avoir un poil dans la main

The French expression “avoir un poil dans la main” translates literally to “to have a hair in the hand”.

English meanings:

  • to be very lazy

French meanings:

  • être paresseux to be lazy
  • être fainéant to be lazy, a slacker

Example sentence:

  • Guillaume, tu ne rien! Tu as un poil dans la main. Sois dynamique et mets-toi au travail! Guillaume, you’re not doing anything! You’re lazy! Be motivated and get to work!

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