THE NUTS means: The nuts is British slang for the best.
THE OFFICE means: The office is slang for a hint or signal.
THE OLD BOY means: The old boy is slang for the Devil.
THE ORDER OF THE BOOT means: The order of the boot is British slang for dismissal, rejection, refusal.
THE OTHER means: The other is slang for sexual intercourse or activity.
THE PACKET means: The packet is slang for everything.
THE PEOPLE means: The people is American slang for one's peer group.
THE PIPE means: The pipe was British slang for the London underground railway system.
THE PITS means: The pits is slang for the worst possible person, place, or thing.
THE PLOD means: The plod is British slang for uniformed police.
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
au rabais means: at bargain rates; at a deep discount. 1. On achetait les provisions au rabais.au ralentiidiom. in slow motion
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