On this page, we are going to explain you everything you have to know about the basic French expression “Arrête de faire l’andouille”.
To be clear, this includes a detailed explanation of what it is and how to use it in everyday life with an audio example. As well as the useful informations we sprinkled like synonyms, dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio and more!
It’s a common and soft way to say to someone that he/she is acting stupid. The exact origin of this expression is unknown.
If someone around you is “acting like a sausage” a.k.a. acting stupid, you can say “Arrête de faire l’andouille“.
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.