s'en laisser compter → s'en laisser conter

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  • JeanDeSponde

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    France, Français
    Difficult to look up because the spelling is conter, not compter
    S'en laissser conter
    = se laisser conter des sornettes
    To be taken in, to beeasily taken in

    The general idea is gullibility.

    It is mainly used in a negative form, as in il ne s'en est pas laissé conter = he was not gullible.
     
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