There are 2 main translations of manche in English:

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manche

Pronunciation: / mɑ̃ʃ /

nom masculin

  • 3
    [familier]
    (maladroit)
    clumsy idiot
    peindre/jouer comme un manche
    to be a hopeless painter/player
    il s'y est pris comme un manche
    he set about it in a clumsy fashion

nom féminin

  • 3
    [familier]
    (quête) See examples: faire la manche
    (baladin)
    to pass the hat round (british)
    (mendiant)

Compounds

manche à air

manche à balai

manche ballon

manche chauve-souris

manche gigot

manche à incendie

manche kimono

  • kimono sleeve

manche montée

manche raglan

manche tailleur

  • tailored sleeve

manche à vent

Idioms

[familier]
être or se mettre du côté du manche

to be on the winning side

[familier]
tomber sur un manche

to hit a snag

avoir quelqu'un dans la manche

to have somebody in one's pocket

se faire tirer par la manche

to need coaxing

[familier]
c'est une autre paire de manches

it's a different ball game (familier)

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There are 2 main translations of manche in English:

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Manche
Pronunciation: / mɑ̃ʃ /

nom propre féminin

  • 1la Manche
    the (English) Channel
    le tunnel sous la Manche
    the Channel tunnel
  • 2 (département) See examples: la Manche
    the Manche

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