Mon petit doigt m’a dit*
* My little finger has told me
Adults talking to young children
The idiom is a playful way of announcing that you know something when you don’t want to reveal the source of your information. It is the French equivalent of the English idiom 'A little birdie told me'
Tu n’as pas fait la vaisselle hier.
– Comment tu le sais ?
– Mon petit doigt me l’a dit !
You didn't do the dishes yesterday.
– How do you know?
– A little birdie told me!
Submitted May 2020
Confirmed by 17 people