Could someone help me make head or tail of the following sentence? I am struggling with: la grande meute. It is obviously derogatory but I can't think of an equivalent in English. He was in the army.. so the grande meute refers to them: Depuis que la grande meute m’a foutu dehors comme on dit......je vous dirais sans métier mille misères. Since the big guys kicked me out, it's been hell without a job. Thanks for your help!