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trompe l'oeil n.
trompe l'œil ; trompe-l'oeil

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en trompe-l'œil      in trompe-l'œil style  
Translation French - English Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
trompe-l'oeil painting
in trompe-l'œil style
1. in trompe l'œil style ; bearing a trompe l'œil ; trompe l'œil 2. window-dressing ; smokescreen ; illusion ; make work
an eye for an eye
on the house ; buckshee (UK)
trained eye
fundus oculi
1. wink 2. reference ; allusion ; indirect reference ; hint
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"trompe-l'oeil": examples and translations in context
John Cederquist fait ces magnifique toilettes trompe-l'oeil. John Cederquist does these wonderful trompe l'oeil cabinets.
Et c'est un tellement bon trompe-l'oeil que les gens s'énervait quand ils essayait de parler à la femme et qu'elle ne répondait pas. And it was such a good trompe l'oeil that people got irritated when they tried to talk to the woman and she wouldn't respond.
... collaboration avec sa fidèle assistante au réalisateur Cécile Maistre, parvient à ne pas réduire le récit à un fait divers et s'enfonce dans la nature humaine et dans un "monde en trompe-l'oeil", comme il le définit lui-même, un monde fait d'illusions et d'apparences et plein d'une sombre sensualité. Chabrol, who for the first time has written a screenplay with his trusted Assistant Director Cécile Maistre, avoids the banality of a simple news story, exploring in depth human nature and this "trompe-l'oeil world", as he himself describes it, made up of illusions and appearance, and imbued with a dark sensuality.
Un trompe l'oeil. It's trompe l'oeil.
Sur la copie déposée par le ministre des Finances, il convient d'inscrire une seule annotation: «Ce budget n'est qu'un immense trompe-l'oeil». Ce n'est pas ce que le Canada et le Québec attendaient. The copy tabled by the Minister of Finance deserves a single annotation: ``This Budget is all smoke and mirrors''. This is not what Canada and Quebec were hoping for.
Essentiellement, c'est un budget trompe-l'oeil qui a comme seul objectif, à la veille d'une campagne électorale, de faire comprendre à nos concitoyens que tous les problèmes sont réglés et que maintenant on entre dans une ère de prospérité. Deux jours après la présentation du budget, personne ne s'est laissé tromper. Essentially, this is a smoke-and-mirrors budget, which has only one objective: to convince our fellow citizens on the eve of an electoral campaign that all of the problems are settled and that we are now entering an era of prosperity. Two days after the tabling of the budget, nobody has been taken in.
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