Translation: from french to english

from english to french

something for somebody

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  • mistake something for somebody — miˈstake sb/sth for sb/sth derived to think wrongly that sb/sth is sb/sth else Syn: ↑confuse • I think you must be mistaking me for someone else. Main entry: ↑mistakederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • find out something (about somebody) — ˌfind ˈout (about sth/sb) | ˌfind ˈout sth (about sth/sb) derived to get some information about sth/sb by asking, reading, etc • She d been seeing the boy for a while, but didn t want her parents to find out. • I haven t found anything out about… …   Useful english dictionary

  • open the way for somebody (to do something) — open the way for sb/sth (to do sth) idiom to make it possible for sb to do sth or for sth to happen • The agreement could open the way for the country to pay off its debts. Main entry: ↑openidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring something back for somebody — ˌbring sb sthˈback | ˌbring sthˈback (for sb) derived to return with sth for sb • What did you bring the kids back from Italy? • I brought a T shirt back for Mark. Main entry: ↑bringderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • rustle something up (for somebody) — ˌrustle sthˈup (for sb) derived (informal) to make or find sth quickly for sb and without planning • I m sure I can rustle you up a sandwich. • She s trying to rustle up some funding for the project. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • (all) grist for somebody's mill — (all) grist to the/sb s ˈmill idiom (BrE) (NAmE (all) grist for the/sb s ˈmill) something that is useful to sb for a particular purpose • Political sex scandals are …   Useful english dictionary

  • account for something to somebody — acˈcount for sth (to sb) derived to give a record of how the money in your care has been spent • We have to account for every penny we spend on business trips. Main entry: ↑accountderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • all very well (for somebody) (to do something) — ˌall very ˈwell (for sb) (to do sth) idiom (informal) used to criticize or reject a remark that sb has made, especially when they were trying to make you feel happier about sth • It s all very well for you to say it doesn t matter, but I ve put a …   Useful english dictionary

  • look something out (for somebody) — ˌlook sthˈout (for sb/sth) derived (BrE) to search for sth from among your possessions • I ll look out those old photographs you wanted to see. Main entry: ↑lookderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • foist something on somebody — ˈfoist sb/sth on/upon sb derived to force sb to accept sb/sth that they do not want • The title for her novel was foisted on her by the publishers. • When I was young my parents often foisted me upon a reluctant aunt for the weekend. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • foist something upon somebody — ˈfoist sb/sth on/upon sb derived to force sb to accept sb/sth that they do not want • The title for her novel was foisted on her by the publishers. • When I was young my parents often foisted me upon a reluctant aunt for the weekend. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

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