Finir Expressions

French expressions with finir
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Endless French Phrases

The French verb finir, "to finish," is found in many idiomatic expressions, including happy ending, endless, and it’s over. Learn these and many other French expressions featuring finir.

Finir translations

  • to complete
  • to conclude
  • to die
  • to end
  • to finish
  • to stop

Proverb with finir

Tout est bien qui finit bien. All’s well that ends well.

Expressions with finir

en finir avec to be done with
finir bien to have a happy ending
finir dans la misère to end up in poverty
finir (de faire) to stop (doing)
finir en to end in
finir en beauté to finish brilliantly, end with a flourish
finir en fuseau to taper
finir en queue de poisson to come to an abrupt end, to end not with a bang but a whimper
finir mal to come to a bad end
finir par to end up, to ___ in the end
ne pas en finir de(informal) to never stop ___ing
à n’en plus finir never-ending, endless
bien fini well-finished (clothing)
Ça manque de fini. It needs a few finishing touches.
C’est fini. It’s over.
et pour finir and finally
Fini de rire maintenant. The fun/joke is over now.
Finie la rigolade !(informal) Party’s over!
J’ai fini. I am / have finished.
Je suis fini. I am dead; I’m a has-been.
Il est temps que cela finisse. It’s time to stop this.
mal fini badly-finished (clothing)
On finit par aimer ça. It’s an acquired taste.
pour finir finally
qui n’en finit pas never-ending, endless, interminable
Tout cela va mal finir. It will end in disaster.
Tout est fini entre nous. It’s all over between us, We’re through.
Tout finit par des chansons. Everything ends with a song.

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