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Difference between Break the Queen’s English and Clip the Queen’s English

break the Queen’s English —(also: break the King’s English) speak incorrectly owing to lack of skill:

  • Every Berliner feels exalted when a real English jockey speaks to him and gives him an opportunity of breaking the Queen’s English.

clip the Queen’s English —(dated sl., also: clip the King’s English) pronounce words hurriedly and indistinctly when drunk:

  • He was pretty far overcome by the Champaign, for he clipped the Queen’s English.