C'est pas Versailles ici!*

* It's not Versailles in here

French France

Expression USED Frequently BY Parents and grandparents

Typically used by parents when their children leave a room but forget to turn off the light or if they use electricity in a wasteful way. Reference to the Palace of Versailles.

"√Čteins la lumi√®re quand tu sors de ta chambre, c'est pas Versailles ici!"

"Turn off the lights when go out of your room, we're not in Versailles here!"

Confirmed by 8 people