être fait comme un rat

The French expression “être fait comme un rat” translates literally to “to be done like a rat”. Here are some English meanings:

  • to be done for
  • to have no way out
  • to be cornered
  • to have no way out

French meanings on expressio.fr include to be taken, without possibility to flee and to be in a dead-end situation. Here’s an example sentence:

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  • L’ennemi a complètement encerclé les soldats: Ils étaient fait comme des rats. The enemy completely surrounded the soldiers. They had no way out.

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