English – The Guardian – That time I made my mom guess the meaning of English expressions

After Uganda’s president said he and Queen Elizabeth were ‘friends with mutual benefits’, I was inspired to investigate some other confusing idioms   Where English comes from. Photograph: Mona Chalabi View more sharing options Shares 244 Comments 257 Mona Chalabi @MonaChalabi email Thursday 22 June 2017 12.00 BSTLast modified on Thursday 22 June 2017 15.10 BST Uganda’s…