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

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