French expressions often refere to food. 

Do you know these French expressions about wheat and apples (‘le blé’ et ‘les pommes’) ?

  • ‘Être fauché comme les blés’ (‘to be mowed like wheat’) means to be broke, penniless. There are plenty of expressions for this same idea : ‘Être sur la paille’ (‘to be on straw’), ‘Être à sec’ (‘to run dry’), ‘Ne pas avoir un rond’ (‘No having a round’)
  • ‘Tomber dans les pommes’ (‘to fall in the apples’), means to faint.

So, will you understand this sentence containing both expressions ?

‘Quand il lui a avoué qu’il était fauché, elle est tombée dans les pommes !’ 

Solution: When he confessed he was dead broke, she fainted !

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