I'm wondering what "tomber dans les pommes" means. I don't know what it is. I once knew what it meant, but not anymore now. I don't understand the French meaning of It.

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    Please make sure to look in the dictionary first for such expressions : Larousse, Collins. See this. Thank you!
    – user3177
    Jan 10, 2016 at 9:25
  • I know that, but what is the English Translation for this? I don't understand the meaning of it. Jan 10, 2016 at 9:27
  • Oh sorry, I pressed Larousse Jan 10, 2016 at 9:38
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    And wiktionnary. A question on the origin of the phrase would have been more appropriate for FL, and the answer to this is here, same answer in Le Dictionnnaire Culturel en Langue Française.
    – None
    Jan 10, 2016 at 9:46
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    It is just a specific expression. Meaning has already been done, and can be found in dictionaries. Jan 10, 2016 at 14:01

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"Tomber dans les pommes" is an expression meaning "s'évanouir" which can be translated in "To pass out" in English.

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    – user3177
    Jan 10, 2016 at 19:09

It means "to pass out" or "to faint".

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