pas devant

[ French pah duh-vahn ]

  1. French. not in front (of): used to suggest or warn that discretion is needed in the presence of children or other people:There are so many jokes that could be told, but this is a family event, so pas devant!

Origin of pas devant

First recorded in 1950–1955; from French pas “not” (short for ne...pas, literally “not a step”; cf. pace1 ) + devant “in front (of),” compound of de de and avant “before” (see avant-garde )

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