It seems to mean to look good/nice/attractive. Avoir de la gueule?

Can you use it for places and people


  1. Nice a l'air d'avoir de la gueule.

  2. Sophie a de la gueule, as in she is attractive or looks good at this moment in an outfit or something?

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    Please do not use it much, it is very familiar and not elegant
    – user22808
    Oct 27, 2021 at 12:52

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It is more used with objects, for example cars, houses...

Avoir l'air d'avoir de la gueule is also too convoluted. What you would say is:

Nice est une ville qui a de la gueule.

Il faut dire qu'elle a de la gueule avec ses maisons aux pignons à volutes et ses arcades au rez-de-chaussée des habitations. (Blog Referring to a square in Arras)

It is very rarely used with persons but you might say:

Sophie a de la gueule avec sa nouvelle tenue !

A real life example:

Il a de la gueule, Loïck Peyron, LinkedIn

Avoir de la gueule shouldn't be confused with être de la gueule.

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