ficelle translation | French-English dictionary

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ficelle

  
      nf  
   string    no pl     
(=morceau)  
piece of string, length of string  
Passe-moi un bout de ficelle.      Give me a piece of string.  
tirer sur la ficelle        (fig)   to go too far  
   (=pain)   stick of French bread   (thinner than a baguette)  
   ficelles  
      nfpl     (fig)   strings  
apprendre les ficelles      to learn the ropes  
Translation French - English Collins Dictionary  
ficelle n.
thread

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
n.
trick of the trade
exp.
Give me a piece of string.
n.
packing thread
[Tech.]
exp.
a bit of string
exp.
to go too far
[Fig.]
nfpl.
things that stick out ; things that are very visible ; things that are crude
[Pej] Des procédés grossiers, très visibles.
exp.
to learn the ropes
v.
tie up
n.
hepar lobatum
[Med.]
exp.
to be badly got up
exp.
to be badly put together
exp.
to be well put together
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'ficelle' also found in translations in English-French dictionary
n.
ficelle
[Med.]
n.
ficelle
n.
ficelle
exp.
Elle a enroulé la ficelle pour en faire une pelote.
exp.
un bout de ficelle
past part.
connu les ficelles
v.
connu les ficelles
n.
images en ficelles
[Med.]
exp.
tirer les ficelles
exp.
tirer des ficelles

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