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le comble


Definition: (figurative) height; last straw; roof trussing/timbers

C'est le comble de la stupidité ! - That's the height of stupidity!

Le comble, c'était quand il m'a menti - His lying to me was the last straw

La mesure est comble, je pars - That's the last straw, I'm leaving

(adj) - full, packed

Le cinéma est comble ! - The theater is packed!

Related: combler - to fill in, make up/good, fulfill

Expressions: de fond en comble - from top to bottom; faire salle comble - to play to packed houses

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