queer means: A homosexual. He's so queeny, when he dances, he wiggles his hips like a girl.
queer means: Counterfeit. He is a queer with an odd perspective on life.
queer means: Homosexual. Watch him; he's known for passing queer money.
quits means: Even with, free of obligation You know Randy; he's that queer with the queer look he gives you all the time.
Quid means: Pounds sterling. If something costs £1 you may be asked for a quid; the word doesn't change in the plural, so £50 is fifty quid
quarter means: five shillings (5/-) from the 1800s, meaning a quarter of a pound. More recently (1900s) the slang 'a quarter' has transfered to twenty-five pounds.
quid means: one pound (£1) or a number of pounds sterling. Plural uses singular form, eg., 'Fifteen quid is all I want for it..', or 'I won five hundred quid on the horses yesterday..'. The slang money expression 'quid' seems first to have appeared in late 1600s England, derived from Latin (quid meaning 'what', as in 'quid pro quo' - 'something for something else'). Other intriguing possible origins/influences include a suggested connection with the highly secretive Quidhampton banknote paper-mill, and the term quid as applied (ack D Murray) to chewing tobacco, which are explained in more detail under quid in the cliches, words and slang page.
Q and A means: a question and answer session or exchange
QC means: quality control; the methods used to ensure a product is of the required quality
quack means: someone who cheats people by claiming to have special knowledge, especially in medicine
au bout de compte means: in the final analysis
au besoin means: if necessary, if need be (lit.: at the need)
attraper le coup means: get the knack; get the swing of (lit.: to trap a blow)
attention à means: watch out (for)
asperge means: tall, thin person
arrondir ses fins de mois means: supplement one’s income
armoire à glace means: muscleman
armé jusqu'aux cheveux means: armed to the teeth
aristo means: aristocrat
araignée au plafond means: have bats in the belfry; be batty
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