chercher midi à quatorze heures

French edit

Etymology edit

Literally, to look for noon at two o'clock. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term. origin

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ʃɛʁ.ʃe mi.di a ka.tɔʁ.z‿œʁ/
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Verb edit

chercher midi à quatorze heures

  1. (informal, figuratively) to complicate things needlessly; to seek a knot in a bulrush
    Synonym: se compliquer la vie
    Il ne faut pas chercher midi à quatorze heures.We mustn't beat around the bush.

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