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une lumière avare

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by liss6565, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. liss6565 New Member

    France
    English
    une lumière avare.

    What does this phrase mean? I don't really have a context other than it's a well-known French expression... can anyone help? A light miser doesn't really make much sense in English.
     
  2. Michelvar

    Michelvar quasimodo

    Marseille - France
    French-France
    It is a very weak light, as if the candle was too miserly to give a plain light. Or as if the owner of the place was too miserly to light enough candles
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011
  3. liss6565 New Member

    France
    English
    Ahh that's interesting, thank you!
     

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