rhyming slang

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slang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component

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The story goes that in tinsel town Michael Caine's house was packed with A list film and TV stars all watching episodes of Minder and The Sweeney, the reason, Sir Michael was the only one who could interpret the rhyming slang for his house guests, who were totally bamboozled by it all.
So we've invented a whole lot of rhyming slang phrases using Brummie places.
Speaking at the Radio Times Festival, he said he recently used the term "Brady bunch" in the soap which is cockney rhyming slang for lunch - but admits he sometimes makes words up which lead to people Googling them.
Cockney rhyming slang began to be used in the 18th century as a kind of thieves' cant or secret code.
Summary: An ATM operator has introduced Cockney rhyming slang to a number of its cash machines in east London.
was inspired by a version of the Bible written by a teacher in London, UK, in Cockney rhyming slang.
So is tonight's live Conference offering officially the first rhyming slang derby since Barnet played Bristol City in the FA Cup way back in 1989?
Chicken is the most used (or abused) word and can refer to a coward, a young girl, a pint pot, bacon or sausages or a church (as in the rhyming slang chicken perch).
The Bible in Cockney -- well, bits of it anyway includes traditional rhyming slang from East London's working-class community in which common words are represented by down-to-earth rhymes: "nanny" stands for nanny goat = boat; "china" is china plate = mate and "Ramsgate" is Ramsgate sands = hand or hands.
Belonging to the former group is Ginsmaid,(C) 1990, a labor-saving device--or parody of one--that dispenses the perfect gin and tonic when activated by pressing an image of '4os British movie star Vera Lynn (cockney rhyming slang for the liquor itself).
Make Them Wait" is rhyming slang for which Bingo number?
They bond over a shared appreciation for cockney rhyming slang.
COCKNEY rhyming slang could end up brown dead - because a generation of dustbin lids have no Danny La Rue what it's about.
Meanwhile, in the Queen Vic, Mick Carter comes a step closer towards his ambition of speaking entirely in Cockney Rhyming Slang unaware that, over at Blades, Dean is squeezing Linda's bum.
They've used their Cockney knees-up style and rhyming slang on hits like Gertcha, Rabbit, Ain't No Pleasing You - and not forgetting Snooker Loopy.