y avoir anguille sous roche

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally "for there to be an eel hidden beneath a rock."

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /i.j‿a.vwaʁ ɑ̃.ɡij su ʁɔʃ/

VerbEdit

y avoir anguille sous roche

  1. (by extension, idiomatic) To suspect that there is something being hidden from us; to smell a rat.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Le Petit Robert, 1977