acronimous

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Latest Phrases: (83 total)

caughten on itcatches in throat added by acronimous
2 months ago
shit out of luckWhen one has attempted to gain something, either tangible or not, and the attempt failed, either through denial, missed opportunity, etc. added by acronimous
6 months ago
beginner's luckrefers to the supposed phenomenon of novices experiencing disproportionate frequency of success or succeeding against an expert in a given activity. One would expect experts to outperform novices - when the opposite happens it is counter-intuitive, hence the need for a term to describe this phenomenon. added by acronimous
6 months ago
mouthed offsimple past tense and past participle of mouth off added by acronimous
6 months ago
have at itattempt, to go ahead, or to attack physically. added by acronimous
7 months ago
shrink backTo back away or retreat; to abandon an effort. added by acronimous
8 months ago
make life a stone grooveMeans to live a happy, adventurous, loving, enjoyable and overall fun-filled life to the fullest, as if each day was your last. added by acronimous
11 months ago
big in japana phrase to describe Western celebrities that have been successful in Japan added by acronimous
1 year ago
hope only lasts when you need itWhen you need hope it will come. added by acronimous
1 year ago
last but not leastAn expression to start the last item of a list, emphasising that while it is listed last, it is just as important as the rest of the items. added by acronimous
1 year ago
like a hot knife through buttervery quickly and easily done added by acronimous
1 year ago
full of himself/herselfThe self-centered individual awash with a smattering of ego expresses an all-knowing, all familiar, par excellence in the extreme. added by acronimous
1 year ago
try to get on first!An encouraging expression to others to attempt a seemingly impossible task. The leader asks the crew to give it their best and try the "baseball theme". added by acronimous
1 year ago
dunnoEquivalent to, e.g.: "I don't know". added by acronimous
2 years ago
fried breadBread slices dipped in an egg and milk mixture and pan fried then served with syrup, molasses, butter, margarine, and topped w/whip cream, powdered sugar et al. added by acronimous
2 years ago
coffee soup and crackersA Depression Daze midnight treat of crumbled salted soda crackers immersed in a mug of hot coffee, well accented with cream and white sugar. added by acronimous
2 years ago
razor strappedThe violent WHIPPING of a recalcitrant, errant, disobedient grammar school boy with a two-inch wide by thirty inch long by one/quarter inch thick cowhide strap or belt. Punishment was generally for a misdemeanor and the beating was generally by the schoolmaster, school Principal, janitor or a person designated by the Principal to administer the 'thrashing': 'Crying out' or screaming by the school boy was met by harsher thrashing and Yelling' from the maddened 'THRASHER': The well 'WELTED'STRAPPED victims were forced to return to their classroom added by acronimous
2 years ago
hit the bricksMove on to street, highway, road; begin to travel, leave one venue, move on. added by acronimous
2 years ago
to no availEffect in achieving a goal or aim; purpose, use (now usually in negative constructions). added by acronimous
2 years ago
budge upTo move or scoot over in order to make room for someone, especially when sitting. added by acronimous
2 years ago
tickle the twineTo score a goal in ice hockey added by acronimous
3 years ago
buy the rumor, sell the factA phrase often cited by stock traders that explains price declines that occur after an anticipated positive event has happened. added by acronimous
3 years ago
stand tallTo behave in a brave, proud, or unyielding manner, without retreating from confrontation, danger, or adversity. added by acronimous
3 years ago
meat and potatoesnormal, average, typical, unexceptional, or nondescript in description added by acronimous
3 years ago
get the hang ofTo learn to handle something with some skill, through practice or diligence, which can lead to an almost unconscious performance thereof. added by acronimous
3 years ago
acting funnyActing 'funny' means that a person is behaving differently towards you or a group of people. added by acronimous
3 years ago
healthy as a horseIf you're as healthy as a horse, you're strong and in a very good health condition. added by acronimous
3 years ago
in exchangeto reciprocate added by acronimous
4 years ago
in exchangeas an exchange or replacement added by acronimous
4 years ago
take offlineDiscuss a sensitive or highly specific topic individually or in a small group away from a larger group added by acronimous
4 years ago
take it from thereLet's see what happens added by acronimous
4 years ago
full-blownThe Whole Enchilada, 'Whole Thing', 'Fully Explained', 'Whole Story added by acronimous
4 years ago
on balanceExpression Offered By Many In The Judiciary', Viewing Something in A Fair And Balanced Manner: added by acronimous
4 years ago
a whopper-dooperPrize Winning, Top Banana, First Rate, First Class, Winner, Great, Glorious, Grand, Super Duper. Superlative. added by acronimous
4 years ago
smooth as a baby's bottomextremely smooth. added by acronimous
4 years ago
as if there were no tomorrowto an excessive degree, desperately, very quickly or very much added by acronimous
4 years ago
employ a steam engine to crack a nutto do a simple task in an overcomplicated manner. added by acronimous
4 years ago
bet one's bottom dollarto be absolutely sure of something; to be certain enough of something to wager everything. added by acronimous
4 years ago
backhanded complimentan insult disguised as a compliment; a compliment which can be interpreted as an insult. added by acronimous
4 years ago
forge aheadTo move forward quickly, or to make good progress with (especially a plan) added by acronimous
4 years ago
baker's half dozenSeven, a group of seven. added by acronimous
4 years ago
go aboutTo change from one tack to another. added by acronimous
4 years ago
go aboutTo circulate (in). added by acronimous
4 years ago
go aboutTo tackle (a problem or task). added by acronimous
4 years ago
go aboutTo busy oneself with. added by acronimous
4 years ago
throttle downreduce the pace or speed added by acronimous
4 years ago
out of pocketunreachable added by acronimous
4 years ago
out of pocketOf or pertaining to the spending of cash rather than using credit. added by acronimous
4 years ago
monday bluesLazy mood in monday, after the weekend. added by acronimous
4 years ago
above the foldThe term "above the fold" refers to the part of a webpage that users can see without scrolling down. added by acronimous
4 years ago

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