La fin des haricots

Le mot du jour : “La fin des haricots”
Remember last week expression about carrots being cooked? Well, this week, it’s all about beans!

“La fin des haricots” means “the end of the beans”, and, as you can guess, it’s not good news…

It’s a more recent expression (probably beginning of the XXth century), and is more or less the same as “the last straw” in English. The beans being cheap food, when you didn’t have any left, it meant that you really were in a bad position.

The more I study my own language, the more I realise how much food is everywhere! I think we really are a food obsessed country 😀

For next week, I will try and find an expression that is not about food 😉

Haricots blancs aux tomates