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
"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.