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There's another (mostly childish but not only) slang term that hasn't been mentionned yet : T'es un trouillard ! / Oh, le trouillard ! It's very commonly used, and never to refer to someone with a "legitimate" or understandable fear. Its use implies that the scare is clearly disproportionnate to the real threat. (However, let's note that it fails to ...


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There is a wonderful film starring Marion Cotillard called (I think) Jeux d'enfants, in which two kids play a game of chicken throughout their lives. The expression they use (I think) is 'cap pas cap'. The English title of the film is 'Love Me if you Dare', so you get the feeling.



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