FRENCH WORD OF THE DAY: En dents de scie

En dents de scie: An expression meaning up-and-down.  It refers to the peaks and valleys on the serrated edge of a saw blade.  (In English, we use the expression “roller-coaster” to the same effect.)

As seen in: « Les Canadiens devraient s’attendre à un hiver imprévisible, avec un temps en dents de scie. »

(Translation: “Canadians should expect an unpredictable winter, with temperatures going up and down.”)

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-nouvelliste/actualites/201111/29/01-4472652-un-hiver-en-dents-de-scie.php

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