Is there any North-American native speakers, who grew up either in USA or Canada, I could check something with, please?
It's for my uni research and I desperately need some help!
Do you understand (without looking up in a dictionary) the meaning of the expression 'cheap-and-cheerful' and the word 'swish' in sentence below?
... but there is a lively marina and a clutch of swish hotels, such as the revamped Grand, to go with street after street of cheap-and-cheerful terraces with peeling walls.
By the way, I don't need to know the meaning of them, what I actually need is to know whether North-Americans recognise this word and expression.
Your help will not only be much appreciated but also a great help to save my year! Thanks