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comme il faut

adjective [after verb] uk   /ˌkɒm.ɪlˈfəʊ/  us   /ˌkɑː.mɪlˈfoʊ/ formal
behaving or dressing in the right way in public according to formal rules of social behaviour: Trust me - it's not comme il faut to wear a pink tie to a funeral.
Translations of “comme il faut”
in Chinese (Traditional) 適當的,合乎禮儀的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 适当的,合乎礼仪的…
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