Everyday Slang - Learn & Discuss - Page 17
Closed Thread
Page 17 of 17 FirstFirst ... 71314151617
Results 321 to 334 of 334

Thread: Everyday Slang - Learn & Discuss

  1. #321
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Garden State
    Posts
    29,956

    Default



    Tinker cleans his home every other day, but always there seems to be dozen dust bunnies everywhere

    enna thaan cleaning panraaroo

    Shy
    I Geetham

  2. #322

    Default



    GRUB

    Definition:Food, with the implication that the food is basic and simple.

    Example:1) The grub they serve in the cafeteria is pretty good!

    Etymology:'Grub' is simple, 'earthy' food, like carrots and potatoes.

    Synonyms:eats, chow

    Definition:To borrow or find.

    Example:1) I grubbed a cigarette from the girl at the bar.

    Etymology:The Indo-European root of 'grub' means 'to dig'. When you look for something (like a cigarette) you 'dig around' for it, scratching through the dirt and debris to find the thing you need.

    Synonyms:bum

  3. #323

    Default



    have a prayer


    Definition:To have a realistic chance of something happening; to be able to do something. (Frequently used in the negative -- 'not have a prayer'.)

    Example:1) Eric doesn't have a prayer of passing the math exam today.

    2) Do the Red Sox have a prayer of winning the World Series?

    Etymology:When something is very difficult, you might 'pray' for assistance. If something 'has a prayer', it might succeed if it gets a little bit of assistance from above. But if it 'doesn't have a prayer', not even divine intervention will help.

  4. #324

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Teena View Post
    2) Do the Red Sox have a prayer of winning the World Series?
    ....
    Well-timed silence has more eloquence than speech....

  5. #325

    Default

    That's okay tinks. I heard they won recently.

  6. #326

    Default

    I heard they won recently.
    Current Champions, Doc... Seems like from Y2K their fortunes are reversed..

    v-
    Short Measures
    It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us - Isaac Disraeli

  7. #327

    Default



    in a funk

    Definition:Depressed or upset.

    Example:1) This winter weather really has me in a funk.

    2) Holly is in a funk about her new haircut. She thinks it's much too short. Etymology:Derived from the Flemish word 'fonck', meaning 'disturbed' or 'agitated'.

    Synonyms:got the blues

  8. #328

    Default

    This winter weather really has me in a funk.

  9. #329

    Default stool pigeon



    stool pigeon

    Definition:An informant; one who discloses secret or vital information.

    Example:1) The police would never have found him if a stool pigeon hadn't revealed his hiding place.

    Etymology:Gangsters in New York started using this phrase in the 1920s. Earlier, in the 1800s, hunters would attach a pigeon (a kind of bird) to a stool (or stand) to act as a decoy, so that other birds would come close and could then be killed. The 'stool pigeon' was used to deceive other birds. Among criminals, the 'stool pigeon' is the one who is actually working for the police, deceiving the other criminals.

    Synonyms:snitch

  10. #330

    Default

    stool pigeon ...hearing it for the first time

  11. #331

    Default



    flip the bird

    Definition:To make the obscene gesture of holding up the middle finger; to give someone the middle finger.

    Example:1) After he knocked me down, I flipped him the bird.

    2) If you flip the bird at everyone who passes by, you're not going to make many friends. Synonyms one finger salute

  12. #332
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Garden State
    Posts
    29,956

    Default



    hmmmmm...

    Shy
    I Geetham

  13. #333

    Default



    Yeah.. you gotta drive, in LA.. you will see how many do that..

    v-
    Short Measures
    It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us - Isaac Disraeli

  14. #334

    Default

    nice thread...it will really help me use these words in my blog
    Last edited by daya; 09-04-2008 at 02:34 PM.

Closed Thread
Page 17 of 17 FirstFirst ... 71314151617

Similar Threads

  1. Everyday Immortality: A Concise Course in Spiritual Transformation - Deepak Chopra
    By Shridhar Bhatt in forum Devotionals - Discourses / Upanyasas
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-21-2010, 06:58 AM
  2. 81 New Uses for Everyday Things
    By Teena in forum Useful Tips / Facts
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-25-2007, 05:47 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts