#182: 12 Native British Expressions
In this podcast you will have tons of fun seeing Ethan trying to guess some British expressions. If you want to laugh a lot while learning English and improving your vocabulary, then this podcast is perfect for you!
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- Common British expressions unknown to Americans.
- Game: Stump the Chump.
Words You’ll Learn:
- Marvelous: causing great wonder; extraordinary.
- To stump (someone): to try to trick someone.
- Stump the Chump: game where one person challenges another person in public to make him or her appear foolish.
- Dapper: fancy.
- Plateau: a flat mountain; a period of slow progress.
- I’m chuffed to bits: to be very pleased or satisfied.
- Donkey’s years: since a very long time.
- Stop whinging: stop complaining.
- Stop your bitching (Am. E.): stop complaining a lot.
- That’s bitching (Am. E.): Something really great.
- To be knackered: to be very tired.
- Stop waffling: to tell someone to stop rambling, when they are not explaining something in a concise way.
- Stop faffing: stop being lazy.
- Taking the Mickey: making fun of someone.
- Full of beans: with a lot of energy
- Bouncing off the walls: full of energy.
- It was chockablock: very busy, crowded.
- I’m skint: when you don’t have any money, when you are broke.
- To be gutted: to be very upset.
- Rank: Disgusting
- Minging: Rank, disgusting
- Rocking chair: a chair mounted on rockers or springs, which can rock back and forth.
- Quintessentially: used to emphasize the most perfect or typical example of a quality.
- Snob: a person regarded as arrogant and annoying.
- To ameliorate: to improve
- Jam packed: when something is very full.
- Fulfilling: something that makes you feel happy and satisfied.
- Harsh: cruel or severe.
- Gibberish: unintelligible or meaningless speech or writing; nonsense.
- To slack off: when you are being lazy
- Gullible: naive, easy for people to take advantage of you.
- Something rings a bell: something sounds familiar.
- Right old knees up: to have a good time
- The bee’s knees: when something is the best or very cool.
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