sale comme un peigne

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, "dirty/filthy as a comb".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sal kɔm œ̃ pɛɲ/

Adjective[edit]

sale comme un peigne (plural sales comme des peignes)

  1. (simile, informal) very dirty; filthy as a pig