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faire les 400 coups – French expression

faire les 400 coups - French expression

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What does the French expression ' faire les 400 coups ' mean? How is it used in a sentence?

faire les 400 coups - to do the 400 hits. faire les 400 coups means , to be a troublemaker, to lead a wild life, to misbehave in a mischievous way, to paint the town red. There is also a beautiful 1959 classic movie called "Les 400 coups" - 'The 400 blows' by François Truffaut.

  • « Elle est sage maintenant, mais elle faisait souvent les 400 coups dans sa jeunesse. »
  • "She behaves now, but she used to paint the town red often when she was young."

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