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vider son sac

The French expression “vider son sac” translates literally to “to empty your bag”.

English meaning:

  • to get something off your chest

French meaning:

  • dire tout ce qu’on pense – to say what you think
  • s’épancher – to pour your heart out

Example sentence:

  • J’ai tant de choses en tête et je voudrais vider mon sac. I have a lot on my mind and I want to get something off my chest.

Related expression:

  • avoir beaucoup de choses en tête – to have a lot on your mind

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David Issokson is a lifelong language enthusiast. His head is swimming with words and sounds as he speaks over six languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private online lessons. When procrastinating working on FrenchLearner, David enjoys his time skiing and hiking in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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