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toujours perdrix

[too-zhoor per-dree] /tu ʒur pɛrˈdri/
French.
1.
too much of a good thing.
Origin of toujours perdrix
literally, always partridge
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  • However, the toujours perdrix of one particular beauty had evidently begun to pall upon Charles's exacting taste.

    Odd Bits of History Henry W. Wolff
  • I am: 'Variety is charming,' says the proverb; and here you know it is toujours perdrix!

    A Wife's Duty Amelia Alderson Opie
  • toujours perdrix is bad providing all the world over; but a continual weak imitation of toujours perdrix is worse.

  • To revert to the Beaufort story, mais c'est perdrix, perdrix, toujours perdrix!

  • Truly, toujours perdrix is endurable by comparison with Always Home Rule.

  • I wish I could exchange our bill of fare occasionally with that French fellow who complained of having "toujours perdrix."

    The Bushman Edward Wilson Landor
  • One letter would delight every one—four volumes of them are a surfeit—it is the toujours perdrix.

    Pelham, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • toujours perdrix may sate in the long-run, but perpetually to faire maigre is attended with even greater discomfort.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • Close to the equator, it has too much sameness of characteristic; toujours perdrix.

  • "Yes," said Molly, rather drearily, having something of the "toujours perdrix" feeling at the moment.

    Wives and Daughters Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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