déjeuner de calage

08:50 Dec 9, 2019
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French to English translations [PRO]
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French term or phrase: déjeuner de calage
Heard here (https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/journal-de-8-h/journa... this morning (at 1.49 minute into the recording).

I think they're referring to this: Action de caler* (2.), de fixer, d'étayer avec une cale ou de monter avec précision (une pièce). (Le Grand Robert de la langue française) and that they mean that the French president is making sure every one is on the same wavelength.

I'm just wondering how you would say this in British English.

This is just for fun (if you've got time to spare) and I prefer not to have to award points, but I'm interested to read what you think.

Thank you!
Ph_B (X)
France
Local time: 14:26


Summary of answers provided
3brow-beating/head-banging lunch
AllegroTrans
3power lunch
Stephanie Benoist
3lunch briefing
SafeTex


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lunch briefing


Explanation:
The link to your radio show does not work but how about this?


    https://ihsmarkit.com/events/Lunch-Briefing-at-EPCA-2019/agenda.html
    https://www.datacenterdynamics.com/conferences/london/2019/vip-lunch-briefing-data-centers-the-burning-issue/
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power lunch


Explanation:
More for deals between CEOs, but this may work

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Note added at 1 day 2 hrs (2019-12-10 11:46:16 GMT)
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This term may be too American...


    Reference: http://https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/power_lunch
Stephanie Benoist
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brow-beating/head-banging lunch


Explanation:
As you say, just for fun, but our British PM has certainly chaired such meetings

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Note added at 2 days 7 hrs (2019-12-11 16:03:03 GMT)
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WILKES'S diary | The Independent
https://www.independent.co.uk › News › UK
10 Mar 1995 - Sir Teddy Taylor received the news with his head in his hands. ... him to a series of head-banging sessions at Chequers and Downing Street over the past few ... Then there was a second meeting at No 10 for the lowest form of



PM meeting at Chequers at 3pm today - list of who'll be there ...
https://forums.digitalspy.com › Politics
24 Mar 2019 - 26 posts - ‎20 authors
"Here's the full cast-list for the PM's meeting at Chequers, which is taking ... apart but his rhetoric is more headbanging than quite a few of them.



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