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Slang is a type of language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal.

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Not common words [closed]

Is this a vulgar slang or something? When such a word can be used? You are a blight. Is there other words that convey the same clue? E.g. You are an adversity, an ordeal.
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Meaning of “cross” in “While the cross has corrected slightly this week, we expect the uptrend to continue and recommend a buy-on-dips strategy”

From an article titled "Euro to US Dollar Exchange Rate Will Go Higher, Analysts Say, Buy On Dips": “While the cross has corrected slightly this week, we expect the uptrend to continue and ...
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Does “No sh*t!” have many meanings?

I often see "No shit!" in different contexts and wonder if it has only one specific meaning or different meanings in various contexts? I know that it's slang and informal.
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get something kick out of somebody meaning

Look guys, for thousands of years, guys like us, have gotten the sh*t kicked out of us. I looked up this in idioms' and slangs' dictionary but they have only mentioned "get a kick out of something" ...
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Meaning of a slang word found in a Tweet

What does deadass mean in MY MOM DEADASS SENT THE OBAMAS A WEDDING INVITATION ... ? I searched on the web. Deadass can mean: a fool/idiot to be completely serious The first one is not quite ...
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Does book mean leave?

I heard this sentence and wondering what does book mean? Let's book! police is comming... I looked into a dictionary but didn't find an appropriate meaning for book in the sentence above but i ...
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What does 'straphanger' mean in this dialogue?

In this dialogue, two female agents (two of the most conscientious officers of the team) are having a phone conversation from two different countries. The one who is baking the cake is inviting the ...
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What is the meaning of the ` cya` and `gng`?

When I chat with a India friend in the Colloquy. He said to me: ok dude i am gng out cya and all the best.. I don't understand the gng and cya, I know it should be a shorten statements. But I don'...
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What does 'got popped' mean exactly in this context?

What does 'got popped' mean exactly in this context? I have your name on a $5,000 transfer via Western Union to a 9/11 hijacker. And you got popped with 150 kilograms of high explosives in your ...
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What does this sentence from King's “End of Watch” mean?

“Not that this daybreak would be up to much even when it finally got rolling; call it dawn with a hangover” I don't quite understand 'up to much even' and 'got rolling', thank you. And actually not ...
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“onto the shelf” vs. “on the shelf”?

When I write with a native speaker, she used the phrase "onto the shelf". Are they any differences between these two sentences? I feel like "onto" is a slang or something... Please explain me this ...
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the meaning of the phrase: “she sucks badly at it”

What does the phrase: "she sucks badly at it" mean? My hypotheses are: She doesn't like it She is bad at doing it It is a passage from the Emily Giffin's book "Where We Belong". If you need more ...
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Is it common to use “dash into something” as in this sentence? “I'll dash into this book”

My intention is to say that I will get involved with this book and read it very fast. Is it correct to use this expression or even common to say so? EDIT: I'm adding other uses that I'm wondering if ...
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“Swag” and “Confidence”

swag= very confident attitude or manner. Does confident here mean that you trust yourself to achieve something? or what are they referring to exactly in this definition? For example; I am confident(...
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“Get got” or “Get Gotten” which is correct?

I've heard both usages in the meaning "to get caught", however, I'm not sure that both of them are correct. From my research, though, both should be fine, however, "got" is both Br.E and Am.E, while "...
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A book that has done terrific!

If you are the author of a book and want to say in an informal setting that a the book is a best seller, can you say "I'm the author of a book that has done terrific"? if not, what could be a more ...
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“Fixing” an error

Open source programmers commonly use the term "to fix" (as in "fixing an error") to mean to correct (eliminate) an error. Is this use of the term "to fix" common outside open source programming (both ...
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what's the meaning of “not even a twist”?

It appeared in the following conversation. A: It's about time you went home, don't you think? B: You plan on saying "I'll take you" again, and coming with me, don't you? Well, I was going ...
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How common is “What does XYZ mean*s*”?

Recently I've noticed that quite a few native English speakers ask like "What does XYZ means?" instead of "What does XYZ mean?" (There's an s at the end) I know this is unacceptable in formal English,...
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the meaning of 'fin' here

1)I mean his phone bill alone last year must have come to twenty G's (he's got lines open to all the tracks and ballparks all day long, you know), but only ten years ago he would have had to sweat ...
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What is the meaning of “surf couches”?

Today I read a blog and find the below sentence: I surf couches now and then ... But I don't know the meaning, can someone explain it to me?
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Lyrics grammar parsing

There is a song by Larry Graham (It ain't no fun to me) with the following words: October sun is shining These tears they cause the pain It simply make up Only just to break up, oh baby What ...
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It's a shah thing you wouldn't understand

I found that sentence printed on a T-shirt : IT'S A SHAH THING YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND I wonder how this ("Shah thing") should be understood. Is it related to some slang originating in Indian or Iran ...
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What's the meaning of the phrase “You seem med”?

During an online game, one of the opposing players said "You seem med", and when I asked what "med" was, the response was "It's a chav slang term". Then player logged out. I googled the phrase, but I ...
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What does it mean to say “f*** this n***a” here, and when to use it

I was reading some jokes on Facebook ​when I saw this. What does it mean and when will you use it?
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meaning of a sentence in simak's project mastodon chpt.1

I am wondering the meaning of the following sentence found at the end of chapter 1 in Simak's Project Mastodon!: Snide item in smug, smart-alecky gossip column: Saucers are passé at the Pentagon. ...
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What does “break it down” mean (slang) in Meghan Trainor's “I'm a Lady”?

I heard a song that said something about "breaking it down". I looked it up, and it was Meghan Trainor's "I'm A Lady". The lyric goes When I break it down, it's a work of art. What does it mean ...
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What's the usage of expression of “Stand on feet”?

I found on internet dictionaries that "Stand on (own) feet" means "to be independent, financial self-supporting". But I was wondering if they could mean also "to rise from a seated position". I ...
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Is “And every time the ladies pass they be like 'Hi Will'” correct grammar? [duplicate]

In the lyrics of the song Miami by Will Smith it says: And every time the ladies pass they be like "Hi Will" Is this correct grammar? I wonder because I thought that one should either change "be" ...
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What is the exact meaning of “I dig it”?

I have received feedback for a song I composed and some peers used the expression "I dig it". I know it should be interpreted as positive but, to what extent?
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What does “cash me outside” mean?

I was watching random videos on Youtube and one of them took my attention. I heard a girl saying 'cash me outside'. In fact this video got really popular on Youtube, but I'm not able to make out what ...
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What does “soften the noodle” mean in Bad Santa 2?

What does this expression mean in Bad Santa 2 Movie? Sunny Soke: Of course, it's harder for the girl because she's gotta get off before the drugs soften the noodle.
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It's bobo time. What's the meaning? [closed]

I saw this sentence at the end of an internet article: It's bobo time. Meaning that the author wanted to take his leave now. But what is "bobo" in "bobo time"? Something like bed time? What is the ...
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What does it mean - “The flies gets to me” [closed]

I often hear about this "The flies gets to me", what does it mean? As far as I reckon this is British slang.
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Has anyone seen or heard “kinked” used that way?

I just finished reading "Neuromancer" by William Gibson and wanted to ask you native speakers of the English language how his usage of the adjective / past participle "kinked" strikes you. Gibson ...
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ditch the top hat but do scrub up a little

What is this supposed to mean? "ditch the top hat but do scrub up a little." It is used in an article that talks about a gourmet fare. Thank you!
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What can be called parents excessively worried about their children's safety?

There's a type of parents who worry too much about what bad may happen to their children. Thinking that they are preventing some possible evil, they may be constantly spying on their children, or ...
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What does the use and meaning of You's in song 'No more “I love you's”'?

I listened this song written by David Edward & Daniel Freeman. I like that song but I didn't get complete meaning as I don't know the use of "You's" in lyrics. Lyrics is as below: I used to ...
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Using “like” at the end of the sentence. North-East like?

I've lived in the North-East of England for over 10 years now but I always wondered about this particular usage of the word "like". For years I have heard countless sentences or questions that sound ...
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What does “slap” mean in this context?

From Grace Dent on Television: Harlots, Housewivs and Heroines - a 17th Century History for Girls, BBC4 | The Independent: They branded Diana, and still do, an hysterical, diva-ish and paranoid ...
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What does “straight to smashing” mean?

Tinder is like Facebook, but it's just, like, straight to smashing. What does "straight to smashing" mean? I tried to find answer following below step, but it doesn't make sense. Please, help me. ...
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English equivalent of French “Sousou”

I'm translating a French text and they used the word "sousou" : "Tiens, quelques sousous pour t'acheter un bonbon." -> "Here, some ? to buy a candy" A "sou" is a coin and "sousou(s)" (s added for ...
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What's a common idiom to say someone is strong?

I have no idea how Americans convey the message that someone is physically very strong in informal everyday English. [In my mother language we say someone has a power of a donkey.] The only ...
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What is the difference between IMO and IMHO and IHOP?

I was reading a public forum, and I saw the following abbreviations: IMO IMHO IHOP As far as I see, these are interchangeable somehow, but I don't understand the correct usage of them. Just assuming ...
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What does “blow on” mean?

What does "blow on" mean in the following sentence? (this is a part of a humourous book that a nine_year_old boy is talking about his mother, I mean it is supposed to be funny) Mom said we would ...
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Usage of the slang “having a go” in AmE

Imagine a man is going to get married and his close friend sees that the girl his friend has chosen is not a good one [By accident, he (the friend) knows the girl's background in detail] and wants to ...
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Girl calling “Dad” to a friend? What does this mean?

I'm reading comic books from the 60's, I happen to be in the middle of The Amazing Spiderman. In this particular issue Peter Parker and Mary Jane are having a conversation: -Tell me M.J, Don't you ...
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The female equivalent of “don't break my balls”

We all know that someone who can never be quiet, who criticizes, moans and nags until your patience wears thin and snaps. Some men will intimidate the nagger by saying: Stop breaking my balls! I ...
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“Head start” for “advantage”. Then what is for “disadvantage”?

There are many synonyms, slang expressions, and idioms that refers to or almost to "advantage." For example, well as I said, a head start refers to an advantage. However there are rarely a few words ...
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What does “I'm jacked” mean?

In this film clip one of the characters says "I'm jacked... I'm jacked to the tits!!!" - what does this mean in this context and other contexts?

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