Surprise, surprise: my arms are falling off

Words and idioms to express shock in French - and one well-known phrase you should not use

WHILE the cliché dictates that all French people react to news, be it mundane or shocking, with the same casual Gallic shrug, in fact the opposite is true – and there are many ways to express surprise in French. Here are some you may hear.

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