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sur les chapeaux de roues

sur les chapeaux de roues - French expression

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Sur les chapeaux de roues

What does the French expression ‘ sur les chapeaux de roues mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne's French accent

sur les chapeaux de roues - on the hats of the wheels - are the hubcaps of a car. Sur les chapeaux de roues means that you're driving so fast your car isn't on wheels anymore, but instead, it's running on its hubcaps. The expression sur les chapeaux de roues means that you're going fast, doing a billion things at the same time, you're rushing and you don't have time to do much more.

  • « -- T'as le temps de prendre un p'tit café ce matin ?
    • -- Oh, non, je n'ai pas le temps. Je suis sur les chapeaux de roues. »
  • "-- Do you have time to have a cup of coffee this morning?
    • -- Oh, no, no time. I'm doing a billion things."

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