To skip to a letter in the alphabet, click on the letter in the image aboveI have done multiple entries on many terms (for example, “queue”). Generally, the one linked to below is the first entry. To see all of them, use the search function in the column to the right.
– A 24-hour clock Advert Advisor “Ae” spelling Afters Aggro Ahnt (pronunciation of “aunt”) A proper Argle bargle; argie bargie A right Arse Amongst Athletics B Baby bump Backbencher Banter Barman Bent Bespoke Bestie Bin Bits Bits and bobs Bloody Bob’s Your Uncle Bog roll Bog standard Bollocks Bonkers Book (verb) Boxing Day Brilliant Browned Off Bugger Bum Bumbershoot By-election C Call on (a phone number) Called Can’t be arsed Car park Chat show Chat up Chattering class/es Cheeky Cheeky Nando’s Cheers Cheesed off Chokka Clever Cock-up A coffee Collect Colour Cookery Covers band Crap Crapper Crisps Cuppa Cuttings D Da Dab hand Daft DIY Directly Divisive Do (verb; food) Do (pro predicate) Dodgy Dog’s breakfast Done and done Done and dusted Drinks E Early days Effing Erm European date format Expiry Date F Faff Fancy Fiddly; fiddly bits Fingers crossed Fishmonger Flat Flummox Follow-on Food hall Footballisms Fortnight From strength to strength Fug Full credit to Full of beans Fully Full stop G Gallimaufry Gap year Garden/ing leave Gastropub Get on with (a person) Ginger Give a toss Give (someone) the pip Glottal stop Go missing Go wobbly Gobshite Gobsmacked Gobstopping Good on (a person) Gormless Greengrocer Grey Grotty Gutted H Had got Hang on Hard cheese Have a look Have a quiet word Have (someone) on Hooter Hoover Hullo I In future In hospital In the street Inverted commas J Jack the lad Jiggery-pokery Journey Journo Jumble sale K Keen Kerfuffle Kick/push into the long grass (Piece of) kit Kitted out Knacker’s, knackered, etc. Knickers in a twist Knock-on effects L Laddish Larking, larky A laugh Lashings Liaise Lie-in Lift Logical punctuation The long game Long list Lost the plot Loo
m M Mad Main Make a hash Man with a van; white van man Mate Maths Mewling quim Minder Mobile Mum Mummy tummy N Nappies Negotiate (U.K. Residents) Negotiate (U.S. Residents) Nick Nil No joy No worries Nobby Nonstarter Not by a long chalk Note Nutter O Offer Oi Omnishambles On about On holiday On lead One-off On offer On the back foot On the day On the up and up Opening hours Organ-eye-zation (pronunciation) Over the moon P Panto Pants A patch on Peckish The penny dropped Pictures A piece of cake A pint Pip Piss off! Plaster Plonk Po-faced Poo Porridge Posh Presenter Pulling Punch above one’s weight Punter’s chance Put paid Q Quality (attributive noun) Queue R Range Red Nose Day Ring Roundabout Row Rubbish (noun) Rubbish (verb) Run-up S Sacked Saviour Scenario (pronunciation) Scrum Scuppered Secateurs Seconded Sectioned Sell-by date Shag Shambolic Shite Shitgibbon Shock (attributive noun) Short-listed Silly season Sit for (an exam) Skint Slip road/ramp Small beer Smarmy Snarky Snog Sorry? Sort of Sort out Sound/seem/feel a [noun] Spanner in the works Spoilt Spoilt (or spoiled) for choice Spot on Sport Spotty Square brackets Stag do Stand (for election) Starter Sticky wicket Stockist Straight away Streets ahead Stroke Stroppy Sunnies Suss out Sweets Swings and roundabouts T Take a decision Taking the piss Takeaway Telly Th-fronting (pronunciation) Thank you very much, indeed Tick Tin Toff Too clever by half Top oneself Top up Trainers Trendy Trousers Tuck into Turn up Twee Twig Two a penny U (At) university University students V Veg Vet W Wait for it Weds. Wangle Wanker Wazzock Well played, sir! Whilst Wonky X xx Y Year on year … Years on (Some number of) years’ time Yoghurt Z Zed