The ultimate Only Way Is Essex phrasebook

From mugging yourself to swerving it, here is our crucial glossary of TOWIE's favourite terms...

It was a good night, last night, wasn’t it? – exposition device. Often used to start a conversation about a fight that happened in Sugar Hut


Bee-ayve – don’t be foolish.

What do you think of my boobs/teeth/bum/nose? – I’m visiting a cosmetic surgeon in this episode and may return looking substantially different.

You know what Essex is like – phrase used to justify the unjustifiable, and validate an obviously false account.

Looking nice costs money – (see What do you think of my boobs/teeth/bum/nose?)

That’s bang out of order! – it’s unfair, I tell you, very unfair.


This glossary is far from exhaustive. Knowledge is power, so if you’ve got some classic TOWIE-isms you’d like to share with the group, pop them in the comments section below… 

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