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15 days ago

Barbara R. Cochran, MFA  See profile asked this question:

Language pair:

French > English

Subject:

General

Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

égratignèrent souvent nos convictions

Context:

L’après-midi passé avec l’ex-kronprinz de Prusse, mis aux arrêts dans son domaine, me laisse un étonnant souvenir ; son intelligence, son humour berlinois égratignèrent souvent nos convictions. Nous eûmes ce privilège inattendu, le lieutenant Rigaud et moi, de l’en tendre faire l’éloge du maréchal Pétain.

"put a dent in", "shook up/rattled/caused us to doubt our convictions"?

 

 

The answer of martynback  See profile was rated best

Would chip away at our convictions