English United States

That’s crazy/wild

Expression USED Very frequently BY Millenials

1) Expressing disbelief or excitement 2) An exaggerated response to something mundane/boring. Often used to validate whatever the other person is saying.

“I went back to my hometown for the holidays and ran into my high school crush. Can you believe he’s married now?” “Really? That’s wild”

Confirmed by 5 people

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English | Southern English South, United States

bum fuck Egypt

Expression USED On Occasion BY Young People

In the middle of nowhere.

“Man, this place is really in BFE.”

Confirmed by 7 people

English The South, United States

butter my butt and call me a biscuit!

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Older Generations

"I can't believe it!" or "oh my goodness!"

"They're getting a new manager to lead bingo at the senior center!" "Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit!"

Confirmed by 12 people

English United States

it’s not not that

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Some People

When someone asks you to confirm something, but you don’t want to specifically confirm or deny it. Usually used when someone asks you why you are mad, and the reason mentioned is one of the reasons, though maybe not the only one.

“Why are you mad? Is this because I took your donut?” “It’s not not because you took my donut.”

Confirmed by 10 people

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English United Kingdom

curtain twitcher

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) • A nosy person who watches his or her neighbours, typically from a curtained window.

"That old lady is always watching us whenever we leave the house, she's a real curtain twitcher."

English English speaking countries

in a pickle

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Some People

Means that you are in a difficult position with no easy solution.

"I'm in a bit of a pickle - the deadline is tomorrow and my computer just broke."

English English speaking countries

to carry a torch for someone

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Older Generations

To admire or love somebody in secret. Comes from the metaphor of a burning flame, i.e. to keep a fire burning.

"She's always carried a torch for him, maybe they'll get back together one day."

English English speaking countries

humblebrag

Portmanteau USED On Occasion BY Millenials

(n.) • A modest or self-deprecating statement that has the actual intention of drawing attention to something the speaker is proud of.

"He was complaining about having too many job offers to choose from." "What a humblebrag!"

English United Kingdom

to have your head screwed on

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Some People

To think or act in a smart and sensible way.

"What do you think of the new girl?" "She's good, she's got her head screwed on."

English English speaking countries

ok, boomer

Expression USED On Occasion BY Millenials

(interj.) • Used in a humorous or ironic manner to dismiss closed-minded opinions from the baby boomer generation (people born between 1946 and 1965) and older people more generally. Often used when someone's opinion is so out-of-touch that it would take too long to explain something to them.

"If you just stopped eating avocado toast, you'd be able to afford a house in no time." "Ok, boomer."

English Essex, United Kingdom

mugged off

Slang USED On Occasion BY Young People

To be played for a fool or rejected (romantically).

"Are you still dating that girl?" "Nah, I've been mugged off."

English Southern England, United Kingdom

bun

Slang USED On Occasion BY Young People

(v.) • Used when displaying a displeasure to a certain idea or thought.

"Do you want to go to the gym later?" "Nah, bun that!"

English United Kingdom

spend a penny

Expression USED On Occasion BY Older Generations

Euphemism meaning "to go to the bathroom", originating from a time when public toilets charged one penny. It is used mostly by women, as men's urinals were free to use.

"I'll be back in a minute, just going to spend a penny."

English United Kingdom

skive

Slang USED Frequently BY Some People

(v.) • To play truant, meaning to not go in to work or school when you are supposed to.

"Let's skive maths this afternoon, I haven't done the homework."

English United Kingdom

quid

Slang USED Frequently BY Some People

(n.) • The British pound.

"Can you lend me two quid for some chewing gum?"

English United Kingdom

leg it

Slang USED Frequently BY Young People

(v.) • To run very fast.

"I forgot my keys so I legged it back to my house."

English Northern England, United Kingdom

baccy

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) • Shortened word for 'tobacco'.

"I'm rolling a cigarette, can I use your baccy?"

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English Northern England, United Kingdom

How do?

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Some People

Greeting often used between walkers as they pass each other on a hike. It doesn't really mean anything but it an expression of friendliness that does not require an actual answer.

"How do?" "How do?"

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English United Kingdom

bagsy

Slang USED Frequently BY Some People

(v.) • To claim something for yourself, reserving it so someone else can't take it.

"Bagsy front seat!" "Don't take the last slice of cake, I've bagsy'd it."

English United Kingdom

punching

Slang USED Frequently BY Young People

(v.) • Used to indicate that someone's partner is more attractive than them, and they have done well to get them. Often used by men in a positive way to praise their friend's girlfriend.

"You're punching with her, mate, she's gorgeous!"