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be (not) comme il faut

To be appropriate or correct behavior, as in a social situation. Comme il faut is French for "as is proper." It is not comme il faut to overshadow the bride at a wedding.
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be comme il faut

  (formal)
behaviour that is comme il faut is correct because it follows the formal rules of social behaviour It's not exactly comme il faut to be seen making jokes at a funeral.
See also: comme, faut, IL