One of the things I miss about home is the funny British sayings. Here at Free People I get a lot of people confused when things like “I’m just going to pop over”, ”He’s full of beans”, “I had to scarper”, and “you’re off your trolley” slip out of my mouth. I forget that they have no idea what I’m talking about, it makes me giggle slightly and them, too. There’s a certain amount of humor in the British sayings that make me like them a lot more; they’re a little cheeky, maybe it’s the twist of cockney in them that makes them that slightly more intriguing and puzzle-like.
Here are some of my favorite British sayings:
pop over/in – go to, stop by
scarper – to escape fast
chuffed as nuts – extremely pleased
cheesed off – annoyed
donkeys years – a long time
full of beans – someone has a lot of energy
not my cup of tea – not for me
off your trolley – crazy
piece of cake – easy
put some welly into it – put some muscle into it
Do you have a favorite British saying, we’d love to know!