n idiot (e) m/f
→ 'You fool!' she shouted
He was a fool to get involved with her. Il a été idiot de s'attacher à elle.
to make a fool of o.s. se couvrir de ridicule
→ He was drinking and making a fool of himself
to make a fool of sb
(=make look foolish) tourner qn en ridicule
→ They threatened to publish his letters to her and make a fool of him.
(=trick) avoir qn, duper qn
more fool you! (British) quel nigaud!
[+king] bouffon m , fou m
to play the fool
(=mess about) faire le (la) fou (folle)
→ he was a happy extrovert, who loved playing the fool and was a clever mimic
to act the fool, to play the fool
(=behave stupidly) se conduire bêtement
→ Getting drunk and acting a fool.
(=dessert) purée f de fruits à la crème
→ ... gooseberry fool.
(=trick) berner, duper
→ Don't be fooled by his appearance.
You can't fool me. Vous ne me la ferez pas., On ne me la fait pas.
to fool sb into doing sth duper qn pour lui faire faire qch, berner qn pour lui faire faire qch
→ They tried to fool you into coming after us
to fool with sth
(=have dealings with) plaisanter avec qch → What are you doing fooling with such a staggering sum of money? → you shouldn't fool with those things, to fool with sb
(=take risks) plaisanter avec qn → He kept telling her that here you did not fool with officials.
(=joke) poisson m d'avril
April fool! poisson d'avril!
(=very stupid) sacrément * bête
That was a damn fool thing to do! C'était sacrément bête de faire ça!
(=waste time) traînailler, glandouiller *
(=behave foolishly) faire le fou
→ They fooled around for the camera.
(=iron pyrites) or m des fous (pyrite de fer)
a quest for fool's gold (fig) un projet insensé
→ The British establishment seems to be off on another quest for fool's gold.
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