au pied de la lettre

adverb

au pied de la let·​tre
ō¦pyādəläˈletr(ᵊ),
-et(rə)
: literally
don't take everything I say au pied de la lettre

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, to the foot of the letter

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“Au pied de la lettre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/au%20pied%20de%20la%20lettre. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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