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How are you? How are 'ya'? How do you feel? How have you been? How's it going? How's life? (good)

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all is well, can't complain, 'damn' good (NSN), excellent, fantastic, feelin' good, fine, good, glorious, great, I feel pretty 'damn' good, I'm well - thanks, no complaints, outstanding, pretty good, pretty good so far, real good, so far so good, swell,

Conversation:

Jack: How are you?

Cynthia: I'm good. Thanks for asking. (or) Fine, thank you. How about yourself?

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How are you? How are 'ya'? How do you feel? How have you been? How's life? (feeling bad)

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awful, bad, down, feelin' bad, horrible, I'm down, not so good, really bad,

asking a person how s/he feels -- Tamara:  How 'ya' feeling?  I heard you were sick.  Joyce:  Awful!  I still have the flu.

Hurray!

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cowabunga (old), hallelujah, hooray, hurrah, hurray, oh goody, whoopee, woohoo, yahoo, yay, yeehaw, yippy,

an expression of great happiness -- Yahoo!  The semester is over!

just do it

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go ahead, go for it, just do it, have at it, knock yourself out ,

don’t think about it; take action --

Conversation:

Mary Ann:  Are you 'gonna' eat that last slice of pizza?  

Caesar:  Go ahead; knock yourself out!

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kicked off

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booted, booted off, kicked off, kicked out, let go,

be eliminated -- Mario was booted off the team because he rarely showed up for practice.

kidding

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fooling, fooling around, goofing around, goofing off, joking, kidding, messing around, messing with you, monkeying around (old), playing around, playing with you, screwing with you, teasing,

having fun with someone by saying something that is usually not true

Conversation:

Tom:  You look really bad today!  

Amanda:  Seriously?  

Tom:  Nah … I’m just playin' with 'ya'.

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leave

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beat it, blow, bounce, get ‘outa’ here, head out, leave, scram,

Go! -- Beat it!  You're bothering me.  (and)   Let’s blow this place! It’s not so fun anymore.

like that's 'gonna' happen

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Good luck with that. Like that’s ‘gonna’ happen. Yeah right. Yeah … sure you are.

sarcastically used when you don’t really believe what someone says he/she wants to do --

Conversation:

Peyton:  I’m 'gonna' climb this mountain.   

Bruce:  Yeah?  Good luck with that.  You're not even wearing hiking boots!

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long story short

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cut to the chase, get to the point, in a nutshell, in short, long story short, the short of it, the short answer, the short version, to make a long story short,

leaving out a lot of the details when talking about something -- To make a long story short, everything went well and everybody had a great time.

make love

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go all the way, have coitus, have sexual intercourse, hit a home run, make love,

After a nice evening, I was glad that we went all the way.