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zéro

Translation of zéro in English:

adjectif invariable

  • 1 (avant nom) zéro heure il sera exactement zéro heure vingt minutes dix secondes
    the time will be twelve twenty and ten seconds
    les enfants de zéro à six ans
    children from nought to six years old
    j'ai eu zéro faute dans ma dictée
    I didn't make a single mistake in my dictation
    ‘zéro défaut, zéro délai, zéro stock, zéro panne’
    ‘zero defect, zero delay, zero stock, zero breakdown’

nom masculin

Compounds

zéro absolu

zéro de conduite

  • bad mark for behaviour (british)

zéro pointé

Idioms

les avoir à zéro

to be scared shitless (populaire) ou stiff (familier)

partir de zéro

to start from scratch

repartir de zéro

to start from scratch again, to go (right) back to square one

tout reprendre à zéro

to start all over again

[familier]
avoir la boule à zéro

to have a shaven head

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