French Translation A sorti sa serviette blanche

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Translation & Definition

sortir le drapeau blanc : to wave a white flag, to surrender expression


il a sorti sa serviette blanche : he waved a white napkin

Il a sorti sa serviette blanche is a play on the idiomatic expression sortir le drapeau blanc, adapted for a culinary context. It’s not a real expression, though!

Examples

  • "Des rumeurs à propos de tofu contaminé se sont répandues quand le compétiteur français Jean-Yves Duval a sorti sa serviette blanche en signe de capitulation."

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