tirer son épingle du jeu

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search



Literally: to pull one's pin out of the game, a reference to a 15th century children's game with pins and a ball, similar to mikado


tirer son épingle du jeu

  1. (idiomatic) to make it out of (a potentially bad situation) relatively unscathed, to pull out skilfully while the going is still good