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adj.
concrete
[Tech.];[Constr.]
adj.
(=sans faille) cast-iron ; watertight
[Fig.] Un alibi en béton = a cast-iron alibi. Un dossier en béton = a watertight case.
exp.
cast-iron
nm.
(=matériau) concrete
[Tech.];[Constr.]
nm.
(=matériau) concrete
[Tech.];[Constr.]
n.
strong defence
[Sport]; [Football]
nm.
concrete bridge
[Tech.];[Constr.]
n.
concrete road
nf.
cast-iron excuse
[Fig.]
n.
watertight case
n.
weighty argument
n.
concrete frame
[Tech.]
nm.
concrete paver [US] ; concrete paving block [UK]
[Tech.]
n.
cast-iron alibi
n.
concrete coating
n.
concrete road
exp.
a cast-iron alibi
n.
Lean concrete
~
n.
Porous concrete
~
n.
Prepacked concrete
~
n.
Blinding concrete
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'en béton' also found in translations in English-French dictionary
adj.
en béton, irréfutable
[Fig.]
adj.
en béton ; inattaquable
[Fig.] Mick has an airtight alibi = Mick a un alibi en béton
n.
pavé en béton
[US];[Tech.] = concrete paving block [UK]
n.
fondation en béton
[Tech.]
n.
pavé en béton
[UK];[Tech.] = concrete paver [US]
adj.
1. (ship) cuirassé ; blindé 2. (argument, contract, alibi) en béton ; à toute épreuve 3. (argument, defence) inattaquable 4. (rule) strict ; inflexible
Literally = covered with metal plates for protection. Figuratively = incapable of changing or being modified.
adj.
solide comme un roc ; très solide ; inébranlable ; "en béton" [fam]
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béton

  

      nm  
   (=matériau)   concrete  
en béton      concrete  
     (fig)  
en béton      [alibi, argument]   cast-iron  
un alibi en béton      a cast-iron alibi  


béton armé  
      nm   reinforced concrete  
béton précontraint  
      nm   prestressed concrete
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