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

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