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 une faim de loup means: be ravenous; be famished; be hungry as a bear
avoir une extinction de voix means: lose one’s voice
avoir une dent contre qn means: have a grudge against someone; hold a grudge against someone (lit.: have a tooth against someone)
avoir une araignée au plafond means: have a screw loose; have bats in one’s belfry (lit.: to have a spider in the head)
avoir un verre dans le nez means: be slightly drunk
avoir un sursaut means: be startled. 1. Ma mère eut un sursaut et me regarda dans les yeux: Tu es fou !
avoir un poil dans la main means: shy away from work; avoid work at all costs
avoir un fil à la patte means: be tied down
avoir un faible por qqn means: have a weakness for someone; have a soft spot for someone
avoir un coup dans le nez means: be slightly drunk
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