English Expressions

68268f0c anonymous 2016-05-13 21:19
racket : something noisy or annoying
227ce57f anonymous 2016-05-14 21:18
normalish : being inherently normal and ordinary in a rather boring way
79c9b44e anonymous 2016-05-14 22:25
How do you do? : (Can you believe this? I heard this said by someone at
a funeral meeting another for the first time! It's still part of our
current English.)
f6fb8f69 anonymous 2016-05-17 21:47
resus time : an intermission
f8f9b062 anonymous 2016-05-17 21:52
I feel like abandoning all the responsibilities I have put on my shoulder.
I want to be free from any of them.
They almost have already killed me.
b22dc68c anonymous 2016-05-17 23:24
>>f8f9b062
Tell me what happened. Deadly hard works or kind of that? Bless you. 
46f75e21 anonymous 2016-05-18 18:46
>>b22dc68c
A ton of thanks!
A few words can save one from agony. I really feel it.
My load is submitting 10 pages or some of a journal paper. Still working on that.

By the way, has anyone, hopefully a native speaker of English, ever heard Cockney Rhyming Slang or its equivalent?
I'm interested in how many people speak that kind of language in these times.
903bb217 anonymous 2016-05-18 22:43
truce : a respite from a disagreeable state of affairs
afce7fe0 anonymous 2016-05-23 10:33
run down ... : look for ...
7baa21c0 anonymous 2016-05-23 13:51
stand down : step out [of some activity or business deal in the middle of it] 
66c95b13 anonymous 2016-05-25 10:21
come in ···-th : be ranked as the ···-th
7eb3ce24 anonymous 2016-05-25 15:46
go full throttle on ··· : take ··· very seriously
7017df7b anonymous 2016-05-27 21:57
jubby : obese
431ffa61 anonymous 2016-06-01 16:48
give a crap about : care about
67a52b17 anonymous 2016-06-01 17:09
>>431ffa61
That's a good one.
293d3b83 anonymous 2016-06-07 08:43
The realizing that original English songs are totally different from Japanese one extremely surprised me. We could call them either awesome or fake.Any way,you must check them if you didn't know. 
ee55b3fd anonymous 2016-06-09 14:30
>>293d3b83

It's often the same between a French original song and its English version. «Comme d'habitude» describes a timid and cowardly man who has been married to a woman who's probably beautiful and apparently too sociable for him to be comfortable with. But its English version «My Way» is all about a rather heroic man near the end of his life who looks happily back on how he has lived fully up to his own expectations.
c9dcd9cc anonymous 2016-06-09 14:31
on a part of : on behalf of (This sounds new and I wonder if it will really stick.)
5cfde06f anonymous 2016-06-09 14:35
take a different half to do something : take a different way to do something
ce12d131 anonymous 2016-06-09 14:35
collusion : a barrier in one's way of thinking, which barrier seems to prevent one from looking or reaching further on
d5cc7fb8 anonymous 2016-06-09 14:42
break cover : if a spy agent breaks cover, it means he gets out of the place or the organization being spied and gets in touch with his boss or case officer.
8a8bc6ad anonymous 2016-06-09 15:07
It's not my line : I won't dare to do it
57a1ed25 anonymous 2016-06-23 19:41
take off : get divorced (This sounds so new I wonder if it is yet to be used commonly.)
ffffce0e anonymous 2016-09-09 16:50
A Beninese insisted that people avoid the passive voice in daily conversation in English, but I strongly doubt what he said. At least, Americans say things like, "I was given a gift." And it cannot be replaced by "I received a gift."
dfccb89e anonymous 2016-10-12 21:21
>>ffffce0e

That must be Beninese English.
8bee93a3 anonymous 2016-12-02 23:38
scare the hell out of ~ : scare ~ extremely
21f18cf2 anonymous 2016-12-09 11:15
a big dog : an important person
2672aa0b anonymous 2016-12-18 12:38
(v) walk out on : abandon | dump
1b1dd409 anonymous 2017-02-08 14:54
opponent : also, someone being talked to
f1bd394a anonymous 2017-02-13 15:14
for like an hour : for about an hour
51f6f993 anonymous 2017-02-13 15:19
play the shit down : say something ridiculous or meaningless
45c5ba00 anonymous 2017-02-13 15:34
(v) play along = adjust oneself in a viable way
e63f368a anonymous 2017-02-19 13:50
for kicks : for fun

(v) be lunch : be doomed or dead
db6578ee anonymous 2017-02-22 09:43
(v) check out the ~ situation : go and see if one will be able to borrow a ~
bec6d181 anonymous 2017-02-22 09:56
would kill to ... = would do just about anything so as to ...
fa3b9681 anonymous 2017-02-22 10:00
... for the taking : ... that one can take or catch
e1c39c9a anonymous 2017-02-23 14:14
An hour or an hour and half tops. : It is an hour or an hour and half at longest.
59da3a49 anonymous 2017-02-23 15:00
a fish head : a fool
fdb3e1d3 anonymous 2017-02-23 15:04
a stoner : a drug addict
c501e0ff anonymous 2017-03-04 14:53
If you trump what someone has said or done, you beat it by saying or doing something else that seems better.
5c10ee05 anonymous 2017-03-24 17:52
"Curiosity killed the cat":warn of the dangers of "unnecessary" investigation or experimentation
c8f53459 anonymous 2017-04-28 11:55
a lead on ... : a clue or hint to ...
89c6ae84 anonymous 2017-05-19 09:20
have enough salt to ... = have enough experience to
c10b69fe anonymous i1b5ibip3kS 2017-05-19 09:21
to enlist = to volunteer to serve in the military forces
4bd6552f anonymous 2017-06-07 09:07
a stick in the mud : a very boring person
7f72ffe7 anonymous 2017-07-08 13:45
Swamped = busy
0b5270bc anonymous 2017-10-06 18:31
step out of one's position = act beyond one's qualification
d1bddf6a anonymous 2017-10-07 21:20
I heard "How do you do?" used in the movie «The Time
Traveler's Wife» published in 2009. That expression seems to
be making its inroad back into the mainstream.
27236d0b anonymous 2017-10-24 21:57
Slice of Life Anime  : "nitijoukei"
cb2d61f7 anonymous 2017-11-04 00:37
err on the side of caution: act in the least risky manner

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