Today we will learn about other UK slangs apart from those we have talked about in past sessions.
1. Laughing gear: one’s mouth.
E.g. “It’s not funny. Shut your laughing gear!”
2. Know one’s onions: well versed on a subject.
E.g. “That guy sure knows his onions.”
3. Hard cheese: expression of bad luck.
E.g. “The new rules is a hard cheese for the employees.”
4. Go to spare: become angry or frustrated.
E.g. “All his problems make him go to spare.”
5. Eating irons: eating utensils.
E.g. “Let us prepare the eating irons.”
6. Do one’s nut: become enraged.
E.g. “I gave him the news, and he did his nut.”
7. Bang to the rights: caught in the act.
E.g. “The police came and caught the robber bang to rights in front of the store.”
8. Argy-bargy: heated confrontation.
E.g. “I don’t want us to get into argy bargy just because of this small problem.”
9. All mouth and no trousers: all talk, no action.
E.g. “He’s all mouth and no trousers. Nobody wants to listen to him.”
10. Sad arse: pathetic person.
E.g. “You are a sad arse! Can’t you even boil an egg?”