Beat up, exhausted, e.g. “I was battered after one glass of wine, I had to go to bed.”
Exhausted, or bad/messed up. E.g. “Ah, I was bolloxed after that 12-hour shift.”; “I had to take my car to the mechanic – it was bolloxed.”
The central bus station in Dublin for intercity and regional busses. Pronounced “Bus- awh – riss,” from “bus” and “áras”, with áras being the word for “building” in Irish, e.g. Áras an Uachtaráin, the home of the President of Ireland, means “The President’s Building.”
Great, cool, e.g. “That TV show is deadly!”
Short for “Debutante Ball,” however more like a prom for those who have just graduated secondary school (high school.)
A few bob
A few dollars, e.g. “She babysat for them last weekend, so they gave her a few bob.”
Home or house, e.g. “Come back to my gaff, we’ll have a cup of tea.”
Giving it socks
Going for it
Good, fine, okay.
Eat, e.g. “I was so hungry, I had to horse it down!”
Lobs the gob
Kisses. “Gob” means mouth.
Great, gorgeous, e.g. “She looked massive on her wedding day!” or “That party was massive!”
On your tobler
By yourself, e.g. “I was just sitting at the bus stop on me tobler, no one came to get me!”
Meaning “Old one,” i.e. a parent or grandparent
An adjective describing a poser, or a show-off, e.g. “That latest pop-star looks like such a poncey kid!”
Stupid, rachet, e.g. “That poxy teacher gave me an F on my paper!”
Unwell, most likely due to a hangover.
Mocked, teased, e.g.”I don’t like her – she slagged me off to her friend.”
A loser, someone who is a waste of time
Something or anything, e.g. “Excuse me, could you pass me those yokes? No, not the glasses, the plates.”
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