To have your back against the wall ("Êter au pied du mur", literally "To be at the foot of the wall")

Idioms

Bonjour de France brings you a new idiomatic expression illustrated by Jean-Luc Desset, artist from Nice.

French exercises b2 Advanced

Lesson "Être au pied du mur"

Expression idiomatique

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Lined up like toy soldiers (
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Lined up like toy soldiers ("En rang d'onions", literally "In rows of onions")

It's pointless to put yourself "in rows of onions" to succeed the DELF!!!

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Nitpicking (
B2

Nitpicking ("Chercher la petite bête", literally "To look for the little beast")

"Don't look for the little beast", yes, there are exercises after this idiom explanation!

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Idiomatic expressions: body parts (the language)
B2

Idiomatic expressions: body parts (the language)

An idiom or idiomatic expression is a particular expression in a language that doesn't necessarily have a literal equivalent in other languages.

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