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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    Do Australian idioms work in the UK?

    Hello.

    As you probably know, I'm going to live Australia that's why I'm learning this list of idioms https://www.usingenglish.com/referen...n+english.html

    I'm interested whether these idioms work in the UK or US or not.

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    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: Do Australian idioms work in the UK?

    The only one that I know is used in BrE is "Stone the crows" I have heard most of the others but, to my knowledge, they are not widely used.

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    Re: Do Australian idioms work in the UK?

    Vice versa then . Do British idioms work there? I think it's quite a stupid question, but I'll be happy to know.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/referen...h+english.html

    Thanks.
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    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: Do Australian idioms work in the UK?

    Some of those are very old fashioned. I have no idea if any of them are used in Australia.

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    #5

    Re: Do Australian idioms work in the UK?

    None of the listed Australian idioms are common in the US.

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    #6

    Re: Do Australian idioms work in the UK?

    They have all been contributed by Australian speakers. Many British idioms will work there, but probably not all.

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    Re: Do Australian idioms work in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Vice versa then . Do British idioms work there? I think it's quite a stupid question, but I'll be happy to know.
    https://www.usingenglish.com/referen...h+english.html
    I'd understand about half of them.

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