British people often use slang that you are not going to learn in your textbooks. However, if you want to understand British people, books, music, movies or TV shows – You need to learn some slang! They will also help you sound more natural and you will be able to understand native speakers more easily. In this lesson you will learn 5 slang words that British people use to say that something is good!

British Slang for Good


Definition: Something is good or the best.

Well, the ace is the best card in most card games, right? That’s why it is British slang for good that we use all the time.

Here are some examples:

  • I’ve just had some ace news.
  • That shop is ace. It has the best shoes!
  • I heard that new Marvel movie is ace. Have you seen yet?

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Definition: It is a shortened version of the work “brilliant”

This is really common in the north of England, so I used it a lot when I was young.

This is how you can use this idiom:

  • Her Japanese is brill. She must have studied for a long time.
  • You should buy their new album – It’s brill!
  • His parent’s were really happy because his exam results were brill.

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Definition: This means that something is very good… obviously…

Most people think this is weird because a crack is usually a bad thing, right? Like dropping your phone and cracking the screen seems like a bad idea. However in the UK, the meaning of cracking is the opposite! It is another example of British slang for good.

Check out these examples:

  • That curry restaurant was cracking last night.
  • He’s a cracking keeper. He’s the best we have ever had.
  • I went to Japan last year. It was a cracking trip.

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Definition: This is yet another weird way that we say that something is good.

In the UK, a boss is not just that guy that tells you what to do at work.

Here are some examples:

  • That concert was boss! I had so much fun.
  • Did you see Lee’s new car? It looks proper boss.
  • The view from the top of the mountain is absolutely boss. You gotta see it!

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Definition: This is another way to say that something is good in the UK.

Mint has a few meanings in the UK. It is a flavour, like for toothpaste or ice cream. It is also talking about the condition of things like records or Pokemon cards. Finally, it is also British slang for good.

Here are some examples:

  • The weather is mint today. Let’s grab a pint in the beer garden.
  • Mate! Those new shoes are mint! Where did you get them.
  • The new Pokemon games look mint! I can’t wait to play them!

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