English United Kingdom

to have a knack for

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Most People

An ability or special method for doing something easily and well.

"The door's a bit stiff, there's a knack to opening it." "She's got a knack for baking, she should open a shop."

English Northern England & Scotland, United Kingdom

lass

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) • A girl or young woman.

"Check out that lass over there."

English Sunderland, United Kingdom

canny

Word USED Very frequently BY Most People

(adj.) • Used to express positive feelings towards something.

"Yeah I like him, he's a canny lad."

English Northern England, United Kingdom

cuppa

Word USED Very frequently BY Some People

(n.) • A cup of tea. Contraction of the phrase "cup of".

"Want a cuppa?" "Ok, go on then."

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English United Kingdom

hungry as a horse

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

The expression suggests you are very hungry, given the idea that a horse has a big stomach.

"I could eat an entire pizza by myself - I'm as hungry as a horse."

Confirmed by 9 people

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English United Kingdom

Pot calling the kettle black

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

Expression used to point out hypocrisy. Traditionally both pot and kettle would've been made out of a similar material, so you can't comment on the appearance of one without it also being relevant to the other.

"You are accusing me of cheating? Talk about pot calling the kettle black!"

Confirmed by 11 people

English Texas, United States

Y'all come back now

Expression USED Frequently BY People Over 50

A common farewell, similar to "safe travels".

"It's time to call it a night, we're off." "Alright, y'all come back now!"

Confirmed by 6 people

English United States

Bless your heart

Expression USED Very frequently BY Mothers

A sarcastic phrase used to call others dumb or clumsy.

"Obama was the first president of the US." "Oh, bless your heart..."

Confirmed by 12 people

English United Kingdom

To bite the bullet

Expression USED On Occasion BY anyone

It is used when someone must do something they do not want to do. The situation or task is unavoidable, but is unpleasant.

He said, "I don't wanna tell her this awful news. It'd hurt her feelings." She responded, "Yes, but it must be done, so you just gotta 'bite the bullet.'

Confirmed by 14 people

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English Virginia, United States

wizard

Slang USED On Occasion BY Young people

(adj.) • The word “wizard” is a synonym for “cool”; it is used when one finds something interesting, or when one likes something.

"Did you see my new tattoo? That’s wizard! I love it!"

Confirmed by 6 people

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English New Zealand

chur

Expression USED Frequently BY Mostly the youth and middle aged

(interj.) • A word used to express gratitude, excitement, or agreeance.

"That was choice as, bro!" "Chur."

Confirmed by 2 people

English United Kingdom

barking

Word USED On Occasion BY some people

(adj.) • A shortened form of "barking mad" ie: insane. Used for emphasis.

“Harry is under the impression Draco is now a death eater” “You’re barking!”

Confirmed by 10 people

English United States

hang out

Expression USED Very frequently BY young people

To 'hang out with a friend' means to spend time with a friend.

"Hey, wanna hang out this evening?" "I want to, but I have work. How about tomorrow?" "Okay, sounds good!"

English United Kingdom

Not my cup of tea

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

When you say that something is 'not your cup of tea', you mean that it's not something you enjoy or like; it's not your thing. You can use 'that' or 'it' or name the thing that isn't your cup of tea, or even simply say 'Not my cup of tea!'

'Do you want to play tennis with us?' 'No thanks, that's not my cup of tea' OR 'It's not my cup of tea' OR 'Tennis isn't my cup of tea' OR 'Not my cup of tea'

Confirmed by 23 people

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English United States

up to speed

Slang USED On Occasion BY Everyone

To be caught up on something.

"Can you bring me up to speed on the current economic situation?"

English Various countries

🙃

Emoji USED On Occasion BY young people

Can be used to display a sense of passive-aggressiveness.

"Should we just go with my idea then?" "Sure 🙃"

Confirmed by 18 people

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English North , United Kingdom

on my tod

Slang USED On Occasion BY Northerners

Alone or on your own.

"Did you go into town with your friend." "No I was on my tod."

Confirmed by 2 people

English English speaking countries

keep your chin up

Expression USED Frequently BY Most People

Used to encourage someone to remain positive.

"Have you heard back from the job yet?" "No." "Well, keep your chin up, you'll hear soon!"

Confirmed by 11 people

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English United States

wb

Abbreviation USED Frequently BY Millenials

(welcome back) • An acronym of 'Welcome Back'. It was mostly typed in messaging/chat applications, but may also be spoken aloud in-person when someone returns.

"Be right back." ... "I'm back."

Confirmed by 4 people

English United States

brb

Abbreviation USED Very frequently BY Millenials

An abbreviation of 'be right back'. It was most often used online in various messaging platforms, but is now often spoken aloud in-person when needing to temporarily leave a group or a room within the need of explanation (such as needing to use the toilet).

"Brb." ... "Okay, I'm back." "Welcome back."

Confirmed by 11 people