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He made a fool of himself.
He made a fool of him.

Il a fait un fou de lui.
Il s’est moqué de lui.

it is nevertheless the case (2)

c'est néanmoins le cas
alt: c'est pourtant le cas

the bone of contention

la pomme de discorde

eighteen months to serve in the community
- the community (not "la communauté")

dix-huit mois à purger dans la collectivité
- la collectivité

A grievance relating to her disability leave was pending.
- the disability
- pending

Un grief relatif à son congé d'invalidité était en instance.
- (la) invalidité
- en instance

two other police officers are awaiting trial
lit: awaiting to be judged
- awaiting (pending)

deux autres agents de police sont en instance d'être jugés
- en instance

Above their heads, an infinite grayness.
- the grayness

Au-dessus de leurs têtes, une grisaille infinie.
- la grisaille

to face the gloomy day ahead
lit: the gloominess of the day
- the gloominess (the grayness)

affronter la grisaille de la journée qui s'annonce
- la grisaille

It's easy to get a stiff neck.
- the stiff neck (not "le cou raide")

C'est facile d'attraper le torticolis.
- le torticolis

rather than having it imposed on them

plutôt que de se le faire imposer

The security agents reportedly refused to give any response.
- any

Les agents de sécurité auraient refusé de donner une quelconque réponse.
- quelconque

They left a soldier in charge of pressing the detonator.
- to press, to squeeze

Ils ont laissé un soldat chargé de presser le détonateur.
- presser (2)

the moral of the story
- the moral, the ethics
(the morale, the mood)

la morale de l'histoire
- la morale (2)
(le moral)

the freezing rain

la pluie verglaçante

when Americans were swooning over a dictator
- to swoon
(All my friends are swooning over him.)

quand les Américains se pâmaient devant un dictateur
- se pâmer
(Toutes mes amies sont pâmées sur lui.)

He was out of control.
(not "hors de contrôle")
the unbridled enthusiasm
- unchained, out of control, unbridled

Il était déchaîné.
l'enthusiasme déchaîné
- déchaîné(e)

the outburst of violence
- the outburst
- to unleash

le déchaînement de violence
- le déchaînement
- déchaîner

but a few scattered groups continued to face the police
- scattered (not "dispersé" - dispersed, scattered)

mais quelques groupes épars ont continué à faire face à la police
- épars(e)

the legal reasoning
- the reasoning

le raisonnement juridique
- le raisonnement

The camel can gulp down 40 liters of water at one time.
- to ingest (not "ingérer"), to gulp down

Le chameau peut ingurgiter 40 litres d'eau en une seule fois.
- ingurgiter (2)

a draft agreement
- the draft (not "le brouillon" "la mouture" - the draft, the version)

une ébauche d'entente
- (la) ébauche

It's easy to get confused by the array of products.
- to get confused (not "de se faire confondre")
alt: to be overwhelmed

Il est facile de perdre son latin par la batterie de produits.
- perdre son latin

to set the table

mettre la table

A tank car had rolled down a 20-foot embankment.
- the tank car
- to roll down, to hurtle down
- the embankment

Un wagon-citerne avait dévalé un talus de 20 pieds.
- le wagon-citerne (pronounced 'v')
- dévaler
- le talus

He knows why his parents traveled so much. (2)

Il sait pourquoi ses parents ont voyagé autant.
alt: ont tant voyagé

the blood alcohol level

(la) alcoolémie

the day labourer

le journalier, la journalière

if he keeps the pedal to the metal
Hint: do not use "le métal"
- the peddle
- to peddle

s'il garde la pédale au fond
- la pédale
- pédaler

to lead to an agreement
- to lead to/into
(to unblock, to uncork)

déboucher sur une entente
- déboucher sur

if we stick to our position
lit: stay camped
- to camp

si on reste campé sur notre position
- camper (intrans)