Qu'est ce que c'est sortir mon petit violon? merci bcp
Dictation exercise B1
This idiomatic expression means that someone is trying to move its interlocutor by saying a fake sob story for example, as if he/she were playing a sad melody with one's violin ;-). Here the person is also being a little bit sarcastic.
There are plenty of other French idiomatic expressions with musical instruments: Les expressions musicales
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
Sortir can be used intransitively, i.e., without a COD: Je sors d'église. -- I'm leaving the church. (Note: d'église is an indirect object because of the preceding preposition de.)
But sortir can also be used transitively, with a COD: Je sors mon violon. -- I'm taking my violin out. Mon violon is the COD, in this case. Used in this manner, sortir means "to take something out".
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