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ne pas être aux pièces

The French expression “ne pas être aux pièces” translates literally to “to not be in pieces”.

English meanings:

  • to not be in a rush
  • to not be in a hurry

French meanings:

  • ne pas être pressé – to not be in a rush

Example sentence:

  • Prenez votre temps de répondre a chaque question. On n’est pas aux pièces. Take your time to answer each question. We’re not in a rush.
  • Tu peux m’envoyer le chèque quand tu voudrais. On n’est pas aux pièces. You can send me the check when you’d like. There’s no rush.

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