faire une réponse de Normand

The French expression “faire une réponse de Normand” translates literally to “to make a reply of a Norman.

English meaning:

  • to not say yes or no
  • to not give a straight answer

French meaning:

  • donner une réponse ambigüeto give an ambiguous answer
  •  ni oui ni nonneither yes nor no

Example sentence:

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  • Je lui ai posé la question plusieurs fois mais il m’a fait une réponse de Normand. I asked him the question several times but he wouldn’t give me a straight answer.

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