U.S. Slang

dolly1211 Goldie

Joined: 29 August 2004
Posts: 1089

Posted: 01 March 2005 at 11:03pm | IP Logged
1. Before you can say Jack Robinson/At the drop of a hat/In two shakes of a lamb's tail/In a jiffy -       

Indian meaning - Immediately

2 Buckle down/Knuckle down -
Get down to business

3 Code head - Very technical (refers to IRS Code)
4 Did it ring a bell? -
Did it jog your memory ? Did you remember ?

5 Fish or cut bait!
Encouraging someone to stop stalling and do something, make a decision

6 Forget to enter
Do not enter data

7 Full of beans
Full of energy

9 Go break a leg
Good luck

10 Good Catch
Congratulations for spotting an item (for eg. when we identify mistakes)

11 Guru
Knows a lot about a subject

12 Have it ready for me to look over
Ready for review

13 Hold your horses Wait - do not rush

14 Howdy ! Hello !

15 How's it shakin'?
How are things going?

16 I am behind the eight ball
I'm in trouble with someone, being pressured

17 I gave in 4 stars/It gets 2 thumbs-up
Expressing acceptance

18 I've been running around with my head cut off
Very busy

19 Just getting our feet wet
Just getting started

20 Killing trees
Wasting paper

23 Let's blow this joint
Leaving a place

24 Minding the p's and q's
Checking every detail

25 Once the dust settles here
Once things get calmer (eg. once the busy season is over)

26 Out of whack
Something wrong

27 Pass this
Just leave it; Ignore it.

28 Picky
Very choosy

29 Plugg in
To put in some amounts or add something to correct or add to the right figure

30 Plugging along
I am ok (not too good, not too bad)

31 See you later, alligator (Slang)
Good bye

32 Spinning your wheels
.Wasting time when you don't know what to do.

33 Stop beating a dead horse
Stop being repetitious or going over the same point.

34 Take a gander at that
Please take a look at

The Game Plan is out
The plan of action has been communicated.

35 This just does not smell right to me
Something is not right (eg. with the return), but I'm not sure what.

36 Totally Swamped/Running out like a chicken with its head cut off/Busier than a one armed wallpaper hanger. Very busy; Exhausted
37 Wing it
Give it shot

38 Up a creek without a paddle
When someone is in trouble

39 You're way off-base Not on point;
Expressing disagreement

Khushalay Goldie

Joined: 07 February 2005
Posts: 1037

Posted: 02 March 2005 at 12:37pm | IP Logged

thaX...they were good.


|Persephone| IF-Sizzlerz

BollyCurry Director, BollyCurry Executive Director
Joined: 30 October 2004
Posts: 14321

Posted: 02 March 2005 at 3:21pm | IP Logged
i haven't ever heard like most of them...sorry...lol...but some of them r sooo true...
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