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a little birdie told me

English English speaking countries

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Some people

This idiom is used playfully not to reveal the source of information about something. Usually, however, the source of the information is obvious. Sometimes rendered as 'A little bird told me'

"How did you know it was my birthday?" "Let's just say a little birdie told me!"


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yer bum's oot the windae*

* Your bottom is out the window

Scots Scotland

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

An expression used to call someone out when they are talking rubbish/ not telling the truth.

"not another wan pal, yer oot yer face!" "nah yer bum's oot the windae, I'm braw!"

"not another drink mate, you're really drunk!" "No, you're talking rubbish, I'm fine!"





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zo gepiept*

* squeaked like that

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

Used for something that can be done very quickly, as in, it can be done in a squeak or peep.

“Gaat het lang duren?” “Nee joh, zo gepiept”

“Will it take long?” “No, squeaked like that”





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boteren*

* to butter

Dutch Netherlands

Word USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

(v.) If it butters between two people it means they get along. Can be used in negative form (e.g. “it doesn’t butter between x and y”) when people don’t get along.

“Het botert de laatste tijd goed tussen de twee zussen”

“It butters good lately between the two sisters”


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epibreren

Dutch Netherlands

Word USED On Very Rare Occasion BY Some People

To perform an undefined task in order to inspire the impression that this very task is of utmost importance, even though it is totally insignificant.

"We moeten dit document nog epileren."

"We still have to epibrate this document."





#AyasofyaMüzedir*

* #HagiaSophiaIsAMuseum

Turkish Turkey

Hashtag USED On Occasion BY Some People

A hashtag created to show disapproval of the Turkish government's decision to turn the Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

Ayasofya milletlerin ve dinlerin ortak buluşma noktasıdır. #AyasofyaMüzedir , mirastır ve korunmalıdır.

Hagia Sophia is a meeting point of nations and religions. #HagiaSophiaIsAMuseum , a legacy and should be protected.





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thunder-plump

Scots Scotland

Word USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

(n.) A sudden, thundery shower of rain.

"It's awfie dreich the day, a reckon we're in fer an unco big thunder-plump!"

"It's awfully grey today, I reckon there's a very big thunder-plump coming!"





the Mrs

English United Kingdom

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) Used by men to refer to their partner. Does not necessarily mean they are married.

"Want to go for a beer tonight?" "I can't, I'm staying in with the Mrs."





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bagsy

English United Kingdom

Slang USED Frequently BY Some People

(v.) To claim something for yourself, reserving it so someone else can't take it.

"Bagsy front seat!" "Don't take the last slice of cake, I've bagsy'd it."





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How do?

English Northern England, United Kingdom

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Some People

Greeting often used between walkers as they pass each other on a hike. It doesn't really mean anything but it an expression of friendliness that does not require an actual answer.

"How do?" "How do?"





baccy

English Northern England, United Kingdom

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) Shortened word for 'tobacco'.

"I'm rolling a cigarette, can I use your baccy?"





quid

English United Kingdom

Slang USED Frequently BY Some People

(n.) The British pound.

"Can you lend me two quid for some chewing gum?"





skive

English United Kingdom

Slang USED Frequently BY Some People

(v.) To play truant, meaning to not go in to work or school when you are supposed to.

"Let's skive maths this afternoon, I haven't done the homework."





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en nollåtta*

* a zero-eight

Swedish Sweden

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) A sometimes derogatory term for a person from Stockholm, derived from Stockholm's area code, 08.

"Den där nollåttan kan inte köra!"

"That Stockholmer can't drive!"





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krijg nou wat*

* get something now

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

Used to express surprise, similar to the English “what the hell?”

“Krijg nou wat, dit heb ik nog nooit eerder gezien”

“Get something now, I’ve never seen this before”