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Sunday, April 28, 2013

en avoir pour dix minutes

Actual meaning: to take ten minutes (to do something)
Literal meaning: to have for ten minutes of it

Je dois prendre une douche. J’en ai pour dix minutes.
I have to take a shower. It’ll take 10 minutes.

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