#USSlang #EngQuiz: American slang (13)

DYK fellas, we don’t always have to know one particular (new) word to understand a whole sentence that we read/heard.
Pay attention to the context and take a guess, you might get your answer right. If your guess is wrong, you’ve discovered a new word!

Now, read the following questions and guess the meaning of the slangs in brackets.

  1. What an (awesome) sunset. It is the most amazing and romantic time of the day.
  2. The boat was (bashed) beyond recognition. I’ve told you it’s too old to survive the storm.
  3. He was (benched) during the playoffs. He couldn’t do anything to go back into the game.
  4. The president brought two (big guns) to the meeting. He hoped they could give some insight.
  5. Calm down. Don’t (blow your cool). He’s so not worth your time.
  6. I’m going to lie on the beach and (catch some rays). I’m going to get tanned.
  7. A lucky (break) helped him get the job. He wouldn’t get it if he didn’t bump into his ex-wife.
  8. The whole idea was a (bust). The month long of hard work was all for nothing.
  9. I knew they would (collar) the robber sooner or later. Well, thank God he’s behind bars now.
  10. He has to (come up for air) or he’ll die from exhaustion. Perhaps his work is too hard for him.
  11. I need to (catch some Z’s) before I go on my trip. It’s too risky to drive in with heavy lids.
  12. He has a really (cushy) job. I would love to have his job.
  13. Lets get the bill and find out the (damage). I’m sure it’ll bust your dad’s credit card.
  14. My best friend gave me an (earful) about her colleagues. She just couldn’t keep things to herself.
  15. I need some (dough) before I can go shopping. Let’s go to the ATM before we start our spree.


  1. Great
  2. Crushed
  3. Taken out of the game
  4. Powerful people
  5. Become angry
  6. Get some sunshine
  7. Opportunity
  8. Failure
  9. Arrest
  10. Take a break
  11. Get some sleep
  12. Easy
  13. Cost
  14. A lot of gossips
  15. Money

Compiled and written by @miss_qiak at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, November 10, 2012

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