In the TV series 19-2, Officer Nick Berrof has just returned to work after his partner was shot in the head during an investigation.
When Sergeant Houle sees Nick back at the station for the first time, he reassures him that he can come see him if he feels down. Houle knows things are going to be rough for Nick on the job after what happened to his partner. He says:
Tu files pas, tu m’appelles, OK?
(If) you don’t feel good, you call me, OK?
Similarly, if you hear someone say j’file pas, it means: “I don’t feel good.”
This verb is also spelled as feeler.
[This entry was inspired by the character Houle in 19-2, season 1, episode 1, Radio-Canada, Montreal, 2 February 2011.]