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What is the meaning of the expression 'be hip to the jive'?
It means to be cool or to be "with the times"
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To "dig" was to like or enjoy. "Jive" was literally a dance style, but came to mean what ever was happening around you.
From UrbanDictionary.com: "A kind of walking or dancing that is like crumping in motion. This term was originally used in "Maniac Magee" but no one knew what it meant then. It…s the most gangster you can get without being gangster. Just bend, cross your arms, maybe snap your fingers, and keep walking."
To dig something is to enjoy, like, love or understand something. Jive means to tease or lie to someone. Jive can also mean to dismiss something as false, nonsensical or unimp…ortant. Examples of dig: "I really dig The Beach Boys.", "She digs the beach.", "I dig what your saying." Examples of jive: Teasing: "Don't jive me! My nose isn't blue." Lying: "Don't jive me! I saw you with her!" Nonsense: "That's jive Mary! You know you are as pretty as the other girls."
This refers to Jacob's wrestling with the angel and the angel putting Jacob's hip out of joint when he could not overcome him. (Genesis 32.24-31). The spiritual meaning of thi…s for us could be that when we wrestle with God in prayer for something, he gives us our desire but also humbles us in the process - Jacob got his blessing but went off limping on his thigh.
It means the person thinks they are a bulls***ter.
i love to dance and sing to jive music all day long. i the jive music is a really good type of music. a lot of people in the world like to listen to jive music. jive is the na…me of my most favorite music.
Like in 'Roam' by the B52s :)
'Hip hip horrah' is a shout which shows that a person has succeeded in a task and by saying 'hip hip horah' he is showing his happiness toward the job in which he is suc…ceeded.
Express means to show something to another like an emotion or feeling. Like the phrase "to express your emotions" shows.
I asked the two living Ink Spots and their Manager this question and they didn't know the answer. The best guess is that it is jive talk meaning a raw hamburger with a slice o…f onion. --------- My grandmother's best friend married an Inkspot member and she says it refers to an old new york tradition of putting half an onion and a raw egg into your coffee to make a breakfast-type dish/drink.
If you are "on it," then you are immediately going to start on whatever it is. If you are "on top of it," then you are successfully dealing with whatever it is. These phrases …are usually used in a business sense, where "it" is a project or job, but you might hear it used when the person means a task or chore.. "The computer is not working," Mary said. . "I'm on it," replied Stan. .
It refers to being out of the house doing something, usually running errands.
Expression can mean you're saying something, but overreacting, and don't mean it. Expression also is a look a on someones face.
Over the past 30 years, hip hop culture has evolved significantly and attained global recognition, but with this growth has come many costs. Multi-billion dollar corporations …like Sony, Viacom, Bertelsmann and Vivendi Universal, which own Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam Records, Rush Communications Inc., No Limit Records and Cash Money Records, respectively, have bought the rights to public airwaves, record companies and production businesses throughout the world. They have acquired the power to dictate what artists will be heard and how hip hop will be defined in mainstream popular culture. These companies have nearly destroyed the essence of hip hop. They are to blame for the misconstrued idea that hip hop is nothing more than a money-hungry industry that encourages materialism, misogyny, violence, and drug addiction in order to glorify a "gangsta" lifestyle that has corrupted our generation. Hip hop came about in the 1970s from the Universal Zulu Nation as a vehicle to teach awareness, knowledge, and positive thought. As a predominantly black movement, hip hop culture originated in the Bronx with the goal of ending gang violence. The term "hip hop" was coined by Lovebug Starki, and was later made public by a man named Afrika Bambaataa, known today as the founder of hip hop culture. In 1979 Bambaataa declared, "When we made hip hop, we made it hoping it would be about peace, love and unity and having fun, so that people could get away from the negativity that was plaguing our streets, like gang violence, drug abuse, self-hate, and racism." Hip hop culture includes five main elements: rapping, deejaying, breakdancing, graffiti, and knowledge. Respect, unity, and knowledge make up the tripod foundation on which hip hop stands. For this reason, on May 16, 2001, the United Nations recognized hip hop as a non-governmental organization. So why do artists like 50 Cent now make millions of dollars by acting like uneducated barbarians? The answer is simple. When an artist is signed to a major record label, they will inevitably play into whatever role the label demands. Consequently, certain artists will "sell out" in exchange for a large sum of money. Companies like Vivendi Universal and Viacom have plagued hip hop and destroyed today's youth by promoting violence and chauvinism in their music. By labeling a predominantly black culture as violent and uneducated, they successfully manage to keep themselves at the top of today's economy. all the best Stuart Ellis aka dj jest Respectfully not wishing to disagree with the person who posted the most excellent answer above. I thought this was a really good question and I have no knowledge about the subject whatsoever, I'm too old. I checked Wikipedia for the answer and I found that Keith "Cowboy" Wiggins, a rapper with Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five has been credited with the coining of the term 'hip hop'. Are they wrong?