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.
abattre son jeu means: show one’s hand (lit.: bring out one’s play)
abattre ses cartes means: show one’s cards; show one’s hand (lit.: bring out one’s cards)
abattre du travail means: get through a lot of work (lit.: cut down/through the work)
à vue de nez means: roughly
à votre aise means: suit yourself; as you like (lit.: to your pleasure)
à tue-tête means: at the top of one’s lungs
à toutes les sauces means: in all sorts of ways
à toutes jambes means: swiftly, quickly
à tout rompre means: to the utmost
à tout propos means: every other minute; without interruption
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