#UKSlang: UK slang (5)

  1. Lose the plot. Meaning: to behave in a strange or silly way.
    • Example:
      • “I can’t believe Dean did that. He must be losing the plot.”
  2. Head banger. Meaning: a fan of rock music.
    • Example:
      • “Mia’s a head banger. She always goes to her favorite band’s gigs every week.”
  3. Adam and Eve. Meaning: believe.
    • Example:
      • “I don’t Adam and Eve it. It’s not true that Dan is my sister’s boyfriend.”
  4. Apples and pears. Meaning: stairs.
    • Example:
      • “Radit sprained his ankles when she fell down the apples and pears yesterday.”
  5. Cop it. Meaning: to be punished because you’ve done something wrong.
    • Example:
      • “You’ll cop it if your parents find out you’ve stealing.”
  6. Five fingers discount. Meaning: shoplifting.
    • Example:
      • “He was charged with five fingers discount last month.”
  7. Get the nod. Meaning: get the permission.
    • Example:
      • “You’ll need to get the nod from your parents if you want to attend summer camp.”
  8. Gutted. Meaning: extremely disappointed and unhappy.
    • Example:
      • “Gerard was gutted when Mikey broke his guitars.”
  9. Chivvy on. Meaning: ask someone to do something they don’t want to do.
    • Example:
      • “I had to chivvy my brother on doing his homework.”
  10. Hard stop. Meaning: deadline.
    • Example:
      • “I haven’t slept for two days because I have a hard stop for my proposal tomorrow at 7 a.m.”

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, December 27, 2012

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