"Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"
"Fetchez la vache!"
Has it come to this
French officials are irked that the euro-member country’s triple A status is under fire, while that of Britain has not so far come under threat, despite the UK’s higher deficit, similar debt levels, high inflation and sluggish economy. Their annoyance was fuelled by recent comments from George Osborne, UK chancellor, comparing France’s predicament to that of Greece.
The governor of France’s central bank has said Britain is more deserving of losing its top-notch credit rating than France as Paris braces itself for a potential downgrade of the country’s triple A status.
Course it does. That's why French spreads are 80bps wider than UK
Quel est le mot pour "sour grapes"?