figure of speech translation | English-French dictionary

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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

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
exp.
C'est juste une façon de parler.
n.
guignol
n.
figure de l'histoire
n.
grande figure de l'Histoire
exp.
être un guignol
n.
catégorie grammaticale
n.
débit de paroles
[Med.]
n.
débit de la parole
[Med.]
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"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.
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