We're gonna need a bigger boat

English United States

Reference USED Rarely BY Some people

Reference to the 1975 shark movie Jaws. Is used when current resources aren't enough to handle the situation that is about to come.

"I heard more than 100 people are coming to the party tonight" "Damn, we're gonna need a bigger boat"

Confirmed by 12 people



Spanish Argentina

Word USED Frequently BY Some people

Used for the verb "to work" in the Lunfardo, which is an argot originated and developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the lower classes in Buenos Aires and from there spread to other cities nearby, such as the surrounding area Greater Buenos Aires, Rosario and Montevideo.

"Mañana tengo que laburar"

"Tomorrow I have to work"

Confirmed by 7 people



* nottrue

Dutch Netherlands

Word USED Frequently BY many people

Used at the end of a sentence to ask for confirmation, like the English use of "right".

"Het is lekker weer vandaag, nietwaar?"

"The weather is great today, nottrue?"

Confirmed by 8 people

voor hetere vuren gestaan hebben*

* to have stood in front of hotter fires

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Some people

Used when you have been through worse or faced bigger problems in the past.

"Denk je dat je die hele pizza op kunt?" "Ja hoor, ik heb voor hetere vuren gestaan"

"Do you think you can finish the entire pizza?" "Sure, I have stood in front of hotter fires"

Confirmed by 10 people

Not my cup of tea

English United Kingdom

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

When you say that something is 'not your cup of tea', you mean that it's not something you enjoy or like; it's not your thing. You can use 'that' or 'it' or name the thing that isn't your cup of tea, or even simply say 'Not my cup of tea!'

'Do you want to play tennis with us?' 'No thanks, that's not my cup of tea' OR 'It's not my cup of tea' OR 'Tennis isn't my cup of tea' OR 'Not my cup of tea'

Confirmed by 14 people

hits the spot

English NY, United States

Idiom USED Very frequently BY everyone

when something is very satisfying and it's exactly what you needed in that moment. It mostly refers to food especially if you have a craving.

“That ice cream really hit the spot! I've been wanting some all week!”

Confirmed by 3 people

Hang out

English United States

Expression USED Very Frequently BY young people

To 'hang out with a friend' means to spend time with a friend.

"Hey, wanna hang out this evening?" "I want to, but I have work. How about tomorrow?" "Okay, sounds good!"

Confirmed by 13 people


ser pan comido*

* to be eaten bread

Spanish Spain

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

To be something (task, problem) that can be easily solved.

"Elena es buena con los números. Para ella, resolver problemas de matemáticas es pan comido."

"Elena is good with numbers. For her, solving math problems is eaten bread"

Confirmed by 8 people