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avoir l’estomac dans les talons

The French expression “avoir l’estomac dans les talons” translates literally to “to have the stomach in the heals”.

English meaning:

  • to be famished
  • to be starving

French meaning:

  • avoir tres faimto be very hungry

Example sentence:

  • Je n’ai pas mangé depuis ce matin et il est deja 18h00. J’ai l’estomac dans les talons ! I haven’t eaten since this morning and it’s already 6.00pm. I’m famished!

Related expression:

  • avoir la dalle – to be famished
  • avoir l’estomac creux – Lit: to have a hole in the stomach

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David Issokson is a lifelong language learner and speaks over seven languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private lessons. When not teaching or writing his French Word of the Day lessons, David enjoys his time skiing, hiking and mountain biking in Victor, Idaho.

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