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Faire La Manche

Does 'Faire la manche' mean 'to beg'??

If so is it a phrase that is used usually?

And to say, for example, he used to beg in the street is it: il faisait la manche dans la rue??

Thank you!

August 1, 2017



You are right.It's a very widespread expression, yes.


Any ideas why fair la manche to mean beg? In English a panhandle also means to beg. Wonder how it was originated.

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