We've compiled a list of nine of our favorite phrases Irish people use when being brutally honest.
Are there any we've missed?
"You don't know your arse from your elbow"
Meaning: You're not the most intelligent person I have met in my lifetime.
"If there was work in the bed, you'd sleep on the floor"
Meaning: You're quite lazy.
"If ye aimed for the priest you'd miss the parish"
Meaning: Your aim is very bad. You should retire from whatever sport you're playing.
"Show your father what you're wearin'!"
Meaning: I'm not sure you should go out on the town in a skirt that short.
"You're talking through your hat"
Meaning: You don't seem to be fully worded in the topic you are talking about.
"I couldn't give a sh*te"
Meaning: Said thing is not high on my agenda of priorities.
"I wouldn't ride her into battle"
Meaning: She is not the prettiest girl in the world.
"You'll be late for your own funeral"
Meaning: Your time keeping skills leave a lot to be desired.
"I will yea"
Meaning: I definitely will not go out on a date/ help you move house/ lend you €50 etc.
* Originally published August 2015.