avoir un polichinelle dans le tiroir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, “to have a marionette in the drawer”, metaphor for “a baby in the womb”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.vwaʁ œ̃ pɔ.li.ʃi.nɛl dɑ̃ lə ti.ʁwaʁ/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

avoir un polichinelle dans le tiroir

  1. have a bun in the oven (to be pregnant; to be expecting a baby)

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