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Tu passes du coq à l’âne

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tu passes, tu sautes du coq à l’âne : you’re changing the subject, you’re jumping to a different topic expressionPASSER
un coq-à-l’âne : a change of subject, a digression nom masculin
Note that the noun un coq-à-l’âne is used much less frequently than the full expression passer/sauter du coq à l’âne.
un coq : a cock, a rooster nom masculin
un âne : a donkey, an ass nom masculin

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