|Subject: FWT:" Mais que fait la police?"|
Posted Jul 23, 2005 by martine_s
Literal meaning: what are the police doing?
Real meaning: it is a shame, the police are not doing enough.
Used today ironically to describe the knee-jerk response of blaming the police for not catching criminals.
- On m'a piqué trois salades dans le jardin.
- Mais que fait la police?
"I had three lettuces nicked in my allotment."
"Really, the police these days."
As kindly corrected by dagesh.
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