coup de foudre


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coup de foudre

(ku də fudrə)
n, pl coups de foudre (ku də fudrə)
a sudden and amazing action or event
[literally: lightning flash]

coup de foudre

- A sudden unforeseen event or instantaneous and overwhelming passion, such as love at first sight; it is French, literally, "stroke of lightning."
See also related terms for lightning.
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Intellectually arrogant Johnny could score a coup de foudre. He must imagine he has a brain like Pluto - the heavenly body, not the cartoon dog, but you have to wonder.
Un coup de foudre nait dans une rame de metro et l'espace d'une journee les rues d'Alger sont livrees aux femmes qui harcelent.
[beaucoup moins que]J'ai eu un coup de foudre pour cet qui a m'a donne envie d'eterniser certains moments artistiques.
The moment I heard the song, 'La Vie en Rose,' I immediately felt what the French call 'coup de foudre,' or love at first encounter.
Barnes and Starer experienced love at first sight, a coup de foudre, and were only separated by his mort foudroyante.
That was our academic "coup de foudre." I then took several courses with Ajami, especially after joining the doctoral program and he became my dissertation adviser.
"C'etait le coup de foudre. C'est un des derniers villages de pecheurs authentiques oE l'on sent qu'il se passe des choses qu'on ne voit nulle part ailleurs".
"L'Ecume des jours" raconte le coup de foudre entre Colin (Romain Duris), jeune homme argente, et Chloe (Audrey Tautou), entoures d'un groupe d'amis: Chick (Gad Elmaleh), fanatique du philosophe Jean-Sol Partre, sa petite amie Alise (Aissa Maiga), le cuisinier et confident de Colin, Nicolas (Omar Sy), collectionneur de jolies filles, et Isis (Charlotte Le Bon), amoureuse de lui.
Pete gave retrospective US great Pete was a one off who doted on film, and pursued this ''coup de foudre'' unstintingly, combining a wealth of film knowledge with an enthusiasm for the medium that knew no limit.
It was the coup de foudre, irresistible, right, life enhancing.
He compares creating to falling in love at first sight, a coup de foudre. He also creates and designs items of everyday use.