Prophète à domicile


Senior Member
Does anyone know what this expression means in English?
here is the context: toutefois, personne n'est prophète à domicile et il en fera l'amère expérience
  • EmmanuelM

    Senior Member
    It's an adaptation, for some reason, of the Biblical saying "Nul n'est prophète en son pays" ("no man is a prophet is in own land").
    At first, I'd have said it was a pun to talk about a sport champion who can't display his skills in his home stadium ("a domicile"), or something like that. Now that I read the text the sentence comes from, well, maybe the author did not want to directly use a Biblical saying given the communist context.
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