If you think only kids use the slangs and phrases, you are highly mistaken. The culture of saying a short sentence which doesn’t means what it looks like started way back. People have been using these for a very very long time and some of the greatest English slangs came from the twenties. Back then, these phrases were an integral part of communication for the people. Even the slangs we use today have been derived from other terms of the past. It is always great to know where the words you are using come from. However, some of these phrases are not as popular as they used to be, but knowing what they actually mean is still fun.
1. Know Your Onions
It means to know what’s going on.
2. Go Chase Yourself
Get the hell out of here, is what it means. We use this slang even today but with an exception where we replace “chase” with something else!
3. Petting Pantry
You have been here and you will again. What is it? A cinema hall.
4. Tell It To Sweeney
It means what would you say if you wouldn’t believe something to be true.
5. Cellar Smeller
Do you know someone who shows up only when there are free drinks? If yes, call them cellar smeller the next time you meet.
6. Flat Tire
It refers to a date that didn’t meet the expectations. Tinder, in short.
7. Hit On All Sixes
You hit on all sixes when you perform at full capacity. Or when someone says “You nailed it”.
8. Mustard Plaster
We all have encountered a mustard plaster, an unwanted individual who just wouldn’t leave. That stubborn guy who likes sticking around.
9. Hope Chest
A pack of cigarettes.
Back in the days, bimbo was used for tough guys. Things have changed now, for sure.
People referred engagement rings as handcuffs. Maybe, for a few it is. For others it’s not. The decision and choice is all yours.
It means everything’s ok.