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Advanced Deck 3

Advanced Deck 3

Total: 18 words

to make a quick buck

verb

to make some money very quickly

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talk to the hand

phrase

used for expressing a complete lack of interest in what is being said

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throw shade

verb

a subtle way of disrespecting or ridiculing someone verbally or nonverbally

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cool beans!

phrase

used as an expression of intense approval

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off your rocker

phrase

crazy

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side eye

noun

a facial expression meant to convey doubt, shock, scorn, or criticism of the person it’s aimed at; made by looking at someone indirectly, out of the corners of the eyes

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shit just got real

phrase

used when a situation has escalated; used dramatically in serious scenarios—when someone responds aggressively or when the reality of some matter is fully felt or underway—or in a more humorous one, as ironic commentary on a minor annoyance

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warm fuzzies

noun

the feeling when praised by someone; a pleasant feeling

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no shit, Sherlock

phrase

mean-spirited response to someone stating the obvious or a well-known fact

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I digress

phrase

used as a humorous end to a wandering thought

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plead the fifth

phrase

to refuse to answer a question, especially in a criminal trial, on the grounds that you might incriminate yourself

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fall off the wagon

verb

to go back to doing a certain vice or bad habit (such as drinking, smoking, etc.) after abstaining from it for a while

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dine and dash

verb

to leave a restaurant without paying your bill

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go commando

verb

to wear no underwear

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pencil-pusher

noun

a person who works with words; a clerk or secretary

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hatchet job

noun

a ruthless attack on a person aimed to destroy their confidence and reputation

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capisce? / capeesh?

phrase

do you understand? (Italian origin)

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silver fox

noun

an older man, generally with gray or graying hair, who is considered attractive, charming, and classy

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