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