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affaire de coeur

[a-fer duh-kœr] /a fɛr dəˈkœr/
noun, plural affaires de coeur
[a fer duh-kœr] /a fɛr dəˈkœr/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
a love affair.
Also called affaire.
Origin of affaire de coeur
literally, affair of the heart
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  • I don't think, in the first case, that this was an affaire de coeur, as the Frenchmen say.

    The Drone Rutherford Mayne
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affaire de coeur

/afɛr də kœr/
noun (pl) affaires de coeur (afɛr də kœr)
1.
an affair of the heart; love affair
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