Métro, boulot, dodo
[may tro boo lo do do
same old routine, work work work
subway, work, sleep
The French expression métro, boulot, dodo
is a wonderfully succinct way of saying that you live to work. Métro
refers to a subway commute, boulot
is an informal word for work, and dodo
is baby talk
The English equivalents - the rat race, the same old routine, work work work - don't quite capture the same sense of constant movement, and a more literal English translation, "commute, work, sleep," isn't as poetic as the French.
Depuis ma promotion, c'est métro, boulot, dodo !
Ever since my promotion, it's been nothing but work, work, work!