trop cool « That party was off the hook! » (=off the chain « this party is really off the chain!! ») to get off the hook = se tirer d'affaire « Government officials accused of bribery and corruption often get off the hook. » to let sb off the hook = laisser qn s'en tirer « the Opposition has let the government off the hook » to take the phone off the hook = décrocher le téléphone
expression signifiant que les mots d'une personne dépassent souvent sa pensées et sont souvent pires que ses actions. You shouldn't worry about her :her bark is worse than her bite and she is really a very nice person.
aventure d'une nuit. « I've never had a one-night stand because I've always been afraid that in the cold light of day, she'll wake up and think; "Oh my God! What the hell am I doing in bed with a stupid cunt like this?! »
en retard « they're half an hour overdue ». « the rent is three weeks overdue. » to be overdue = se faire attendre « reform of these laws is overdue. » to be long overdue = n'avoir que trop tardé « that change was long overdue. »
révision « The pistons no longer fitted and a complete overhaul was needed. » remaniement « The overhaul of the employment strategy is necessary. » remanier « The legal system needs to be overhauled. »