manger sur le pouce

The French expression “manger sur le pouce” translates directly to “to eat on the thumb”.

English meanings:

  • to have a quick snack
  • to grab a bite
  • to eat on the go/run

French meanings:

  • manger rapidementto eat quickly

Example sentence:

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  • Quand on a des réunions l’un après l’autre, on doit manger sur le pouce. When you have meetings on after the other, you have to eat on the run.
  • J’ai mangé sur le pouce à l’aéorport avant de monter dans l’avion. I had a quick bite to eat at the airport before getting on the plane.

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