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

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