Common idioms/expressions

Maisarah

Salut tout le monde,

Can anybody share the must-know common French idioms or expressions in a conversation (if any). I'd be most grateful. Thanks.

 

jrdking

Coûter les yeux de la tête literally means that something costs the eyes in your head :)

J’aurais aimé acheter un nouvel ordi mais ça coûte les yeux de la tête.

I would have liked to buy a new computer but it costs an arm and a leg.

 

jason-oxenham-ceo

Salut Maisarah - Lesson 15.2 in Rocket French Level 2 covers quite a few idioms: e.g. Elle m'a posé un lapin and J'étais rouge de colère.

Maisarah

Merci beaucoup! Thank you for your help

M-L

Loin des yeux, loin du cœur.
(far from the eyes, far from the heart)
Out of sight, out of mind.

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