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

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