Words & Phrases
an informal way to refer to the police
The cop pulled me over because I was driving too fast.
batty, bonkers, cuckoo, crazy, insane, loco, nuts, out of one’s mind, wacko, wild,
doing strange things that are not 'normal' -- My friend looks a little cuckoo when she talks to her herself while studying in the library.
babe, baby, darling, love, my love, sweetheart, sweetie,
What time will you be home, darling?
My uncle passed away recently. It was very sad.
certainly, completely, definitely, surely, totally,
certain or sure about something -- I’m totally going to the soccer
bite the dust, cross, cross over, die, kiss off (NSN), pass, pass away,
opposite of live -- My husband passed away recently, It has been very difficult for me to get
cut, ditch, play hooky, skip,
being where you are supposed to be -- We played hooky from school yesterday,
and we went to the beach. I hope my mom
doesn’t find out!
a dork, a weirdo, square, weird,
person, often of high intelligence, who is not always accepted by the ‘cool people’ -- Can you believe what Ernie did? He’s such a dork!
drunk, hammered, liquored up, plastered, ripped, smashed, tanked, totally drunk, wasted,
a result of drinking more alcohol than your body can handle -- My friend is smashed! Can somebody drive him home?
dumbbell, dummy, fool, numbskull,
a person who does a stupid thing -- What a numbskull. You had a great opportunity, but you turned it down.