This means telling lies. It comes from cockney rhyming slang. Short for ‘porky pies’, meaning ‘pork pies’, which rhymes with lies!
Don’t listen to her, she’s telling porkies!
This means an argument (rhymes with ‘cow’)
My brother had a huge row with his girlfriend yesterday. He’s really upset!
45. DONKEY’S YEARS
If someone says ‘I haven’t seen you in donkey’s years’, it means they haven’t seen you for a very long time!
如果有人跟你说“I haven’t seen you in donkey’s years”，说明你们很久没见了。
Hi Sarah! What a surprise to see you here. I haven’t seen you in donkey’s years! How have you been?
46. EASY PEASY
A childish term for something very easy
I could make that for you, if you like? It’s easy peasy!
When someone asks you about a problem you have already fixed, you could say this.
What’s happening about that roof leak then?
-Oh that’s sorted now. I found a really good builder to do the job.
If someone is sulking or being particularly miserable, you would say they are ‘being stroppy’, or ‘throwing a strop’
如果有人不开心或难过，那么可以说“being stroppy”或“throwing a strop”。
Janet, would you please cheer up? It’s your birthday, don’t be so stroppy!
This is a friendly way of saying goodbye
Right, I have to go now, see you soon. Cheerio!
This is used to say some people have all the luck
I can’t believe he managed to wangle an upgrade on their airline seats, AND the honeymoon suite in their hotel!
If something is a blinding success, it means it was awesome, brilliant
“a blinding success”，说明某事取得巨大成功。
They had a blinding party after their wedding ceremony. Everyone had such a great time!
If something is shaky or unstable, you might say it is wonky.
I can’t eat my dinner at this table. It’s wonky and won’t stop wobbling!
If someone iszonkedor ‘zonked out’ it means they are totally knackered, or exhausted
He had a lot of fun at his birthday party earlier, but he’s completely zonked out now!
If someone or something is a bit dodgy, it is not to be trusted.
This food looks a bit dodgy, it might have passed its expiry date. I don’t think we should eat it.
55. LEG IT
This is a way of saying ‘run’ or ‘run for it’
类似“run”’或“run for it”
I went out on Halloween night, and someone jumped out from behind a bush to scare me. I was so frightened, that I just legged it all the way back home!