battre en brèche

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /batʁ ɑ̃ bʁɛʃ/

Verb[edit]

battre en brèche

  1. (idiomatic, of heavy artillery) to reduce to rubble, to give a pounding
  2. (idiomatic, figuratively) to tackle (an urgent issue), to strike at the heart of (a problem)