faire le pont

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Etymology[edit]

Literally, "make the bridge"

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faire le pont

  1. (figuratively) To take a long weekend; to take an extra day off work in addition to a public holiday that falls on a Thursday or Tuesday, thereby making a four-day weekend. If the public holiday falls on Wednesday, the individual has the option of taking either Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday off.

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