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"Awa' an bile yer heid"

This Scottish phrase is another one that needs a double-dose of translating! Simply putting it into English results in "Away and boil your head!" - which probably won't help you much. 

What it means is something along the lines of 'Get lost!' or 'Forget it!' - and it's usually said to someone who is deemed to be talking rubbish, or wasting your time.



 

 

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To be told to "Bile yer Heid" or Boil Your head, is to be told not to be so ridiculous or to be so absurd. Can also be used as a term of exclamation if someone is doing something stupid and its annoying to you. It is a common phrase in old scots but is still used today.

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