coup de foudre

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Borrowing from French coup de foudre.


coup de foudre ‎(plural coups de foudre)

  1. A sudden unexpected event, especially an emotional one; love at first sight.
    • 2007, Edwin Mullins, The Popes of Avignon, Blue Bridge 2008, p. 84:
      The encounter with Laura that Good Friday was a coup de foudre, and for the rest of his life he was to adore her, mostly from afar.



coup de foudre m ‎(plural coups de foudre)

  1. (idiomatic) bolt from the blue; love at first sight
    Quand j’ai fait la connaissance d’Henri, ç’a été le coup de foudre ! - When I met Henri, it was love at first sight!

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