ON THE BREW means: On the brew is Scottish slang for to be unemployed.
ON THE BUM means: On the bum is slang for leading the life of a tramp. On the bum is slang for engaged in begging.On the bum is slang for malfunctioning.
ON THE CARDS means: On the cards is British slang for likely to happen.
ON THE CELLAR means: On the cellar is British slang for scrounging, looking to borrow some money.
ON THE CLUB means: On the club is British slang for away from work due to sickness, especially when receiving sickness benefit.
ON THE CROSS means: On the cross is slang for dishonesty.
ON THE DRIP means: On the drip is British slang for on hire purchase.
ON THE EARHOLE means: On the earhole is British slang for engaged in cadging or borrowing money.
ON THE ELBOW means: On the elbow is British slang for engaged in cadging or borrowing money.
ON THE FLOOR means: On the Floor is London Cockney rhyming slang for poor.
arrondir ses fins de mois means: supplement one’s income
armoire à glace means: muscleman
armé jusqu'aux cheveux means: armed to the teeth
aristo means: aristocrat
araignée au plafond means: have bats in the belfry; be batty
après coup means: after the event; after the fact
appuyer sur le champignon means: floor it; keep one’s foot on the accelerator (lit.: press on the mushroom)
appeler un chat un chat means: call a spade a spade
announcer la couleur means: lay one’s cards on the table (lit.: to annouce the color)
aller dinguer means: fall flat on one's face; go crashing down
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