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If you were brought up with great British television like myself (though I grew up in New Zealand not England!), these phrases will be no surprise to you, but if you are an ESL learner they can be really confusing. So I thought I would put them down and decipher them for you. There are many more (which I will write about later but here are the first 20 anyway!)
- Charlie – idiot
That guy is a real Charlie!
- Give you a bell
I’ll give you a bell on Friday night.
- Blimey – my goodness
Blimey! That was a great goal!
- Gutted – devastated
When he lost his job he was really gutted.
- Chuffed – proud
He was really chuffed when he passed his exams.
- Fancy – like
I really fancy a hamburger right now.
- Lost the plot – gone crazy
The driver really lost…
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