à brûle pourpoint translation | French-English dictionary

à brûle pourpoint adv.
out of the blue

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Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
n.
doublet
n.
firewood
n.
methylated spirit
adv.
there's a running battle
n.
burnt person
exp.
burnt alive
n.
serious burn victim
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'à brûle pourpoint' also found in translations in English-French dictionary
adv.
1. catégoriquement ; très directement ; sans ménagement ; à brûle pourpoint 2. à bout portant
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"à brûle pourpoint": examples and translations in context
Ma question est prête, mais je décide de ne pas suivre le schéma que je m’étais fixé, et lui demande à brûle pourpoint : « Qui est Jorge Mario Bergoglio ? ». I have the first question ready, but then I decide not to follow the script that I had prepared for myself, and I ask him point-blank: “Who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?”
Armé de cette connaissance, tu as confronté Ellis, et tu lui as demandé à brûle-pourpoint s'il était celui qui a tué Veronica. Armed with this knowledge, you confronted Ellis, and you asked him point-blank if he was the one that killed Veronica.
Il y a quelques semaines, traversant la rue Wiertz, j'ai été arrêté par une personne qui, à brûle-pourpoint, m'a demandé : « Mais comment fait-on pour avoir accès à la bibliothèque du Parlement européen? ». A few weeks ago, when crossing Rue Wiertz, I was stopped by a person who asked me point-blank what she had to do to get access to the European Parliament library.
Le 5 mars 1996, interrogé à brûle-pourpoint au sujet de sa position sur les paiements de transfert, le chef du tiers parti a déclaré que les transferts sociaux devraient subir de nouvelles réductions. On March 5, 1996 the leader of the third party was asked point blank his position on transfer payments. He said: ``There's going to have to be continued reductions in social transfers''.
Ce que j'avais proposé, à brûle-pourpoint, au leader du gouvernement, c'était de faire en sorte que nous octroyions ce droit d'être formellement reconnue comme une formation politique, dès qu'une formation s'engage... What I proposed point blank to the government House leader was that a party be officially recognized as a political party as soon as it agrees to present 50 candidates at the next general election. Naturally...
Cher collègue, je ne peux pas vous répondre à brûle-pourpoint. Mr Chanterie, I ca n't just answer that off the cuff
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