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Pronunciation: /pwal/

Translation of poil in English:

nom masculin

  • 2 [familier] (cheveux)avoir le poil long/ras/rare
    to have long/short/thin hair
    homme au poil ras
    short-haired man
    homme au poil rare
    balding man


poil à gratter

poils tactiles


être de bon/mauvais poil

to be in a good/bad mood

j'ai le poil qui se hérisse

my hackles rise

hérisser le poil de quelqu'un

to put somebody's back up [familier]

avoir un poil dans la main

to be bone idle

ne plus avoir un poil sur le caillou

to be as bald as a coot [familier]

tomber sur le poil de quelqu'un

(se fâcher contre) to have a real go at somebody [familier]
(frapper) to give somebody what's coming to him/her
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