Laissez les bons temps rouler

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The expression Laissez les bons temps rouler (alternatively Laissez les bon temps rouler, Laissez le bon temps rouler, Laisser les bons temps rouler and Laisser le bon temps rouler, French pronunciation: ​[lɛse le bɔ̃ tɑ̃ ʁule]) is a Cajun French phrase. The phrase is a calque of the English phrase "let the good times roll"; that is a word for word translation of the English phrase into Cajun French.

This phrase is often mentioned in Louisiana and around the Gulf Coast where Mardi Gras is celebrated. It is well known touristically around the United States from television and radio.[1]

It was said by Chi Chi DeVayne as her entrance quote on the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

It is not an expression used in other French-speaking countries.

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