The French idiom "Casser la croûte" explained

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Example in a story with translation

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Habitudes malsaines
Unhealthy Habits
Alice:   Jacques, tu veux manger ?
Jacques, do you want to eat?
Jacques:   Non, merci.
No, thank you.
Alice:   Mais j’ai préparé du poulet avec des nouilles. Tu vas adorer !
But I made chicken with noodles. You will love it!
Jacques:   Non, merci. J’ai déjà cassé la croûte.
No, thank you. I already snacked.
Alice:   As-tu mangé quelque chose de sain au moins ?
Did you eat something healthy at least?
Jacques:   Oui, des glaces.
Yes, ice creams.
Alice:   Ce n’est pas sain ça ! Tu manges beaucoup de sucre et après tu te plains de ne pas réussir à dormir…
This isn’t healthy! You eat a lot of sugar and then you complain about not being able to sleep…
Jacques:   Ce n’est pas à cause de ça…
It’s not because of that…
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