· 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.