faute de grives, on mange des merles translation English | French-English dictionary

faute de grives, on mange des merles adv.
half a loaf is better than no bread

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Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
exp.
beggars can't be choosers
exp.
for lack of
n.
error of taste
adv.
otherwise
exp.
for want of anything better
adv.
for lack of anything better
nf.
typing error ; typo
n.
edging mistake
n.
error in calculation
n.
mismanagement
[Bus.]
n.
act of negligence
n.
driving error
n.
grammatical mistake in French
nf.
grammatical mistake
n.
error of punctuation
prep.
because of
[Bus.]
exp.
through the fault of
prep.
for lack of
exp.
He had some chips.
exp.
to eat junk food
adv.
it is close
adv.
it is very far from it
n.
fault
conj.
it is close that
conj.
a lot is needed so that
exp.
She eats better.
exp.
Eat properly!
nf.
criminal offense
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'faute de grives, on mange des merles' also found in translations in English-French dictionary
adv.
faute de grives on mange des merles
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faute  


      nf  
   (=erreur)   mistake, error  
faire une faute      to make a mistake  
   (=responsabilité)   fault  
par la faute de      through the fault of, because of  
C'est de sa faute.      It's his fault.  
Ce n'est pas de ma faute.      It's not my fault.  
être en faute      to be in the wrong  
prendre qn en faute      to catch sb out  
   (=manquement)   misdemeanour
     (sports collectifs)    offence,   (TENNIS)   fault
     (autres locutions)    faute de        [+temps, argent]   for lack of  
faute de mieux      for want of anything better  
sans faute      without fail  
Je t'appellerai sans faute.      I'll phone you without fail.  


faute de frappe  
      nf   typing error  
faute d'inattention  
      nf   careless mistake  
faute d'orthographe  
      nf   spelling mistake  
faute professionnelle  
      nf   professional misconduct    no pl  
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