tirer sur la corde

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ti.ʁe syʁ la kɔʁd/

VerbEdit

tirer sur la corde

  1. (informal, figuratively) to abuse of a situation, to take advantage of someone, of a service that someone offers
    Synonym: tirer sur la ficelle
  2. (informal, figuratively) to overdo it, to burn the candle at both ends, to push one's luck

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