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Legal phrases are followed by four meanings. Choose the most appropriate option:
Faux pas

A

Cheating

B

Tactless mistake

C

Pausing for a while

D

Passage of time

Answer

B. "Faux Pas" means tactless mistake . It means an embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation. Faux pas is a loan phrase from French that’s been used in English since the seventeenth century—the 1670s, to be more precise. The two words that constitute the phrase are faux, which means “false,” and Pas, which means “dance step.”

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