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".
appeler un chat un chat means: call a spade a spade
announcer la couleur means: lay one’s cards on the table (lit.: to annouce the color)
aller dinguer means: fall flat on one's face; go crashing down
âme damnée means: henchman; tool (lit.: soul damned)
aller sur les brisées de qqn means: tread on someone’s territory
aller de soi means: be self-evident
ajouter fois aux dires de qn means: give credence to sb’s words (lit.: to add faith to what someone says)
affreux jojo means: nasty person
ado means: teen; teenager; adolescent (abbr. from adolescent). 1. C’est donc une discussion hyper intense d’ados.
acheter chat en poche means: buy a pig in a poke (lit.: buy a cat in the pocket)
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