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my aunt, having made a telephone call, is feeling very much better expression or saying

Mischievous mistranslation of the French expression Tant pis, tant mieux

Origin

Unknown, but has the feel of a Punch cartoon

Collected by

Mum – 1960s
Pauline Iliff (Dixon) – mother of Mark, JM, G & Bel

Notes

Literally translates as “so much the better, so much the worse”, and in French only the relevant half would be used. Sometimes used together in English to mean something like “you win some, you lose some”

Submitted: 27/01/2022 by Mark ● Last updated: 28/01/2022 00:10 by Mark

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