Thursday, May 23, 2013

[Edible Idiom] Haut comme trois pommes

Haut comme trois pommes[Edible Idiom] Haut comme trois pommes:

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This is part of a series on French idiomatic expressions that relate to food. Browse the list of idioms featured so far.
This week's expression is, "Haut comme trois pommes."
Literally translated as, "high as three apples," it is used to point out that someone -- often a child -- is small or very short. I've seen it translated to "knee-high to a grasshopper," although I've never heard that cute English expression myself.
Example: "Il ├ętait haut comme trois pommes et devait courir pour rattraper ses soeurs." (He was high as three apples and had to run to catch up with his sisters.)
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