ACE: He’s an ace reporter.
Meaning: very good
ACTION: Do you know where the action is in this town?
AIRHEAD: My sister’s boyfriend is a real airhead
Meaning: Stupid person.
ALL WET: Your ideas about politics are all wet.
Meaning: Completely wrong
ALL-NIGHTER: I almost fell asleep during the test after an all-nighter
Meaning: After studying all night
AMMO: The gun wasuseless after the killer ran out of ammo.
ANTIFREEZE: I really need some antifreeze in me on cold days like this
ARMPIT: This town is really an armpit
Meaning: Undesirable place
AWESOME: What an awesome sunset
BAD: Wow, that was really a bad movie
BARF: He barfed all over the seat of the airplane
Meaning: vomitedBASHED: The boat was bashed beyond recognition
BEAT: After working all day I am really beat.
BEEMER: He just bought a new Beemer to drive to work in
Meaning: B.M.W. car
BENCH: He was benched during the basketball playoffs
Meaning: Taken out of the game
BENT: It’s OK. Don’t get so bent.
BENT OUT OF SHAPE: Don’t get so bent out of shapeMeaning: Become upset
BIG GUN: The president brought two big guns to the meeting
Meaning: Powerful people
BIG MOUTH: Shut up! You really have a big mouth
Meaning: Talk too much
BIG STINK: The citizens made a big stink about the new nuclear power station
Meaning: Big issue
BLADE: He carried a ten inch blade with him
BLIMP: I always seem to have a blimp sitting next to me when Itravel
Meaning: Very fat person
BLOW: I’m going to blow out of here now
BLOW: He blew all his money gambling
BLOW A FUSE: Hey don’t blow a fuse
Meaning: Lose your temper
BLOW ONE’S COOL: Calm down. Don’t blow your cool
Meaning: Become angry
BOMB: The movie was a bomb
BOMBED: The driver of the car was bombed
BONKERS: Ithink I am going bonkers
BOO-BOO: If you make another boo-boo like that, you won’t have a job
BOOZE: I promised to bring tow bottles of booze to the party
BREAD: I need some bread to pay for my car
Break: A lucky break helped him get the job
BREAK IT UP: Break it up, or I will call the police
BRING-DOWN: The news of the airplane crash was a bring-down
BUCK: Do you have a buck I can borrow?
BUMMED: I was really bummed after I heard the news
BUMMER: My trip to New York was a bummer
Meaning: Bad experience
BUST: The whole idea was a bust
BUY IT: If you don’t slow down, you’re going to buy it in a caraccident
CALL: The weatherman made a good call about when the storm would come
CAN: Do you know where the can is?
CARB: My motorcycle’s carb is out of adjustment
CATCH SOME RAYS: I’m going to lie on the beach and catch some rays
Meaning: Get some sunshine
CATCH SOME Z’S: I need to catch some Z’s before I go on my tripMeaning: Get some sleep
CHEESY: That is really a cheesy looking outfit
CHICKEN: Don’t be a chicken
CHINTZY: That really was a chintzy present you got him
CHOW DOWN: I need to find a place to chow down
Meaning: Eat a lot
CLIP: Watch out or they will clip you at that bar
CLUNKER: I can’t go on a date in that clunker
COLD FISH: My date for the dance was a cold fish
COLLAR: I knew they would collar the robber sooner or later
COME UP FOR AIR: He has to come up for air or he will die from exhaustion
Meaning: Take a break
CON: Don’t try to con me
COOL DOWN: Things should cool down in a day or two
Meaning: Calm down
COP: How did you get the road...
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