toujours perdrix(redirected from perdrix)
From French, literally "always partidge," used in English to mean too much of a good thing—that is, an excessive amount of something that is otherwise enjoyable or beneficial. Now obsolete except in literary writings. A: "You don't want to come sailing with us? But you love to sail!" B: "Of course I do, but one must have variety in all aspects of life. Toujours perdix, and all that."
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