in the street

English New York, United States

Slang USED Very frequently BY ex inmates

It's slang for "in the free world", "out of prison".

"Now that I've been in the street for 7 years, I've accomplished many things."

Confirmed by 10 people

streets ahead

English Greendale, United States

Reference USED On Occasion BY most people

If you have to ask, you're streets behind.

Pierce: "Abed, your social skills aren't exactly streets ahead."

Confirmed by 8 people


English United States

Word USED Very frequently BY Some People

(n.) Word used for people who refuse to wear a mask during the corona crisis.

"Anti-maskers are not welcome in this establishment."

Confirmed by 16 people

cool beans!

English Minnesota, United States

Expression USED In the past BY Almost Everyone

It's a way of saying that something is great.

"See you at my place at 3pm?" "Cool beans!"

Confirmed by 13 people


English United States

Slang USED On Occasion BY Bartenders

(v.) Used in the service industry, particularly in bars, to describe an item that has run out, a person to be kicked out or to be refused service, or to lose your job. It can be used more loosely to refer to removing something.

“We just sold our last oyster dish, so 86 oysters for the rest of the night.” "The new guy's been 86'd. He wasn't right for the job."

Confirmed by 5 people



English United States

Word USED On Occasion BY Antifacists

(n.) Combination of the words “cop” and “propaganda”. Used for media that promotes the police and/or shows them in a positive light.

“Say what you want, but Paw Patrol is pure copaganda.”

Confirmed by 3 people

takes forever

English United States

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY everyone

When something is taking a very long time and you want to exaggerate that its been a very long time.

“Why is it taking forever for our food to come out?”

Confirmed by 12 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 10 people



to be beat

English United States

Slang USED Frequently BY teens

(v.) To be beat means you're extremely tired that you need to sleep right now.

"Sorry, man, I'm so beat, I'm not going out tonight, I'm going right to bed!"

Confirmed by 10 people



screw up

English United States

Standard Phrase USED Very frequently BY some people

(v.) Used to express a mistake or an error you made. People use this phrase when they don't want to mess something up or to have something go wrong.

"Take your time, you don't want to screw up!"

Confirmed by 15 people

the plot thickens

English United States

Expression USED On Occasion BY some people

An expression originally used when something is introduced to the plot in a novel, movie, etc., to make it more complicated or interesting, but is now also used outside that context to indicate a set of circumstances has become more complex, mysterious, interesting, or difficult to understand.

"Remember I told you I keep finding rubber ducks at my doorstep?" "Yeah?" "Turns out the same thing is happening to my sister!" "Wow, the plot thickens"

Confirmed by 12 people


a day late and a dollar short

English United States

Expression USED On Occasion BY some people

A day late and a dollar short is another way to say too little too late. When a person is a day late and a dollar short, he has not only missed an opportunity due to tardiness, but also because he has not put forth enough effort. Originally, the phrase a day late and a dollar short most probably referred to not having enough money to avail oneself of something. The oldest known use of the phrase a day late and a dollar short in print was in 1939. The idiom was most certainly in common use before this, and probably has its roots in the general poverty common among most American citizens during the Great Depression. The idiom is very popular in the American South.

"The help after the hurricane came a day late and a dollar short"

Confirmed by 11 people

I can't breathe

English United States

Reference USED Very frequently BY People fighting for justice

A phrase used in connection to the recent murder of George Floyd, a black man who died on May 25th, 2020 after a police officer in Minneapolis pinned him down by kneeling on his neck for nearly eight minutes. During the incident, which was captured on video, Floyd can be heard repeatedly saying "I can't breathe."


Confirmed by 22 people

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 15 people


comb over

English United States

Word USED On Occasion BY Some People

A bald man combing the rest of his hair over his bald spot.

"Look at that - Max has a serious comb over."

Confirmed by 2 people