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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