Learn English slang | Loaf of bread

Learn English slang with the popular rhyming expression loaf of bread. What does it mean if someone tells you to use your loaf? Watch this video lesson and understand and use English slang better...

Here are two good examples of how the English expression use your loaf can be used. In both examples, there is a double meaning. Firstly, use your loaf, as in think about doing something clever. The second meaning in both videos literally means do something clever with the leftover bread in your house, instead of just throwing it away. But obviously, you can use this expression in any context, not just with bread!

This is the first example from British supermarket Sainsbury's...

...and the second from another British supermarket The Co-op...

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VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Loaf of bread rhymes with 'head'. Again, this is a very common expression which is used all round the country now.

If you say to somebody:  "Use your loaf" it means 'think'. Use your loaf of bread. Use your head. Think about something. Think before you do it. So you should always use your loaf.

Don't make a stupid decision. Always think. Always consider the consequences. Use your loaf!

So it’s more common that we shorten loaf of bread just to loaf or your loaf. Use your loaf before you do anything. Think before you do anything.

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