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n’y voir que du feu – French expression

n’y voir que du feu - French expression

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What does the French expression ‘ n'y voir que du feu mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne’s audio.

n’y voir que du feu – to see only fire in it. n’y voir que du feu means to be clueless about what’s going on, to be oblivious, to not notice something that’s going on.

  • « Les parents ont vite caché la cigarette qu’ils fumaient. Les enfants n’y ont vu que du feu. »
  • "The parents quickly hid the cigarette they were smoking.  The children didn’t notice."

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