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There are some phrases/expressions which we hear everywhere and are used by pretty much everyone.

Such as :

- It's a About time.

-Add insult to injury.

-All-out.

-A Little Bird told me.

-All-set.

-At each other's throat.

-I was born ready.

-All walks of life etc...


Do you guys ever wonder about their origin and who said it First or how/why it became so Popular?

Have you ever heard one, which you didn't get? If Yes, then tell us about it and we'll explain it to you Insha'Allah.

Which Popular phrases/expressions do you use a lot/ what are your Favourites ?

Did you make up some of your own? If yes, then do share....it might become Popular
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"thats the hammer"

but pronounced like this:


"thats the 'ammer"


said everywhere in .. wales.

used when you've chosen the correct 'thing'. aka "thats the one".

I bet you never heard of that one. Posted Image
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"thats the hammer"

but pronounced like this:


"thats the 'ammer"


said everywhere in .. wales.

used when you've chosen the correct 'thing'. aka "thats the one".

I bet you never heard of that one. Posted Image





I'm english and I've never come across that one !

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I bet you never heard of that one. ;)


Awesome! I just won a bet lol, I actually did hear it b4 ... two days ago lol.


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Also, they sell like cupcakes ... my friend keeps saying that one and it drives me crazy lol. Or it sells like hot cakes and am always like .. just eat it already! lol. :D



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I like the description they fight ' like cat and dog'.....

(..my hubby sometimes mixes himself up and says 'cat and mouse' which is something else altogether...but then english is his 3rd language)

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I'm english and I've never come across that one !


I second that.

Here's one that I can think of:

"Takes one to know one"

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I come across these two a lot:
Been there, done that and I'm not phazed
He wouldn't know 'something' if it bit him in the a**

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"welcome to the club"
I think you all heard this before.. u probably use it ..

"Takes one to know one"

what does this mean ??

Hey !


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"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree"
"A chip off the old block"
"Like father like son"

it is used when the son resembles his father. cool
There are people with experience and people with opinions. Listen to one, smile at the other.
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"welcome to the club"
I think you all heard this before.. u probably use it ..


what does this mean ??



You would usually use this phrase if someone was calling you something bad eg;


mr. seghni says 'You're a complete fool' and mrs.seghni replies 'well it takes one to know one !' meaning you are just as bad as me !

(not that mr. seghni would really say that !.)
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mr. seghni says 'You're a complete fool' and mrs.seghni replies 'well it takes one to know one !' meaning you are just as bad as me !


Yup, that's right... although sometimes I like to bend the rules and use it as a compliment, like when someone says something nice and am like ''Thanks, takes one to know one'' ... I know its not how its originally supposed to be used but rules were made to be broken lol. :D


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Yup, that's right... although sometimes I like to bend the rules and use it as a compliment, like when someone says something nice and am like ''Thanks, takes one to know one'' ... I know its not how its originally supposed to be used but rules were made to be broken lol. :D


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That's a MUCH BETTER way to use it !

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I think so too ^_^


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These all come under "idiom" too. I'm Welsh, well half Welsh, and grew up there and we do have our own things we say, I've heard "that's the 'ammer", I'd say that was a "valleys" expression. Have you heard the Welsh "who's coat's this jacket by ure then?" or the much loved and overly used "that's lush" meaning fantastic, lovely. Cwch meaning hug or cuddle or boyo or butt/butty, meaning mate or friend lol
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These all come under "idiom" too. I'm Welsh, well half Welsh, and grew up there and we do have our own things we say, I've heard "that's the 'ammer", I'd say that was a "valleys" expression. Have you heard the Welsh "who's coat's this jacket by ure then?" or the much loved and overly used "that's lush" meaning fantastic, lovely. Cwch meaning hug or cuddle or boyo or butt/butty, meaning mate or friend lol



Butty..isn't that a sandwich...well at least in the North of England. Where I live now I'd have to call it a 'sarnie' or people wouldn't have a clue..1

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I was specifically talking "Welsh-isms" although "butty" is also used for "sarnie" or sandwich also, "butty" is also Welsh word for mate or friend. It was used I think before the word became commonly known for a sandwich, the sandwich usage came about through the use of butter in the sandwich, it also isn't a highclass slang, I think most slang is workingclass. The disliked ones may be better referred to as vulgar or coarse yes, not polite



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"well paint me green and call me a pickle!" Southern American interjection

This expression will add nothing to your list of expression, but it is good to mix up a bit. Perhaps when you imitate a red neck's language. LOL



 



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