comme il faut

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French comme il faut ‘as it should be’.

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comme il faut (comparative more comme il faut, superlative most comme il faut)

  1. Proper; in keeping with etiquette or social standards.
    • 2007: Talking during performances is perfectly comme il faut in Wharton – why else go to a show if not to talk to one’s friends? – so while Miss Shaw, up to her bosom in dirt, went on about existence, I asked my female companion for advice. — Deborah Friedell, ‘Short Cuts’, London Review of Books 29:5

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