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beau geste

[boh zhest]
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plural beaux gestes [boh zhest] /boʊ ˈʒɛst/. French.
  1. a fine or noble gesture, often futile or only for effect.
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beau geste

noun plural beaux gestes (bo ʒɛst)
  1. a noble or gracious gesture or act, esp one that is meaningless
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Word Origin

literally: beautiful gesture
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