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une ficelle

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Definition: string, type of bread similar to a demi-baguette

J'aime bien défaire la ficelle des colis. - I love untying (the string on) packages.

Mon pain préféré, c'est la ficelle - "Ficelle" is my favorite kind of bread.

Expressions: tirer les ficelles - to pull strings; connaître les ficelles du métier - to know the tricks of the trade; la ficelle est un peu grosse - you can see right through it

Related: ficeler - to tie up, (informal) - to wear (clothes)

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