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private languageUsed other than as an idiom: see private, language.Rate it:

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private languageA language which expresses one's inner thoughts, feelings, or experiences but which cannot be used for communication, since it is known to and understandable by only one person-the existence of which was famously argued by Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) to be impossible.Rate it:

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speak someone's languageTo talk about concerns, feelings, ideas, etc. which someone understands well and can relate to intimately.Rate it:

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adding machineA pocket calculator that has very few functions.Rate it:

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fruit machineone arm banditRate it:

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sex machineSomeone with considerable sexual prowess.Rate it:

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poop machineAn infant.Rate it:

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poop machineAn animal whose defecation inconveniences humans.Rate it:

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sex machineAny machine that is used for sexual pleasure.Rate it:

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in the worksIn a mechanism or machine.Rate it:

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Man On The Roof!Depression Daze "Warning" in a Social Gathering or 'Knot of Male Conversationalists' of proximity of A Lady Within Earshot, So "Watch Your Filthy Language!"Rate it:

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pardon my frenchPlease excuse my swearing or bad language.Rate it:

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crank outTo produce in large volumes mechanically or as if by machine.Rate it:

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take upThat which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.Rate it:

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bring upTo turn on power or start, as of a machine.Rate it:

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hop upto make something, especially a machine, better (faster, bigger etc.)Rate it:

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are you for real?Statements, actions. Body language, past history create an image of an individual in a particular situation.Rate it:

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ass-backwardsOriented backwards, particularly after a mishap.Rate it:

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bolt bucketA machine, especially an automobile. Implies that the machine is clunky or unreliable.Rate it:

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boomshankaA wish of happiness. Purportedly a literal translation (from an unknown language) is, "May the seed of your loin be fruitful in the belly of your woman"Rate it:

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brick and mortarBuildings and property for the conduct of business, particularly in the sale of retail goods to the general public. (Used to contrast an Internet-based sales operation that lacks customer-oriented store fronts and a "traditional" one for which most capital investment might be in the building infrastructure.) [since the mid-1990s]Rate it:

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carry oneselfTo behave, especially with respect to how one's speech, body language, facial expressions, and grooming convey one's opinion concerning oneself.Rate it:

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double dutchA language game akin to pig Latin.Rate it:

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double dutchIncomprehensible language.Rate it:

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dumb downTo convey some subject matter in simple terms, avoiding technical or academic language, especially in a way that is considered condescending.Rate it:

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false friendA word in a foreign language bearing a deceptive resemblance to a word in one's own language.Rate it:

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figure of speechA word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language.Rate it:

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fresh off the boatNewly arrived from a foreign place, especially as an immigrant who is still unfamiliar with the customs and language of his or her new environment.Rate it:

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grammar NaziA person who habitually corrects or criticizes the language usage of others.Rate it:

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high as a kiteA person's internal condition of jubilation, enthusiasm, expectation, apprehension, obvious to others from the person's body language, verbal expressions, demeanor.Rate it:

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in controlWhen one is controlling a machine, or a situation, or an activity. Similar to in charge, but one person can be officially in charge, while another person is, in fact, in control.Rate it:

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in dutchWritten or spoken in the dutch language.Rate it:

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kick the bucketOf a machine, to break down such that it cannot be repaired.Rate it:

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ladies' loungeA room in a pub or hotel, separate from the main drinking area, in which drinks are served; originally a place for women to drink in when not welcome or not comfortable in the traditionally male-oriented public bar, and latterly a more genteel area than the public bar. Rate it:

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mouth of a sailorThe characteristic of regularly using vulgar language, especially strong profanities; a person having this characteristic.Rate it:

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nose in the airThe body language most of us have experienced when a friend passes you in public and with head tilted back and nose in the air gives you a first class snub!Rate it:

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oil burnerA machine that uses oil as its fuel.Rate it:

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play on wordsA pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre.Rate it:

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potty mouthThe characteristic of regularly using vulgar language, especially strong profanities; a person having this characteristic.Rate it:

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put one through one's pacesTo test several or all functions or training of a person, animal, machine, etc.Rate it:

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quote unquoteEmphasizes the following word or phrase for irony, as used almost exclusively in spoken language.Rate it:

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random numberA number allotted randomly using suitable generator (electronic machine or as simple "generator" as die).Rate it:

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read like a bookTo be able to discern someone's thoughts from his or her body language or other behavior.Rate it:

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real jobA job that can't be replaced advantageously by a machine or a procedure.Rate it:

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rip and roarReact With Violent Body Language As Well As Strong Verbal Rejection, "Booo!"Rate it:

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run downTo lose power slowly. Used for a machine, battery, or other powered device.Rate it:

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sideways glanceA silent, somewhat disapproving look from someone with body language to boot, which causes one to be somewhat uncomfortable and a bit in wonderment.Rate it:

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simple EnglishConstructed language created by Charles Kay Ogden which only contains a small number of wordsRate it:

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simple EnglishControlled language originally developed for aerospace industry maintenance manualsRate it:

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spannerA stupid or unintelligent person; one prone to making mistakes, especially in language.Rate it:

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