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comment dit on en anglais l’expression française ”prêcher le faux pour savoir le vrai" ?
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exRanger profile picture exRangerAugust 2019
This phrase, rendered into English, is tricky. A very (very) "colloquial" expression, in English, that "gets at" the French expression ”prêcher le faux pour savoir le vrai" is "By hook or crook.". However, even this is not a perfectly accurate reflection of the French expression, the meaning of which is much more subtle and atthe same time more deliberate.

I'll ponder this question a bit more and return to this post later today.
Zoely profile picture ZoelyAugust 2019
thank you