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American Slang   美国俚语

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Please watch and listen to the video English Slang / Idioms: What's Up? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZQIDcQ9EN8 

 

More slang -

pig out

Americans use the expression “to pig out” when someone eats a lot of food.

If your friend says “We pigged out at the buffet” they ate a lot of food.

screw up

If your colleague tells you “We really screwed up the project," it means everything went wrong, they made a lot of mistakes. Basically, if someone tells you they’ve screwed up, it’s never a good thing.

drive (someone) up the wall

This means someone or something is making someone else crazy and irritated. 

a couch potato

It’s not very nice to call someone “a couch potato” because it means they just sit on a couch all day and watch TV, look at their smartphone, play video games, etc.

END OF DAY ONE LESSON


 

DAY TWO LESSON

AMERICAN SLANG WORDS AND PHRASES

 

(To) ace (verb):
To pass a test, exam, etc. really easily. "Robert aced his physics exam."

 

All ears:
When someone says, "I'm all ears", they are telling you that they are listening to you, that they are giving you their undivided attention.

 

Are you kidding me?
Phrase often used rhetorically to express frustration or excitement.

 

Around-the-clock:
24/7, all day and night, non-stop

 

ASAP:
stands for ‘as soon as possible’

 

Blue or have the blues:
to feel depressed or sad

 

Bro:
a friend, often used for a masculine friend

 

Buck:
one dollar

 

By the skin of your teeth:
just barely

 

Cash (noun):
money

END OF DAY TWO LESSON


 

DAY THREE LESSON

Cheesy (adj.):
Cheap, tacky. "A cheesy pick-up line", "A cheesy song", etc.

 

Chill:
relax.

 

Come on!:
used to express frustration.

 

Cool (adj.):
nice, great, impressive, popular, interesting "a cool dress", "a cool guy", "a cool bar"

 

Cop (n.):
Police officer.

 

Couch Potato:
a lazy person, one who sits on a couch and watches TV.

 

Crash:
to go to sleep; or to show up without invitation “Can I crash here tonight?"

 

Drive up the wall:
to irritate; “He is driving me up the wall.”

 

FYI:
acronym “for your information”

 

Get under one’s skin:
bother

END OF DAY THREE LESSON


 

 

DAY FOUR LESSON

Give the cold shoulder:
ignore

 

Hang out:
to gather in a casual and social manner.

 

Hip:
cool, popular.

 

Hit the books:
study.

 

Hit the road:
to leave.

 

Hyped (adj.):
Really excited. "We're all hyped about the concert next weekend."

 

In no time:
Very soon. "Don't worry - We'll be there in no time."

 

It is what it is:
it’s a fact that cannot be changed.

 

Lighten up (verb):
To relax; to not take things too seriously. "You gotta learn to lighten up a bit!"

 

LOL:
Text acronym for ‘laugh out loud’

END OF DAY FOUR LESSON


 

DAY FIVE LESSON

My Bad:
my fault or my mistake.

 

No problem:
you’re welcome, not a big deal

 

OMG:
Text acronym for ‘oh my god’. Used to express surprise or excitement.

 

Pass the buck:
transfer responsibility to someone else.

 

Piece of cake:
easy or effortless.

 

R.S.V.P.:
Stands for a French phrase, repondez, s’il vous plait. A formal reply to an invitation, by phone or mail.

 

Recap:
to state something again

 

Rip-off:
overcharge.

 

Screw up (verb):
To make a mistake, do something badly/wrong “I really screwed up my audition."

 

See ya’:
goodbye

END OF DAY FIVE LESSON


 

DAY SIX LESSON

Spill the beans:
reveal a secret.

 

Take for granted:
to assume.

 

That hit the spot:
(When talking about food/drinks) that was really good; that’s just what I needed.

 

Twenty four seven (24/7):
Non-stop, around the clock. "That place is open 24/7. It never closes."

 

What’s up:
How are you?

 

Wicked:
(In New England) used as adjective (meaning “amazing”) or a modifier (meaning: “really”).

 

Wrap up (verb):
To finish; to bring something to a close. "OK, let's wrap things up for today."

 

You bet:
of course or no problem.

 

You can say that again!
Phrase meaning "I agree with you completely."

END OF DAY SIX LESSON