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Slang – Nowt

Slang – Nowt. Meaning – Nothing. This slang is British slang and it is commonly used in the north of England and Scotland. It is Northern English slang. The opposite of…

Slang – Cheerio

Slang – Cheerio. Meaning – Goodbye. Cheerio is a positive, somewhat lively, farewell. This expression is generally seen as a more casual and lighthearted way of saying goodbye compared to other…

Slang – Hullabaloo

Slang – Hullabaloo. Meaning – A commotion, disturbance, uproar or fuss. This expression is used to describe some kind of noisy argument or disagreement. A hullabaloo is a loud…

Slang – Daft

Slang – Daft. Meaning (adjective) – Foolish or stupid. This slang is extremely common British slang (it originated in Scotland and Northern England) but is likely to be understood by all native English…

Slang – Chuffed

Slang – Chuffed. Meaning – Very happy, delighted or proud. The word chuffed is an adjective that means to be pleased, delighted, or very happy about something. This slang is…

Idiom – Full Of The Joys Of Spring

English Idiom – Full of the joys of spring. Meaning – Very happy. This expression is used to describe someone who is both happy and full of energy. This…

Slang – Gormless

British English Slang – Gormless. Meaning – (adjective) Stupid or foolish. This expression can refer to someone who displays a lack of intelligence. A clumsy person may be called gormless…

Slang – Kerfuffle

Slang – Kerfuffle. Meaning – A noisy argument or commotion. Kerfuffle is a noun that means a commotion or fuss caused by a disagreement or argument. It can also…

Idiom – As Sick As A Parrot

English Idiom – As sick as a parrot. Meaning – Very disappointed.  This expression means that you are disappointed or unhappy about something that has happened. As sick…

Idiom – Chop Chop

English Idiom – Chop chop. Meaning – Hurry up! This expression is used to tell someone to hurry, or to do something faster. Do something without delay. This is…

Idiom – Wouldn’t Say Boo To A Goose

English Idiom – Wouldn’t say boo to a goose. Meaning – If someone wouldn’t say boo to a goose, they are very timid and nervous. This expression might be used…

Idiom – Storm In A Teacup

English Idiom – Storm in a teacup. Meaning – A small event that has been exaggerated out of proportion. A lot of fuss over a trivial matter. This expression is used when something…

Idiom – Keep A Stiff Upper Lip

English Idiom –Stiff upper lip or Keep a stiff upper lip. Meaning – To not show your emotions when you are upset. To keep your emotions hidden or bottled…

Idiom – Cheap As Chips

English Idiom – Cheap as chips or As cheap as chips. Meaning – Very inexpensive. This expression can be used to refer to something that is reduced in price, something…

Slang – Cracking

Slang – Cracking. Meaning – Excellent or impressive. The very best or of high quality. This expression is used to describe just about anything that is really good –…

Idiom – By The Skin Of Your Teeth

English Idiom – By the skin of one’s teeth. Meaning – To only just succeed in doing something. To just barely do something; to succeed by the smallest…

Slang – Mate

Slang – Mate. Meaning – Friend. This is an informal expression used to refer to a close friend or companion. This slang is extremely common British and Australian slang….

Slang – Dicky Bow

British English Slang – Dicky bow or Dickie bow or Dickey bow. Meaning – A bow tie. A bow tie is a necktie in the form of a bow with two loops.

Slang – Skive

British English Slang – Skive or Skive-off. Meaning – To avoid work or your responsibilities by staying away or leaving without permission. To stay away from work or…

Slang – Twit

British English Slang – Twit. Meaning (noun) – A foolish or stupid person. This expression can also be used to describe someone who is annoying or to describe…