English version

the/le mot juste

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe/le mot justethe/le mot juste formalexactly the right word or phrase She paused, searching for the mot juste. mot juste
Examples from the Corpus
the/le mot justeHence Channel One, a commercial satellite network serving, if that is the mot juste, 12,000 schools.The right word, le mot juste, he had recognized, can wound; can even kill.
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