Learn English slang | Butcher's hook

Learn English slang with the popular rhyming expression butcher's hook. What does it mean if someone tells you to come and have a butcher's at something? Watch this video lesson and understand and use English slang better…

Remember that rhyming slang or Cockney rhyming slang might seem a bit hard to understand at first but after you hear a few expressions and see how they rhyme with the word we actually mean, it's quite easy. Have a butcher's (have a look) at these rhyming slang expressions as explained by Anglophenia...

Here are a few more examples of rhyming slang in London, including butcher's hook...

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VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

This is a really good one. It's very, very common and it's another expression that we shorten very often. So butcher's hook means 'look'. So you could say to someone: "Have a butcher's hook!" "Have a butcher's hook at this!"

So if you want to show something to someone, you could say: "Come over here, have a butcher's hook!" Have a look!

So it's very common that we shorten it just down to butcher's because butcher's hook is quite long, so we shorten it to butcher's. Come and have a butcher's! Come and have a look!

If you've done something, if you've made something and you're very happy, you're very proud, you might call your friend and say: "Come over here, have a butcher's at this". Have a butcher's hook - Have a look.

Or you might see something beautiful, like a beautiful landscape or scenery, so you call someone and you say: "Come and have a butcher's" - Come and have a look!

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