Anagrams: 10 questions

The following (excluding the word in brackets) are all anagrams linked by a common theme. What are the unscrambled versions, and how does the word in brackets link to it?

  1. I bone tree (beast)
  2. Lo! Farces (fresh)
  3. Zen market jam (wail)
  4. Suriname stripper (equals)
  5. Dull tie box (sweet)
  6. Cartoon ass (thing)
  7. Disrespect pro (body)
  8. Hundred faeces (harm)
  9. Animates ogre (household)
  10. Sidecar reptiles (staircase)

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  1. I bone tree (beast)
    A: Bete noire – literal translation = black beast
  2. Lo! Farces (fresh)
    A: Al fresco – in the fresh
  3. Zen market jam (wail)
    A: Katzenjammer – cats wail
  4. Suriname stripper (equals)
    A: Primus inter pares – first among equals
  5. Dull tie box (sweet)
    A: Billet doux – sweet note
  6. Cartoon ass (thing)
    A: Cosa Nostra – our thing
  7. Disrespect pro (body)
    A: Esprit de corps – spirit of the body
  8. Hundred faeces (harm)
    A: Schadenfreude – harm joy
  9. Animates ogre (household)
    A: Menage a trois – household of three
  10. Sidecar reptiles (staircase)
    A: Esprit d’escalier – spirit of the staircase

Link: All foreign phrases used in English. The word in brackets is the literal English translation of one of the words in the foreign phrase.

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