A Five and Dimes list of British slang phrases.
In 1971, I was lucky enough to live in Finland, in a beautiful city Imatra. While I was there, I had the excellent opportunity to be given a job teaching English as a second language.
I soon realized that for many of the students I had, the issue of colloquialisms or slang phrases kept being talked about as they had been taught by a British lady who spoke "British" English and not "American/Canadian" English.
I spent two glorious years teaching English as a second language and sharing with them our colloquialisms, and they shared with me all their knowledge of British slang phrases.
I'm sorry to say I never got to learn a lot of the Finnish language, but I was fortunate to absorb a lot of the Finnish culture and to this day, which stays with me.
In honor of that British English teacher, I thought it would be fitting to share some British colloquialisms ( slang phrases)
While some of these phrases are common usage, some of the phrases are no longer in use. Regardless I am sure you will find all of them interesting.
P.S. You may find a few of the phrases adult phrases... just warning you 😊
Bonus: By the way, did you know that a seven-volume slang British Dictionary was published in 1889?
At the bottom of this blog post, you will find a link to "The Oxford Dictionary of Slang by John Ayto 1998. With over 10,00 words and phrases, I am sure this will keep you entertained for a long time.