British English Slang – Codswallop.
Meaning – Nonsense. This expression is usually directed towards someone who is talking – or writing – nonsense. Codswallop is often said to someone who is telling lies or talking rubbish. It is used to describe something that is considered ridiculous or untrue.
Codswallop is a fun and colourful expression that can be used to add a bit of humour to a conversation or to express frustration with someone’s ridiculous ideas or claims.
Similar Expressions To Codswallop Include:
- Pull a fast one (idiom) – To engage in a deceitful practice or play an unfair trick.
- Smell a rat (idiom) – To suspect that something is wrong or that something dishonest is happening.
- Smells fishy (idiom) – This expression is used when something is making you suspicious.
- Take something with a pinch of salt (idiom) – To listen to a story or explanation of something with reasonable doubt.
- “The dog ate your homework again? I’ve never heard such codswallop!”
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