avoir les coudées franches

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

For a similar image, compare English elbow room.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.vwaʁ le ku.de fʁɑ̃ʃ/

Verb[edit]

avoir les coudées franches

  1. (figuratively) to be unrestrained, to be unencumbered, to have a free rein