Rester sur sa faim

“Rester” means “to stay”, “sur” would be “on” and “sa faim” means “your hunger”. Does it tell you something? Does it make you hungry? Don’t stop reading, we hope you won’t stay “sur ta faim”! The meaning of this turn of phrase Yes! You guessed it, we use this expression when we have big expectations…

Mettre de l’eau dans son vin

France is the country of great food, cheese and of course wine. On important occasions when eating with friends and family, we tend to have some wine. But not only for special events, wine accompanies French people just for the art of tasting and appreciating it.  For this expression we speak of adding “mettre” some…

Tirer son épingle du jeu

Do you like riddles? Are you skilled at them? Do you have magic skills when it comes to solving mysteries? Prove it by reading this article and deciphering the meaning of this “expression imagée”! The history of the expression There’s the belief that this turn of phrase originated in the XV century with a game.…

Donner du fil à retordre

When you think of twisting threads (retordre du fil), what’s the first image that comes to your mind? Do you think it as a difficult task? Take a minute to try and give a figurative meaning to the phrase “to give someone threads to twist”. What’s the meaning of this phrase? The modern meaning of…

Ça ne mange pas de pain

Well, here we go again…It doesn’t eat bread?! No, it’s not that. Breath, take it easy and enjoy the ride! What does it mean? When something doesn’t demand a lot of effort, doesn’t have any consequences or doesn’t imply a big risk, we use the expression “Ca ne mange pas de pain”. But, why “bread”?…