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the censorship
to censure

la censure
censurer

Putin toned down his arrogance.
- to tone down, to mitigate (not "mitiger")
- the arrogance (2)

Poutine a atténué son arrogance.
-atténuer (2)
- (la) arrogance, (la) superbe

the wall of silence, the lead weight

la chape de plomb (2) (fig)

That's the rub.
lit: where the packsaddle wounds

C'est là où le bât blesse.

lagging behind
- to lag (to drag on)

à la traîne
- traîner

I was on my way out.

J'étais sur mon départ.

for fear of weakening the defenses that we've built
- to weaken, to shake

de peur d'ébranler les défenses que nous avons bâties
- ébranler (2)
(bâtir)

to repress our shame
- to repress (2)

refouler notre honte
- refouler, réprimer

the momentum

le momentum

a pale glimpse of what is coming

un pâle aperçu de ce qui est à venir

The team leader oversees the work of his colleagues.
- to oversee, to frame

Le chef d'équipe encadre le travail de ses collègues.
- encadrer (2)

to find ways to cool off
- to cool off
- to refresh, to cool

trouver des façons de se rafraîchir
- se rafraîchir
- rafraîchir (2) (trans)

Stop touching the croissants.
- to touch (QC)

Arrête de taponner les croissants.
- taponner (QC)

Stop prevaricating and make a decision.
- to prevaricate (QC) (not "tergiverser")

Arrête de taponner et prends une décision.
- taponner (QC)

He wants to be coaxed.
lit: to have himself prayed to

Il veut se faire prier.

I'm fed up. (QC)
- to be fed up (not "en avoir marre" "en avoir ras-le-bol")

J'en ai plein le casque. (QC)
- en avoir plein son casque

I spoke to him sharply (because I was fed up with him). (QC)

Je lui ai parlé dans le casque. (QC)

He's not in a position to pay me back.
lit: decked out

Il n'est pas amanché pour me rembourser.

It's not me who will get conned.
- to con

C'est pas moi qui va se faire amancher.
- amancher

So we pass this on to Tanguy?
- to pass on, to fob off

Fait qu'on refile ça à Tanguy?
- refiler (2)

out of concern for transparency
- the concern, the worry

par/en souci de transparence
- le souci (2)

There was a reprieve from his loan shark.
- the reprieve (the suspension, the deferral)
- the usurer

Il y a eu un sursis de son usurier.
- le sursis
- (le) usurier

When he's drunk, he has a tendency to make things up.
- to fabulate, to make things up

Quand il est ivre, il a tendance à fabuler.
- fabuler

I think I mothered her even more than her mother did.
- to mother

Je pense que je l'ai maternée encore plus que sa mère l'a fait.
- materner

the hit and run

le délit de fuite

the handlebar(s)

le guidon

I had some Chinese delivered.

Je me suis fait livrer du chinois.
alt: J'ai fait livrer

She was gagged.
- to gag
(the gag)

Elle a été bâillonnée.
- bâillonner
(le bâillon)

a fiery individual
- fiery

un individu fougueux
- fougueux(se)

That's my ex-husband all over.
lit: all coughed up
- to cough up, to fork over (to spit)

C'est mon ex-mari tout craché.
- cracher (2)

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