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  • 167 days of foggy, foggy dew can't claim all the credit for beautiful English complexions ( Elizabeth Arden advertising slogan )
  • 50 Words for Snow ( Kate Bush song )
  • A bull and cow ( Cockney rhyming slang for row or argument )
  • A picture paints a thousand words ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Abide with me ( hymn traditionally sung at the English football Cup Final ) ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Acid tongue
  • Actions speak louder than words
  • Alphabet soup ( a jumble of words or letters, often in reference to organsiations known by their initials, like CIA or BBC )
  • An Indian giver
  • An Indian summer
  • Anal astronaut ( slang term for a homosexual )
  • Ancient Chinese secret ( Calgon advertising slogan )
  • Apples and pears ( Cockney rhyming slang for stairs )
  • Army strawberries ( military slang term for prunes )
  • As many chins as a Chinese phone book
  • At a loss for words
  • Back slang
  • Bandy words with ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Barnet Fair ( Cockney rhyming slang for hair )
  • Barnyard language
  • Bat from the pavilion end ( slang term for a homosexual )
  • Bedroom tax ( slang term for UK's removal of Spare Room Subsidy )
  • Bhatti boy ( slang term for a homosexual )
  • Big in Japan
  • Bite your tongue
  • Black cadillacs ( Canadian military slang term for combat boots )
  • Blood blister ( Cockney rhyming slang for sister )
  • Blow a raspberry ( Cockney rhyming slang for fart )
  • Bo Peep ( Cockney rhyming slang for sleep )
  • Boat race ( Cockney rhyming slang for face )
  • Body language
  • Boots Of Spanish Leather ( Bob Dylan song )
  • Bottle and glass ( Cockney rhyming slang for arse )
  • Brahms and Lizst ( Cockney rhyming slang for pissed )
  • Brass tacks ( Cockney rhyming slang for facts )
  • Bricks and mortar ( Cockney rhyming slang for daughter )
  • Brighton Pier ( Cockney rhyming slang for queer )
  • Bristols ( Cockney rhyming slang for titties )
  • Brown bread ( Cockney rhyming slang for dead )
  • Bunny suit ( Canadian military slang term for a cbrn ( chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear ) )
  • Buttock basher ( slang term for a homosexual )
  • By George, I think she's got it
  • Carpe diem ( latin expression meaning seize the day ) ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Cat got your tongue? ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Charge of the Light Brigade ( British cavalry charge against Russian army in the Crimean War and title of a poem by Tennyson )
  • Cherry ripe ( Cockney rhyming slang for pipe )
  • China plate ( Cockney rhyming slang for mate )
  • Chinese burn
  • Chinese fire drill
  • Chinese homer
  • Chinese whispers ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Chopsticks are one of the reasons the Chinese never invented custard ( Spike Milligan line )
  • Cigar store Indian
  • Code monkey ( slang term for a computer programmer )
  • Coin a phrase ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Comfort women ( women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese in WWII )
  • Crash programme
  • Cream crackered ( Cockney rhyming slang for knackered )
  • Currant bun ( Cockney rhyming slang for sun )
  • Daisy roots ( Cockney rhyming slang for boots )
  • Deeds not words
  • Desmond Tutu ( Cockney rhyming slang for Second class degree ( 2,2 ) )
  • Dicky Dirt ( Cockney rhyming slang for shirt )
  • Dog Latin
  • Dog and bone ( Cockney rhyming slang for telephone )
  • Don't mince words
  • Donkey's years ( Cockney rhyming slang for ears ) ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Double Dutch
  • Eat your words
  • Elephant's trunk ( Cockney rhyming slang for drunk )
  • Empty words
  • Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog
  • Famous last words
  • Farmers ( Cockney rhyming slang for piles )
  • Fast Freddie ( Nickname of Andrew Flintoff - English cricketer )
  • Fast movers ( US and Canadian military slang term for jet fighters, especially ground )
  • Fcuk advertising ( French Connection United Kingdom advertising slogan )
  • Fine words butter no parsnips
  • Foul language
  • Fred Flintstone ( Nickname of Andrew Flintoff - English cricketer )
  • French kiss
  • French leave
  • French letter
  • French toast
  • Friend of Dorothy ( slang term for a homosexual, referring to Judy Garland's character in The Wizard of Oz )
  • Frog and toad ( Cockney rhyming slang for road )
  • Fudge packer ( slang term for a homosexual )
  • Genius bonus ( a joke or theme added to a programme aimed at well informed people )
  • Gentleman's relish ( slang term for semen )
  • George Raft ( Cockney rhyming slang for daft )
  • Ginger Beer ( Cockney rhyming slang for queer )
  • Gnat's bollock ( slang term for a very small unit of measurement )
  • Good bacon has Danish written all over it ( Danish Bacon advertising slogan )
  • Green slime ( military slang term for the intelligence corps )
  • Gregory Peck ( Cockney rhyming slang for neck )
  • Grunt cruncher ( military tank - grunt is a slang term for infantryman )
  • Half inch ( Cockney rhyming slang for pinch )
  • Hampsteads ( Cockney rhyming slang for teeth )
  • Hampton ( Cockney rhyming slang for prick )
  • Hand-to-gland combat ( slang term for masturbation )
  • Hard words
  • Hate watch ( viewing a television programme in order to mock it )
  • Have a Captain Cook ( Cockney rhyming slang for look )
  • Have words with
  • Hit the bricks ( a cursory slang term telling someone to leave )
  • Hobson's choice ( Cockney rhyming slang for voice )
  • Hold your tongue
  • Horse and cart ( Cockney rhyming slang for fart )
  • In as many words
  • In other words
  • In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on ( Robert Frost quotation )
  • In words of one syllable
  • Indian Jack ( Nickname of Jack Jacobs )
  • Indian file
  • Indian summer
  • Iron hoof ( Cockney rhyming slang for poof )
  • It's all gone Pete Tong ( Cockney rhyming slang for gone wrong )
  • J Arthur ( Cockney rhyming slang for wank )
  • Jack Palancing ( Cockney rhyming slang for dancing )
  • Jam jar ( Cockney rhyming slang for car )
  • Jimmy Horner ( Cockney rhyming slang for corner )
  • Jimmy Riddle ( Cockney rhyming slang for piddle )
  • Keep a civil tongue in your head
  • Khyber pass ( Cockney rhyming slang for arse )
  • Kind words
  • King of Spain ( Nickname of Ashley Giles - English cricketer )
  • Language barrier
  • Loaf of bread ( Cockney rhyming slang for head )
  • Lord Fred ( Cockney rhyming slang for bed )
  • Lose your tongue
  • Lost for words
  • Maiden speech
  • Man of few words
  • Mark my words
  • Master Blaster ( Nickname of Sachin Tendulkar - Indian cricketer )
  • Mince pies ( Cockney rhyming slang for eyes )
  • Mince your words
  • Mind your language
  • Mind your p's and q's
  • Mother tongue
  • Mount Fuji ( tourist attraction in Japan )
  • Mrs. Mop ( traditional English name for a cleaning woman )
  • Mutt and Jeff ( Cockney rhyming slang for deaf )
  • My old Dutch ( Cockney rhyming slang for duchess )
  • My old china ( Cockney rhyming slang for mate )
  • No one expects the Spanish Inquisition ( A catchphrase from Monty Python's Flying Circus )
  • No wonder the English have kept cool for 192 years ( Gordon's Gin advertising slogan )
  • North and south ( Cockney rhyming slang for mouth )
  • Not in so many words
  • On the tip of my tongue
  • On your Pat ( Cockney rhyming slang for alone )
  • On your jack ( Cockney rhyming slang for alone )
  • On your tod ( Cockney rhyming slang for alone )
  • Orson cart ( Cockney rhyming slang for fart )
  • Oxford scholar ( Cockney rhyming slang for dollar ) ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Oxo cube ( Cockney rhyming slang for tube )
  • Paddy Pantsdown ( Nickname of English politician Paddy Ashdown )
  • Pardon my French
  • Paternal bonus ( a joke or theme added to a childrens programme aimed at adults )
  • Pecker checker ( military slang term for medical personnel )
  • Pen and ink ( Cockney rhyming slang for stink )
  • Pig's ear ( Cockney rhyming slang for beer )
  • Pink pantella puffer ( slang term for a homosexual )
  • Plates of meat ( Cockney rhyming slang for feet )
  • Poetry In Motion ( Johnny Tillotson song )
  • Pommy bashing ( Australian slang term for physical or verbal attacks on the English )
  • Pony and trap ( Cockney rhyming slang for crap )
  • Porky pies ( Cockney rhyming slang for lies )
  • Potatoes in the mould ( Cockney rhyming slang for cold )
  • Purple prose
  • Put words into someone's mouth
  • Rabbit and pork ( Cockney rhyming slang for talk )
  • Raspberry tart ( Cockney rhyming slang for fart )
  • Rear gunner ( slang term for a homosexual )
  • Red Army Fraction ( German left wing terrorist group also call Red Army Faction )
  • Richard the Third ( Cockney rhyming slang for turd )
  • Rock and boulder ( Cockney rhyming slang for shoulder )
  • Roll off the tongue
  • Rosie Lea ( Cockney rhyming slang for tea )
  • Rub a dub ( Cockney rhyming slang for pub )
  • Rubber johnny ( a British slang term for a condom )
  • Ruby Murray ( Cockney rhyming slang for curry )
  • Russian roulette
  • Say a few words
  • Scarper ( Cockney rhyming slang for go )
  • Scent to bed ( French Connection United Kingdom advertising slogan )
  • Sexton Blake ( Cockney rhyming slang for fake )
  • Shack rat ( Canadian military slang term for a promiscuous female who visits military barracks to sleep with soldiers )
  • Sharp tongue
  • Sherman tanks ( Cockney rhyming slang for Yanks )
  • Shit stabber ( slang term for a homosexual )
  • Silver tongued ( eloquent or persuasive manner of speech )
  • Skin and blister ( Cockney rhyming slang for sister )
  • Slip of the tongue
  • Spanish Chocolate ( Nickname of Sergio Rodriguez )
  • Spanish Fly
  • Spanish Harlem ( Ben E King song )
  • Spanish tummy
  • Speak in tongues
  • Speak the same language
  • Speech is silver but silence is golden
  • Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me
  • Stupid-o'-clock ( US army slang term that refers to any time very early in the morning )
  • Suck face ( slang term for kissing )
  • Swing by ( slang expression meaning drop in for a visit )
  • Syrup ( Cockney rhyming slang for wig )
  • Take a butchers ( Cockney rhyming slang for look )
  • Take the words out of my mouth
  • Taking the other bus ( slang term for homosexuality )
  • Taters ( Cockney rhyming slang for cold )
  • Tea leaf ( Cockney rhyming slang for thief )
  • That woman speaks eight languages and can't say no in any of them
  • The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Beast of Bolsover ( Nickname of English politician Dennis Skinner )
  • The Boy David ( Nickname of English politician David Steel )
  • The Chingford Strangler ( Nickname of English politician Norman Tebbit )
  • The Chrysanthemum Throne ( the traditional term for the reign of the Emperor of Japan )
  • The English disease
  • The English summer: three fine days and a thunderstorm
  • The Final Countdown ( song by the Swedish band Europe )
  • The French Connection ( Gene Hackman movie )
  • The French Have A Word For It ( Josh Lanyon book )
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman ( Jeremy Irons / Meryl Streep movie )
  • The French have a word for it
  • The Garden County ( nickname of the English county of Hampshire )
  • The Garden of England ( Nickname of the English counties of Kent and Worcestershire )
  • The Golden Pavilion ( tourist attraction in Japan )
  • The Great Buddha ( tourist attraction in Japan )
  • The Hick from French Lick ( Nickname of Larry Bird )
  • The Indian rope trick
  • The Italian Dragon ( Nickname of Joe Calzaghe )
  • The Italian Giant ( Nickname of Primo Carnera )
  • The Italian Job ( Michael Caine movie )
  • The Italian Stallion ( Nickname of Andrea Bargnani )
  • The Italian Stallion ( Nickname of Sylvester Stallone )
  • The King's Speech ( Colin Firth movie )
  • The Land of The Rising Sun ( Nickname of Japan )
  • The Little Master ( Nickname of Sachin Tendulkar - Indian cricketer )
  • The Paris of Latin America ( Nickname of Buenos Aires Argentina )
  • The Silver Prince ( Nickname of Sourav Ganguly - Indian cricketer )
  • The Spanish Steps ( tourist attraction in Italy )
  • The Swedish Nightingale ( Nickname of Jenny Lind )
  • The Turbanator ( Nickname of Harbhajan Singh - Indian cricketer )
  • The Wall ( Nickname of Rahul Dravid - Indian cricketer )
  • The Welsh Wizard ( Nickname of David Lloyd George )
  • The Welsh Wizard ( Nickname of Ryan Giggs )
  • The cat sat on the mat
  • The gift of tongues
  • The only good Indian is a dead Indian
  • The pros from dover ( American slang term for outside consultants who are brought into a business to troubleshoot )
  • The queen's English
  • The top of the programme
  • Three French hens ( line from A Partridge In A Pear Tree )
  • Titfer ( Cockney rhyming slang for hat )
  • To have words with
  • Tongue and groove
  • Tongue in cheek
  • Tongue lashing
  • Tongue tied
  • Tongue twister
  • Towel head ( derogatory slang term referring to an Arab man )
  • Trouble and strife ( Cockney rhyming slang for wife )
  • Turn of phrase
  • Two and eight ( Cockney rhyming slang for state )
  • Uncle Dick ( Cockney rhyming slang for sick )
  • Uncle Ned ( Cockney rhyming slang for bed )
  • Uphill gardener ( slang term for a homosexual )
  • Very Very Special ( Nickname of Vangipurappu Laxman - Indian cricketer )
  • Vodka as it should be ( Russian Standard advertising slogan )
  • Walk Spanish
  • War of words
  • Warm words
  • Watch your language
  • Way with words
  • Weasel and Stoat ( Cockney rhyming slang for coat )
  • Weasel words
  • Well-chosen words
  • Welsh on
  • What we have here is a failure to communicate ( line from Cool Hand Luke )
  • Whisper words of wisdom, let it be ( The Beatles song lyric )
  • Whistle and flute ( Cockney rhyming slang for suit )
  • White man speak with forked tongue
  • Words Of Love ( Buddy Holly song )
  • Words of wisdom
  • Would you Adam and Eve it? ( Cockney rhyming slang for would you believe it? )
  • Yellow belly ( slang term for a coward )
  • You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, It Must Have Been Whilst You Were Kissing Me ( Meatloaf song )
  • You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off! ( line from the Michael Caine movie The Italian Job )

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