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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.]

idée fixe

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

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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idée fixe

[ˈiːdeɪˈfiːks] Nidea f fija

idée fixe

n pl <idées fixes> → fixe Idee

i·dée fixe

n., Fr. idea fija.
References in classic literature ?
A man who had read deeply about Napoleon, or who had possibly received some hereditary family injury through the great war, might conceivably form such an IDEE FIXE and under its influence be capable of any fantastic outrage.
That won't do, my dear Watson," said Holmes, shaking his head, "for no amount of IDEE FIXE would enable your interesting monomaniac to find out where these busts were situated.
Criminals have no humanity, President Duterte said just five days ago-the latest iteration of the mindset that informs the idee fixe of his political life, the war on drugs.
The overthrow of Bashar al-Assad has become an idee fixe for Riyadh, prompting the Persian Gulf monarchy to throw money to arm anti-Assad Sunni extremists.
Taheri notes in his article on the book: "Khamenei distinguishes his idee fixe about destroying Israel from European anti-Semitism.
And, as in the Prokofiev, Berlioz's idee fixe changes depending on where the "woman'' is at the time.
As Harriet Hyman Alonso's biography hints at in its subtitle, the idee fixe of the man who wrote the words for the protest song "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" was his socialist-tinged politics, which got him blacklisted in Hollywood, despite his never having been a Communist.
The following chapter positions In the Skin of a Lion as having inaugurated the "mature phase" of Ondaatje's writing, creating a "counter-history of Canadian civic-modernity" and further developing Ondaatje's idee fixe with narrative form (170, 137).
His idee fixe of orthodoxy would be no more than an irritation if Bounds displayed more interest in actual literature and had greater sensitivity as a reader.
ROME * When the history of Benedict XVI's papacy is eventually written, a strong case probably could be made that it was fairly "Eurocentric," both in terms of the pontiff's own biography and interests, and the Vatican's corporate idee fixe regarding Western secularism.
The first is a lunch-time concert at St Paul's by Idee Fixe, an ensemble which is based in Thessaloniki in Greece and focuses on music written in the 20th and 21st Centuries.
Il part d'une idee fixe dont le role artistique est visceral dans la modernisation de la socitete.