On se tient au jus

C’est du Peu venir Jus – French expression For counting DownPosted passant par John Bauer nous Feb 21, 2019 in Vocabulary


Les expressions françaises (French expressions) ont a funny way ns sneaking right into conversations and making what should be a simple sentence suddenly pas possible to understand. It can feel drôle to oui no trouble recognizing every word, but struggle à find any an interpretation in comment they are put together!


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Vous lisez ce: On se tient au jus


I to be surprised as soon as mon collègue (my coworker) used année expression with thé word jus (juice), il y a certains mois (a few months ago):

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After handle with thé learning about how l’expression is used et why se tenir au jus came to mean to keep someone in thé loop, je thought ns was done through being confused par the fruity word.

Cependant (however), je recently stumbled across de nouveau expression that offers le jus, but for something totally different. Thé lesson suddenly came when talking about le travail (work) with mon patron (my boss):

Tu as terminé le truc dont em t’ai parlez ?Pas encore.Il faut pas tarder. C’est aux peu au jus.Merci ! Dis-moi s’il y a reconnaissance d’information.Tu née m’as pas compris… cette nous du repos peu ns temps.Ah, d’accord ! nom de fille le ferai aujourd’hui donc !Merci.

Have finished thé thing ns talked to you about?Not yet.Don’t put it off. There’s no a beaucoup of time antérieur à it ends.Thanks! Let moi know si there’s any more information.You didn’t understand me… we don’t oui a beaucoup of time.Ah, alright! I’ll do it aujourdhui then!Thanks.

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It was easy à clear up, cible my initial manga came from misunderstanding l’expression. When mon patron tons used it, ns immediately thought de se tenir au jus and cette kind of fabriqué sense in auto context de our conversation. My mistake was thinking of ce like this:

Il faut étape tarder. Em te tiens au jus.Don’t put cette off. I’ll keep you updated.

When ns realized je had fabriquer a mistake et tried to figure out quel mon patron meant, straight translating l’expression didn’t aid at all either.

C’est ‘du peu à jus.It’s a précis in juice.

Heureusement (luckily), ce was easily cleared up and I can understand thé real an interpretation of l’expression:

C’est ns peu venir jus.There’s no a parcelle of time avant it ends.

I wanted to learn an ext about cette nouvelles expression (this new expression) et decided to find the end where ce comes from and why it uses le jus.

It turns out, c’est ns peu venir jus originates in army slang. Toutes les personnes would use it as a way to counting down until they finished your service and it to be usually combined with a numbe:

Quatre au jus – four days until the end of one’s army service

The most famous ns these being:

Zéro au jus – auto end du one’s army service.

Le jus in the expressions refers à le café (coffee), which refers à breakfast, i m sorry refers to un jour (a day).

Mais ns jus und le café sont deux des choses différentes…But juice et coffee two different things…

Le sève in the expressions actually refers to le jus de chique (chewing tabacco) jaune le jus de chausette (sock juice, slang for bad coffee). The arttasters black look de ces jus brings up thoughts of the mauvais café you’re likely à find in a barracks.

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At the end of the day, the dialoguées was a amusant way venir learn how le jus can be used à mean something completely new. Cette was also année important lesson in staying clear of sock juice.