#USSlang: American slang (8)

  1. Geek. Arti: seseorang yang sangat menyukai sesuatu.
    • Contoh:
      • “John is such a football geek.”
  2. Crash and burn. Arti:
    1. gagal total. Contoh:
      • “The book told the story of how his company crashed and burned.”
    2. berusaha menarik lawan jenis. Contoh:
      • “You definitely crashed and burned with her.”
  3. Damn straight. Arti: ungkapan kegembiraan, dukungan.
    • Contoh:
      • I have some new strategies for the final match.

      •  Damn straight!

  4. Screw up. Arti: membuat kesalahan.
    • Contoh:
      • “I will fire you if you screw up once again.”
  5. Shot. Arti: kesempatan untuk berusaha/mencoba.
    • Contoh:
      • “I will give them one more shot to play.”
  6. Flip out. Arti: kehilangan kendali.
    • Contoh:
      • “Jason flipped out when he knew that his car was gone.”
  7. Rosy. Arti: penuh harapan, optimis.
    • Contoh:
      • “Things are looking rosy when the economy is improving.”
  8. Tag along. Arti: mengikuti ke mana-mana, terkadang tidak diinginkan.
    • Contoh:
      • “She tagged along after her husband wherever he went.”
  9. Line up. Arti: membuat rencana, persiapan.
    • Contoh:
      • “The coach wants to line them up for some new strategies.”
  10. Go belly up. Arti: gagal, bangkrut.
    • Contoh:
      • “Bass’ company went belly up in a week after the crisis.”
  11. Scoop. Arti: kabar, berita.
    • Contoh:
      • “You need to give your parents the scoop about your sister.”
  12. True colors. Arti: karakter diri yang sebenarnya.
    • Contoh:
      • “You were about to show your true colors when I was starting to like you.”

Compiled and written by @ChatrineYK at @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, November 17, 2011

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