Contre Expressions

Against French Phrases

French expressions with contre
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The French preposition contre, “against,” is found in many idiomatic expressions, including into the wind, to swap, and pros and cons. Learn these and dozens of other French expressions featuring contre.

Contre translations

  • against
  • contrary to
  • counter to
  • in exchange for
  • into
  • versus

Contre expressions

contre-haut above
contre le courant against the current
contre le gré de quelqu’un against someone’s will
un contre-la-montre time trial
contre toute apparence against all expectations
contre toute évidence against all the evidence
contre vents et marées against all odds, despite obstacles, come hell or high water
à contre-courant upstream, against the current/tide
à contre-jour backlit
à contre-pied on the wrong foot
à contre-poil the wrong way
un acte contre nature unnatural act
assurance contre ___ ___ insurance
un attentant contre an attack on
c’est contre mes principes it goes against my principles
une course contre la montre time trial
envers et contre tout despite all opposition
une épreuve contre la montre time trial
(la) face contre terre facedown
par contre whereas, on the other hand
pare-chocs contre pare-chocs bumper to bumper
pour et contre for and against
le pour et le contre pros and cons
__ voix contre __ __ votes to __
aller à contre-courant to go against the tide
aller contre le courant to go against the tide
aller à contre-courant de l’opinion (publique) to go against public opinion
avoir une dent contre quelqu’un to have a grudge against someone
garder une dent contre quelqu’un to hold a grudge against someone
ne rien avoir contre (cela) to have nothing against (it)
ne rien avoir là contre to have nothing against it

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