Plus ça change

Some French words and expressions commonly used in English:

Pied-à-terre   foot on ground
A temporary or secondary place of residence.

Plus ça change   More it changes
The more things change (the more they stay the same)

Prêt-à-porter   ready to wear
Originally referred to clothing

Protégé   protected
Someone whose training is sponsored by an influential person.

Raison d’être   reason for being
Purpose, justification for existing

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