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To have a change of heart in French

“To have a change of heart” in French means “avoir un changement de cœur”. However, in French one would rather say “changer son fusil d’épaule”, in English “to change one’s gun to the other shoulder”.

A storm in a tea cup in French..

Une tempête dans un verre d’eau” en anglais

The straw that broke the camel’s back in French refers to a vase.

The straw that broke the camel’s back in French, and other French English idioms

If you see stars in French, you see thirty-six candles

To see stars en français

To call a spade a spade in French means to call a cat.

To call a spade a spade in French/en français

A frog in the throat in French is less slimy.

To have a frog in the throat in French – en français

To leave no stone unturned in French stirs sky and earth.

To leave no stone unturned in French – en français

Goose pimples in French is nothing for chicken.

To have goose pimples en français- in French

Its raining cats and dogs and … ropes

It’s raining cats and dogs in French/en français

To have a change of heart in French you need a weapon

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