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Glossary of animal expressions

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Etre comme l'oiseau sur la branche
Here today, done tomorrow
son cheval de bataille
his favorite subject
un remede de cheval
a drastic rmedy
appeler un chat un chat
to call a psade a spade... beign very straigtforward, adn blunt
avoir un chat dans la gorge
to have a frog in teh throat
un tour de cochon
a dirty trick
un vieux renard
a sly old fox
poser un lapin a quelqun
to let someone down
revenons a nos moutons
let's get back to our subject
c'est un vrai moutaon
he's as mild as a lamb
laid comme un singe
ugly as sin
une faim de loup
ravenous hunger
quand les poules auront des dents
when pigs fly
manger de la vanche enragee
to have a hard time of it.
parler francaise comme une vache espagnole
to speak very poor french
un metier de chien
a very difficult task

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