Ça ne mange pas de pain

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Definition

(Un sourire,) ça ne mange pas de pain : (A smile) doesn’t cost much, won’t hurt, couldn’t do any harm

In French, this expression literally means "(A smile) doesn’t eat any bread", and is used to signal that a smile is "freely given", or "doesn’t cost anything".

manger (du pain) : to eat (bread)conjugaison

Examples

  • "Victor : Bon, acheter une baguette, ça ne mange pas de pain."

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