[*] "With chalk in hand," "col gesso." This is one of the bons mots
of Alexander VI, and refers to the ease with which Charles VIII seized Italy, implying that it was only necessary for him to send his quartermasters to chalk up the billets for his soldiers to conquer the country.
He had, moreover, the great merit of not repeating his personal bons mots
and of never speaking of his love-affairs, though his smiles and his airs and graces were delightfully indiscreet.
Ayez de bons mots
pour les membres de votre equipe.
Il leur faut juste les bons mots
pour les lancer en guerriers dans le match contre le Nigeria [beaucoup plus grand que], ajoute-t-il.
La soiree sera cloturee par un spectacle compose de bons sons et de bons mots
, [beaucoup moins que]Etranger comme le Fleuve[beaucoup plus grand que].
A lazy Sunday afternoon can vanish as one enjoys a literary dim sum, sampling from this or that part of the book as pages flip by like waiters with trays of bons mots
. Or sleepless nights become refrigerator-raiding binges as every devoured work leaves the reader ravenous for another.
like those that helped make Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band such a phenomenon when it opened off-Broadway In 1968 fly fast in a new documentary about the play, Making the Boys.
Seventy-eight-year-old Simpson, however, quickly apologized for his not so bons mots
with the National Organization for Women that said he was unfit to lead the reform effort.
As with so many of these bons mots
, this one contains more than a grain of truth.