baisser les bras

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally to "lower one's arms"

Verb[edit]

baisser les bras

  1. (idiomatic) to give up; to stop trying
    • Alors je prends l'instant qui passe
    • Et prends le temps de le voir qui trace
    • Sans jamais baisser les bras
    • Jamais baisser les bras (lyrics from Tom Frager, Give Me That Love)

Usage notes[edit]

  • chiefly used in negative constructions such as ne baissez pas les bras (don't give up)

Conjugation[edit]