dépasser les bornes

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, to "go beyond the bollards".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /de.pa.se le bɔʁn/
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Verb[edit]

dépasser les bornes

  1. (informal) to cross the line, to go too far, to overstep the mark, to go beyond the pale, to go off the reservation
    Synonym: exagérer

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