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 barre(s) sur qqn means: have an advantage over sb; have power over sb; have a hold on sb (lit.: have bar(s) over someone)
avoir assez (en) means: have enough
avoir affaire à means: deal with; have dealings with
avis aux amateurs means: any takers? a word to the wise (lit.: advice to amateurs; n.b.: ironic or sarcastic)
avec tout le tralala means: the works; with everything; with a great fuss
avec précaution means: cautiously; carefully
avaler ses mots means: mumble (lit.: to swallow one’s words)
avaler des couleuvres means: put up with a lot; swallow one’s pride
aux abois means: in desperate straits (used for people); at bay (used for animals) (lit.: at the baying)
au ralenti means: au rabaisidiom. at bargain rates; at a deep discount. 1. On achetait les provisions au rabais.idiom. in slow motion
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