pousser le bouchon

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pu.se l(ə) bu.ʃɔ̃/
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VerbEdit

pousser le bouchon

  1. (informal) to go too far, to cross the line
    Synonyms: dépasser les bornes, pousser mémé dans les orties

Usage notesEdit

  • Often used with the adverb loin (far): pousser le bouchon un peu loin, pousser le bouchon trop loin.
  • Does not correspond to push the envelope, which is often inaccurately given as a translation in translation dictionaries.

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