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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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'wannabe'

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acting like someone or something that you want to become

She’s a wannabe model. She reads all the top-model magazines and dresses in the latest fashions.

sign in

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write down your name

Sign in to let us know that you have arrived. The sign-in sheet is down the hall. 

smooch

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kiss

Hey you two. No smoochin’ at school!

SNAFU (spoken as a word)

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situation normal, all fu**ed up -- something that is a mess

Conversation:

George:  We've been waiting for you to print the documents.  Where are they?

Helen::  Sorry ... we've got a printing SNAFU.

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snail mail

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mail that is hand-carried and delivered by the U.S. Postal Service, which can be a (s l o w) process

Many people continue to use email, but very few people use snail mail anymore.

snooze

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go to sleep for a short while

I’m 'gonna' take a snooze, but don’t let me snooze too long.

snore

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a loud breathing sound made while sleeping

I couldn't sleep last night 'cause you were snoring so loud.

snub

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a look used by someone who doesn’t want to interact with you

I can’t believe she just snubbed me!

snuggle

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when two people are sitting or lying down and holding each other

I love to snuggle with my boo.

so there!

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a phrase that ends a sentence that means you were able to do something that another person didn’t think you were capable of doing

I finished my homework without any help, so there!