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en faire ses choux gras means to milk it

en faire ses choux gras - to make one's fat cabbages out of it. en faire ses choux gras means to take advantage of something, generally something bad, to make a profit out of something, to milk it.

  • « T'as [Tu as] entendu parler du scandale au gouvernement ce matin ? La presse en a fait ses choux gras. »
    "Did you hear about the government scandal this morning? The media really milked it."

présent : j'en fais mes choux gras

imparfait : j'en faisais mes choux gras

present subjunctive: que j'en fasse mes choux gras

Related:  expressions with food and games . food vocabulary . newspaper expressions .

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