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Un proverbe français équivalant à « What's good for the goose is good for the gander » ?

Existe-t-il un proverbe français équivalent à l'expression idiomatique anglaise « What's good for the goose is good for the gander » ? Je suis à la recherche d'un proverbe et non d'une traduction ...
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“Virtue is its own reward”

Est-ce qu'il y a un équivalent en français qui rend aussi bien ? J'ai trouvé des exemples en latin, donc cette expression doit avoir un certain pédigrée.
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586 views

French equivalent for “Cloud Cuckoo Land”?

Is there a French equivalent to the English phrase "Cloud Cuckoo Land"? This noun phrase is used to describe an imaginary place that a person is in when they the speaker believes that they're hoping ...
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Best French equivalent to “two peas in a pod”? — Équivalent français de l'expression « like two peas in a pod »

In English, there's the expression "like two peas in a pod", which refers to two things—often people—that are very similar to each other. For example, you might say: We liked the same places, the ...
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Comment traduiriez-vous le proverbe anglais « there’s honor among thieves »?

Le New American Oxford Dictionary dit de ce proverbe : there's honor among thieves: (proverb) dishonest people may have certain standards of behavior that they will respect. Je cherche non pas ...
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5answers
832 views

What does “Il faut manger moins de fromage que de pain” mean?

Yesterday one of my French colleagues said that "Il faut manger moins de fromage que de pain." I've been googling this French proverb but I couldn't find any deep meaning under this sentence; does ...
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Traduire « the other side of the coin »?

A literal, simplistic translation, would be l'autre coté du coin. But my experience with idioms is that this is likely to be wrong, because most of them DON'T translate word for word from one ...
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Comment traduire « curiosity killed the cat » ?

Je ne connais pas d'équivalent en français. Excepté « la curiosité est un vilain défaut ».
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Translating the Dutch expression “Ere wie ere toekomt” to French?

How can you translate Dutch expression Ere wie ere toekomt (meaning roughly “credit where due”) in French? I found this in Concise dictionary of European proverbs: à chacun selon ses œuvres à ...
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What is an equivalent idiom in French for the English expression “not over until the fat lady sings”?

A common expression in English is, “it's not over until the fat lady sings”. This idiom carries a meaning which is hard to express in French - it basically means that some situation is not yet ...