Mots difficiles en anglais


rame, aviron


[person] odieux, insupportable
[smell] nauséabond  
[noise] désagréable

odds and ends

bric-à-brac, bricoles

off the hook

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

off the record

officieux « The minister's remarks were strictly off-the-record. »

off the record


off the top of my head

de tête « off the top of my head, here are a few examples » (=de tête, voici quelques exemples).
= OTTOMH « I don't remember details ottomh, but... »


[goods, item, software] de la grande distribution, standard (non personnalisé)
[clothing] prêt-à-porter (contraire de sur mesure)



on all fours

à quatre pattes (= on hands and knees)

on the eve of

à la veille de
Christmas Eve = la veille de Noël

one's bark is worse than one's bite

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.

one-night stand

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?! »


a one-off payment = un paiement en une seule fois.
it's a one-off = il n'y en a qu'un comme ça  
it's a one-off = ça ne va pas se reproduire they'll never beat us again, it was a one-off.

Oprah rich

être aussi riche qu'Oprah Winfrey now I'm Oprah rich

out of the blue

à l'improviste, sans qu'on s'y attende Turner's resignation came out of the blue.

out of touch

to be out of touch =  ne pas être dans le coup
to be out of touch with sb = avoir perdu le contact avec qn


panne de courant


[voyage] aller I slept well on the outbound flight.
en partance
outbound traffic = trafic sortant


paria. Ex: they are treated as outcasts ; the shame would have made her an outcast in her community.


tenue she bought a new outfit for the wedding.
sport outfit = tenue de sport  
to outfit [+room, building] = équiper I outfitted an attic bedroom as a studio.


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. »
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