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mettre de l’eau dans son vin – French expression

mettre de l’eau dans son vin

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mettre de l’eau dans son vin

What does the French expression ‘ mettre de l’eau dans son vin mean? How is it used in a sentence?

mettre de l’eau dans son vin – to put some water in one’s wine. mettre de l’eau dans son vin can be taken literally – to put water in one’s wine to dilute it. Most of the time though, it’s a figurative expression and it means ‘to compromise’, ‘to meet someone halfway.’

  • « Ils ont été fâchés pendant des années, mais il a mis de l’eau dans son vin et leurs relations sont plus sereines maintenant. »
  • “ They had been mad at each other for years, but he met her halfway and their relationship is more serene now.”

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mettre de l’eau dans son vin – to meet someone halfway

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