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 sur le dos means: be saddled with
avoir quelque chose derrière la tête means: have something in the back of one’s mind
avoir quelque chose de louche means: something is fishy
avoir qqn dans le nez means: hate someone
avoir qqn aux trousses means: have someone hot on one’s heels
avoir peur means: be afraid
avoir mauvais espirt means: be uncooperative
avoir mangé du lion means: have a tiger in one’s tank; have incredible energy
avoir louche means: be in trouble; have problems
avoir les quatre fers en l’air means: be dead
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