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AMERICAN SLANG WORDS AND PHRASES 2019-09-26

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AMERICAN SLANG WORDS AND PHRASES
(To) ace (v.): To pass a test, exam, etc. really easily. "Robert aced his physics exam."
A-Game: One’s best self, often in relation to a competition. “I’ll bring my A-game”
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.
All-nighter (n.): A period of work or study that lasts all night. Most often used with the verb "pull" (To pull an all-nighter)
- “We pulled an all-nighter in order to finish the project."
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’
B-Ball: often used to abbreviate basketball
Blow or Bomb: to fail or to be unsuccessful
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 (n.): money
Cashback: An option available to retail consumers when, during a debit card transaction, the customer can request to
add an extra amount to the purchase price and receive the added amount in cash. Cash back using debit provides
customers a convenient method of withdrawing cash when purchasing goods and services without having to make a
separate trip to an ATM or bank.
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.
Cram: to study feverishly before an exam.
Crash: to go to sleep; or to show up without invitation “Can I crash here tonight?"
DC: UMass term for the dining commons
Dead: Empty; quiet (said of bars, clubs, restaurants, etc.) "It's really dead in here tonight" (It's empty in here
tonight/there are very few people here tonight).
Drive up the wall: to irritate; “He is driving me up the wall.”
Dutch or go Dutch: each person pays for his/her own meal.
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