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up to speed

English United States

Slang USED On Occasion BY Everyone

To be caught up on something.

"Can you bring me up to speed on the current economic situation?"

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* atonement

Hebrew Israel

Expression USED On Occasion BY older women, especially Mizrahi women

A term of endearment by a woman towards a woman. The idea is that the receiver wards off the evil eye.

"?כפרה, את יכולה לתת לי את הסוכר"

"Dear, can you give me the sugar?"

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* Oh God! [Arabic]

Hebrew Israel

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

Used to tell someone to hurry up, to come do something, or to strengthen an existing hortative. Also used as a colloquial way to say goodbye.

"!יאללה בואו נלך לחנות"

"Come on, let's go to the store!"

Confirmed by 4 people