ON THE RAGGED EDGE means: On the ragged edge is American slang for on the extreme edge.
ON THE RAZZLE means: On the razzle is slang for a spree or good time.
ON THE RORY means: On the Rory is slang for poor, penniless.
ON THE SCHNOZZ means: On the schnozz is American slang for precisely, exactly on time.
ON THE SQUARE means: On the square is slang for being a Freemason.
ON THE STRAP means: On the Strap is British slang for on credit or hire−purchase.
ON THE TAP means: On the tap is slang for begging, asking for a loan.
ON THE THUMB means: On the thumb is British slang for hitch−hiking.
ON THE TURKEY means: On the turkey is British criminal slang for being sought by the police and evading capture.
ON THE UP−AND−UP means: On the up−and−up is slang for genuine, bona fide.
avoir la haine means: be angry, disgusted
avoir la gerbe means: feel nauseous (n.b.: gerber in French means to vomit, puke, or throw up)
avoir la frousse means: be scared stiff; be scared to death
avoir la frite means: be in shape
avoir la flemme means: cannot be bothered. 1. J’ai la flemme d’envoyer une lettre au journal.
avoir la dent dure means: be critical; be scathing (in one's remarks) (lit.: have a hard tooth)
avoir la dent means: be hungry (lit.: have the tooth)
avoir la dalle en pente means: be a bit of a boozer; drink a little
avoir la dalle en pente means: be forever thirsty
avoir la dalle means: be starving; be famished
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