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Translation for ' je me ferais dorer la pilule'

helena o.A1Kwiziq community member

Translation for ' je me ferais dorer la pilule'

what does  'je me ferais dorer la pilule' mean?

I tried google translate, DeepL Translate and bing translate, all gave me something about 'brown the pill', which just doesn't make sense. I am guessing, it means sunbathing. 

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Helena,

I think that you are correct.   To get a tan / bask in the sun.

 (Having something bronzed  --   a causative faire construction)

It could also refer to making something a bit easier to accept in the sense of "sugar coating the pill" 

Alan (Jim)

Jill S.C1Kwiziq community member

I think it is a colloquialism meaning something like 'icing on the cake.'  literally 'gilding the pill'

Translation for ' je me ferais dorer la pilule'

what does  'je me ferais dorer la pilule' mean?

I tried google translate, DeepL Translate and bing translate, all gave me something about 'brown the pill', which just doesn't make sense. I am guessing, it means sunbathing. 

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