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Idioms, Cliches, and Slang

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Hood is the slang word of 'ghetto' where blacks stay because they don't have any money or grew up without parents.
TFJ means Thanks For Joining.
It's an expression which basically means: "Whatever you've done,it's going to end up in a mess" or that it's going to end up reallybad.
There is no way of knowing this, as it was probably one of the primitive humans who was first tricked into doing something by another primitive human.
The image is of your tongue as an engine- it's going so fast that it's heated up. This idiom means you're talking too much.
"Your poise" means "the poise belonging to you." Perhaps you actually heard someone say "YOU'RE POISED," which means that you are calm and in control of yourself
It's "the end justifies the means" meaning if you're doing something wrong but for a good reason it's ok. Like Robin Hood stealing from the rich....stealing is wrong but he's giving to or helping the poor in the end. The good deed in the end makes the bad deed seem ok.
A person is making decisions based on their feelings rather than their intellect. You're doing things that you may know may not be in your best interest or the smartest choice because of a relationship with another person
"Fast" usually means that someone is not sexually particular, and  will leap into a sexual encounter with almost anyone.
It is around 17 feet and I broke the record, ( so far )
Tweeker is slang for a methamphetamine user. They are oftensleep-deprived and do lots of useless tasks such as takingelectronics items apart for no logical or useful reason.
That doesn't need translating - it's just an abbreviation for "come here." When you see an apostrophe then either something has been left out or the word is possessive.
they are wild animals so I would say never
Tehnoobshow is a runescape player who is very famous for his comedy.     Tehnoobshow dances for money pl0x and pwns n00bs in his spare time     ----     No i don't think that's what he's talking about. The noob show refers to pure pwnage, which is a show online (www.purepwnage...
  Snow that has been moved by wind and collected into snowdrifts. Snow that has just fallen from the sky is considered to be pure and untouched, as in the phrase 'pure as driven snow'; meaning totally pure, untouched, morally chaste.
The sentence contains one noun (chickens) and one pronoun (they).
The expression comes from the Bible. It occurs in Matthew 5:13 and is part of the Sermon on the Mount: "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men." Accounts in other...
This just means that the little effort it takes to prevent  something is more valuable (and easier) than fixing a mistake in  the future.
No, the grim reaper is not real. The origin of the grim reaper  dates back to Greece, and the Greek God Thanatos.
Slang term for a German ( fritz was/is a German name)
This is more often seen in the phrase "Don't give up the ship," as in don't give it up for lost and abandon it. Whether it's literally a ship in trouble or a metaphor for an endeavor that is becoming difficult, it essentially means to keep going or to keep trying to save the ship or effort in spite...
What it basically means is that the more one knows about someone, the more one notices that person's negative traits and realizes that person may not be as nice as previously thought. When we get to know something very well, we cease noticing its good qualities and take those for granted, while...
"Keep Out, Great Danger" and "Abandon hope, all ye who enter here" was a sing Tesla put at the gates of the Colorado Springs laboratory where he did some of his work.
Pop pop cheerio is not an actual saying. It is often used to pick  on Brittan's and folks from the UK.   The phrase used as demeaning to a British person was "Pip Pip  Cheerio or pip pip Cheeri by".
It means to not reveal too much about your actions (so that your opponent/enemy can't figure out your strategy). The origin goes to cards. If you're holding your cards close to you, people can't peek (either to the side or over the shoulder) to see what you have and perhaps deduce your strength or...
  == Answer ==   For the FSS Reset here it is (i copy pasted this from rudeney from another thread) With the engine stopped, turn the ignition switch to position 2 and within 5 seconds, press the odometer reset button twice. Turn the ignition switch to position 1, then press and hold the...
In Costa Rica, the word polo is used to describe a person, object or situation that would be considered lame in terms of acceptable popular social standards. Other terms that are similar synonyms of polo but not quite the exact translation could be: uncool, lame, dorky, etc...
it means getting out or jankin
It means that we should work on self-improvement rather thanavoidance. We are going to face difficult things in life, and we are going tohave to get through them... instead of wishing we could run away ortrying to avoid problems by doing them halfway, we should work onimproving ourselves so that we...
To give something a "burl" means to try it out, usually for the first time.Practical example: "We are having roast wombat for dinner. It tastes a bit like koala. Go on, give it a burl."
yes you can ,but it is advised not to !! I get nose bleeds like twice a year (so not very often) except they go very long .Your surposed to hold your nose up the top near your boney thing and hold a tissue near your nose so that any blood coming out doesn't go every wear hope this helped !!
It just means, a little bit, or a little amount.
I think you must mean "piss into the wind" and it means to do something without thinking ahead to its consequences.
A fling is a brief love-affair.   if your doing stuff with the guy/girl then its cheating/love-affair.   My friend has a boyfriend and flirts with other girls and says "i love you or i love you baby/babe" And shows OLDER/YONGER girls, his STUFF (private)   even if he dont know them o.o?  ...
The origins of the phrase 'grinning like a Cheshire cat' are unknown, but there are several theories. According to Martin Gardner, in his Annotated Alice, the two leading theories are that a sign painter in Cheshire painted grinning lions on the sign boards of local inns and that Cheshire cheeses...
SNAFU - "Situation Normal, All 'Fouled' Up" (that's the nice, sanitized version you could tell mom). FUBAR - " 'Fouled' Up Beyond All Repair". (Likewise). SOS - "sh*t on a shingle", chipped beef in gravy on toast. "Ruptured duck" - anything taking off fast took off like one. When they got home...
It could mean one of two things: Usually, if you're said to have beefed, that usually means you fell off some ride and took a hard fall (basically, it's the land version of "wiping out"). The term started with skateboarding (where falling off usually meant coming down onto unforgiving asphalt,...
There is no way this subject is going to be talked about or there is no way I'm doing that
It is an idiom, because one cannot literally be drunk with pleasure, only with alcohol. The key feature of an idiom is that it's not interpreted literally.
To "pull the plug" on something usually means to stop or end it: frequently abruptly, like how an appliance will stop all of a sudden when you pull out its power cord.
The tale of Perseus and Medusa.
Be yourself. Be there or be square. Be careful. Treat others the way you want to be treated.Neither a borrower nor a lender be.Whatever will be will be.Let it be.Let me be.Be forewarned. to be or not to be Be prepared. I'll be back. You'll be sorry. Don't be late. Don't be afraid.
If someone says the phrase "I think I'll snatch a few winks, it means that the person is going to have a quick nap or snooze.
Here are the steps to making your bed properly:    If you have a fitted sheet, stretch it out so that it fits smoothly over the mattress. If you don't have one, follow the instructions for the next steps but do all four corners instead of just the foot of the bed for your bottom sheet.  Spread...
This slang has multiple meanings. Some people use it to describe drunkards, others use it for thieves and burglars, and I've heard it used to describe shady people.
It in short is a story,which has an unexpected ending. A really good shaggy dog story will last 20-30 minutes, at which time the punch line makes you want to kill the storyteller! Here is the plot of the "original" shaggy dog story, as told to an unsuspecting kid (me): A young boy says he wants a...
    == Answer ==     American Quarter Horse Association         == Additional information ==       A quarter horse is a breed of horse known for its speed over short distances. The American Quarter Horse breed evolved during the early 1600s, as Arab, Turk,...
This is a pretty old saying. A stitch in time saves nine. The idea behind it is if you do the job immediately it won't take as long. Imagine a hole in your pants. They need stitched up. If you wait the hole gets bigger and will require extra stitches. If you stitch them up immediately, it'll save...
It means to wait until things get better -- think of dark clouds making everything look dull and gray.
If you use every part of a pig except the squeal, you use everything.
It is a hyperbole that means you are very poor and don't have even 'two cents' to rub together or any money to spare.
== Salley ==   == ==   This word means "willow" and comes from the Irish word "saileach" for willow.   The Latin for willow is "salix", which is the name of the genus used today.   W. B. Yeats wrote a poem called "Down by the Salley Gardens" (published 1889) after visiting a village...
This proverb emphasizes the importance of little things, and the danger of neglecting the insignificance of the beginnings of evils. It means that if we promptly mend a small tear in our clothes when we first notice it,we shall prevent the tear from becoming a large hole, which it will take a lot of...
The expression, "take a hairbrush to you" means to administer corporal punishment. Up until the 1980's, it was common for mothers in the US to paddle their children with wooden hairbrushes or other similar objects, because they were within easy reach when a child misbehaved and the mother decided...
Damocles and his Sword are figures from Greek legend. Damocles was a courtier who was complimenting a tyrant. The tyrant offered to switch places with him for a day, to which Damocles agrees. The day seems to be going all well for Damocles...until dinner, when he looks up to see a very heavy and...
It means to punish someone, by getting rid of them eg kicking them out or no longer talkin to them, for doing something wrong. It comes from the action of grabbing a dog by the ear and throwing it out of the house when it had done something wrong.
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That a person, service, or product has taken a sharp decline and no longer meets expectations.
Cap, Lead, Fast Metal, cop killer
Nothing is as easy as it looks.   Everything takes longer than you think.   Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.   If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong. Corollary: If there is a worse time for...
Smokes, chew, death sticks, snuff, dip.
It's a drug of its own. Very similar to ectasy but different.
She probably deserved it. Usually in a playful manner, but sometimes as revenge for a previous incident.
a slang playa is someone who constantly gets women to do bad stuff and then breaks up with them and moves on and does the same thing to another woman and keeps repeating the process.glad to answer the question=]=]=]=]
I've read in classic literature of an individual being called a "cod piece" A "cod piece" from what I've been able to find, was what a male would wear to "enhance" a certain part of his anatomy. So should you hear a sentence like "Thou art a cod piece, sir", whomever it's being said to is basically...
Urbaning is when someone looks up their name on Urban Dictionary to see what the definition is or to use it on Myspace or Facebook.
The exact origin of the phrase is unclear, but the meaning is very clear indeed: A pot of water is going to boil in exactly the same length of time whether or not you watch it, but if you are so impatient that you need to keep watching in the hope it will boil more quickly it will seem to take...
aul fella / aul lad / aul boy / da
you can start at lvl 19 then its every 10 lvls. Example 19 ,29 ,39 49 etc etc etc.
it means the topic matter affects the person more b/c of an event in that persons life which was usually a sad event.
One word is "sick" as in "your ride is so sick!" (may have come  from slick, also meaning cool).
it means an Irish person is calling you a chicken    by William Shakespeare. Go, ye giddy goose. Henry  IV Part 1, 3. 1. William Shakespeare - English Dramatist and Poet.  Born 1564    Lady Percy, the sister of Mortimer answers an erotic remark of her  husband Percy. Nowadays one should...
That they are very poor, little money, little food and no prospects The bread line means they are standing in line to get free bread (and other food) -- thus the meaning.
You mean the world to me means that you are someone's everything. You would do ANYTHING for them
If you can't take any more, you've had enough. You are either too irritated or too upset to go any further with whatever it is.
It's two peas in a pod. It means that two things or people are nearly identical, or that they are nearly always together, very close to one another.
normally its barby or u could use it as BBQ i told u the answer now shoo
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Yes lash refers to a night out to go drinking
"Sup?" or "nothing much." You can also say, "Just chillin'".
People invent slang.
The word "bait" means something used to lure someone or something into a trap. Urban slang uses the word to mean someone very attractive.
It is the opposite of open-handed. It means ungenerous, stingy, unwilling to share. Used of those who have much - and don't seem to enjoy it , especially.
It refers to people in love, not at work.. thus " Ann is head over heels in love with Peter". Ann is madly in love with Peter.. her head is spinning and she is somersaulting around. "Head over heels" means "not rational." It does not mean "overwhelmed." For that meaning, we might say someone is up...
yes, my friend actually played it and it was his turn again and he turned the revolver and the bullet came out D; R.I.P Dalton.
It means that you are acting irrationally or acting crazy. The image is of a machine whose rocker has slipped out of the groove and is now rocking madly and damaging the rest of the machine.
A "Who Do There" is a southern reference to the Great Blue Herring.A - It is old black slang for a ghost or something lurking in the shadows. Sort of like "what is that?" or "who goes there?"
My daughter and I were discussing this phrase the other day. We decided, since it was an old term, it was probably something to do with a butter churn or some other device. We couldn't find a real answer either.
It means Mother