Learn English Slang, part 2
Here are more English slang expressions for you to learn. If you have not yet seen Teacher Joe's first collection, go
to Learn English Slang, part 1 and learn them now!
16. to goof or to goof up - to make a mistake or to do something wrong
"I goofed up on the report, now I have to stay late and write it again."
17. a grand - a thousand (especially when talking about dollars!)
"She makes thirty grand a year as a teacher."
18. the gut - the stomach
"He fell when he got punched in the gut."
19. to be high - to feel very good (usually used when using drugs or sometime alcohol)
"I'm not high on drugs, I'm high on life!"
20. to be hungry - to want to succeed very much
"If you want to be successful, you have to be hungry."
21. in the bag - certain or sure
"The interview went very well. I think the job is in the bag."
22. to get a kick out of something - to enjoy something or to like it very much
"She gets a kick out of playing blues piano."
23. to be a nut or to be nuts - to be crazy
"That teacher is a real nut!"
24. be a pain in the neck (or a pain in the butt!) - to be bothersome or annoying
"My younger brother is always bothering me – he's a real pain in the neck."
25. peanuts - very little money
"When I started working at this company, they paid me peanuts."
26. to puke - to throw up or to vomit
"I drank too much, now I think I might puke!"
27. a riot - something that is very funny
"That movie was a riot – I couldn't stop laughing!"
28. to hit the sack - to go to bed
"I'm exhausted – I think I'll hit the sack."
29. straight - honest or direct
"Don't make excuses, just give me a straight answer."
30. threads - clothes (usually used with good clothes, not old clothes)
"Those are nice threads! Are you going to a job interview or something?"