A system of slang in which words are replaced by rhymes and the second part of the rhyme is dropped. It is most commonly used by cockneys.
Examples of rhyming slang:
Dustbin Lids=Kids
Trouble & Strife=Wife
Plates of Meat=Feet
Apples & Pears=Stairs
Pony & Trap=Crap
Berkeley Hunt=C**t

My trouble sent me to pick up the dustbins from school, and I stepped in a massive pile of pony and trap.
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1) The use of a rhyming word in the place of the original word to obscure the meaning.
2)The chaotic blur that is the soul of the Cockney dialect.
"Take a butcher's" (butcher's hook = look)
Daisies (shoes) (daisy roots = boots).
"She's a pretty twist" (twist and twirl = girl)
"He's ginger" (ginger beer = queer / homosexual. Derogatory unless uttered by fellow travellers)
"I took the lift to the apples"(apples and pears = upstairs, though not even pensioners use that phrase anymore)
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Generally rhyming slang is a load of old bollocks. In the words of terry pratchett "it is made up to annoy strangers, which is the case with most slangs"
Whoa rhyming slang makes no sense!
prunes (syrup of)=wig
apples and pears=stairs
rubbity-dub=pub
busy bee=general theory of relativity
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Taking two different words to mean one, in the pattern that the first word relates to the second word, and the second word rhymes with the actual word.

As with the classic example, dog and bone (meaning phone), dog relates to bone, and bone rhymes with phone.
Hurry up with the dog and bone! I need to call Katie!

You wanting some posh and becks?
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Cockney rhyming slang is a form of English slang which originated in the East End of London. Many of its expressions have passed into common language, and the creation of new ones is no longer restricted to Cockneys.
Rhyming slang developed as a way of obscuring the meaning of sentences to those who did not understand the slang, though it remains a matter of speculation whether this was a linguistic accident, or whether it was developed intentionally to assist criminals or to maintain a particular community.
Rhyming slang works by replacing the word to be obscured with the first word of a phrase that rhymes with that word. For instance, "face" would be replaced by "boat", because face rhymes with "boat race". Similarly "feet" becomes "plates" ("plates of meat"), and "money" is "bread" (a very common usage, from "bread and honey"). Sometimes the full phrase is used, for example "Currant Bun" to mean "The Sun" (often referring to the British Tabloid Newspaper of that name). There is no hard and fast rule for this, and you just have to know whether a particular expression is always shortened, never shortened, or can be used either way.
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A dialect replacing numerous words with phrases that rhyme with the desired outcome, e.g. Dog and Bone = Phone, Trouble and Strife = Wife, Horse and Carriage = Marrage.
Stems from an area in London.
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Anyway, I was going off to my Pope in Rome, when the old Trouble and Strife's only gone and left the Horse and Carriage and Cat and Mouse and left me a message next to the Dog and Bone on an Alexander the Great up the Apples and Pairs. She's gone of with another fella with a lot of Poppy Red. Made me so Hit List, you know? So I gos and gets meself a Pigs Ear. Not bothered really, just she dragged her huge Kingdom Come off with my Sue Rider!
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A dialect originating in East London which involves substituting short phrases for words. The phrases rhyme with the word that they replace.
"So unless we intend to do this job in Reno, we're in barney...
Barney Rubble...
Trouble!"

-Don Cheadle as Basher in Ocean's Eleven

No one gets his Cockney Rhyming Slang but him.
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