payer avec un lance-pierre

The French expression “payer avec un lance-pierre” translates literally to “to pay with a slingshot”.

English meaning:

  • to pay peanuts
  • to exploit (on wages)

French meaning:

  • sous-payer – to underpay

Example sentence:

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  • Tout le monde veut travailler pour la station de ski mais le problème c’est qu’ils paient avec un lance-pierre. Everybody wants to work for the ski area the problem is that they pay peanuts.

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