#USSlang: American slang (3)

  1. Da bomb. Meaning: Excellent, the best.
    • Example:
      • “He’s da bomb! I think he’s the best guitar player I’ve ever known.”
  2. Jock. Meaning: An athlete, particularly a male athlete.
    • Example:
      • “He’s a jock. He’s used to winning sport games.”
  3. Downer. Meaning: Something or someone that is depressing; anything that makes one sad.
    • Example:
      • “She’s a downer. I don’t like her around.”
  4. Blow it. Meaning: To lose or waste something; to do very poorly or fail miserably.
    • Example:
      • “Don’t blow it. This is your last chance.”
  5. Green thumb. Meaning: A special talent for gardening.
    • Example:
      • “Your garden in lovely. You must have a green thumb.”
  6. Know-it-all. Meaning: A person who thinks they know everything.
    • Example:
      • “It’s Mr know-it-all who can’t stop interrupting our speech.”
  7. Cold feet. Meaning: Loss of courage; fear.
    • Example:
      • “I always get cold feet every time I have to speak in front of public.”
  8. Raise the roof. Meaning: To have fun and make a lot of noise.
    • Example:
      • “The party is on. Let’s raise the roof.”
  9. HogMeaning: To selfishly claim all of something; to eat or take everything.
    • Example:
      • “Don’t hog the car. It’s not yours.”
  10. High five. Meaning: A way to say “Bravo!” or “Good job!” by slapping someone’s hand in the air.
    • Example:
      • “Great job! Give me high five!”

Compiled and written by @EnglishTips4U for @EnglishTips4U on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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