Slangs - American
He's an ace reporter.
Do you know where the action is in this town?
My sister's boyfriend is a real airhead.
Your ideas about politics are all wet.
I almost fell asleep during the test after an all-nighter.
after studying all night.
The gun was useless after the killer ran out of ammo.
I really need some antifreeze in me on cold days like this.
This town is really an armpit.
What an awesome sunset.
That was a bad movie.
He barfed all over the seat of the airplane.
The boat was bashed beyond recognition.
After working all day I am really beat.
He just bought a new beemer to drive to work in.
He was benched during the basketball playoffs.
taken out of the game
It's OK. Don't get so bent.
bent out of shape
Don't get so bent out of shape.
The president brought two big guns to the meeting.
Shut up! You really have a big mouth.
talk too much
The citizens made a big stink about the new nuclear power station.
He carried a ten inch blade with him.
I always seem to have a blimp sitting next to me when I travel.
very fat person
I'm going to blow out of here now.
He blew all his money gambling.
blow a fuse
Hey, don't blow a fuse.
lose your temper.
blow one's cool
Calm down. Don't blow your cool.
I was blown away by his donation of a million dollars.
The movie was a bomb.
The driver of the car was bombed.
I think I am going bonkers.
If you make another boo-boo like that, you won't have a job.
I promised to bring two bottles of booze to the party.
I need some bread to pay for my car.
A lucky break helped him get the job.
break it up
Break it up, or I will call the police.
The news of the airplane crash was a bring-down.
Do you have a buck I can borrow?
I was really bummed after I heard the news.
My trip to New York was a bummer.
The whole idea was a bust.
If you don't slow down, you're going to buy it in a car accident.
The weatherman made a good call about when the storm would come.
Do you know where the can is?
My motorcycle's carb is out of adjustment.
catch some rays
I'm going to lie on the beach and catch some rays.
get some sunshine.
catch some Z's
I need to catch some Z's before I go on my trip.
get some sleep
That is really a cheesy looking outfit.
Don't be a chicken.
That really was a chintzy present you got him.
I need to find a place to chow down.
eat a lot
Watch out or they will clip you at that bar.
I can't go on a date in that clunker.
My date for the dance was a cold fish.
I knew they would collar the robber sooner or later.
come up for air
He has to come up for air or he will die from exhaustion.
take a break
Don't try to con me.
This is a really cool place to work.
Things should cool down in a day or two.
How did you get the road sign? I copped it.
The cop showed me his badge.
He is a couch potato.
crack open a bottle
Let's crack open a bottle for his birthday.
I need more time to cram for the test.
Our team creamed them badly.
I feel like I am going to croak.
The skier was cruising down the hill
He put the cuffs on the killer.
He has a really cushy job.
Could you cut my whiskey with a little water?
It is late. I have to cut out.
Lets get the bill and find out the damage.
This disco is really dead tonight.
He was decked in the fight.
Her boyfriend has deep pockets.
Meaningis a good source of money
Since the weather is a little dicey, I won't go today.
I hear that it's a dirty movie.
I'll ditch my younger brother with my grandmother.
do a snow job on
Don't try to do a snow job on me.
He is such a dope.
There are a lot of dope dealers around here.
He is such a dork.
I need some dough before I can go Christmas shopping.
Let's go to a bar and down a few beers.
Doing homework on the weekend is a drag.
This drink is really dynamite.
My grandmother gave me an earful about the neighborhood.
a lot of gossip
The Japanese are an easy mark because they usually carry cash.
The problem is really eating away at me.
That's excellent man.
The two sides were headed for a nasty face-off.
This music is really far-out.
The addict needs another fix.
dose of drugs
He is too flaky to do the work.
At the wedding he had a flashback of his old girlfriend.
I haven't seen a flick in a long time.
He flipped out when he heard that his mother had been killed.
What kind of music do you have on the flip side of the tape?
His older sister is a fox.
She is a foxy lady.
The pillow was a freebie
get into something
I got into gardening in high school.
became seriously interested in
I listened to the joke twice, but I still don't get it.
get with it
If you don't get with it, we will never finish this work.
I have a gig on Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00.
This computer program has a glitch.
This is a pretty glitzy hotel to be staying in.
Let me have a go at solving the problem.
I am going to go bananas if I don't have a vacation soon.
What is going down?
I am really a goof at times.
I really goofed up when I painted my room green.
made a serious mistake
You are always acting goofy these days.
Use your gourd to figure out what is happening.
His salary is twenty grand.
Lots of students smoke grass in the dormitory.
This job is pure gravy.
This music is groovy.
Picking your nose is really a gross habit.
The party was a gross-out.
Where is the best place to get some grub around here?
Those clothes are too grubby to wear to the party.
unclean and untidy
That is a really grungy jacket.
He got shot in the gut.
The gut issue is about what we are going to do now.
It takes a lot of guts to give the boss your true opinion.
That was a hairy plane trip. I am glad the storm is over.
Put the hammer to the floor or we will be late for the wedding.
hang it up
I have decided to hang up my teaching job.
Just hang loose for another few days.
We need to hang tough on our decision.
The police were surprised by all the hardware the gang members had.
have a buzz on
I had a buzz on after the third martini.
was slightly intoxicated
have good vibes
I have good vibes about our new secretary.
feel good about
have it all together
Recently I don't have it all together.
feel mentally all there.
I heaved up on the floor.
The teenagers look high to me.
intoxicated on drugs or alcohol
He is such a hip-shooter.
always talking without thinking
I don't have any idea where my old boyfriend is. He's history.
something in the past
Your proposal was a hit with the boss.
I had to hole up for three days because the police were looking for me.
The honcho says that we are going to have to give up two days of our vacation.
Her clothes make her look like a hooker.
The police stopped them because they thought the car was hot.
I will do it soon so please don't get huffy.
If you are not hungry, you won't get ahead in the business.
eager to make money
If you don't hustle, we will be late again.
The fans were all hyped up for the football game.
Don't get hyper about what she told you. You know it isn't true.
Can you show me some I.D. please?
The tie you are wearing is really in.
They are really in deep with each other.
in the bag
Everything is in the bag. There is nothing to worry about.
This is a very intense situation we are discussing.
I am glad you got yourself out of that jam.
jerk someone around
Recently it seems like everyone is jerking me around.
wasting my time and causing me trouble
My roommate is a jock for the basketball team.
The john really smells.
Where is the closest joint to here.
He is good at rolling joints.
Sam is a junkie.
just off the boat
He acts like he is just off the boat.
keep one's cool
He kept his cool when his house burned down.
I hear there is a kegger at John's house tonight.
I get a kick out of watching him paint.
He is a real klutz.
stupid and clumsy person
Don't knock it if you can't do it any better.
My dog gets knocked up once a year.
Who was that knockout I saw you with last Friday?
Shut up or I'll give you a knuckle sandwich.
punch in the mouth
Watch out for all the kooks in this neighborhood.
You need to be more laid-back.
calm and relaxed
That is really a lame excuse.
I have heard that line a million times.
John is a loser.
annoying and useless
I exercise every day, but I can't get rid of these love handles.
rolls of fat around my stomach
Try not to make waves around the office.
I am maxed out at my work and need to rest.
He plays a mean violin.
performs well on
I have mega amounts of tomatoes in my garden this summer.
He made megabucks when he sold his company.
a lot of money
You need to mellow out and enjoy life.
calm down and relax
There has been a meltdown in the relationship between my parents and me.
The homework the teacher gave us was mickey mouse.
nonsense and a waste of time
move on someone
I am going to try to move on Sarah next Saturday.
pick up and seduce
That is total mush and you know it.
Watch out for the narks in the airport.
That was a neat idea that you had.
There are too many negatives about the company merger.
The police nicked the shoplifter as he was leaving the store.
He took a nip out of the bottle.
a quick drink
It's no sweat to have the report in to you by Monday.
I'll nuke our dinner in a few minutes.
heat up in the microwave
Does that attack plane have any nukes?
I think that he is a nut.
You are completely nuts if you think I will go with you.
Have you found a pad yet?
a place to live
pain in the neck
My wife's best friend is a pain in the neck.
My office is filled with paper-pushers.
bureaucratic office workers
You're too old to be a party animal.
We need to party-hearty because we just got a raise in salary.
Get your paws off of my body.
I am not going to work for peanuts.
practically no money
He gets pickled after only one beer.
piece of cake
Working on a computer for me is a piece of cake.
easy to do
He is a pig at parties.
eats too much
Let's go to the restaurant and pig out.
eat a lot or overeat
Let's make a pit stop at the next rest area.
stop and go to the bathroom
He drinks too much and is always plastered on the weekend.
He pooped out after we started to do the hard work.
Shut up or I will pop you.
pop for something
It is my turn to pop for the doughnuts.
He is really a pro at his work.
Can you give me a gentle prod next week so I won't forget?
The players are really psyched up for the game on Friday.
She is a psycho. She should be in a hospital.
I feel like I am going to puke.
I am going to push off now.
put the moves on
You should give up trying to put the moves on her. She is married.
It was an elaborate put-on which I almost believed.
Who is going to quarterback the meeting?
I need to make a quick buck.
some easy money
I have to hit the rack by ten or I'll be tired in the morning.
I am going to rack out for two hours.
There sure was a lot of racket outside last night.
I can't believe we still get this same old rag.
We need to sit down and rap about a few things.
When are you going to be able to move out of that rathole?
run down place
The raw office workers were not getting much done.
ream someone out
The boss really reamed him out for his bad report.
got angry with him
Your idea is really red hot.
Hey, don't repo my car. I will pay next week.
The circus was really rinky-dink.
The comedy program was a real riot.
That driver is a road hog.
takes up too much of the road
Would you like your whiskey on the rocks?
We have had a rough time this winter.
Is that a rug on his head?
My sister has three rug rats.
My wife rules the house.
run off at the mouth
He is always running off at the mouth.
talking too much
run out of gas
The politician ran out of gas during the campaign.
lost interest or momentum
When did you hit the sack last night?
go to bed
Don't lose your money in some kind of scam.
Since he hadn't eaten in a week, he scarfed down everything on his plate.
What a stupid schmuck.
If you screw around all day at this work, you will have to come back again.
If you screw up one more time, I will fire you.
make a mistake
He is very sharp with numbers
I'll give the puzzle another shot.
Everyone shot down my idea at first, but later agreed that it was a good idea.
The police threw them both in the slammer.
Try not to get smashed at the beer party.
My father is a smoke eater.
It is time to split and go see the movie.
The cows were spooked by the howling of the wolves.
Do you want rice or spuds for dinner?
My father looks square in his jacket.
Don't get so steamed up over the issue.
This whole operation stinks.
I want you to give me a straight answer.
I am really stressed by all the recent world events.
Don't be a sucker.
take a hike
I am tired of all your complaining. Take a hike.
He was taken for all his money at the casino.
cheated out of
taking care of business
I have been taking care of business.
doing what I have to do
Those look like expensive threads he is wearing.
I don't want to tool around all night. It is time to go home.
My car was totaled in the accident with the garbage truck.
He has been up ever since he met his new girlfriend.
happy and cheerful
up for grabs
This is a sale. Everything is up for grabs.
I want to veg out in front of the television this evening.
relax and do nothing
He really gives off good vibes.
You don't want to carry a wad like that with you in the big city.
bundle of money
After you waste him, throw the body in the river.
If you let me borrow your wheels, I'll go out and buy a pizza.
He is a whiz at the computer.
I am really wired after drinking five cups of coffee.
Don't be such a wussy all the time. Say what you are thinking.
This food tastes yukky
I am too zapped to help you right now.