passer l’arme à gauche

The French expression “passer l’arme à gauche” translates literally to “to pass the firearm to the left hand”. Note that this is an informal and slang expression.

English meaning:

  • to kick the bucket

French meaning:

  • mourir – to die

Example sentence:

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  • J’ai une triste nouvelle à te dire : Géralde a passe l’arme a gauche. De toute facon, personne le l’aimais ! I have a sad piece of new to tell you. Geralde kicked the bucket. In any case, nobody liked him!

Related expression:

  • casser sa pipeLiterally: to break his pipe (another slang expression)

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