mi-figue mi-raisin

The French expression “mi-figue mi-raisin” translates literally to “half fig, half grape.

English meaning:

  • lukewarm
  • mixed

French meaning:

  • entre-deux, hésitant to be of two minds, hesitant

Example sentence:

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  • Je suis allé à l’entretien mais je ne sais pas s’il m’embauchera. Sa réaction était mi-figue mi-raisin. I went to the interview but I don’t know if he’ll hire me. He was lukewarm.

Related:

  • peu enthousiaste (adj) – with little enthusiasm
  • un peu froid (adj) – a bit cold

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