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)
nfpl (fig) strings
apprendre les ficelles to learn the ropes
Translation French - English Collins Dictionary
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