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De quoi mettre un coup

What does "De quoi mettre un coup dans la légende de l'abominable homme des neiges!" mean?

Source: https://fr.sputniknews.com/sci_tech/201712181034381559-science-decouverte-scientifiques/

December 18, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Prenom.Pierre

Cette découverte va briser la légende du yéti.

Cette découverte va rendre cette légende difficile à croire

mettre un coup = apporter des preuves irréfutables

Comme si la légende était un rocher que la vérité scientifique va faire éclater.

this discovery will break the legend of the Yeti.

This discovery will make this legend difficult to believe

mettre un coup = bring irrefutable evidence

As if the legend was a rock that the scientific truth is going to burst.

December 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woofumzz

Olivia's Google translation actually isn't too bad, it's an article disproving an urban legend. Think of it like a BuzzFeed title, "What put a hole in the legend of the abominable snowman - you won't believe it either once you see this!"

December 18, 2017
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