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de l’huile de coude – French expression

de l'huile de coude - French expression

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What does the French expression de l’huile de coude mean? How is it used in a sentence?

de l’huile de coude – some the oil of elbow. de l’huile de coude means lots of labor and effort. It’s ‘elbow grease’.

  • « Cette bicoque est vraiment délabrée. Il va falloir pas mal d’huile de coude pour la retaper. »
  • " This shack is really run down. We’ll need quite a lot of elbow grease to gussy it up."

5 expressions avec le mot HUILE

faire de l’huile = to dwell on

faire tâche d’huile = to spread

de l’huile de coude = elbow grease

jeter de l'huile sur le feu = to add fuel to the fire

manger de l’huile (pour une voiture) = to go through oil (for a car)

Related: Home improvement French terms .

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Try using this expression 3 times every day this week.

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