china plate

china plate

slang A close friend. The phrase comes from rhyming slang in which "china plate" rhymes with "mate." Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Bring your china plate to the show then—the more, the merrier. It's always great to spend time with my old china plate.
See also: china, plate
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