mettre les bouchées doubles

The French expression “mettre les bouchées doubles” translates literally to “to put in double mouthfuls”.

English meanings:

  • redouble your efforts
  • to work twice as hard
  • to double your efforts

French meanings:

  • redoubler d’effortsto double your efforts
  • travailler encore plus durto work even harder

Example sentence:

  • J’ai beaucoup de travail a faire avant les vacances et je dois mettre les bouchées doubles. I have a lot of work to do before vacation and I have to double my efforts.


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  • travailler d’arrache-piedkeep your nose to the grindstone
  • travailler durto word hard
  • travailler fortto work hard (Canada)

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