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French Expressions with Mise

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The French word la mise has numerous meanings and is also used in many idiomatic expressions. Learn how to say involvement, make-up, leg-pulling and more with this list of expressions with mise.

Possible meanings of la mise
  • putting, setting
  • clothing, attire
  • (betting) stake, ante
  • (business) outlay

Expressions with la mise

la mise à exécution
implementation, enforcement

la mise à feu
firing, setting off, blast-off

la mise à jour
act of updating, updated

la mise à l'eau
launch

la mise à mort
kill

la mise à pied (employment)
dismissal

la mise à prix
reserve/upset price

la mise au monde
birth

la mise au point
tuning, focusing, clarification

la mise bas
birth (of an animal)

la mise de fonds
capital outlay

la mise en abîme
mise en abyme, image within its own image

la mise en accusation
indictment

la mise en bière
placement into a coffin

la mise en boîte
canning; (informal) ridiculing, leg-pulling

la mise en bouteille
bottling

la mise en cause
calling into question, pointing a finger at

la mise en condition
conditioning

la mise en conserve
canning

la mise en demeure
formal demand or notice

la mise en examen
placing under investigation

la mise en forme
(sports) warming/limbering up; (typography) imposition

la mise en gage
pawning

la mise en jambes
warm-up exercises

la mise en jeu
involvement, bringing into play

la mise en marche
starting up (a machine or apparatus)

la mise en œuvre
implementation

la mise en ondes (radio)
production

la mise en page (typography)
make-up

la mise en place
set up, stocking, imposition

la mise en plis
hair setting

la mise en pratique
putting into practice

la mise en relief
enhancement, accentuation

la mise en route
starting up, setting off/out

la mise en sacs
packing

la mise en scène (theater, film)
production

la mise en service - La mise en service de l'autobus sera...
putting or starting into service - The bus will be put into service on...

la mise en valeur
development, improvement

la mise en vigueur
enforcement

la mise sur pied
setting up


être de mise
(fig) to be acceptable, appropriate; (archaic) to be in circulation, legal currency

remporter la mise
to carry the day, win big

sauver la mise
to withdraw from a game of stakes; (fig) to save the day


Mise is also the feminine of mis, the past participle of mettre

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