When you touch down in the UK, it won’t just be the different foods and new experiences that seem strange at first, the way British people speak will seem peculiar too. You may find many of the British words and phrases you hear unfamiliar. That’s because the Brits love to use slang terms and colloquialisms in everyday conversations.
Just to make it a little more difficult, these words and phrases can vary depending on where you are in the country, such as Cockney rhyming slang.
Don’t fret though. We’ve compiled a list of the most common slang words and phrases that you’ll hear in Britain, which could save you a lot of aggro in the long term.
10 British words and phrases you won’t find in a textbook
What strange phrases have you heard? Ask them in the comment box below and we’ll tell you what they mean.