Articles Tagged 'british phrases'

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7 British Animal Idioms That Will Baffle Americans

All expats have been there. I’m talking about that awkward moment when you drop an animal idiom into a conversation with an American only to be met by a confused face with improbably perfect teeth. “What? What did you say? My new flat screen’s the dog’s what?” Mad as a March hare Used to describe […]

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10 Common British Expressions That Baffle Americans

We may technically speak the same language, but use one of our multitude of bizarre idioms in conversation with a person born and raised in the U.S. and you’ll be met with a, “Huh?” or a, “Sorry, could you repeat that?” These are some British phrases guaranteed to make Americans Google what you just said. […]