beaux gestes

beau geste

[boh zhest]
plural beaux gestes [boh zhest] . French.
a fine or noble gesture, often futile or only for effect. Unabridged
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beau geste (bo ʒɛst)
n , pl beaux gestes
a noble or gracious gesture or act, esp one that is meaningless
[literally: beautiful gesture]

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