→ He assured us he was not bluffing.
→ I think he's bluffing.
(=pretence) bluff m
→ The letter was a bluff.
→ a game of bluff
It's just a bluff. C'est du bluff.
to call sb's bluff mettre qn au pied du mur
→ The Socialists have decided to call the opposition's bluff.
→ Friends say I should call her bluff and agree to separate
(=cliff) promontoire m , falaise f
→ a high bluff over the Congaree River
[person] bourru (e) , direct (e)
[exterior] bourru (e) → In spite of his bluff exterior and hard-work ethic → a man with a bluff exterior
(=complicated trick) double bluff m
→ They suspected this was a double bluff on the part of Cairo Intelligence.
→ ... a continual round of bluff and double bluff.