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.
avoir un verre dans le nez means: be slightly drunk
avoir un sursaut means: be startled. 1. Ma mère eut un sursaut et me regarda dans les yeux: Tu es fou !
avoir un poil dans la main means: shy away from work; avoid work at all costs
avoir un fil à la patte means: be tied down
avoir un faible por qqn means: have a weakness for someone; have a soft spot for someone
avoir un coup dans le nez means: be slightly drunk
avoir un cœur d’artichaut means: be flighty (lit.: have a heart of an artichoke)
avoir un chat dans la gorge means: have a frog in one’s throat (lit.: have a cat in one’s throat)
avoir un balai dans le cul means: be uptight; have a stick up your ass
avoir ton/son affaire means: have what you/he/she wants (lit.: to have someone’s matter)
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