→ Perhaps they need the guiding hand of a firm father figure.
→ The republic lacked firm, capable leadership
to be firm with sb se montrer ferme avec qn
→ She had to be firm with him
to stand firm tenir bon
to stand firm on sth être ferme à propos de qch
→ The President has appealed to his European partners to stand firm on the issue.
to stand firm against sth tenir bon face à qch
→ The council is standing firm against the barrage of protest
[ground, mattress] ferme
→ Choose a firm mattress.
→ Fruit should be firm and in excellent condition ...
firm favourite incontournable m
→ She reintroduced the knee-length, now a firm favourite
to be a firm favourite with sb être un incontournable chez qn, être un incontournable pour qn
to become a firm favourite with sb devenir un incontournable chez qn, devenir un incontournable pour qn
Bali has become a firm favourite with travellers. Bali est devenu un incontournable chez les voyageurs., Bali est devenu un incontournable pour les voyageurs.
[grip, handshake] ferme
→ The handshake was firm and cool
[offer, belief] ferme
→ We have a firm offer for the house
→ It is my firm belief that an effective partnership between police and the public is absolutely necessary.
[view] arrêté (e)
→ He holds very firm views
[decision] ferme, définitif (-ive)
→ He made a firm decision to leave.
→ We have no firm evidence.
[news] sûr (e)
→ There's unlikely to be firm news about the convoy's progress for some time.
to be a firm believer in sth croire fermement à qch
[control, grasp] solide
→ He has a firm grasp of the principles.
→ Although the Yakutians are a minority, they have firm control of the territory ...
n compagnie f → ... a firm of heating engineers He works for a large firm in London. Il travaille pour une grande compagnie à Londres.
n (mainly British) entreprise f de transports (routiers)
npl cabinet m de recrutement
→ Two top headhunting firms are competing for the task of recruiting a Stock Exchange chief executive
mail order firm
n société f de vente par correspondance
→ it is a mail order firm selling women's shirts
n société f de Bourse