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Why don't you go down relax in the dungeons?
I'll pop down later for a little chat а deux, as it were. Just between the
two of them?
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Hi,

Why don't you go down relax in the dungeons?

I'll pop down later for a little chat а deux, as it were. Just between the

two of them?

a chat а deux, = a mildly humorous way of saying 'an intimate chat between two people'.

as it were. This phrase means that it is not really such a chat, but I am using those words to describe what will happen. It's usually meant to convey a tone of gentle irony.

eg Instead of saying 'I am very angry, and I am going to punch him in the mouth', I might say 'I'm going to have a little chat with him, as it were'.

eg Instead of saying 'He is a terrible liar', I might say 'He likes to stretch the truth a little, as it were'.

Clive
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Correct. it's French.
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CliveThis phrase means that it is not really such a chat, but I am using those words to describe what will happen.
In other words: So to speak.Emotion: smile
Thanks, Clive! Nice having you back.