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ne pas faire un pli

The French expression “ne pas faire un pli”translates literally to “to not make a crease”.

English meaning:

  • to be sure
  • sure enough

French meaning:

  • être certain, sûr – to be certain, sure

Example sentences:

  • Je t’ai dit qu’il allait etre en retard. Ça n’a pas fait un pli, il est arrrive en retard ! I told you he’d arrive late. Sure enough, he arrived late!
  • Il conduit trop vite depuis très longtemps. Ça n’a pas fait un pli, il s’est fait arrete par la police. He’s been driving too fast for a long time. Sure enough, he got stopped by the police.

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