A euphemism is a polite word or expression that is used to refer to things which people may find offensive, upsetting or embarrassing to talk about. For example, sex, the human body, or death.

Euphemism – Meaning

  • between jobs – unemployed
  • kicked the bucket – died
  • has a bun in the oven – pregnant
  • they have creative differences – when people aren’t working well in a team
  • the lights are on, but nobody’s home – saying that someone is stupid