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



Literally: It left, my Kiki.

Best equivalents: Here we go! We’re off.


The noun Kiki in French can also be used to designate the throat. But in this expression, it’s unrelated.


See you tomorrow with the letter L, part of the A to Z challenge!


  1. How appropriate that I’m reading this as I am about to start a very long and very busy day!

  2. Sisyphus47 says:

    Une anthologie superbe! J’avais presque oublié certaines de ces expressions… Jolie travail Evelyne 😉

    • De façon amusante elles me reviennent en faisant ce change. J’en ai assez pour l’année prochaine 🙂
      Merci en tous cas pour être passé me dire bonjour.

  3. holingue says:

    Perfect quote for today’s micro local events…
    will Kiki soon crawl back under her rock?
    — Evelyne’s husband

  4. Now this is just downright, strange, Evelyne. 🙂 –Curt

  5. So is Kiki a person? How’d she get involved, anyway?

    • No, she’s not. Although there are some girls and women with Kiki as a nickname. For the expression, honestly I don’t know for sure why Kiki. But this is a popular French expression. Thank you for your visit. Now I must see what you’re up to:)

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