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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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again

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one more time

Seriously?  I need to show you again?

ah/say ah

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what a doctor asks you to say so that s/he can examine your throat

Tilt your head back and say ‘ah’ please.

aha

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success; I got it!

Aha … I don't have the cash, but I can charge it on my credit card.  Woohoo!

ahh (1)

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said to show that you understand

Conversation:

Charley:  The reason your flashlight is not working is because the batteries are dead.

Michelle:  Ahh … I see.  I'll get some new ones right away.

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ahh (2)

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said when something makes you feel better

Ahh...  Takin' off my shoes feels so much better.  Now I can relax.

air kiss

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a non-physical kiss that is typically off to the side

They gave each other air kisses when they met to have lunch together.

air quotes

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using your fingers to make quotation marks in the air to show what somebody said or for a special meaning of a word

My sister, Maria, hangs out with this guy named Carlos all the time.  They say they're just "friends," but I think they're dating.

all right/alright

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OK

Is it all right if I smoke?

an out

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an excuse

Hey bro … I don’t 'wanna' go out with Nancy tonight. I really need an out. Can 'ya' cover for me, man?