Definition of comme il faut in English:

comme il faut

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Pronunciation: /ˌkɒm iːl ˈfəʊ
, kɔm il fo/


Correct in behaviour or etiquette: my friend is partial to cocaine—in every other way he is very proper and comme il faut
More example sentences
  • He superintended the arrangements, chose the wallpapers, supplemented the furniture (preferably with antiques which he considered particularly comme il faut), and supervised the upholstering.
  • In China, it's comme il faut.
  • Um, no.. I'm not sure if it's comme il faut to mention other companies here...


French, literally 'as is necessary'.

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