English Expressions

b7711b08 anonymous 2016-02-17 07:59
make it out of: escape
make it out: understand
508eb0aa anonymous 2016-02-26 11:30

When you omit where you are escaping from, you just say,
"Make it out," and the other person will have to see what you've meant
from the context.
0bc20817 anonymous 2016-02-26 11:45
watch your six: watch your back
175bd406 anonymous 2016-02-26 11:54
a rat that flies: a bat
dd545663 anonymous 2016-02-26 11:56
cut someone loose: dismiss someone from his job or position
0e952069 anonymous 2016-02-26 12:38
pink eye: conjunctivitis
bf4e4268 anonymous 2016-02-26 12:43
already packed: ready to go about carrying out a task
bd18af29 anonymous 2016-02-26 17:44
got it!
e421c139 anonymous 2016-02-27 10:19
That is as sexy as it can get: It is as dangerous or exciting as that at most
a8a02110 anonymous 2016-02-27 10:32
a shit Carlton: a hotel that might have been gorgeous when new but now is horribly ragged
065320a5 anonymous 2016-02-28 10:27
a1d0b511 anonymous 2016-03-09 15:11
the crap: the prisoners of war
9cf32402 anonymous 2016-03-09 15:13
I've never seen this one before...
70e66194 anonymous 2016-03-15 15:30
redneck: a physical laborer particularly in the south of the United States
43b0f7d0 anonymous 2016-03-15 15:31

Neither had I, until I saw a movie about some men in the second world
war. It may not be used now in daily life any longer.
d93008b6 anonymous 2016-03-21 09:47
the first in the boat house: the very first experience of doing a
particular type of tasks
55a94e34 anonymous 2016-03-21 09:53
an upper hand: an advantage
95af75e4 anonymous 2016-03-21 10:20
The more I hear it, the more I don't like it. ··· Yeah, that sounds like
a mistake, but I heard it in the movie "The Bridge of Spies". It should
have been "The more I hear it, the less I like it, " or "The more I hear
it, the more I dislike it, " if they had adhered to the textbooks, but
the mistake-like expression seems to be tolerated. Well, at least, I had
no trouble understanding what was meant.
a6d0113f anonymous 2016-03-21 10:43
So-called "native speakers" make all sorts of mistakes, but they can get away with them because they don't have an accent. Oh well.
6d8f72b7 anonymous 2016-03-24 21:16
a wrinkle: a good idea 
9d299326 anonymous 2016-04-03 17:35
have something in hand: have something under control
5d309880 anonymous 2016-04-04 13:24
fuck someone over: deceive someone
a6b9078b anonymous 2016-04-06 19:52
crushing hours: boring hours
14c99587 anonymous 2016-04-06 19:58
go belly up: go bankrupt
ffe1256e anonymous 2016-04-15 10:34
low on ~: running short of ~
26b8e439 Old Timer i1b5ibip3kS 2016-04-20 21:34
maître d' : the chief of the waiters
2622119b anonymous 2016-04-23 16:01
set up shop : make oneself ready for a combat
04de5c19 anonymous 2016-04-25 09:03
join (ones') legs : have sex
3a1f34b4 anonymous 2016-04-26 10:10
floor : knock down
7e31ccad anonymous 2016-04-26 11:05
bootleg : smuggle
c6cba439 anonymous 2016-04-26 11:08
be terrible on something : not fit for something at all 
dd73a185 anonymous 2016-04-26 11:09
get back on feet : re-establish oneself economically
0ab97297 anonymous 2016-04-26 11:18
a bouncer : a guard
7e71fbfd anonymous 2016-04-26 11:25
A "bouncer" usually means somebody standing at the entrance of a bar who is responsible for checking IDs and making sure nobody would mess around. My martial arts teacher used to work as a bouncer. He was a pretty big guy and you certainly wouldn't want to mess with him.
05dbb538 anonymous 2016-04-27 22:34
under the radar : hidden
983052b6 anonymous 2016-04-28 13:45

Yup. And there are bouncers, perhaps of a much more dangerous sort, at offices of a mafia, according to the movie I saw, «He Never Died».
d8917855 anonymous 2016-05-01 07:32
inside an hour : within an hour (This is from the movie «The Revenant» depicting the colonial time of North America and may be an old expression.)
d0b1ea50 anonymous 2016-05-06 14:48
a shit storm : a torrent of hostile criticisms
72ae0539 anonymous 2016-05-13 20:17
kill oneself to ··· : make the greatest efforts possible to ...
c635ffd9 anonymous 2016-05-13 20:24
in days : for days (I've heard this said by some old people.)
fc2bad83 anonymous 2016-05-13 20:27
humongous : huge
ca27adfd anonymous 2016-05-13 20:38
stay-at-home husband : a househusband
3b1e55b8 anonymous 2016-05-13 21:00
transport : attract in an artistic way
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
Tell me what happened. Deadly hard works or kind of that? Bless you. 
46f75e21 anonymous 2016-05-18 18:46
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.

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