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prendre une débarque

Overheard on the radio — la débarque de Madonna. The radio host talked about Madonna’s débarque on stage this week: she fell backwards off it.

The informal expression prendre une débarque used in Québec means to fall, to take a spill.

Une débarque is a fall, une chute.

If you spend any time walking in Québec streets in the winter, you know you have to be careful about not taking a débarque on the ice.

In fact, I saw a man take a débarque on the sidewalk just after hearing about Madonna’s on the radio.

TVA Nouvelles used this headline to talk about Madonna’s fall:

Méchante débarque pour Madonna!

Méchant is used in the headline in the sense of nasty.

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