THE THREE R'S means: The three R's was old slang for basic education − 'reading', 'riting' (writing), and 'rithmetic' (arithmetic).
THE THREEPENNY BITS means: The threepenny bits is Australian rhyming slang for diarrhoea (the shits).
THE TIME OF DAY means: The time of day is slang for to pay attention to. It is usually used in the negative, as 'won't give him the time of day'.
THE TOM−TITS means: The Tom−tits is Australian slang for diarrhoea.The Tom−tits is Australian slang for a felling of intense dislike, discomfort.
THE TOMS means: The Toms is Australian slang for diarrhoea.The Toms is Australian slang for a felling of intense dislike, discomfort.
THE TOPS means: The tops is British slang for a person or thing of top quality.
THE TRAYS means: The trays is Australian slang for diarrhoea.
THE TREATMENT means: The treatment is slang for the usual manner of dealing with a particular type of person.
THE WET means: The wet is Australian slang for the rainy season.
THE WET SEASON means: The wet season is Australian slang for a woman's menstrual period.
avoir une faim de loup means: be ravenous; be famished; be hungry as a bear
avoir une extinction de voix means: lose one’s voice
avoir une dent contre qn means: have a grudge against someone; hold a grudge against someone (lit.: have a tooth against someone)
avoir une araignée au plafond means: have a screw loose; have bats in one’s belfry (lit.: to have a spider in the head)
avoir un verre dans le nez means: be slightly drunk
avoir un sursaut means: be startled. 1. Ma mère eut un sursaut et me regarda dans les yeux: Tu es fou !
avoir un poil dans la main means: shy away from work; avoid work at all costs
avoir un fil à la patte means: be tied down
avoir un faible por qqn means: have a weakness for someone; have a soft spot for someone
avoir un coup dans le nez means: be slightly drunk
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