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cat on hot bricks
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English expression similar to the American expression "cat on a hot tin roof". Indicates a person ill at ease or uncomfortable.
I have never heard this said before. the Cat on a tin roof. that is soooo weird Comment by: Jennifer    Rated:2/5
my grand mom said this to me"hurry up phylum, your uncle is coming home tonight, he's from the hospital and he wants somebody to look(meaning to standby for him)at him while he's asleep..he's like you know, cat on hot bricks(agonizing) go on now! fix his room, ok?" Comment by: chrisophylum calleza    Rated:3/5
I think "cat on a hot tin roof" is an expression most Americans,(those unfamiliar with Tennesee Williams or not from the south) won't recognize. Great explanation of the analogy, though. Comment by: KrisM    Rated:4/5
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_on_a_Hot_Tin_R oof I'm familiar with the movie but have never heard anyone say it as an expression apart from that. Comment by: Kathy   
Never heard of "cat on hot bricks" but "cat on a hot tin roof" is very popular, in the south or not. I don't even know what the movie is about, but the phrase is very common in Ohio. Comment by: DiGi   
I've never been to the south, and I'm not familiar with Tennessee Williams, but I'm very familiar with "cat on a hot tin roof". You don't have to know the origin of a phrase to know the phrase and use it. Comment by: Downstrike   
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Cattle trucked
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.............rhyming slang, very tired!
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Chav
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A young person from the lower social classes - often seen wearing trackies and fake burberry baseball caps. other uses are "chavtastic" and "it's a chavalanche in here".
This one was explained to me as an acronym for Council House (Housing) Associated Vermin. Council Housing being a generic term for Cheap rented dwellings run by the local authority. Sometimes it implies a low intellect or poor education. Comment by: NB   
The acronym "CHAV" is a "backronym" and has nothing to do with the etymology (which comes from the Romani for "child" iirc) it comes from the same direction as "pikey" (which also has gypsy routes). Chav ALWAYS implies low intellect & poor education - it is a pejorative term. Comment by: Kay   
Also means Council Housed And Violent. Comment by: HM   
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chelp ; chelp off
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(Yorkshire) to disagree vocally with someone without sufficient grounds to do so i.e. "he chelped off at me." Chelping is commonly used in Yorkshire. Usually in reference to someone, often a child, who is nattering on about something or talking back. To be chelped off is to be put out about something, a bit like being miffed! Comment by: Maureen Cruickshank
"Londoners are chelpin' on about Northern English slang being included in a British slang dictionary!"
I'm 18 Born and raised in Cambridgeshire, never ever heard that shit. Thats a load of rubbish mate! Comment by: Matt    Rated:1/5
'Chelping' is the slang used when a person is constantly pestering for something. E.g. a child wanting an ice cream. I'm from Yorkshire and know the word well... Comment by: Gordon   
Yorkshire slang shouldn't be included on here....their colloquialisms are erm a little off from the rest of the uk Comment by: kcs   
"chelp" is used extenively in the North and Midlands, it's a verb which means "making noises of complaint or disagreement" and it's hardly surprising that Southerners think the only valid words are ones that they themselves use. I bet they don't use "mythering" (pestering like midges or children) or "slaumed up" (covered or coated in mess) either, so would that make them superior, or show them to have an inferior vocabulary? And as for "nesh" (unable to stand cold weather) I'd better not get started. Comment by: chelpman   
I've lived in the midlands for 20 years and never heard this phrase. I've also lived in the north east and the north west and never heard it there either. What a load of bollocks (see above). Comment by: Ewan    Rated:1/5
Seriously, would you ever take as a reasoned and informed comment the sort of ill-spelt and unnecessarily vulgar contributions from the likes of Mo ["begginning"], bob ["thats", "usefull", "sight" (= site)], Matt and others? Comment by: grumpy pedant    Rated:2/5
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chewing carpet?
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eating pussy
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chosty
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real nice
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Chuffed
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Pleasantly pleased with one's performance. Used in England. "I was quite chuffed with myself afterwards; I didn't think I could do it." Verb. Pronounced Chuff-ed, the u is pronounced the same as ruff (a dog's bark).
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chunter; chuntering
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to chunter on, or chuntering on. applied to someone who's mouth is running away with them, i.e. talking rubbish that no-one else is interested in. It might be North-Eastern (both myself and my mother are Geordies) but I'm not sure - even heard it on the BBC the other day!
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Cockup
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botch, a messed up situation
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Confuddled
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Confused
AMAZING HAILIE Comment by: bob    Rated:5/5
Confuzzled - Whinnie the Pooh Comment by: Kathy   
Cerfuddled is another term meaning the same thing. Slang in Canada. Comment by: Shawna   
use it all the time even though im a canadian Comment by: rikki   
yes...very common in Canada to say that you're buggered for thought Comment by: 71CANADIAN   
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daft
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stupid, foolish
"LOOK DON'T CONTACT ME AGAIN THERE IS ENOUGH PUSSY IN THIS WORLD FOR THE BOTH OF US "
a sounds like an o Comment by: compwrench   
what? They don't say 'daft' in the USA? Comment by: mrs ploppy   
doolaleetap ? stupid daft etc Comment by: bob lees   
daft - it's northern dialect and originally meant mental rather than stupid, like a person with alzheimers Comment by: mec   
In my whole life ive heard 3pple say that in Canada, it's no that common even n America pple dont use it Comment by: canadian101   
Again, a Canadian gal who uses this term frequently!! One of my favorite workds actually. Comment by: Shawna   
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Dodgy
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A questionable situation or item, dangerous or difficult
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Donkeys Years
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Very many years ago.
Another slang word I hear often for this meaning is 'yonks' - aaages ago. Comment by: Sally    Rated:3/5
its funny cause its irish..rip-offs. Comment by: niamh ní dumhnaill   
its funny cause its irish..rip-offs. Comment by: niamh ní dumhnaill   
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Duff
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useless, trash, "My Triumph Spitfire was pretty duff even back in the 80's."
can also be used to describe a pregnant woman, i.e. "our tracy's up the duff" Comment by: geordie paul   
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Evat
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English slang for the Common Newt (aka the Spotted newt or the smooth newt)
what da hell is eating crow??? Comment by: c monkey   
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fag/fagg
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British slang for cigarettes. Almost never heard in the U.S., especially in the Southeast. To say you wanted a fag in the U.S, you might be considered to be a homosexual. Not to be confused with being, "fagged out" shich is another term altogether.
If you want to see something really funny, go to South Carolina and ask the priest to give you a fag. His head might very well explode. Comment by: Nambs   
i would like to have a bloody fag!!! Comment by: c monkey   
My understanding the word Fag or Fagg also means 'stick', and a bundle of sticks or pack of cigarets is a Faggett Comment by: Rand   
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fancy
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to desire someone or something: "I fancy Camilla Parker Bowles."
Yankee here, not sure about my neighbors across the pond there but I highly doubt someone FANCIES that dog O.o Comment by: Wyveryx   
who would fancy that cow? Comment by: ash   
Ahh HRH Charles? Comment by: JoAnne   
We use teh term Fancy in the same way but we know it is British Comment by: Kathy   
I really must say I fancy Henry in his new polo. Comment by: Sarah   
oi, to all my brit mates in the uk, i just love using british slang @ work especally "fancy" it really winds the whole lot up! Comment by: dawn lorena    Rated:5/5
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fancy
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would like to have or like. as in I'd fancy a cup of tea and some scones about now. I live in the US and have used 'fancy' in that manner for the past 35 years. My mother-in-law was English and my grand mother in law was born in Dover so I heard it a lot and picked up the term along with many others, like 'car park', motor car, carriage way, boot and bonnet for trunk and hood, 'chemist' for drug store and many others too numerous to mention.
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fanny
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vaginy
No that's right, people say fanny for vagina in England, Scotland and Wales. Comment by: anon    Rated:5/5
In the USA it refers to someones buttocks/butt/ass/arse/bottom. Comment by: Sylvia   
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Flip life
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To tell someone "flip life" is similar to telling them "Go f*ck yourself" or "Screw off." Fred: Dude, your new girl is a tub of lard John: . . . Go flip life, Fred.
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Gander
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take a look
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gay young boys
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gay young boys
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gear
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marijauna
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git
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Nowadays a milder insult, usually to a male. Someone quite nasty or who is unpleasant. Mean GIT, old GIT, nasty GIT. Can also be used in a more positive fashion..you lucky git etc.
someone who was being very stupid or has dne something realy dumb also coul mean a goofball Comment by: Joe    Rated:3/5
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Gob
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mouth, "Shut your Gob!"
gob gob goble goble Comment by: Matthew   
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