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

METTRE LES PIEDS DANS LE PLAT

 

 

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Literally: to put one’s feet in the dish

Best equivalent: to mess up

 

When someone starts talking in a very unfiltered way about something everybody was careful to avoid, the French say he or she met les pieds dans le plat.

 

See you tomorrow for the letter Q, part of the A to Z challenge!

Comments

  1. Around here, our equivalent is, “I really stepped in it.”

  2. I should write this one down, or at least bookmark this page – familiar concept 🙂

  3. I can see where putting your feet in the dish would be a mistake. Weekends In Maine

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