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question on example with "se faire dorer la pilule"

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question on example with "se faire dorer la pilule"

Is this translation a mistake?  It says this means to sunbathe, but the dictionary says it is to sugarcoat...?  Merci!

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Lisa, 

Yes,

'se faire dorer la pilule' is slang for to sunbathe, meaning 'se faire bronzer'.

There is another expression -

'dorer la pilule' which is to sugarcoat, to embellish, to flatter

Hope this helps!

Lisa asked:View original

question on example with "se faire dorer la pilule"

Is this translation a mistake?  It says this means to sunbathe, but the dictionary says it is to sugarcoat...?  Merci!

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