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To Bail Out (Bail)

December 30, 2011

To leave.  To bail out refers to people who parachute from an airplane.  This is called “bailing out” of the airplane, thus if you leave someplace, you are said to” bail out.”  This is mostly shortened to simply “bail.”  I’m tired tonight, so I’m going to bail early.  That simply means you are tired and will leave early.

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Klutz

December 20, 2011

A very clumsy or stupid person.  A person who cannot walk without falling down is described as being a “klutz.”  You can use this to describe a stupid person, but it is used mostly to describe clumsy people.

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Don’t sweat it

December 18, 2011

This tells someone not to worry about something. If I tell you, “I forgot to call you last night,” you can answer by saying, “Don’t worry about it,” or Don’t sweat it.” If I am worrying about something about to happen that is important, you can tell me “Don’t sweat if.”

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Bucket List

December 11, 2011

My previous  post explained that  ‘Kick the Bucket'” as meaning “to die.”  Bucket list is a list of things a person wants to do or accomplish before they die.  I want to go to vacation in China again, so that is part of my bucket list.  This list can be anything you want to experience, accomplish or do before you die.

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Kick the Bucket

November 27, 2011

This means simply to die.  You can say he kicked the bucket, meaning he died.  This is not used in a very serious way even though the subject (dying) is very serious.  Be careful when using this phrase so as not to sound too uncaring.

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Brinner

September 5, 2011

Brinner is eating  food you would normally eat for breakfast and instead eating that food for dinner.  This is a combination of the words breakfast and dinner.  Many people in the United States love to have brinner.  I, personally love to have an omelette for dinner.

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I hear you

August 28, 2011

To agree with someone.  If you agree with me saying “It’s really hot today” you reply by saying. “I hear you.”

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