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 | 6 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 […]

Windbag

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 […]

buck

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 – […]

Peeps

American Slang,English Vocabulary 19 August 2011 | 0 Comments

“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 […]

Yikes!

American Slang,English Vocabulary 18 August 2011 | 2 Comments

“Yikes! Are you serious?” Slang of the day: yikes Meaning: an exclamation showing surprise Usage: Yikes, I can’t believe that happened. Dialog: Susan – I got an ‘A’ on my history test. How did you do on it? Tim – I got a ‘D’. Susan – Yikes! Tim – And I also caught a stomach […]

Sweet tooth

American Slang,English Vocabulary 17 August 2011 | 2 Comments

“She has a sweet tooth!” Slang of the day:  sweet tooth Meaning:  liking sweet food (candy, cake, chocolate, etc.) Usage:  I feel like eating a big piece of cake!  Ever since I got pregnant I have a real sweet tooth. Dialog:   Ted – I can’t believe you just ate 6 cupcakes.  You’re going to […]