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amorcer
to begin, to initiate
le tournant
a turning point; a bend
la cloche
bell
Ça me réjouit
It makes me happy
L'ironie du sort
As fate would have it... ; a twist of fate
au point mort
stalled ; at a standstill
en premier lieu
in the first place
Diadème et paillettes
tiara and sequins (phrase used to indicate celebration of victory)
SDF ("Sans domicile fixe")
homeless
caser
to settle down
la volonté
willpower
s'en sortir
to pull through, to shape up,
un sans-abri
A homeless person
le concours
contest ; competition
fustiger
to flay ; to criticise heavily
à plusieurs reprises

on several occasions
en surchauffe
overheating
lointain(e)
distant, remote
foutre
to fuck (offensive)
il est foutu
it is fucked (ruined)
avoir affaire à
to deal with (sb/sthg)
aigu
acute
tendu
tense
avoir pignon sur rue
to be well established
le palu
malaria
l'antipaludéen
antimalarial
la contrefaçon
counterfeit
l'étal
market stall
en deçà
on this side ; below
en-deçà de
fall short of...
le rejeton
offshoot; offspring
attendre au tournant
to wait to catch someone out or trip someone up
les maux
the wrongs (plural of mal)
le maillon
link
le maillon faible
weak link
la déception
disappointment; anticlimax
le grand jour
field day (as in to have a field day) ; broad daylight
le micro
microphone
un atout
a trump (card)
flambant neuf
brand new
paré
arrayed, adorned, ready with
raté
failed
flou
blurry
la dentelle
lacework
le fayot
bean ; bootlicker (informal)
C'est normal
It's natural
marrant
comical
au ralenti
in slow-motion
la parabole
a parable ; a receiver dish
se planter
to crash; to get something wrong
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