Definition of comme il faut in English:

comme il faut


  • Correct in behaviour or etiquette.

    ‘my friend is partial to cocaine—in every other way he is very proper and comme il faut’
    • ‘In China, it's comme il faut.’
    • ‘It's comme il faut, however, to drink espresso pretty much at any time of the day.’
    • ‘He superintended the arrangements, chose the wallpapers, supplemented the furniture (preferably with antiques which he considered particularly comme il faut), and supervised the upholstering.’
    • ‘Um, no.. I'm not sure if it's comme il faut to mention other companies here...’
    proper, seemly, decent, becoming, befitting, tasteful, in good taste
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French, literally ‘as is necessary’.


comme il faut

/kɔm il fo//ˌkɒm iːl ˈfəʊ/