upcycle means: v. to reuse something that was discarded in such a way as to make a product of better value or quality than the first.
ups means: the ability to jump very high. (see "hops"). "Look, Billy's got mad ups!"
underground means: n subway (specifically underground railway): Theres an underground station two minutes from my house.
underlay means: n carpet pad. As far as Americans are concerned, the underlay is the wood that lies underneath the carpet pad.
university means: n college. As well as having the University of St. Andrews in the same way that Americans would have the University of Oklahoma, Brits use university as a general term to describe those sorts of institutions: Im still at university at the moment. Brits do not use the word college in that context.
up the duff means: n pregnant: Did you hear Judiths up the duff again?
up the spout means: n pregnant: I honestly didnt mean to offend her, I thought she was up the spout!
uphill gardener means: n homosexual. Perhaps best left at that.
u.t.a means: "up the arse". A way of telling someone where to stick their request, instruction, order etc. that can be used in polite society.
uber means: Very, extremely; "That band is uber hip".
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
avoir la cote means: be well thought of (lit.: to have the quota)
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