ON THE WAGON means: On the wagon is British slang for being teetotal.
ON THE WALLABY means: On the wallaby is Australian slang for wandering about looking for work.
ON THE WAY OUT means: On the way out is British slang for dying.
ON THE WONK means: On the wonk is British slang for crooked.
ON TICK means: On tick is British slang for on duty, present.
ON TILT means: On tilt is American slang for unsteady, unbalanced.
ON TOP means: On top is British slang for caught in the act.
ON VELVET means: On velvet is slang for in a condition of ease, advantage, or wealth.
ON WHEELS means: On wheels is American slang for takeaway (meal).
ON YOUR BIKE means: On your bike is British slang for go away!
à la légère means: without thinking, rashly
à la gomme means: lousy (e.g.: ideas)
à la fois means: at the same time
à la fleur de l’âge means: in the prime of youth
à la fin means: alright already; enough (n.b.: said at the end of a sentence to indicate exasperation). 1. Tu fais chier, à la fin.
à la figure means: to someone’s face, in someone’s face
à la faveur de means: under cover of; thanks to
à la dernière extremité means: on the brink of death; at death’s door
à la dérive means: adrift
à la côte means: on the rocks; in difficulty; in trouble (lit.: at the edge)
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