mauvais quart d'heure


Related to mauvais quart d'heure: phallocratic, daren't, unobscured

mauvais quart d'heure

(movɛ kar dœr)
n
Brit a brief unpleasant experience
[literally: (a) bad quarter of an hour]

mauvais quart d'heure

A French phrase meaning bad quarter of an hour, used to mean any short period during which something unpleasant happens.
References in classic literature ?
When you arrived we were in for a peculiarly mauvais quart d'heure.
And it is possible that she had a mauvais quart d'heure in consequence
Life, Lady Stutfield, is simply a MAUVAIS QUART D'HEURE made up of exquisite moments.
Et les Marocains vont vivre un mauvais quart d'heure, puisque leurs adversaires du jour etaient a plusieurs reprises en position d'ouvrir le score.