French person learns quintessentially British expressions
Idioms vary from country to country
Every country has their own particular expressions, ones which roll off the tongue but sound bizarre, even when explained to people from elsewhere.
Britain is no different, and indeed many of us have barely even considered the meaning behind these, so ingrained are they in our national lexicon.
That's why we got a French person to try and learn some British expressions for the first time ever. Unsurprisingly, some made more sense than others.
‘Fly off the handle’, ‘pie in the sky’, or ‘by the skin of your teeth’.
French person learns British expressions for the first time. pic.twitter.com/gjeKMa852O
— JOE (@JOE_co_uk) June 18, 2020