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l'origine de l'expression

En avoir les bras qui en tombent.

I know what it means but can anyone tell me where the expression comes from?Smile [:)]


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This site is often quite good at that sort of thing, although not very helpful this time:
http://www.expressio.fr/expressions/les-bras-m-en-tombent.php

You can do a search if you click on recherche about 5 from the top left

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You do have the oddest questions... Confused [8-)]

Quick google search:
http://www.expressions-francaises.fr/expressions-l/2062-les-bras-men-tombent.html

(poor google translation here)




Clair
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Thanks for the link.  I can see myself having great fun with it so I have added it to my Favourites.
Sovereignty: the right to eat cholorinated chicken.
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Perhaps, my Sweet little donut filled with delicious rasberry jam, you might consider having a couple of serious gin and tonics and playing some music as the transmutation of these phrases is very difficult and much less satisfying than other activities that OAPs might indulge in!!!Devil [6]


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I am so glad I checked out the links Clair gave.  I thought the expression was something about ladies undergarments falling off Blush [:$]

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Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]

 

and not to be confused with "baisser les bras" - or is it just one "s"??Blink [blink]


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OK, OK, enough amusement already!Big Smile [:D]

Didn't see Clair's post so thanks to Pierre for pointing it out, even though he seems to have a er...penchant for ladies' undergarments...Stick out tongue [:P]

Me, I just love your French expressions.  English ones too for that matter ... 

 


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