tomber dans le panneau

The French expression “tomber dans le panneau” translates literally to ‘to fall into the net’. English meanings include:

  • to fall into the trap
  • to fall for it
  • to get taken for a ride

Normally “peanneau” means sign as in road sign. However, here it means trap. Here’s an example sentence:

Oh là là, je me suis fait avoir! Il m’a vendu la voiture pour un prix trop élevé! Je suis tombé dans le panneau encore une fois! Oh, I was had! He sold me the car for a price that was too high. I fell into the trap yet again!

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