Saturday, April 12, 2014
Citations for passe-partout
Sophie's little passe-partout enabled her to pass almost anywhere, and if it were shown or hinted at, to have effect in the interviewing of superior servants or of any other police officer.
But with his remark about Vokt anyway he felt as safe as if he had a ticket or passe-partout in his pocket: he strutted up and down like a peacock for a few moments eyeing the assembly with disdain.
Origin of passe-partout
Passe-partout comes from the French phrase of the same spelling which literally means "(it) passes everywhere."