Meaning:they really put the small dishes in the big

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Meaning:they really put the small dishes in the big

Ils ont vraiment mis les petite plats dans les grands - is this meaning right? Request clarification
Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Yellamaraju ! Indeed, you are correct on the literal translation of this sentence. However, its meaning in context is the one we put: "mettre les petits plats dans les grands" is a relatively common expression to say "to make a special effort, to go big" when organising an event for example. I will add the literal translation to the example to avoid confusion. Merci et à bientôt !

Meaning:they really put the small dishes in the big

Ils ont vraiment mis les petite plats dans les grands - is this meaning right? Request clarification

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