Are your catch phrases a blast from the past
? When did people stop saying...
Any joy? Any more for any more?
as thick as two short planks, aware, away with the fairies, between the devil and the deep blue sea
bubbling under, bumping along the bottom, butterflies in the stomach
airhead, boo-boo, chivvy, clapped out, clobber, controversial, crucial, dishy, ditsy, doobry, effectively, escalate
deconstruct, deeply meaningful, designer (stubble etc.), domino effect
Diddums! Do me a favour! Do what? E I addio, echt, ecky thump (Why did they?)
don’t strain yourself (when someone expresses slightly forced excitement, or faint praise; or offers help too late and without enthusiasm)
doom and gloom (in the 70s meant strikes and oil crisis)
fashion plate, feelgood factor, fickle, fringe medicine
for some unknown reason, for your information
glam for glamorous, go spare for go mad, gogglebox for TV
Great minds think alike. Great stuff!
grit your teeth (probably around 1890)
Half a jiff! Hard cheese! Having fun?
heart-stopping, het up, humungous
Holy mackerel! I could murder some chips. I don’t go a bundle on that. I must have been out of my tiny mind.
I’ll drink to that. I’m only here for the beer.
in a very real sense, in cahoots, in this day and age
It drives me up the wall. It won’t get you arrested. It’s all gone horribly wrong.
It’s no joke. It’s the way to go. It'll be all right on the night.
jamboree, jammy bastard
less of it
Little things please little minds.
main claim to fame, male chauvinist pig
logjam, lover-boy, luncheon, manky, mass media, meaningful relationship, mega
mind games, mind-bending, motto
No offence meant - and none taken I hope. No shit, Sherlock.
Not one whit! Not to worry! Now you tell me. Oh, what?
on Cloud Nine, oojamaflip, off-hand
pillock, prat, put the mockers on, quick as a flash!
rant and rave, rave from the grave, rebarbative, right on, rustle up
same difference, same to you with knobs on, screaming blue murder
She's got the brains of a prawn.
short, sharp shock, slimeball, snazzy, suss out
spend a penny, square-eyed (for people who watched too much telly)
Stroll on! Suit yourself! So you say.
Temper, temper! That would be you. There you go.
the appropriately named... the likes of...
throw a wobbly/wobbler, to a T
understatement of the year, unreconstructed
wannabe, WC, value judgement, yonks, zilch
What am I like? What was that supposed to be? What’s that when it’s at home? Very droll! What’s the damage?
when push comes to shove, when you get down to brass tacks
Who’d have thunk it? Yah boo! Yer wot?
wierdie beardie, wild and woolly, women’s libber
You go, girl! You look like a dying duck in a thunderstorm. You’ve got another think coming. You’ve said a mouthful.