Literal French phrases in English

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Can you name the French phrases used in English given their definitions and literal translations?

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MeaningPhraseLiteral translation
Social group considered disrespectableHalf-world
A quality that is inexpressible or indescribableI know not what
Clever remark or retort which occurs too late to be of useStaircase wit
Elite fashion houses and fashionHigh sewing
Residence for occasional or temporary useFoot on the ground
A distinguished person in a particular field (said especially of master chefs)Blue ribbon
Composure; calmness of mindCold blood
A young person, especially female, employed by a foreign family in exchange for room and boardOn an equal footing
Brief unpleasant experienceBad quarter of an hour
Something or someone disliked or dreaded; a bane or bugbearBlack beast
MeaningPhraseLiteral translation
Expert or conversant (in or with something)To the fact/point
Embarrassing blunder (especially a social one)False step
Unconditional authority or powerBlank paper
An appetizer, usually served before the main mealOutside the work
Preparation of equipment and ingredients in a kitchen prior to cookingPutting in place
Street closed at one end; a blind alleyBottom of the bag
Private conversation between two peopleHead to head
Pulped paper mixed with paste, etc., used for mouldingChewed paper
Sudden and amazing event (especially love at first sight)Stroke of lightning
Required by etiquette, fashion, etc.Of strictness

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