bête comme ses pieds

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, dumb as their own feet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɛt kɔm se pje/
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Adjective[edit]

bête comme ses pieds (plural bêtes comme leurs pieds)

  1. (simile) Very stupid; dumb as an ox; dumb as a doorknob
    Synonyms: bête à manger du foin, con comme un balai, con comme la lune