Easter Expressions / Expressions de Pâques (v)

Useful French expressions with eggs, basket, hens and chocolate

Vocab

On ne fait pas d'omelette sans casser des œufs ! You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs!
Être chocolat To be left disappointed / to be taken for a ride
Être un panier percé To be a spendthrift
Une maman poule A mama bear [lit. a hen mum/mom]
Se coucher avec les poules To go to bed early
Être comme un coq en pâte To be as snug as a bug in a rug
Quand les poules auront des dents When pigs fly [lit. when hens have teeth]
Mettre tous ses œufs dans le même panier To put all one's eggs in one basket

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BrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Être chocolat

My native French friend (Paris & Bordeaux based) has never heard of “ Être chocolat”. Is this a local regional expression?

Asked 2 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Brian,

I can assure you both that it is indeed a French expression. Please follow both links below to learn more:

être-chocolat  -  french-expression-of-the-day-être-chocolat

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Être chocolat

My native French friend (Paris & Bordeaux based) has never heard of “ Être chocolat”. Is this a local regional expression?

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