speech, I'm half Jew myself C'est qu'une façon de parler, je suis à moitié juif.
Oh, well that was merely, as I said before, a figure of speech. Comme je l'ai déjà, c'est une figure de style.
See how “figure of speech” is translated from English to French with more examples in context

  • Create your own vocabulary list
  • Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
  • Improve and share your linguistic knowledge
Results in context use the software and data from Tradooit