June 20, 2024
French expression

French expression of the Day: Avoir un poil dans la main

Literally: to have a hair in the hand
Swahili: Kuwa na nywele kwa mkono

Meaning: This idiom means a person is extremely lazy. So lazy in fact that he/she let a hair grow in her/his hand.

English counterpart :to be lazy

Il a un poil dans la main, c’est pour ça qu’il ne réussit pas.

He is lazy, that’s why he doesn’t succeed.

Les fonctionnaires ont tous un poil dans la main, c’est bien connu !

Public servants are all lazy, that’s common knowledge!

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