pas devant les enfants

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pas devant les enfants

From French, literally "not in front of the children," used in English to indicate the act or notion of not doing or saying something taboo or shocking within sight or hearing of children (or, more broadly, anyone who may be offended by it). Often used humorously, sarcastically, or sardonically. We've made a point of avoiding the pas devant les enfants in our house. If we have something to say, then we say it, whether the kids are around us or not. Users are up in arms over what they perceive to be the online paper's "pas devant les enfants" censorship of their comments.
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