changer son fusil d’épaule

The French expression changer son fusil d’épaule translates literally to “to put your gun on the other shoulder”. The expression has multiple usages.

English meanings:

  • to have a change of heart
  • to change your tune
  • to change tack
  • to change your strategy

French meanings:

  • changer d’avisto change opinions
  • changer de stratégie to change strategies

Example sentences:

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  • Au début je voulais étudier l’espagnol mais j’ai changé mon fusil d’épaule et j’ai choisi le français. In the beginning I wanted to study Spanish but I had a change of heart and I chose French.
  • Le la campagne electorale a changé son fusil d’épaule et a décidé de cibler les jeunes électeurs. The electoral campaign changed strategies and decided to target young voters.

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