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être (nm)being
bien-êtrewelfare, well being, comfort, well-being, ease
ça semble être une bonne idéeit sounds like a good idea
commencer à être à courtfeel the pinch (fig.)
Devoir êtreMust be, Obliged to be (is)
Devoir être assorti àMust be matched with
Devoir être conforme àMust conform with
Devoir être cordonnéMust be coordinated with
Devoir être exempt deMust be free of
Devoir être libre deMust be free of
Devoir être maintenueMust be held
Devoir être plus grand queMust be greater than
Devoir être sansMust be free of:
Doit être exempt de bavureMust be free of flash
en être de sa pochebe out of pocket
en être quitte à bon compteget off cheaply (fig.)
en être quitte pour la peurescape with a fright
êtrebe, exist, being, creature, with one bound he was at her side
être à boutbe at an end, have had enough
être à bout de forcesbe exhausted, be in a state of exhaustion
être à bout de soufflebe puffed(slang)
être à court debe short of
être à court de qqchbe low on sth, be pushed for sth(slang)
être à couteaux tirésbe at daggers drawn
être à cranbe edgy
être à égalitébe equal
être à égalité (spor.)be all square (fig.)
être à flotsbe afloat
être à jeunhave an empty stomach
être à la barre (naut.)be at the helm
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