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"Tel est pris qui croyait prendre"

AyçaC1Kwiziq community member

"Tel est pris qui croyait prendre"

Bonjour tout le monde,

Je me demande ce que "Tel est pris qui croyait prendre" veut dire, quelqu'un pourrait m'aider ?

Merci bien !

Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Ayça,

It is a saying which comes from a fable of Jean de la Fontaine 'Le Rat et l'Huitre' to convey a trick which has gone wrong when the roles have been reversed having the opposite results to the one intended.

In English, you might say -

Hoisted by his own petard!

or

The tables are turned!

or  

The joke's on him!

Hope this helps!

"Tel est pris qui croyait prendre"

Bonjour tout le monde,

Je me demande ce que "Tel est pris qui croyait prendre" veut dire, quelqu'un pourrait m'aider ?

Merci bien !

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