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i·dée fixe

 (ē-dā fēks′)
n. pl. i·dées fixes (ē-dā fēks′)
A fixed idea; an obsession.

[French : idée, idea + fixe, fixed.]
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idée fixe

(ide fiks)
n, pl idées fixes (ide fiks)
a fixed idea; obsession
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idée fixe

A French phrase meaning fixed idea, used to mean an obsession.
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idée fixe

(French)
noun obsession, thing (informal), preoccupation, fixation, fixed idea, monomania, hobbyhorse, bee in your bonnet It is an idée fixe of mine that women work in a more concentrated way.
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Translations

idée fixe

[ˈiːdeɪˈfiːks] Nidea f fija
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idée fixe

n pl <idées fixes> → fixe Idee
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i·dée fixe

n., Fr. idea fija.
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