From A to Z, Twenty-Six Funny, Weird, Vivid French Expressions





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From the French noun ‘barre,’ which in the nautical field means helm, wheel, tiller.


Best equivalent: Not standing a chance


The expression used in two sentences:

Je suis mal barré(e): I’m off to a bad start

C’est mal barré : It’s got off to a bad start


See you tomorrow for the letter F, part of the A to Z Challenge!

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