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2006-04-29 13:52

· ace
· He's an ace reporter.
· MEANING: very good

· action
· Do you know where the action is in this town?
· MEANING: excitement

· airhead
· My sister's boyfriend is a real airhead.
· MEANING: stupid person

· all wet
· Your ideas about politics are all wet.
· MEANING: completely wrong

· all-nighter
· I almost fell asleep during the test after an all-nighter.
· MEANING: after studying all night.

· ammo
· The gun was useless after the killer ran out of ammo.
· MEANING: ammunition

· antifreeze
· I really need some antifreeze in me on cold days like this.
· MEANING: liquor

· armpit
· This town is really an armpit.
· MEANING: undesirable place

· awesome
· What an awesome sunset.
· MEANING: great

· bad
· Wow, that was really a bad movie.
· MEANING: intense

· barf
· He barfed all over the seat of the airplane.
· MEANING: vomitted

· bashed
· The boat was bashed beyond recognition.
· MEANING: crushed

· beat
· After working all day I am really beat.
· MEANING: exhausted

· beemer
· He just bought a new beemer to drive to work in.
· MEANING: B.M.W. car

· bench
· He was benched during the basketball playoffs.
· MEANING: taken out of the game

· bent
· It's OK. Don't get so bent.
· MEANING: angry

· bent out of shape
· Don't get so bent out of shape.
· MEANING: become upset

· big gun
· The president brought two big guns to the meeting.
· MEANING: powerful people

· big mouth
· Shut up! You really have a big mouth.
· MEANING: talk too much

· big stink
· The citizens made a big stink about the new nuclear power station.
· MEANING: big issue

· blade
· He carried a ten inch blade with him.
· MEANING: knife

· blimp
· I always seem to have a blimp sitting next to me when I travel.
· MEANING: very fat person

· blow
· I'm going to blow out of here now.
· MEANING: leave

· blow
· He blew all his money gambling.
· MEANING: lost

· blow a fuse
· Hey, don't blow a fuse.
· MEANING: lose your temper.

· blow one's cool
· Calm down. Don't blow your cool.
· MEANING: become angry

· blown away
· I was blown away by his donation of a million dollars.
· MEANING: greatly impressed

· bomb
· The movie was a bomb.
· MEANING: bad

· bombed
· The driver of the car was bombed.
· MEANING: intoxicated

· bonkers
· I think I am going bonkers.
· MEANING: crazy

· boo-boo
· If you make another boo-boo like that, you won't have a job.
· MEANING: mistake

· booze
· I promised to bring two bottles of booze to the party.
· MEANING: alcohol

· bread
· I need some bread to pay for my car.
· MEANING: money

· break
· A lucky break helped him get the job.
· MEANING: opportunity

· break it up
· Break it up, or I will call the police.
· MEANING: stop

· bring-down
· The news of the airplane crash was a bring-down.
· MEANING: depressing

· buck
· Do you have a buck I can borrow?
· MEANING: dollar

· bummed
· I was really bummed after I heard the news.
· MEANING: depressed

· bummer
· My trip to New York was a bummer.
· MEANING: bad experience

· bust
· The whole idea was a bust.
· MEANING: failure

· buy it
· If you don't slow down, you're going to buy it in a car accident.
· MEANING: die

· call
· The weatherman made a good call about when the storm would come.
· MEANING: prediction

· can
· Do you know where the can is?
· MEANING: bathroom

· carb
· My motorcycle's carb is out of adjustment.
· MEANING: carburetor

· catch some rays
· I'm going to lie on the beach and catch some rays.
· MEANING: get some sunshine.

· catch some Z's
· I need to catch some Z's before I go on my trip.
· MEANING: get some sleep

· cheesy
· That is really a cheesy looking outfit.
· MEANING: cheap

· chicken
· Don't be a chicken.
· MEANING: coward

· chintzy
· That really was a chintzy present you got him.
· MEANING: cheap

· chow down
· I need to find a place to chow down.
· MEANING: eat a lot

· clip
· Watch out or they will clip you at that bar.
· MEANING: cheat

· clunker
· I can't go on a date in that clunker.
· MEANING: old car

· cold fish
· My date for the dance was a cold fish.
· MEANING: dull

· collar
· I knew they would collar the robber sooner or later.
· MEANING: arrest

· come up for air
· He has to come up for air or he will die from exhaustion.
· MEANING: take a break

· con
· Don't try to con me.
· MEANING: deceive

· cool
· This is a really cool place to work.
· MEANING: good

· cool down
· Things should cool down in a day or two.
· MEANING: calm down

· cop
· How did you get the road sign? I copped it.
· MEANING: robbed

· cop
· The cop showed me his badge.
· MEANING: policeman

· couch potato
· He is a couch potato.
· MEANING: lazy person

· crack open a bottle
· Let's crack open a bottle for his birthday.
· MEANING: open

· cram
· I need more time to cram for the test.
· MEANING: study hard

· cream
· Our team creamed them badly.
· MEANING: beat

· croak
· I feel like I am going to croak.
· MEANING: die

· cruise
· The skier was cruising down the hill
· MEANING: going very fast

· cuffs
· He put the cuffs on the killer.
· MEANING: handcuffs

· cushy
· He has a really cushy job.
· MEANING: easy

· cut
· Could you cut my whiskey with a little water?
· MEANING: dilute

· cut out
· It is late. I have to cut out.
· MEANING: leave

· damage
· Lets get the bill and find out the damage.
· MEANING: cost

· dead
· This disco is really dead tonight.
· MEANING: quiet

· deck
· He was decked in the fight.
· MEANING: knocked down

· deep pockets
· Her boyfriend has deep pockets.
· MEANING: is a good source of money

· dicey
· Since the weather is a little dicey, I won't go today.
· MEANING: chancy

· dirty
· I hear that it's a dirty movie.
· MEANING: an obscene

· ditch
· I'll ditch my younger brother with my grandmother.
· MEANING: leave

· do a snow job on
· Don't try to do a snow job on me.
· MEANING: deceive

· dope
· He is such a dope.
· MEANING: stupid person

· dope
· There are a lot of dope dealers around here.
· MEANING: drug

· dork
· He is such a dork.
· MEANING: strange person

· dough
· I need some dough before I can go Christmas shopping.
· MEANING: money

· down
· Let's go to a bar and down a few beers.
· MEANING: drink quickly

· drag
· Doing homework on the weekend is a drag.
· MEANING: boring

· dynamite
· This drink is really dynamite.
· MEANING: powerful; great

· earful
· My grandmother gave me an earful about the neighborhood.
· MEANING: a lot of gossip

· easy mark
· The Japanese are an easy mark because they usually carry cash.
· MEANING: likely victims

· eat
· The problem is really eating away at me.
· MEANING: bothering

· excellent
· That's excellent man.
· MEANING: fine

· face-off
· The two sides were headed for a nasty face-off.
· MEANING: confrontation

· far-out
· This music is really far-out.
· MEANING: great

· fix
· The addict needs another fix.
· MEANING: dose of drugs

· flaky
· He is too flaky to do the work.
· MEANING: unreliable

· flashback
· At the wedding he had a flashback of his old girlfriend.
· MEANING: remembered

· flick
· I haven't seen a flick in a long time.
· MEANING: movie

· flip out
· He flipped out when he heard that his mother had been killed.
· MEANING: lost control

· flip side
· What kind of music do you have on the flip side of the tape?
· MEANING: other side

· fox
· His older sister is a fox.
· MEANING: very attractive

· foxy
· She is a foxy lady.
· MEANING: sexy

· freebie
· The pillow was a freebie
· MEANING: free

· get into something
· I got into gardening in high school.
· MEANING: became seriously interested in

· get it
· I listened to the joke twice, but I still don't get it.
· MEANING: understand

· get with it
· If you don't get with it, we will never finish this work.
· MEANING: hurry up

· gig
· I have a gig on Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00.
· MEANING: job

· glitch
· This computer program has a glitch.
· MEANING: defect

· glitzy
· This is a pretty glitzy hotel to be staying in.
· MEANING: fashionable

· go
· Let me have a go at solving the problem.
· MEANING: try

· go bananas
· I am going to go bananas if I don't have a vacation soon.
· MEANING: go crazy

· go down
· What is going down?
· MEANING: happening

· goof
· I am really a goof at times.
· MEANING: fool

· goof up
· I really goofed up when I painted my room green.
· MEANING: made a serious mistake

· goofy
· You are always acting goofy these days.
· MEANING: silly

· gourd
· Use your gourd to figure out what is happening.
· MEANING: head

· grand
· His salary is twenty grand.
· MEANING: thousand dollars

· grass
· Lots of students smoke grass in the dormitory.
· MEANING: marijuana

· gravy
· This job is pure gravy.
· MEANING: easy money

· groovy
· This music is groovy.
· MEANING: pleasant

· gross
· Picking your nose is really a gross habit.
· MEANING: disgusting

· gross-out
· The party was a gross-out.
· MEANING: digusting time

· grub
· Where is the best place to get some grub around here?
· MEANING: food

· grubby
· Those clothes are too grubby to wear to the party.
· MEANING: unclean and untidy

· grungy
· That is a really grungy jacket.
· MEANING: dirty

· gut
· He got shot in the gut.
· MEANING: stomach.

· gut
· The gut issue is about what we are going to do now.
· MEANING: basic

· guts
· It takes a lot of guts to give the boss your true opinion.
· MEANING: courage

· hairy
· That was a hairy plane trip. I am glad the storm is over.
· MEANING: dangerous

· hammer
· Put the hammer to the floor or we will be late for the wedding.
· MEANING: accelerator

· hang it up
· I have decided to hang up my teaching job.
· MEANING: quit

· hang loose
· Just hang loose for another few days.
· MEANING: relax

· hang tough
· We need to hang tough on our decision.
· MEANING: stick with

· hardware
· The police were surprised by all the hardware the gang members had.
· MEANING: weapons

· have a buzz on
· I had a buzz on after the third martini.
· MEANING: was slightly intoxicated

· have good vibes
· I have good vibes about our new secretary.
· MEANING: feel good about

· have it all together
· Recently I don't have it all together.
· MEANING: feel mentally all there.

· heave
· I heaved up on the floor.
· MEANING: vomited

· high
· The teenagers look high to me.
· MEANING: intoxicated on drugs or alcohol

· hip-shooter
· He is such a hip-shooter.
· MEANING: always talking without thinking

· history
· I don't have any idea where my old boyfriend is. He's history.
· MEANING: something in the past

· hit
· Your proposal was a hit with the boss.
· MEANING: successful

· hole up
· I had to hole up for three days because the police were looking for me.
· MEANING: hide

· honcho
· The honcho says that we are going to have to give up two days of our vacation.
· MEANING: boss

· hooker
· Her clothes make her look like a hooker.
· MEANING: prostitute

· hot
· The police stopped them because they though the car was hot.
· MEANING: stolen

· huffy
· I will do it soon so please don't get huffy.
· MEANING: angry

· hungry
· If you are not hungry, you won't get ahead in the business.
· MEANING: eager to make money

· hustle
· If you don't hustle, we will be late again.
· MEANING: hurry up

· hyped
· The fans were all hyped up for the football game.
· MEANING: excited

· hyper
· Don't get hyper about what she told you. You know it isn't true.
· MEANING: over excited

· I.D.
· Can you show me some I.D. please?
· MEANING: identification

· in
· The tie you are wearing is really in.
· MEANING: fashionable

· in deep
· They are really in deep with each other.
· MEANING: deeply involved

· in the bag
· Everything is in the bag. There is nothing to worry about.
· MEANING: settled

· intense
· This is a very intense situation we are discussing.
· MEANING: serious

· jam
· I am glad you got yourself out of that jam.
· MEANING: trouble

· jerk someone around
· Recently it seems like everyone is jerking me around.
· MEANING: wasting my time and causing me trouble

· jock
· My roommate is a jock for the basketball team.
· MEANING: an athlete

· john
· The john really smells.
· MEANING: bathroom

· joint
· Where is the closest joint to here.
· MEANING: cheap bar

· joint
· He is good at rolling joints.
· MEANING: marijuana cigarettes

· junkie
· Sam is a junkie.
· MEANING: rug addict

· just off the boat
· He acts like he is just off the boat.
· MEANING: naive

· keep one's cool
· He kept his cool when his house burned down.
· MEANING: remained calm

· kegger
· I hear there is a kegger at John's house tonight.
· MEANING: beer party

· kick
· I get a kick out of watching him paint.
· MEANING: enjoy

· klutz
· He is a real klutz.
· MEANING: stupid and clumsy person

· knock
· Don't knock it if you can't do it any better.
· MEANING: criticize

· knocked up
· My dog gets knocked up once a year.
· MEANING: pregnant

· knockout
· Who was that knockout I saw you with last Friday?
· MEANING: stunning person

· knuckle sandwich
· Shut up or I'll give you a knuckle sandwich.
· MEANING: punch in the mouth

· kook
· Watch out for all the kooks in this neighborhood.
· MEANING: strange people

· laid-back
· You need to be more laid-back.
· MEANING: calm and relaxed

· lame
· That is really a lame excuse.
· MEANING: an inadequate

· line
· I have heard that line a million times.
· MEANING: story

· loser
· John is a loser.
· MEANING: annoying and useless

· love handles
· I exercise every day, but I can't get rid of these love handles.
· MEANING: rolls of fat around my stomach

· make waves
· Try not to make waves around the office.
· MEANING: cause trouble

· maxed out
· I am maxed out at my work and need to rest.
· MEANING: exhausted

· mean
· He plays a mean violin.
· MEANING: performs well on

· mega
· I have mega amounts of tomatoes in my garden this summer.
· MEANING: large

· megabucks
· He made megabucks when he sold his company.
· MEANING: a lot of money

· knock
· Don't knock it if you can't do it any better.
· MEANING: criticize

· mellow
· You need to mellow out and enjoy life.
· MEANING: calm down and relax

· meltdown
· There has been a meltdown in the relationship between my parents and I.
· MEANING: total collapse

· mickey mouse
· The homework the teacher gave us was mickey mouse.
· MEANING: nonsense and a waste of time

· move on someone
· I am going to try to move on Sarah next Saturday.
· MEANING: pick up and seduce

· mush
· That is total mush and you know it.
· MEANING: nonesense

· nark
· Watch out for the narks in the airport.
· MEANING: drug police

· neat
· That was a neat idea that you had.
· MEANING: good

· negative
· There are too many negatives about the company merger.
· MEANING: bad things

· nick
· The police nicked the shoplifter as he was leaving the store.
· MEANING: arrested

· nip
· He took a nip out of the bottle.
· MEANING: a quick drink

· no sweat
· It's no sweat to have the report in to you by Monday.
· MEANING: no problem

· nuke
· I'll nuke our dinner in a few minutes.
· MEANING: heat up in the microwave

· nuke
· Does that attack plane have any nukes?
· MEANING: nuclear weapons

· nut
· I think that he is a nut.
· MEANING: crazy person

· nuts
· You are completely nuts if you think I will go with you.
· MEANING: crazy

· pad
· Have you found a pad yet?
· MEANING: a place to live

· pain in the neck
· My wife's best friend is a pain in the neck.
· MEANING: annoying

· paper-pusher
· My office is filled with paper-pushers.
· MEANING: bureaucratic office workers

· party animal
· You're too old to be a party animal.
· MEANING: love parties

· party-hearty
· We need to party-hearty because we just got a raise in salary.
· MEANING: celebrate

· paw
· Get your paws off of my body.
· MEANING: hands

· peanuts
· I am not going to work for peanuts.
· MEANING: practically no money

· pickled
· He gets pickled after only one beer.
· MEANING: intoxicated

· piece of cake
· Working on a computer for me is a piece of cake.
· MEANING: easy to do

· pig
· He is a pig at parties.
· MEANING: eats too much

· pig out
· Let's go to the restaurant and pig out.
· MEANING: eat a lot or overeat

· pit stop
· Let's make a pit stop at the next rest area.
· MEANING: stop and go to the bathroom

· plastered
· He drinks too much and is always plastered on the weekend.
· MEANING: intoxicated

· pooped out
· He pooped out after we started to do the hard work.
· MEANING: quit

· pop
· Shut up or I will pop you.
· MEANING: hit

· pop for something
· It is my turn to pop for the doughnuts.
· MEANING: buy

· pro
· He is really a pro at his work.
· MEANING: professional

· prod
· Can you give me a gentle prod next week so I won't forget?
· MEANING: reminder

· psyched up
· The players are really psyched up for the game on Friday.
· MEANING: mentally ready

· psycho
· She is a psycho. She should be in a hospital.
· MEANING: mentally ill

· puke
· I feel like I am going to puke.
· MEANING: vomit

· push off
· I am going to push off now.
· MEANING: leave

· put the moves on
· You should give up trying to put the moves on her. She is married.
· MEANING: seduce

· put-on
· It was an elaborate put-on which I almost believed.
· MEANING: deception

· quarterback
· Who is going to quarterback the meeting?
· MEANING: lead

· quick buck
· I need to make a quick buck.
· MEANING: some easy money

· rack
· I have to hit the rack by ten or I'll be tired in the morning.
· MEANING: bed

· rack out
· I am going to rack out for two hours.
· MEANING: sleep

· racket
· There sure was a lot of racket outside last night.
· MEANING: noise

· rag
· I can't believe we still get this same old rag.
· MEANING: newspaper

· rap
· We need to sit down and rap about a few things.
· MEANING: talk about

· rathole
· When are you going to be able to move out of that rathole.
· MEANING: run down place

· raw
· The raw office workers were not getting much done.
· MEANING: new

· ream someone out
· The boss really reamed him out for his bad report.
· MEANING: got angry with him

· red hot
· Your idea is really red hot.
· MEANING: important

· repo
· Hey, don't repo my car. I will pay next week.
· MEANING: repossess

· rinky-dink
· The circus was really rinky-dink.
· MEANING: inferior

· riot
· The comedy program was a real riot.
· MEANING: funny

· road hog
· That driver is a road hog.
· MEANING: takes up too much of the road

· rocks
· Would you like your whiskey on the rocks?
· MEANING: with ice

· rough time
· We have had a rough time this winter.
· MEANING: hard time

· rug
· Is that a rug on his head?
· MEANING: wig

· rug rat
· My sister has three rug rats.
· MEANING: children

· rule
· My wife rules the house.
· MEANING: dominates

· run off at the mouth
· He is always running off at the mouth.
· MEANING: talking too much

· run out of gas
· The politician ran out of gas during the campaign.
· MEANING: lost interest or momentum

· sack
· When did you hit the sack last night?
· MEANING: go to bed

· scam
· Don't lose your money in some kind of scam.
· MEANING: swindle

· scarf
· Since he hadn't eaten in a week, he scarfed down everything on his plate.
· MEANING: ate quickly

· schmuck
· What a stupid schmuck.
· MEANING: jerk

· screw around
· If you screw around all day at this work, you will have to come back again.
· MEANING: waste time

· screw up
· If you screw up one more time, I will fire you.
· MEANING: make a mistake

· sharp
· He is very sharp with numbers
· MEANING: intelligent

· shot
· I'll give the puzzle another shot.
· MEANING: try

· shot down
· Everyone shot down my idea at first, but later agreed that it was a good idea.
· MEANING:
· disagreed with

· slammer
· The police threw them both in the slammer.
· MEANING: jail

· smashed
· Try not to get smashed at the beer party.
· MEANING: intoxicated

· smoke eater
· My father is a smoke eater.
· MEANING: fireman

· split
· It is time to split and go see the movie.
· MEANING: leave

· spook
· The cows were spooked by the howling of the wolves.
· MEANING: frightened

· spud
· Do you want rice or spuds for dinner?
· MEANING: potatoes

· square
· My father looks square in his jacket.
· MEANING: old-fashioned

· steamed up
· Don't get so steamed up over the issue.
· MEANING: angry

· stink
· This whole operation stinks.
· MEANING: is repulsive

· straight
· I want you to give me a straight answer.
· MEANING: honest

· stressed
· I am really stressed by all the recent world events.
· MEANING: upset

· sucker
· Don't be a sucker.
· MEANING: be deceived

· take a hike
· I am tired of all your complaining. Take a hike.
· MEANING:
· leave

· taken
· He was taken for all his money at the casino.
· MEANING:
· cheated out of

· taking care of business
· I have been taking care of business.
· MEANING: doing what I have to do

· threads
· Those look like expensive threads he is wearing.
· MEANING: clothes

· tool around
· I don't want to tool around all night. It is time to go home.
· MEANING: drive around

· totaled
· My car was totaled in the accident with the garbage truck.
· MEANING: completely wrecked

· up
· He has been up ever since he met his new girlfriend.
· MEANING: happy and cheerful

· up for grabs
· This is a sale. Everything is up for grabs.
· MEANING: available.

· veg out
· I want to veg out in front of the television this evening.
· MEANING: relax and do nothing

· vibes
· He really gives off good vibes.
· MEANING: feelings

· wad
· You don't want to carry a wad like that with you in the big city.
· MEANING: bundle of money

· waste
· After you waste him, throw the body in the river.
· MEANING: kill

· wheels
· If you let me borrow your wheels, I'll go out and buy a pizza.
· MEANING: car

· whiz
· He is a whiz at the computer.
· MEANING: talented person

· wired
· I am really wired after drinking five cups of coffee.
· MEANING: alert

· wussy
· Don't be such a wussy all the time. Say what you are thinking.
· MEANING: weak person

· yukky
· This food tastes yukky
· MEANING: bad

· zapped
· I am too zapped to help you right now.
· MEANING: exhausted

· zip
· He knew zip about running the company.
· MEANING: Nothing

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