To Drink the Cup or a Month of French Idioms From A to Z

Now for the letter B, a French expression that is used when someone accidently swallows a large amount of water while swimmimg. The expression originates from the late eighteenth century and was first used in a figurative context when someone had lost a lot of money in a business. Now the French might favor the expression Boire le Bouillon (Drink the Broth) in the business context rather than Boire la Tasse.

 

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BOIRE LA TASSE

TO DRINK THE CUP

TO SWALLOW WATER WHEN SWIMMING

 

 

 

 

 

 

A to Z Challenge

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