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Plates of Meat

"On yer plates, lads!" might sound (almost) like a shout from a baseball coach to the ears of people on one side of the Atlantic. However, in parts of London it would have a quite different meaning: "Stand up, boys!" Cockney rhyming slang takes an expression that rhymes with a word and then uses the expression instead of the word. Thus, 'feet' become PLATES OF MEAT. Often the whole phrase is used but sometimes the rhyming word is dropped. See how many of these you know - or make an educated guess! Remember, the rhyme is at the end of the slang expression.


Quiz ID:#24419
Fun:*** (2.69)
Difficulty:** (1.52)
Category:Humanities > Linguistics
Created By:dalfamnestAnz******




#1   If you were driving into town with your TROUBLE AND STRIFE, you would, most likely, ...

#2   "I don't ADAM AND EVE a word you say," means, "I don't _____ you."

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#3   You probably know that 'bread' is slang for money. It actually comes from the rhyming slang phrase, BREAD AND _____.

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#4   If you've just had a little BULL AND COW with your friend, you have been...

#5   "That NORTH AND SOUTH just goes on and on forever," is a Cockney complaint about...

#6   If you are told the milk is in the MOTHER HUBBARD, you should look in the cupboard.

#7   Someone who is quite temperamental might be called, "PUNCH AND _____"

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#8   When you pull on your DAISY ROOTS, you...

#9   Mum told me to clean up my room because it was in a real TWO AND ____. [HINT: Think of another word Mum could have used to describe the room, and which rhymes with one of these numbers.]

#10   If you brought your WHISTLE AND FLUTE to the wedding breakfast, you would...

#11   If you were sitting on the APPLES AND PEARS, you would be...

#12   Asking for your PIE AND LIQUOR would not be a pub order but a request to see your _____!

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