Definition of mauvais pas in English:

mauvais pas

noun

  • An area that is dangerous or difficult to negotiate.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822), poet. From French mauvais pas dangerous situation from mauvais bad + pas step.

Pronunciation

mauvais pas

/məʊˈveɪ ˈpɑː/