pour que le fou rire reparte de plus belle

IanC1Kwiziq community member

pour que le fou rire reparte de plus belle

I am uncertain why it is "de plus belle" and not "de plus beau".

It seems to refer back to le fou rire, which is masculine.

Maybe "plus belle" is a fixed term?

Asked 2 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Ian, 

you have hit the nail on the head. 

Wordreference is good for expressions and ‘ de plus belle ‘ is a fixed adverbial expression, not adjectival ( and therefore doesn’t ‘agree’ with the noun of course ). 

 https://www.wordreference.com/fren/de%20plus%20belle

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pour que le fou rire reparte de plus belle

I am uncertain why it is "de plus belle" and not "de plus beau".

It seems to refer back to le fou rire, which is masculine.

Maybe "plus belle" is a fixed term?

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