Any idea how French speakers sometimes talk informally about being dumped by a girlfriend or boyfriend?
Éric from the TV series Tout sur moi gave an example of this when he said that his boyfriend had “flushed” him!
Il m’a flushé!
He dumped me.
Ma blonde m’a flushé à cause de ça!
My girlfriend dumped me because of that!
Il m’a flushé après deux mois…
He dumped me after two months…
Flusher sounds as though it were written flocher.
[This entry was inspired by the character Éric in Tout sur moi, “Addict!,” season 4, episode 4, Radio-Canada, Montreal, 6 October 2010.]