If you are someone aspiring to live your dreams in the UK, do go through this post. This will help you survive there.
Let us learn some British idioms that would pop up here and there when they talk. So it is very important if you are someone who is aspiring to go to the U.K. It’s also very interesting to learn if you are someone who loves English language.
Here are a few idioms:
- Fancy a cuppa?
Interesting!!! Isn’t it?
It just means would you like a cup of tea?
Tea is one of the most famous drinks in the U.K. So if someone from the U.K asks you “fancy a cuppa?” don’t panic, instead say yes and enjoy that hot cup of tea.
- I’m knackered
If someone ends up saying “I’m knackered” you better let them be.
“I’m knackered” means one is exhausted or very tired.
The next time when you are exhausted try saying it.
- Oh, sorry
In the U.K saying sorry is such a common thing. You can even see people saying “Oh, sorry” when they accidentally get a bit wet in the rain.
Sorry is not always about an apology, it also means “I’m being polite”
So it’s very important to use it often and master the uses.
- A real dog’s dinner
If something is totally messed up, it doesn’t matter what; it’s called “a real dog’s dinner”. It is also said or used as “Dog’s breakfast”
It only means a mess. So if someone looks straight into your wardrobe and say “it is a real dog’s dinner” it is time for you to clean your mess.
- You’re full of beans
“You’re full of beans” If you end up hearing someone making this comment at you, don’t be provoked. It simply means “you are full of energy”. Yes!!! It’s a compliment.
- I’m gutted
It means the person who uttered this is totally devastated or sad.
After losing the final match against India, Pakistan fans were gutted.
- That’s a load of rubbish
The meaning of this idiom is “it’s a lie or something that can’t believe”
“Whatever that guy said was just a load of rubbish”
- Don’t beat around the bush
If someone tells you “don’t beat around the bush”, it means you need to stop explaining unnecessary things and get straight to the point.
- Actions speak louder than the words
You might have heard this outside the U.K because it’s such a commonly used one. Which only means, what you do is more important than what you say. It’s not what you say you can do but, it’s just about what you do.
- It’s raining cats and dogs
It only means a heavy rain.
The next time you witness a heavy rain, you can say
“It’s raining cats and dogs”