Get ready to find out everything you want to know about the basic French idiom “Arrête ton cinéma”.
More precisely, this includes a complete definition of what it is and how to use it in a casual conversation with an audio example. But wait, we also added super useful stuff like synonyms, dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio and more!
It’s a common way to say to someone that he/she is being a drama queen. Because just like cinema actors, the person is playing a role and is faking it.
If someone around you is being a drama queen, you can say “Arrête ton cinéma“.
This is familiar and, depending on the situation, it might get perceived as “kidding” but also criticism.
If you say it to tease a close friend about something, he/she will probably laugh about it. But if you say it to someone you barely know and with an aggressive tone, people won’t react the same way, so be careful when you use this one.
Example: A football player is crying in pain after an opponent slightly touched him. You can say “Arrête ton cinéma !“.