American Slang 美国俚语
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DAY TWO LESSON
AMERICAN SLANG WORDS AND PHRASES
(To) ace (verb):
To pass a test, exam, etc. really easily. "Robert aced his physics exam."
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.
24/7, all day and night, non-stop
stands for ‘as soon as possible’
Blue or have the blues:
to feel depressed or sad
a friend, often used for a masculine friend
By the skin of your teeth:
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DAY THREE LESSON
Cheap, tacky. "A cheesy pick-up line", "A cheesy song", etc.
used to express frustration.
nice, great, impressive, popular, interesting "a cool dress", "a cool guy", "a cool bar"
a lazy person, one who sits on a couch and watches TV.
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.”
acronym “for your information”
Get under one’s skin:
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DAY FOUR LESSON
Give the cold shoulder:
to gather in a casual and social manner.
Hit the books:
Hit the road:
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!"
Text acronym for ‘laugh out loud’
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DAY FIVE LESSON
my fault or my mistake.
you’re welcome, not a big deal
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.
Stands for a French phrase, repondez, s’il vous plait. A formal reply to an invitation, by phone or mail.
to state something again
Screw up (verb):
To make a mistake, do something badly/wrong “I really screwed up my audition."
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DAY SIX LESSON
Spill the beans:
reveal a secret.
Take for granted:
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."
How are you?
(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."
of course or no problem.
You can say that again!
Phrase meaning "I agree with you completely."
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