se rincer la dalle

The French expression “se rincer la dalle” translates literally to “to rinse the throat.

English meaning:

  • to wet your whistle

French meaning:

  • boire un coup (to have a drink)

Example sentence:

  • On s’est rincé la dalle avec un bon appératif avant de prendre un super repas. We wet our whistle with a nice apperatif before having a great meal.

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  • se rincer la gosier – this expression also translates literally to “to rinse the throat. It’s synonymous with se rincer la dalle.

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