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Intermediate Deck 12

Intermediate Deck 12

Total: 19 words

quick on the uptake

phrase

able to grasp or understand something very quickly and easily.

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red flag

noun

an obvious indication that all is not well

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roast

verb

to ridicule or criticize severely or mercilessly

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screw up / screw

phrasal verb

to ruin something; to mishandle a situation or to fail at something

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sloshed

adjective

drunk

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spiffy / swanky

adjective

well-dressed, elegant, or sharp

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straight up

adverb

openly; honestly

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troll

noun

a person who posts an intentionally annoying or offensive message on the internet in order to upset others, get attention, or cause trouble

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win-win

adjective

said of a situation in which the parties involved all feel that they have done well

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f word / f bomb

noun

the word 'fuck,' especially when used in a setting where such profanity is not expected

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z's

noun

sleep; used with a verb such as 'catch,' 'get,' or 'grab'

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get a kick out of something

phrase

to enjoy something

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hit me up

phrase

used when asking someone to contact you

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in the zone

phrase

in a state in which one can or feels as though one can perform with exceptional focus, skill, and energy

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no can do

phrase

means 'I cannot do that'

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same old, same old

phrase

more of the same

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there you go!

interjection

used for expressing approval

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what’s-his-name / what's-his-face

noun

used to refer to a person whose name is unknown, forgotten, to be avoided or hardly worth mentioning

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for what it's worth

phrase

said when you are giving someone a piece of information and you are not certain if that information is useful or important

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