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".
à tout propos means: on every occasion
à tout prix means: at all costs
à tout allure means: at full speed, at top speed
à tort et à travers means: randomly, haphazardly
à tire-larigot means: a lot (always at the end of a sentence, not used much anymore). 1. Il y en avait à tire-larigot.
à temps means: in time
à tel enseigne que means: so much so that
a son/ton/mon sujet means: about him/her/you/me
à son insu means: without someone’s knowing
à propos de means: about; concerning; with regard to. 1. Je voulais vous parler à propos de ce projet.
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