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British Slang For Hurry Up (12 Examples with some examples)

Here are twelve examples of British slang phrases for “hurry up” along with some explanations:


British Slang For Hurry Up

British Slang with explications (3)
British Slang with explications (3)
  1. Chop chop – This phrase is commonly used to urge someone to hurry up or to do something quickly. It’s often used in a somewhat commanding tone.
  2. Bob’s your uncle – This phrase is often used to indicate that something is easy or simple. For example, “Just press this button, and Bob’s your uncle, the machine is working.”
  3. Get a move on – This is a common way to tell someone to hurry up or to get going.
  4. Shake a leg – This is a fun way to tell someone to hurry up, and it’s often used in a playful or lighthearted way.
  5. Make tracks – This phrase means to leave or to get going quickly.
  6. Step on it – This phrase is used to urge someone to move quickly or to speed up.
  7. Time is of the essence – This phrase is used to emphasize that time is running out, and something needs to be done quickly.
  8. Hup to – This is a military expression that means to hurry up or to get moving.
  9. Buckle up – This phrase can be used to tell someone to hurry up and get ready to leave.
  10. Shift your arse – This phrase is a bit more vulgar, and it’s used to tell someone to hurry up or move quickly.
  11. Crack on – This is a common way to tell someone to get started or to keep going with a task.
  12. Git a move on – This phrase is similar to “Get a move on,” but it has a slightly more commanding tone. It’s also a bit more informal and can be considered a bit impolite.


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