Exercise - Fill the gaps with words from the box
- Oh, bollocks! I've missed the bus. - mild exclamation / interjection
- That's (just a load of) (old) bollocks - nonsense, rubbish
- Bollocks to that! - to hell with that!
- A kick in the bollocks - something bad that happens to you, a big setback
- Did England win last night? Bollocks, they did! - in other words, no!
- To give somebody a bollocking - to get angry and give somebody a row (usually said of somebody in authority)
- I've been working my bollocks off. - I've been working very hard. (would perhaps sound strange coming from a woman!)
- The dog's bollocks - the best, something excellent
Three similar expressions
- The dog's bollocks
- The bee's knees
- The cat's pyjamas
- Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols was the debut album of that emblematic British punk band.
- British playwright Harold Pinter is known to have used the expression 'chuffed to the bollocks' on occasion. Two Merriam-Webster words in one expression
- Cockney rhyming slang for bollocks is apparently Jackson Pollocks (as in the US modernist artist). As the second word is often dropped in rhyming slang, a load of Jacksons thus means a lot of rubbish.
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