mauvais quart d'heure

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French loanword. Literally means "bad quarter of an hour"

NounEdit

mauvais quart d'heure

  1. (Britain) A brief unpleasant period.
    • Oscar Wilde
      Life, Lady Stutfield, is simply a mauvais quart d'heure made up of exquisite moments.