Nous étions tous chocolat

LorieC1Kwiziq community member

Nous étions tous chocolat

Nous étions tous chocolat

Is this an idiomatic expression? It's not clear to me what this means. It seems that Julien forgot to buy the chocolate eggs, so does this expression mean that they had no chocolate? I've looked it up in dictionaries and online translators, but nothing comes up!

Asked 2 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Être chocolat -- to be taken for a ride, to be had, to be duped

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Lori, there is a vocabulary list linked to the exercise 

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/learn/theme/4386711

Wordreference also gives the following for être chocolat : https://www.wordreference.com/fren/être%20chocolat

 

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Lorie,

I haven't listened to the piece so my comment is pure speculation.

"Nous étions tous chocolat"      Tous (pronoun) - everyone    Chocolat (adjective) -- colour brown

So is it possible that "We were all brown" in the sense they became covered in chocolate and were, as a result; brown?

Jim

Nous étions tous chocolat

Nous étions tous chocolat

Is this an idiomatic expression? It's not clear to me what this means. It seems that Julien forgot to buy the chocolate eggs, so does this expression mean that they had no chocolate? I've looked it up in dictionaries and online translators, but nothing comes up!

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