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Word / Phrase

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Meaning

Lad n. Any male, though usually one of whom you're fond; when pluralized, it can be used to describe a group of males and females

Laid up

vb.

Ill

Langer

n.

Penis

Langered

adj.

Drunk, intoxicated

Lard, beat out of

phr.

Assault, physically attack

Lash, give a

vb.

Attempt

Lashing adj. Rainig hard

Lashings

n. adj

Great number of, lavish, squander

Latch, bang the

vb. phr.

Delay, dilly-dally

Laudy daw

phr.

Self-important gobshite

Laugh, just for a

adv.

For the hell of it, no particular purpose

Lay a finger on

vb.

Hurt or harm, (usually used in the negative)

Lay off

Phr. Exclam.

Back off, stop!, leave me be

Lean into

vb.

Bring pressure to bear

Leather

n. & vb.

Beat, strike,

Left / let

p.part.

Allowed

Leg

vb

Travel in haste

Legger, do a

n. & vb.

Depart on foot in haste

Lep

n. & vb.

Jump, leap, bound

Let on

vb.

Pretend

Lick

n. & vb.

[1] Cheat, beat [2] crawler, sycophant

Lick up to

vb.

Feign affection

Lick, at a good

vb. phr.

Move very swiftly

Lid n. Helmet, or sometimes the head..."Put a lid on your melon" = "Put your helmet on your head"

Life of Reilly

n. phr.

Carefree, hedonistic existence

Light into

vb.

Attack, berate

Like snuff at a wake

adv. phr.

With great rapidity, in great quantities

Like the hammers

adv. phr.

With great speed

Like you know

phr.

Like

Local, the

n.

Nearest licensed premises (pub), favourite pub

Locked

adj

Drunk, intoxicated

Long grass, be in

phr. vb.

Lie low, keep a low profile

Loosebit   Girl of questionable morals (also 'Bird')   "Alright, loosebit. Any chance of a ride?"

Loosies

n.

Cigarettes / fags sold individually, not in a pack

Lose the head

phr. vb.

Loss of temper or control; start a fight

Lose the run of oneself

phr. vb.

Lose control

Low babies

n.

First year at school, junior infants

Lug

n.

Awkward individual

Lump

n. adj.

Good size, large, lazy person

Lurching vb. Dancing up close

LYKAH

phr.

Leave Your Knickers At Home

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