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Intermediate Deck 13

Intermediate Deck 13

Total: 18 words

grill

verb

to subject to severe and persistent cross-examination or questioning

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shenanigans

noun

trickery; mischief

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tickled pink

phrase

very pleased

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take the fall

verb

to bear the blame or punishment for another person's failure or misdeed

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break down

verb

to explain something

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face time / facetime

noun

time spent in a meeting or conversation with an important or influential person; time spent on television

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party pooper

noun

a killjoy; a spoilsport

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ripped

adjective

muscular; lacking body fat; well sculpted

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come again?

phrase

means 'please repeat or restate what you just said'

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comprende?

phrase

means 'do you understand?'; Spanish used by English speakers without regard to their fluency in Spanish and with multiple variations reflecting their lack of fluency

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laid-back / laid back

adjective

relaxed, passive, and easy-going

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salty

adjective

angry; hostile

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mess around

verb

to be joking; to not take a task seriously

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tidy whities / tighty whities

noun

white, boxer-style men’s underpants

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gobsmacked

adjective

to be amazed

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do / 'do

noun

a hairdo

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shoot some hoops

verb

play basketball

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blimey

interjection

An exclamation of surprise

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