Browsing archives for August, 2011

Hole in one

English Idioms,English Vocabulary 31 August 2011 | 1 Comment

 “Hole in one!” “Hole in one!”  is a expression used when a golfer gets their golf ball in the hole in only one stroke.  However, it can also be used in other circumstances.  It can mean that you succeeded on your first try.  Read this dialog to see how else you can use it: Paul […]


American Slang,English Vocabulary 29 August 2011 | 2 Comments

“XYZ, dude!” Slang of the day:  XYZ Meaning:  eXamine Your Zipper (You’re zipper (fly) is open on your pants.)  Children use this more, but I’ve heard adults say it as well. Usage:  You just say – “XYZ” Dialog: Peter – Bwahhahahahaha Nate – What? Peter – Bwahahahaha Nate – What, man? Peter – XYZ Nate […]

Scared stiff

American Slang,English Vocabulary 27 August 2011 | 0 Comments

The poor boy was scared stiff when he saw a spaceship flying through the sky. Slang of the day:  scared stiff Meaning:  so frightened that you are unable to move Usage:  I was scared stiff when I saw who was at my door. Dialog:  Mandy – Did you hear the wind howling last night from […]

Stud muffin

American Slang,English Vocabulary 26 August 2011 | 7 Comments

Slang of the day: stud muffin Meaning:  A very attractive man Usage:  I think Brad Pitt is a complete stud muffin! Dialog: Sue – What do you think of that new boy Phil in our English class? Brittany – You mean that dork that just sits there and texts on his phone? Sue – Yes, […]

Man up!

American Slang,English Vocabulary 25 August 2011 | 2 Comments

“I’m so scared of the crabs!” Doug screamed. “Man up!! They are only a few inches wide!” Paul replied. Slang of the day: man up Meaning:  be brave, be strong, rise up to the occasion (usually only said to men) Usage:  You need to man up and start paying child support. You owe it to […]


American Slang,English Vocabulary 24 August 2011 | 2 Comments

“Oh my gosh!!! This teacher is a total windbag. He just talks and talks and won’t stop!!” Slang of the day:  windbag Meaning:  Someone who won’t stop talking and is rather boring. Usage:  My dad is a windbag when it comes to talking about fishing. Dialog:   Professor McHenry – So as I was saying […]

Goody two-shoes

American Slang,English Vocabulary 23 August 2011 | 2 Comments

“No thank you mother, I already ate a cookie. That’s enough for me.” (What a goody two-shoes!) Slang of the day:  goody two-shoes Meaning:  a person who is so nice and good that it is annoying to others Usage:  You are such a goody two-shoes.  Did you really have to tell the police man you […]


American Slang,English Vocabulary 22 August 2011 | 0 Comments

“Do you have a buck I could borrow?” “Sure!” Slang of the day:  buck Meaning:  a dollar Usage:  I just found a buck laying on the ground – score! Dialog: Clerk – That will be 1 dollar and 10 cents. Peter – I only have a buck.  Can you spot me the 10 cents? Clerk […]

Piece of cake

American Slang,English Vocabulary 21 August 2011 | 4 Comments

“Cooking is a piece of cake for me! Just call me Master Chef!” Slang of the day:  piece of cake Meaning:  easy to do Usage:  I took my history exam today; it was a piece of cake! Dialog: Ted – What did you do today? Sue – I rebuilt my car’s engine today. Ted – […]


American Slang,English Vocabulary 19 August 2011 | 1 Comment

“Hey look! There are some of my peeps!” Slang of the day: peeps Meaning: people Usage: Tonight I’m going to hang out with my peeps. Dialog: Tad – What are you going to do tonight? Todd – I’m going on a date with my girlfriend. What about you? Tad – I’m going to chill with […]