avoir les dents longues

The French expression “avoir les dents longues” translates directly to “to have long teeth”.

English meanings:

  • to be very ambitious
  • to set your sights high
  • to now let anything stand in your way

French meanings:

  • être ambitieuxto be ambitious

Example sentence:

  • L’entrepreneur a des dents longues et il souhaite prendre le contrôle du marché des ses concurrent. The entrepreneur is very ambitious and wants to take over his competitors’ market.


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  • déterminé à faire quelque chose – Lit: determined to do something
  • résolu à faire quelque chose – Lit: resolved to do something
  • être animé d’un esprit d’initiative – Lit: to have initiative spirit
  • être motivé – Lit: to be motivated

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