May 31, 2017 Lessons 0


Slangs

Slangs

·  Feeling blue – A feeling of depression or sadness. I am feeling blue because I lost my job.
·  A buck — Slang used for American dollar. It costs ten bucks.
·  Creep (n.) — A weird/strange person. Mike so creep. I don’t like him.
·  Couch Potato — A lazy person who spends most of the time on a couch.
·  Cram — To study busily before an exam. He had a lot of time to study but he didn’t. He crammed yesterday studying from 9 am to 5 pm.
·  Drive up the wall — To irritate. He is always driving up the wall. He is so boring!
·  Going Dutch — When each person pays for his/her own meal. Let’s have dinner together but let’s go Dutch.
·  The cold shoulder — It means ignoring someone. I am a cold shoulder for my boss. I am looking for a new job.
·  Give a ring — To call someone on the telephone. Please give me a ring.
·  Hang out — To spend time with someone in a social manner. Let’s hang out in the shopping mall?
·  Jack up — An increase, typically in the price of something. Books are jacking up these days.
·  Knock — To speak negatively. He is always knocking about his manager.
·  Pass the buck — To transfer responsibility onto someone else. I need to pass the buck to Peter about this report.
·  Piece of cake — It  describes something that is easy. Learning English is a piece of cake.
·  Screw up — To make a mistake, He screwed up not going to the meeting.
·  Sweet — An adjective that describes something or someone that is good, or nice. My sister is so sweet.
·  Tight — It describes closeness between competitors. Coca and Pepsi are tight competitors.
·  Trash — It is used for destruction. He trashed the car.
·  Wrap (something) up — To finish or complete something. Please wrap up this email for me.
·  Zonked — Completely exhausted. I am zonked today because I worked fourteen hours.