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


a little birdie told me

English English speaking countries

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Some people

This idiom is used playfully not to reveal the source of information about something. Usually, however, the source of the information is obvious. Sometimes rendered as 'A little bird told me'

"How did you know it was my birthday?" "Let's just say a little birdie told me!"

Confirmed by 25 people

not here to fuck spiders

English Australia

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

An Australian way of saying "we're not here to do nothing".

"Should we start the meeting?" "Well, we’re not here to fuck spiders, are we?"

Confirmed by 11 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


English Various countries

Abbreviation USED Frequently BY Young people

Stands for "not gonna lie" and is used before a statement that might be perceived as strange, or too honest. As an acronym, it's mostly used online.

"What do you think of my painting?" "ngl, it's not your best."

Confirmed by 23 people


* evil

English United Kingdom

Slang USED On Occasion BY People Over 30

Another word for cool, awesome, great, amazing or fun

"What did you think of the rollercoaster?" "It was wicked!"

"What did you think of the rollercoaster?" "It was great!"



English English speaking countries

Neologism USED On Rare Occasion BY women

When a field of interest of women is taken over by men, subsequently pushing out the women who were previously there.

"Computer science used to be filled with women until men came in and mentrified the field."

cheers drive

English | Bristolian Bristol, United Kingdom

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

A greeting to express thanks to a bus driver when getting of the bus

"Cheers drive! Have a good day!"

Confirmed by 2 people


car crash underwear

English United Kingdom

Expression USED On Very Rare Occasion BY women

The kind of underwear women are supposed to wear, just in case you end up in a car crash.

"I don't want to show you my underwear, cos obviously I haven't got my car crash underwear on."


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


fits like a gunny sack

English Canada

Expression USED Frequently BY Some People

Expression used to describe how poorly a garment fits to the body of the person wearing it.

"What do you think of my dress?" "Sorry but it fits like a gunny sack."