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Thanksgiving Toast
one of many toasts (holding up wine glasses) given before eating the traditional Thanksgiving meal in late November to express gratitude for your food, family, and friends
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'gonna'

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going to

I'm 'gonna' be a little late, so you guys can start without me.

a.k.a. (or aka)/also known as

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having more than one name

Jerry Allen Milano, aka Giuseppe, will be arriving at the airport later this afternoon.

ABC's

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the basics

It’s good to know the ABC’s of cooking before you invite someone over to have dinner at your home.

AC/air conditioning

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a system used to create a cool environment when it's warm inside a building or vehicle

Gosh darn it ... our AC isn't working, and it’s so hot!

ads/advertise/advertisements

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a catchy way to get the word out that you have a great product or service

Over the years, Coke and Pepsi have competed with each other in their ads.  They spend thousands if not millions to do that.

ASAP/as soon as possible

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in a short amount of time

I need to see you ASAP.  We have lots to talk about.

B-day/birthday

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the month, day, and year you were born

Whatcha doin’ on your B-day?

B.O./body odor

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said when the human body has a bad smell, mostly under the armpits

It was awful!  I could smell his B.O. when we were in our group.