Please, I came across this expression and I couldn't understand it (être flingué) could anyone give me its definition and put it in an example? Thanks in advance
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"être flingué" generally means to be exhausted. Note that this is an extremely familiar expression and can't be used in a professional context (unless you are at ease with your colleagues).
More specifically, "être flingué" can also mean that you are drunk or under the effect of a drug depending on the context.
An example of a use of "être flingué" would be :
"J'ai super mal dormi, je suis flingué"
"I slept really poorly, I'm exhausted"
In argot (the French language used by the underworld), a flingue is a gun. Hence, the verb flinguer means "to shoot at someone with a gun", or "to kill someone with a gun". Ex:
Le terroriste a tenté de fuir, et la police l'a flingué.
Used in familiar usage, it can be used figuratively, and it then means either:
- to break something
J'ai tellement joué à la Playstation que j'ai flingué la manette
- to criticize heavily someone or something or to give a bad rating
Les professeurs ont tous flingué son travail de fin d'étude. Le directeur des ventes a flingué les vendeurs qui n'avaient pas atteint leurs objectifs.
Être flingué is the passive form of the verb and can be used for any of the meanings above.