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French idioms with numbers

French idioms with numbers

FRENCH IDIOMS LITERALY MEANING
Arriver dans 2 secondes Arrive in 2 seconds  
1 de perdue, 10 de retrouvées 1 of lost, 10 of found  
24 heures sur 24 24 hours a day  
7 jours sur 7 7 days a week  
Avoir 2 mains gauches Have 2 left hands  
Avoir la boule à 0 Have the ball at 0  
Avoir le moral à 0 Have a morale of 0  
C’est une excuse à 2 balles That’s a two-bit excuse.  
Ca ne vaut pas 4 sous It’s not worth a dime.  
Ce sera la semaine des 4 jeudis It will be the week of the 4 Thursdays  
Couper la poire en 2 Cut the pear in half  
Couper les cheveux en 4 Cut hair in 4  
Courir après 2 lièvres à la fois Running after 2 hares at a time  
En 2 temps 3 mouvements In 2 steps 3 movements  
En moins de 2 In less than 2  
Etre haut comme 3 pommes Being as high as three apples  
Etre le premier de cordée To be the first to rope  
Etre unis comme les 5 doigts de la main To be united like the 5 fingers of the hand  
Faire les 400 coups Make the 400 moves  
Jouer sa dernière carte Play your last card  
Monter les marches 4 à 4 Climb steps 4 to 4  
Ne pas avoir 36 bras Not having 36 arms  
Se mettre sur son 31 Putting on your best looks  
Se plier en 4 Fold in 4  
Se ressembler comme 2 gouttes d’eau Looking alike like two drops of water  
Voir 36 chandelles See 36 candles

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