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( )
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TAN tax anticipation note .
, tan
.
,
, ,
,
.


1. .
2. , (., get up
, ; ) ,
(., get-up (, ).
3. , (., clamp down
; ) (., clampdown
)
4. , (., bail-out ;
), ,
(bailout).
5. (., GO acr general office
) ,
(., go , , ).
6. , (., ME acr (=Middle East)
), ,
(., Me. abbr (=Maine) ( ).
7 , (., meet
), (., meet.
abbr (=meeting) ; ; ).
8. , (., Mod.
abbr (=modernized) ), ,
( , .,
mod ).
9. , ,
(., lashings , ).
, ,
, . , s,
, sing
(singular ; ., moneybags sing ,
).
10 (., Squatters)
.
11. , (.,
a lick and a promise; the day the eagle flies),
, (., lick and a promise, a
, -; day the eagle flies, the ).
12. -
~ (.,
plank 1. ( ~ down; ~ out; ~ up) ,
2. ). plank down; plank out;

plank up, ,
plank 1.
13. , ,
,
, (., sixpenny
1. ( Simon) 2.
; ). Simon,
, sixpenny 1.
14. ,

( )
(., take up (on) (- -
take someone up on something); ( take
up an offer).
15. ,
, / (., raunchy / ranchie /
ronchie mod (US) ; ), (mod
(US) . ranchie; ronchie,
, raunchy.
(., pack a
punch / pack a wallow (US) .
pack a wallow, ,
pack a punch).
16. ,
,
(., get {hold of} the dirty {rough; sticky} end of the stick
; ).
get hold of, dirty
rough sticky. get the rough end of the
stick; get the sticky end of the stick; hold of the dirty end of the stick;
hold of the rough end of the stick; hold of the sticky end of the stick,
, get
the dirty end of the stick, ,
get {hold of} the dirty {rough; sticky} end of the stick
(
hold of, rough, sticky
).
17. (., get (it) all together ( ) ,
.
get all together; get it all together. get it all
together, ,
get all together. get (it) all to
gether
( it
).
18. , (., catch-22
) catch
twenty two.
19.
, (., telegogue ( television +
demagogue) , ).
8

20.
to (., catch it ).
/, to
(., to the bone ; to
).
21. (., he (she) doesn't mean
maybe) (someone doesn't
mean maybe ).
22. one someone
(., one's name is mud
. someone's name is
mud - . , someone's
department ,
one's department - ). ,
, , ,
one (., get one's hooks into ; ).
,
someone (., get someone in bad
- ).
23. , to be
(., to be on
someone's back on someone's back
-).
24. ( to
be) : shouldn't; hasn't;
haven't; isn't; can't; don't; doesn't; won't; 's; '11; are; were; was;
should not; has not; have not; is not; cannot; do not; does not; will not; is;
will; 're (., There's no such a thing as a free lunch
). ,
, ,
, (., This is it ,
).
, ,
(., This's
where I came in This
is where I came in ).
25. - (.,
squirt () .
) ; ) ).
26.
(., stamps (., ).
27.
(., stand in someone's shoes
- [ - ]; penny pincher
, ).
28.
, (., golden
hello : ,
).
29. ,
(., tobashi
; ).
9

30. ,
(., start from scratch
[ ; ];
: ; ;
).
(., over the barrel [ ;
] ;
; ;
).
31.
(
),
(., . over the barrel 30).

(
), (.,
shocker - [, ]).
,
,
(., think big
[ ; ])
(., take things easy
[ ; ]).
32. someone, something
,
(., let someone in on the
ground floor - [
; ]; let something pass
-). ,
(.,
give someone the axe),
, (give the axe 1.
2. , ), .


The 21st Century Dictionary of Slang. The Philip Lief Group. N.Y.,
1994.
A Dictionary of American Idioms. Barron's Educational Series, Inc.,
N.Y,1987.
Funk & Wagnalls. Standard Desk Dictionary. N.Y., 1977.
- : 3 . / . . .
. . . 3- ., .: . ., 1998.
- / . . ., 4- .,
: . ., 1997.
. . - , 4- .,
.: . ., 1984.
. ., . . -
. 2- ., .: . ., 1999.
. . - . .: . .,
1999.
. . . .: . .,
1991.
. . . . .: . .,
1991.
. . .: , 1996.
. . -
. .: . ., 1998.
- . .: , 1994.
. . . : . ., 1990.
- . . .,
- . . . , -, .,
1993.
. ., . . -
. 2- ., .: . ., 1998.
.. -
. , -, 1995.
- . .: , 1994.
- -. . . .
. .: , 1992.
- . -, , 1997.
. . . . .
.: -, 1997.
11

. . . : .
.: -, 1997.
. . . .: . .
: -, 1997.
., . . -
. .: -, 1997.
. ., . ., . .
-. .: -, 1997.
: . -. .: -
, - , 1995.
: : -.
.: - , 1997.
. . - . .:
, 1997.
. .
. .: . ., 1992.
. . -
. .: , 1993.
. . . -
/ . . . . . .: . ., 1990.
- /
. . . 2- ., . . .: , 2000.
. . - PC. .:
, , 1997.
. ., . ., . -
- . :
, 2000.
. . . - .
.: . ., , 1993.
- . . . . . .: , 1993.
. ., . ., . . . -
. .: . ., 1989.
. - /
. . . , . .., ,
1996.
. . . . .: . .,
1999.
: . / . . .
.: . ., 1978.

abbreviation
excl exclamation
acr acronym
(inf) informal
,
int interjection
mod modifier
;
n noun
numeral
part particle
phr v phrasal verb

pred predicative

pre/ prefix
prep preposition
pron pronoun

sing singular

suff suffix
v verb
vulg vulgarism ,

(UK) used in Great Britain

(US) used in die USA


. town; city
upon
ironic
..; . . et
cetera, and so on
..; . .
et cetera
computers
() Latin
. for example

derogatory, disapproving

insulting, abusive
. usually
. especially

figuratively

politics, policy
con
temptuous

mainly

slightingly
sarcastic
see

mass media
. abbreviated
. compare
. State
jocular
emphatic
jurispru
dence
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ENGLISH ALPHABET

Bb

Dd

Ff

Gg
Hh

fi

Kk
LI
Mm

Nn
Oo
Pp
Qq
Rr
Ss
Tt

Uu
Vv
Ww
Xx
Yy
Zz


.A. (US)
;

abbreviated piece of no
thing (US)
[ ]
1. (US) (= American
Broadcasting Company) --
(
)
2. (US) (= Audit Bureau of Circula
tion)
()
3. (US) (= Advanced Booking
Charter) (
)
4. (US) (= Associated British
Pictures Corporation)

5. (= activity-based
costing) -
;
;

6.

(= Application Building Classes)



7. (= analog boundary cell)

agreement ,


analysis
(

, ,
)
classification
-
( ,
,
)
ABC's cabe (US)
(
)
standard
,

transaction

Abe's (US)

abie n
[ ; . .]
able to cut something (US)
-
, [ () -]
able to do it in one's ear
-
; ,
able to make something
(US inf)
-
aboard the bandwagon
on the bandwagon
about right (inf) 1. ,
,
2. (US) ,
15

ABOVE
above board (US)

above the line/above-theline (US) 1.


(

) 2. ,

3. ,




above-the-line above the
line
accelerated death benefits
(US)





ACCESS acr (= automatic
computer-controlled electronic scan
ning system)


a c c e s s broker (US)

,


[
]


accidentally-on-purpose mod
(US) ,

accordion-like staffing/ac
cordion management

accordion management .

accordion-like staffing
ACE acr 1. (=AMEX Commo
dities Exchange)
AMEKC (AMEX American
Stock Exchange
16

) 2. (= American
Council on Education)

3. (= active corps of executives)

4. (= access control en
cryption)
5. (= access control
equipment)
6. (= Advanced
Computing Environment)

7. (= Asynchronous Communi
cation Element)
8. (= advanced
computational element)

9. (= Associated Com
puter Experts)

1. (inf)
, 2. (US)
3. (US)
( ) 4. (US)
- ( ) 5.

[ ] 6. mod (inf)
7. mod
8. mod , ;
9. v (inf) -
[] 10. v
( -),
( -) 11. acr
(= access control equipment)
12. acr
(-advanced computing envi
ronment)
13. acr (= asynchronous
communications element)

-deuce mod (US) 1.
;
2. ,
,
-high mod (US)
;
in phr v (US inf) 1.
2.
[] ( -)


in the hole (US in
1. [
] 2. [
; ],

ACES acr (= Advanced Compu
terized Execution System)


ACID acr 1. (= atomicity,
consistency, isolation, durability)
,

, ,
2. (= automatic classification and
interpretation of data)


acid test
: ,

acid-test ratio
:
{

)
ackers (UK)
across the board 1.

[] (
, )
2. ,

(
) 3.
4. :
,



across-the-board increase

,
,

acr 1. (= Association for
Competitive Television)

2. (= Ame

rican College Testing)


3.
(= Advanced Computer Technology)

4. (= audio
conference terminal)
;
- 5. (= automatic
code translation)
6.
(= Association of Color Thermoprinting)
7. (= Acoustic
Charge Transport)

act acr 1. (= audio con
ference terminal)
2. (= automatic
code translation)

action n (US) 1.
( - )
2. (the ~)
;
;
3. - (,
)
4. ;
;
( . .)
active bond crowd active
crowd
active box :

[
],
(., ),
,

- [
-]
active (bond) crowd

:
-
act of faith (inf)
;

17

ACTS
ACTS acr 1. (= Advanced Com
munications Technologies and Ser
vices)

2. (= Advanced Communications
and Telecommunications Satellite)


act up phr v (inf) 1. ,
, 2.
[] (
. .)
AD acr I. (= Administrative De
partment)
2. (= advanced development)
) ;
)
3. (= addendum document)
;
4. (= analog-digital) -

ad 1. n (inf) ( advertisement)
,
2. (inf) ( administration)
; (US)
3. ( advice) ;
4. acr (= assistant director)
5. acr
(= access date)
6. acr (= analog-todigital) - 7.
( adapter) ,
8. (= ad
vise) ; ;
;
add together (inf)
,
add-up n (US inf) [
, ] (
. .)
adese n 1.
,
2.
;
adflation n (inf) ( adver
tising inflation)

adjustable peg
: 1. ,
18



2. ,



ad lib ad-lib l; 2
ad-lib 1. (inf) ( ad lib)
, ;
, 2. mod (inf)
( ad lib) ,
; ,
, ;
3. mod (inf) ,
4. v (inf)
5. v

adman n (inf)
;
;
admass (inf) 1.
; ,
[
. .] 2.
, ;
3. mod

( )',
admin n (inf) ( administra
tion)

Administrative Fascist

-:
,
UNIX
(

UNIX)
admin shell
;

adobe dollar (US)

adperson n (inf)
;
ADS acr (= American Depositary
Share)

adsmith (inf)
[ -

AGED
, ] (

)
adt/advert (inf) (
advertisement) ,

adventure (inf)
;
;
advert adt
advertising spoof (inf)

advid (US)
,
(.,
, , . .)
[ ,
. .]
advocacy tank (US) ,

, ,
, ,

,

,
,

affair 1. (US) ,

[ ] /
-
2. (US)
[ ;
] 3. (inf) ; ;

aficionado n (US) ,
-
; ; ;

affirm 1. ;
2. mod

AFK away from keyboard


affluenza
,

Afro/afro n (US) 1.
; 2.

afro Afro
Afro-Saxon (US) -
(

, )
after a sort (inf)
,
afterbirth n (US)
[
;
(, ,
.)],


afterboomer (US)
, 1965
1974 ,
19461964
after hours (inf)
;
after-hours deals (UK)
,


after market/am
: ,



after sight/aftersight
:
, ,
,

aftersight after sight
against the box
:

,
,

agy
AGED acr (= Advisory Group on
Electronic Devices)

19

AGED
aged fail
(
-,
30
)
aggie (US) l. ( aggies)

[] 2. ,
(
) (

) 3. mod

aggies aggie 1
aggro 1. (UK) 2. (UK)
; 3.
;
4. , ;
5. mod ,

agony aunt (UK)


,
[ ]

[ . .]
agony column (UK)
[ ;
. .],

,
[ ;
]
agony uncle (UK)
,
[ ]

[ . .]
AGREE acr (= Advisory Group
on Reliability of Electronic Equip
ment)

agreeable mod (inf)


[ ]
( -)
agree to differ . agree to
disagree

20

agree to disagree/agree to

differ (US)
-,
;
, ,
;
,

agy/agcy ( agency)
, (

)
ahead of the game (US inf)
1.
;
- [
]; 2. ,

-aholic suff (inf) ,
[] (-;
, workaholic)
AID acr 1. (= Agency for Inter
national Development)
()
2. (= Advertisement Investigation De
partment)

() 3. (= Ame
rican Institute of Decorators)

4. (= American Institute of Interior
Designers)
5. (= As
sociation for International Develop
ment)
6. (= automatic
information distribution)

aid acr 1. (= associative


interactive dictionary)

2. (= automatic
information distribution)

aid with strings ,



ALL
AIM acr 1. (= American Institute
of Management)
2. (= Associa
tion Information Management)

{) 3.
(= associative
indexed
(access)
method)

aim for the sky (US)
[
]
AIMS acr 1. (= Auto In
dexing Mass Storage)
2.
(= Advanced Image Management
System)

3. (= Amsterdam Interprofessional
Market System)

4. (= American Institute for
Mathematical Statistics)

5. (= American Institute
of Maritime Services)

6. (= American Institute
of Merchant Shipping)

air (US) 1.

[] 2.
(
) 3. v (inf)
;
[ ];
4. v
air pocket (inf)
:
;
-
(
)
air pocket stock (inf)
: ,


; ,
(
)
air shuttle (US)
:
,
,
,

airway n (US inf)

airy-fairy mod (US)
, ( ,
.);
(US)
a la carte agency (inf)


Aladdin bonds (inf) :
,

albatross (around
one's
neck) n (US) , ; ;
, [
];
; ,

albatross
around
one's
neck albatross
alfalfa n (US)
alibi (inf) 1. ,
2. v [
- ],
(-)
A list (US inf) 1.

2.
all bets are off (US)
, ,

all clued up clued
all day with (US inf)
( -, -) [
(-; -)]
all ears (inf)
;

21

ALL
all elbows :
,

allergic mod (inf)


,
allergy (inf) ,

all gone to hell 1.
2.
[ ]
all Greek to someone
[ ]
-
alligator n (US)
,

; ,
-

alligator clip

alligator spread
: ,


(

,
)
all-fired mod ,

Alligator State, the (US)


[.
]
all in ,
all in a {the} day's work
(US) 1. - [
] 2.
, 3. -,
-

all in the day's work all


in a day's work
all kinds of (US inf)
all nature (US inf) ;
;

22

all-nighter n (US) 1. -

(, );
2. ,
3. ,
[]
all of (inf)
[ ]
all of a jump (inf)
;
all one knows (inf)
; [
]
all out all-out
all-out modlbW out (inf) 1.
[ ,
]; [
] 2.
3. [ ] 4.
,
all-outer n (US inf) 1.
[ ]
;
2. ,
all over the place (inf) 1.
, 2.
3. ,
all over the shop (inf) 1.
, [
] 2. ,
all over the show (inf)
,
all-right mod 1. ,
2.

all rightee/all rightie

all rightie cMallrightee


all serene (inf)
all shook up (US) 1.
2. .

all systems are go (


)
all that kind of crap (US inf)

all the go/all the rage (inf)
, ,

AMBULANCE
all the rage all the go

all the world and his wife


(inf) 1.
[ ,
] 2. [
]
all told (inf) [
]
all wasted (US inf) 1.
2.
all wet (inf) 1.
;
;
[] ;
2. ,

all wool and a yard wide


(US inf) ; ;
(, ,
)
Aloha State, the (US)
[. ]
alpha : ,
[
],

, (..

)
alpha-beta -
:
,
,

alphabetical agency (US inf)

; [
; ; ] (

)
alphabet soup (US inf)
(
)
alphabet stock
:
General Motors,

(
Elec

tronic Data Systems, H


Hughes Aircraft)
also-ran n (US inf)

alyo
AM acr 1. (= air mail)
2. (= Air Ministry)
(
) 3. (= associative memo
ry) 4.
= auxiliary memory)
5.
(= amplitude modulation)

1. (= America)
2. (= American) ) ;
)
after market
amateur (US)
,
-
,

amateur night (US inf)


[
]
ambish n (US inf) 1.
2.

ambulance chaser/chaser n

(US) 1. ,
,
-
[
] 2.
[ ]
3. ,

[
]

4.
ambulance chasing (US)


ambulance stocks (UK)
:

,
,
23

AMBUSHING
(


,
)
ambushing ambush mar
keting
ambush interview

[
]
ambush
marketing/ambu
shing 1.
,

[
],

2.
Ameche (US) (
Don Ameche,

. , Bell Tele
phone Company)
Americano n ,

Americans n :


America's Dairyland (US)
[.
]
ammo n (US) 1.
[ ],
[
] 2.
AN acr 1. (= Anglo-Norman)
- 2. (= account
number) 3. (= auto
graph note)
anal acr 1. (= analogous)
, ;
2. (= analogy)
3. (= analysis) ;
4. (= analytic)
analogue n (inf) ,

[
]

24

anchor 1.
(
,

1 ) 2. (
anchorman) (,
) 3. ( an
chor store)
[
] 4.
( .
),

Hyper Text Markup Language
(HTML),

anchorman n 1.
,
2. anchor 2
anchor store anchor 3
anchorwoman
n
(., )
Ancient Dominion, the (US)
[.
]
ancient history (US inf)
; - ;

and change (US)


; , -
[ ] (


)
and interest :
,
,

,

and no one is the wiser (inf)
; ;

and stuff (inf)
[
]
and then s o m e (inf)
;

ANTE
and things (inf)
[ ]
angel 1. :
,
2. (US)
[ ]
{, );
3.
[ ] 4. v (US)
, ,
()
Angeleno/Angelino (US) l. n
[ ] -
2. mod
Angelino Angeleno
angel teat (US)

angle 1. (US)
; ,
; 2. (inf)
; ;
; ; 3.
, (, )
4. , , (
) 5.
[() ] 6. ,
, ;
7.
( ) 8.
(
) 9. v (inf) ;
[
] ()
Anglophone/anglophone (inf)
1.
, /
,

2. mod
-
anglophone Anglophone
Angries/angry young men/
Young Turks (US)
,
,
,
,

angry young men cMAngries


animal n (inf) - ;

animated tin-types (US) (inf)
;
ankle v (US) 1.
[ . .];
2. (-)
ankle biter
:
,
500

Annie Oakley (US) 1.
; ;
2.

annoybot n -
:
,

another cup of tea (US inf)



another kettle of fish (inf)
;

another pair of s h o e s (inf)
;
;
answerback drum

answer is a lemon, the!


(US) excl He ';
!
answer wizard

ante n 1. (US inf) , ;
( - )
2. (US inf) ;
3.
antenna shop (US) ,

ante up phr v (US inf) 1.


; ,
2.
; 3.

25

ANTI
anti (US) 1. n -
(-
-); ,
2. mod - t
anticipointment
-

[ ]
[
. .]

antidote n ,


anti-payola amendment

anti-stalking law ,

[] -
A-number-1 A one
A-number-one A one
anxiety n (inf) [
] ( -)
anxious mod (inf)

any number of (inf) ,

any old thing (inf)


; ,
- mod (US inf) 1.
2. ,
A one
A one / 1 / A-number-1 /
A-number-one mod 1.
(
) 2. , ,
3. ,
, ,

aos v [
]
Apachie State, the (US)
[. ]
acr (=Air Pollution Engi
neer)

(US inf) 1.
, 2. mod (over;
26

about) ,

apology n (inf) (for) -


, ;
[ ]
apostles n
(

)
Apple, the n (US) . -
apple n (US) 1.
2.

appleknocker n (US inf) 1. ,


2. , 3.
4.
apple-pie mod (US) 1.
2. ,
;
apple polish 1.

2. ,
apple polisher ,

apple-polish one's b o s s
(US inf)

apples and oranges



apple sauce ,
apple-shiner n (US inf)
applying a band-aid (US)
(
- )
appointment television
,
,


appropriate v (US)
( )
appwizards n

1. (= Advanced
Parallel Technology)
2. (= all

ARMCHAIR
picture transfer)
3. (= automatic pic
ture transmission)
4. (= ap
plication programming tools)

5.
apt I, 2
apt 1. acr ( APT)
(= automatically programmed tool)

2. acr
( ) (= automatic picture
transmission)
3. acr (= allpicture transfer)
4. abbr (= apartment)

ARB acr (= American Research


Bureau)
(
)
Arb/arb (US) ( arbitra
geur/arbitrager) ,

-


arb
arbs business (US)
[]
ARC acr l. (= American Red
Cross)
2. (= Aeronautical Research
Council) -

() 3. (= Agricul
tural Research Council)
-
()
4. (= Advanced RISC Com
puter)

5. (= Advanced RISC Com
puting)
6.
(= attached resource computer sys
tem)

arch abbr 1. ) (= architect)


) (= architecture)
) (= architectural)
2. (= archaic)
, 3. (= archive)

Archer n (UK) 2000

arena of the bears and


bulls, the
are you for real? (US)
? [ !];
!
Argie (UK) 1. ;
2. mod
argue the t o s s (inf)
,

argy-bargy n ,
aristo n (inf)
Ark abbr (= Arkansas)

Arkie n (US inf) 1.


2.

[] 3. -

ARM acr l. (= adjustable rate


mortgage)

2. (= advanced recovery
mode)

3. (- asynchronous response
mode)
4. (= address resolution
method)

arm \. n (UK) ; ;
2. acr (= asynchro
nous response mode)

arm and a leg, an
,
-,

armchair general arm
chair strategist
27

ARMCHAIR
armchair
strategist/arm
chair general/Monday morning
quarterback (US)
: ,

-
,

arm's length bargaining



:

arm's length relationship



:

(

,
)
arm's length system (US)
:

{

)

arm's

length transaction


: ,


arm's length wholesaling
,
{
)
arm-twister 1. (US) ,
[
]; ,
[ ] 2.
[ ]

arm twisting l. (US)
, ,
, 2.
[ ]

28

arm-waver (US) ,
;
around the bend (US)

arrive v (US inf) [


]

arse about (UK)/ass about
(US) phr v vulg [
]
Arsenal of the Nation, the
(US) {
)
arsenic [
] [
] {
),

ART acr 1. (= Adaptive
Recognition Technology)

2. (= Automatic Recognition Tech
nology)
3. (= Advanc
ed Resolution Technology)

art l. n (US)
2. (US)

3. abbr {= article) ) ;
) ; ;
4. abbr (= artificial)
5. abbr (= artist)
6. acr (= adaptive recognition
technology)
) 7. acr {= ad
vanced research and technology)


Artesian State, the (US)
[.
]
article n (US) 1.
2.
3. , ,

artificial

{virtual}

reality

:
( -

ASLEEP
, ,
, . .),



artist n (US) ;

artocrat

Arts./arts, abbr (= articles)
1. 2. ;
arts, Arts.
artware n
(
),

,
(, ,

..)
AS acr l. (= Anglo-Saxon)
- 2. (= artificial sa
tellite)
3. (= aggregate supply)
4. (= Applica
tion Server)
5. (= architectural stimulator)
6.
(= automated software distribution)


as acr l. (= amicable settlement)
[]
2. (- address strobe)
3. (=add-subtract) - 4. (= an
nual survey)
ASAP l. mod ( A.S.A.P.)
( as soon as possible)
2. acr (US) (- American
Society
of
Advertising
and
Promotion)

A.S.A.P. ASAP 1
as busy as a beaver
()
as cheap as dirt (inf) 1.
;
2. []

as easy as pie (US inf)



as good as {no more use
than} a (sick) headache
[];

as good as a sick headache
as good as a headache
as good as wheat (US inf)
1. ;
2. ;
as green as a gooseberry
[( )
; ]
as green as grass (inf)
,
Asiatic mod (US) ,
;
as is 1.
(
, ,

) 2. (US inf) ;
;

Ask abbr (= American standard


keyboard (typewriter)
(
)
ask l. acr (= amplitude
shift keying)
2. ask out
ask for it (US inf)

ask out phr v/ask v 1. (US)
2.
( -)
asky n (US) ( ASCII:
American Standard Code for
Computer Information Interchange)


asleep at the switch (US)

;

asleep on the job (US)
,

29

AS MEAN
as mean as cat's meat (inf)
;
ASP acr (= Anglo-Saxon Pro
testant) -

;

ASPIRIN acr (= Australian Stock


Price Riskless Indexed Notes)

as plain as a pikestaff
as plain as day
as plain as day/as plain as
a pikestaff/as plain as the
nose on your face (inf)
[]
as plain as the nose on
your face as plain as day
as poor as a church mouse
1. 2.
as poor as a Job's turkey
1. 2.
ass abbr 1. (= assistant)
2. (= association) ,
. (= assorted)
,
ass about arse about
ASSET acr 1. (= Amsterdam
Stock Exchange Trading System)

2. (= Advanced
Support System for Emulation and
Test)


asset n (inf) ;

asset stripper ,


a s s e t stripping
:
,
;


30

a s s s e c abbr (= assistant secre


tary)
as sure as e g g s is e g g s
(inf)
as they are made as they
make them
as they make them/as they
are made (inf) ,
, ,
as things go
[
]
astonisher n

astronomical mod (inf) 1.
2.
as you please (inf)
[; ]
acr 1. (= American terms)
()
2. (= acceptance trials)
3. (= Alternative
Technology)
4. (= Automatic
Translation)
5. (= Advanced Technology)

at acr 1. (= access time)

2. (= automatic translation)

at a loose end/at loose
ends (inf) 1. [
; ] 2.
3. ,

at a premium
,

at a push (inf) ,
;
at a rate of knots (inf)

at best
[]

at call

(

ATTITUDE
,

)
at full blast (inf)
( )
at full tilt (inf)
at grass (inf) 1. 2.

Athens of America/Athens
of the New World (US)
[. ]
Athens of the New World
Athens of America
at-home n (inf)
,

at it (US inf)
[];
at limit :
[ ]
, , ,
. . ,

(


)
at loggerheads
[ ]
at loose ends at a loose
end
at low-water mark (inf)

[ ]
ATM acr at the market
at market at the market
at one go (inf)

at one jump (US inf)


at one's fingertips 1. ,
2. {-)
[
]
at or better 1.

[ ]
2.
[
]

at sight
, ,
,

at someone's beck and call


-
[
]
at that {this} rate (inf)
[ ]
at the close :


,

at the end of one's rope/at
the end of one's tether
[ ]
at the end of one's tether
at the end of one's
at the market/at market/
ATM :


at-the-money (option)
,


at-the-money option atthe-money


at-the-open /at the open
ing :
[ ]


at the opening at-the-open
at the (very) outside (inf)
1. []
2.
at the very outside at the
outside
at this rate at that rate
attitude n (US inf)

31

ATTRACTOR
attractor
: ,

[
]
auction fever (US)
,
,


audience-proof (US) l.
,
2. ,
3. mod

Auntie auntie
auntie/Auntie/the Beeb
(UK) :
- { British Broadcasting
Corporation)
aunt Millie (US)
:
Aunt Tabby Aunt
Aunt Thomasina Aunt
Aunt Tom/Aunt Tabby/Aunt
Thomasina/Doris Day (US)
,
[
] , ,

;

Aussie : 1. [
] 2.
; 3.
4. mod
Aussie bond

autodom (US)
:

autogestion
,
,
( . .)

automagical mod .
()

32

automaker (inf)

automall
:
,
,


automated attendant
:
,
,

Auto State, the (US)
[. ]
avalanche (US)
:



average out phr v (inf)
,
{,
)
avs 1. (US) {the ~)
2. {the ~)
[ ] 3. (= appli
cation visualization system)

[ ]
aw (US) ,

awake 1. mod
[ ] {
) 2. v
away from keyboard/AFK

AWES acr (= Association of
Western Europe Shipbuilders)


AWOLCJK A O.L.

awol

CMA.W.O.L.

A.W.O.L./AWOUawol { ab
sent -without leave) 1.
; [
] 2. mod

TO GRIND
axe (USyax (UK) (inf) 1.
, (,
; ) 2. v
[] (,
; ) 3. v
(
. .); (
); ( ) 4. v
[,
] (; . .);
; , (
() ) 5. v
; ;
axe-grinder n (US inf)

axe-grinding (US inf)


; ,

axeman (USyaxman (UK)
(inf) upon ,

; ,

axe to grind (US)/ax to
grind (UK) 1. 2.
[ ], -
;

axeman
to grind axe to grind


/ve/
.. badass
babes and sucklings
[
]
babes in the wood ;
[,
]
baby 1. -,

2. , ,
( ,
.)3. ,
baby act (US inf)

baby and filling ,


,
,

Baby Bell (US) -



,
Ame
rican Telephone and Telegraph
(AT&T)
baby billboard

baby bond 1. (US)



2. (UK)
[ ]

34

baby boomer (US) 1. (


boomer) ,

[ ]
2. ,

baby bust

baby car

baby-kisser (US)
,

baby kissing (US)



Baby M laws (US)


baby-sitting n

( )
baby-sized computer (inf)

bach n (inf)
bachelor mother (inf)
bachelor's n ( bachelor's
degree)
back 1. n ( backwardation)
(
;

;

) 2. v
[ ;

BACKLASH
] 3. v

(-; -)
back alley
;
backasswards mod (US inf)
vulg ,
;
back-and-forth
diplomacy
(inf)

Back Bay (US) 1.



2.

Backbone
Internet
backbone n (US) 1. ;
; 2.
; 3.
; ;
;
;
;


back-breaker n 1.
; 2.
[]
back-breaking mod
[
; ;
] ( )
back burner (inf) -,


back-burner mod
; ,
back channel (US)
: 1.

2.

back chat (inf)


back door 1. (UK)
:
(Bank of England)
(


,

,
) 2. (US)

backdoor financing/BF (US)

: ,



back door listing


()

,
[]
back end 1.
2.
; 3.

back end money


[ ]


backer n 1. ;
2. ,

backgrounder n (US)
1. [ -
],
,
2.
3. ,

(
- ) 4. deep
background
backhander n (inf)
backing away
: [
]


backlash 1.
: [
35

BACKLASH
]; 2. v

backlash effect
(
)
back number l.
[ ] 2. ,
( , ,
. .)
back off phr v 1. (inf)
, 2. (US) (from
someone or something)
[ ] (-
-);
3. (US) [
; ] -
; -
back office
[]:
[ ],

[ ]
back office crunch/back
office crush :
1.


2.


3.
,

, ,

back office crush back


office crunch
back-out (US)
[
]
back-pedal v 1.
[
];
(
) 2.
; [
] ()
backroom 1.
,
36

2. (US)

3. mod
;
backroom boys/boys in the
backroom 1. ,
(
);
2.
, -

back-scratch v (inf) ,

back-scratcher ,

back seat (inf) 1.


2.
3.
backseat driver (US) 1.
, ,
[
] 2. 3. ,
,
;

backseat driving
;
;
backslapper n (US)

;
,

backslapping (US)
[
]
backslash/backslat n
\ (
)
backslat backslash
backspark
,
( )
backstage mod
: [
]; (


)

BADGER
backstairs
[ ]
back-street mod (inf)
, ,
[]
back-talk (inf) 1.
[ ]
{
) 2. ,

back-to-back (US) 1.
:
[
],
{
) 2. mod ()
; ,
; ;
3. mod ;

back-to-back credit (UK)


:


back-to-back letters of cre
dit :
,
,

, -

back-to-back loan
: ,

{
,

)
back to square one (US)
; ;

back to the drawing board
(US inf) ;
{-)
back to the grind back to
the salt mines
back to the grindstone (inf)
;

back to the salt mines (US)/


back to the grind (UK)
[
] { -,

)
backtracking n 1.
2.
[] :

,



bacon n (US inf) ;
; ;
bad mod l. (US)
, ;
2. ,
3.

bad actor, a (US)

badass/B.A. n vulg
,
;
bad blood (inf) [
]

[ ]
bad business (inf)

bad check artist



bad debt 1.
: , ,
,
2.

baddie (US)
bad egg 1. 2.
3.

badge (US)
badge bandit (US)

badger (US)

badger game, the (US)

37

BADGERS
Badgers (US) :

Badger State, the
[. ]
bad halfpenny (inf)
;
bad hat
bad job (inf)
[]
Bad Lands (inf) ,


bad money

,

,
,
(. good
money 2)
bad-mouth v (US) ,
,
bad-mouther (US) ,

bad news/bad-news (US)
1. [ ],
2.
[ ]
bad-news (inf) 1.
; 2.
[ ] ;
3. bad news
bad rap (US) 1. ( bum
rap)
2.
bad paper (US)

bad s c e n e
[ ]
bad skate
bad spot, a (inf)

bad ticket
( )
bad time [
; ] [
]
bad will
()
38

bafflegab (US) 1.
2.

[
]
bag 1. 2.
, ;
3. ;
, ; 4. (inf)
5. v (US) ,
(-);
[] (-) 6. v (inf)
;
7. v (inf) [
]
bag and baggage (inf) 1.
[
] 2. , ;
[ ];

bag biter
;
bagbiter : 1.
,
2,
,

bagbiting mod
[] ( ,
,
)
bagel-bender
-bagger suff(\5S) ,
(
- ) (
., twentybagger)
bag job (US) 1.
:
2.
3.
4.
-
bagman (US) 1. ,
2.

3. ,

BALL-BREAKER
,
,

4. (inf)
5. (inf)
6. (inf) [
]
bag people
bag-play ;

bags of (inf) ,

bail 1. (inf) ,
2. v ( -)
3. v (US) ( ~ out) )
[]; )
(-);
( )
bail {bale} on someone
1. [] 2. -
3. -

bail out phr v 1. ,


2.
3. bail 3
bailout/bail-out n (inf) 1.
; (
) 2.
;

( - ) 3.

,
,


bail-out bailout
bait advertising
:
-
[
]


, ,

[
]

bait and switch (advertis


ing)
:
,


,

, ,

[
]
bait and switch advertising
bait and switch
baked bean, the (UK)

Baked Beans/Bean Eaters/


bean-eaters (US)

Baked Bean State, the


[. ]
baked chicken circuit
rubber-chicken circuit
bake-head n -

baker's dozen (US)

bakshee baksheesh
baksheesh/bakshee n 1.
2. .
bale on someone bail on
someone
balking behaviour
(
)
ball n 1. (inf) ( balls)
2. (US)
3. (US)
ball and chain (US) ,
;
ballast n (US)
ball-breaker/ball-buster
n
vulg 1. [
. .] 2.
3. ,
( . .);
,
[
]
39

BALL-BUSTER
ball-buster ball-breaker
balled up (US)
,
ball game (US inf) 1.
2. ,
; 3.
4.
ball is in s o m e o n e ' s court,
the (US) - [,
]; -
ballock about/ballock around
phr v []

ballock around ballock
about
ball of fire (US) 1.
;
2. ,

ball of wax ;
; ;

balloon 1. ;
;
2. v {
, . .) .
balloon payment
balloon g o e s up, the (inf)
- ;

balloon-head ,

balloon help
;

ballooning n
(, )
balloon interest
:



balloon juice (US)

balloon loan
[ ]:
,

40

balloon maturity
[
],
[
]
balloon mortgage
: ,

balloon note
:



balloon payment/balloon n
:
(
)
[
]
ballot-box stuffing
(US)

ball park (inf) 1.
2.
ballpark 1. ;
2. mod
;
ball park estimate/ball park
figure (US) [
]
ball park figure . ball park
estimate
balls 1. n (US inf) ,
2. ball 1
balls-ache n (UK) vulg -
[ ]
ballsiness n (US) vulg
;
ball someone up 1.
- 2.
-
ball something up 1.
[] - 2.

balls-out mod ,

balls-up/bail-up n vulg
,

BANG
ballsy mod vulg 1. ,
2. ,

ball the jack (US) 1.


2.

ball up phr v (,
)
ball-up balls-up
ballyhoo 1. ;
2. n , 3. v
[];
{
-), ( -)
baloney/boloney ,

bam 1. ,
; 2. v ,
; (-)
bamboozle 1. ,
, 2. v (out
of, into) ,
3. v [
, ];

BAN acr l. (=bond anticipation


note) [],

2. (US) (= Black Audio
Network)
,

BANANA acr (US) (= Build
Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near
Anything)
-:
-

,
(
, ,
. .)
banana-head n (US) ,

banana oil (US) 1.


2. 3.

banana republic (US)


,

banana skin (UK inf)


[ ], ,
, -
[ ;
- ]
and ad

bandit n (US) 1. 2.
bandwagon 1. (inf)
;

climb {get; hop; jump; leap}


on {aboard} the bandwagon

( );
[] [
],
[ ];

;
2. (
,



,
) 3.
(,
. .) 4. ,


bandwagon effect 1.


2.

3.
,
; ,

bang 1.
[ ] 2.
3.
[ ] 4.
(
) 5. [ ] (
) 6.
; 7. v ,
8. v (
)

41

BANG
bang a market

bang for the buck (US)
1. 2. [
]
3.

bang-on mod 1. ,
2.
bang out phr v (inf)
{-);
[
]
bang to rights (UK) 1.
,
2. ;

3. ;

bang-up mod 1. ,
, ,
, (
) 2. , ,
3. ;

bank 1. (US)
2. (you) can't
put it in the bank (US inf)
[ ,
]
bankable 1. ( ~ star)
,


[] 2. mod
,


bankable star bankable l
banker
,

bankers' hours

bankerspeak (inf)
: ,


bank night (US inf) ,

42

bankocracy ,
;
[ ]
bank on/bank upon {some
one; something) (inf)
[] (-;
-); (-
; -)
bankroll (US) 1. ;
2.
;
[
] 3. :
,

[
] 4.
,
[ ]
5. v ;
6. v [
]
bank run (US)
:

,
,

bank upon bank on


banner district (US)
[-
]:
,
(
)
banner state (US)
: ,



banner word
; ;
BAR acr (US) (= Broadcast
Advertisers Reports, Inc.) , .
(
)
Bar. abbr (= Bachelor of Archi
tecture)

BARKER
bar n 1. (UK) {
) 2.
bar. abbr (= barrister) ,

BARB acr (UK) (= Broad


casters's Audience Research Board)


barbecue (US)

barbell portfolio : ,

[
]
Barbie Doll 1.
- 2. ,

bare bones l. (inf)


[ ] 2.
[];
bare-bones computer
{
)
bare-bones desktop

bare drive
{ )
barefoot pilgrim
,
,

bare hardware
[
] {
)
bare-knuckle/bare-knuckled
mod ,
bare-knuckled

bare
knuckle
bare shell *
1.
,
2.
-
{,

) 3.

barf v (US)
[] (
);
{
)
bargain n (US)

bargain for {on} something


(US inf) -,
-,
-
bargain hunter
, ,


bargain hunting (US)
,
,

bargaining chip/chip n (US)


[],

, { )
bargaining creep


,

bargain on something .
bargain for something
barge about barge into
barge against barge into
barge in phr v (inf) 1. {on)
{ -) 2. {on)
{-) 3.
4.

barge into/barge about/
barge against (mf)
{-, -)
barge into an unpleasant
situation (inf) [
]
bark (US) 1. n 2. v

bar-keep n (US) 1.
2. ,

barker n (US inf)

43

BARK UP
bark up the wrong tree (inf)
1.
2.
3. [ . .]
, 4.
;
5.

barnburner (US) 1.
[
],

2. [
]
barnburners (US)
,
,
- ,

barn-burner wizards
:
,


[ ]
barney n (US) 1.
, ; (

, . ) 2.
3. ;
barnstorm v (US)
[ ;
() ]

barnstormer n (US)

barometers :


barometer stock :
,

(

blue chips)
baron (US)
, []:

44

barracudas/guerrillas
[]:

,


barrator (inf)

barrel (US inf)
-

barrel-house (US) 1.
2.

barrel-scraper (inf) ,

[
]
barrel-scraping (inf)

barrel shift

barren money
: ,
[
]
BARS acr (= behaviourally-anchored rating scale)
,

bar the door close the


door
BASE 1.
; 2.
(US) (= BankAmericard Service
Exchange)
:

,

bash (inf) 1. 2.

BAYS
bashaw n : 1.
, [, ] (
) 2. (US)
[
]
bashing (US) ;

BASIC acr (= Beginner's


-Purpose Symbolic Instruction
(Code) )

)

)

basic brown (US)
, [
]

[
- ]
basket n 1. :

2.

basket case (US) 1. ,

;
;
2. - [ ],
[ ]

basket of currencies
: ,

-
bastard n -

; ,

acr (= bouquet asso
ciation table)

bat 1. ( the ~)
;
2. (US) 3. (US)
4. (US) ,
( -) [

] 5. v ( ~
out) [] -
[ ];
,
bat around phr v 1.
[] 2.
[ ] ;
3. ,
4.
;
bat hides (US)

bath-tub distribution
U- ; U-
bat one's gums (US) 1.
, 2.
3.

bat on a sticky wicket (inf)
;

bat out phr v bat 5
batter v 1. (inf) ;
; (
) 2.
, []
(-) 3. (US)
(, , ) 4. (US)

battery acid (US)


batting average (inf)
(,
)
battle-ax battle-axe
battle-axe/battle-ax n (inf)


Bay City (US)
[. -]
baum v (US) ;

bawling out 1.
2.
Bayou State, the (US)
[. ]
BAYS acr (= British Association
of Young Scientists)

45

BAY STATE
Bay State, the (US)
[. ]
Bay Street (inf)

bazillion (US)
[]
BE acr 1. (= Bachelor of Educa
tion) 2. (= Ba
chelor of Engineering)
3. (= Board of
Education) )
() )
(
) 4. (= Business English)

5. (= Bank of England)
(

) 6. (= British Embassy)
7. (= Bri
tish English)
8. (= byte
enable) 9. (= ba
sic equipment)

be 1. v (inf) 2. acr (= bill


of exchange)
[] 3. acr (= basic equip
ment) []
4. acr (= Boolean
expression)
5. abbr (=bale) , 6. acr
(= bilingual education) [
]
beach comb v 1.

2.
beachcomber/beach-comber
(inf) 1.
;
[;
];

2. ,

beach-comber beachcomber
beach-combing n (inf) 1.
;
2.

46

beachhead demands
,


,

BEACON acr (= Boston Ex
change Automated Communication
Order-routing Network)

beagle n (US) 1. 2.

beak 1. 2.
3. ; ()
bealer (US)
beam /I-beam /big blue/
Big Blue 1. - (IBM International Business
Machines Corp.) 2.
-- (IBM)
beamer beemer
bean (
) ; ; ;

bean-counter (US) 1.
; ,
2.
Bean Eaters (US) 1. (
bean-eaters) [
] 2. Baked Beans
bean-eaters (US) 1. Bean
Eaters 1 2. Baked Beans 3.
beaners
beaners/beans/bean-eaters
(US)
;
beanery (US)
[ ]
bean-head (US) ,

beano 1.
,

2. ,
beans (US) 1. ( the ~)

[ ]

BEAR
2. ; 3. (US)
4. 5.
beaners
beantime n (US inf)
;
Bean Town (US) .
bean-wagon (US inf)
,
Bear, the n
bear 1. n ( bearskin;
bearskin jobber; bear seller)
[,
] 2. (US)
[ ] 3. v

bear a bob (inf)
[ ]
bear account


bear bond ,
, ,

bear-bull
bond/bull-bear
bond

bear call spread



(
)
bear campaign bear raid
bear clique :
,

[ ]
( )

bear closing bear covering


bear covering/bear closing

, ,


beard n []:
1.' [
] ,
[

],

2. ,
- [
-],
3. (US) 4. ,

bear deal

bear hour


bear hug :
1.


,

2.
,

bearish mod
( )
bearishness n
,

bearish tone
( )
bear market

bear panic bear squeeze
bear pool
,
,
,


bear position ,

,

bear put spread



(
)

47

BEAR
bear raid/bear campaign
*
[ ]


bear rumors
( )
BEARS acr (=bond enabling
annual retirement savings)
,

bear seller bear I
bearskin bear 1
bearskin jobber bear 1
bear slide
:




bear spread
,
(
)


bear squeeze/bear panic
/
: ,
,
,



bear speculation

Bear State, the (US)


[. ]
bear straddle writing

:
,


,


48

bear trap
: , ,
,

beast n 1. ( ~ of a job)
(inf) [ ]
2. (US)
beastie (US) 1.
2. - [
-] [
; ] 3. mod
; 4. mod
; ;

beastly mod (US) ,

beast of a job beast 1


beat 1. n (US)
,
(
),
2. (US inf) ;
3. (US) ,
4. (US) 5.
(US) , ;
6. (US)
7. [
], 8. mod
,
9. mod ; [
] 10. mod ,
, ;
( ) 11. v (US inf)
, ; (
) 12. v (inf) ,

beat a dead horse (US)


-,
[
];

beat all/beat anything/beat
(all) creation/beat everything/
beat the devil/beat the Dutch/
beat hell/beat my time/beat
the world/beat cock-fighting
(inf)
beat all creation beat all

BEAT
beat all hollow beat hollow
beat all nature (US inf)
1. [
] 2.
beat anything beat all
beat around phr v (US) 1.
2.
,
beat cock-fighting (US inf)
beat all
beat creation beat all
beat down phr v
()
beat down someone beat
someone down
beaten down at the ankles
(US) [
]
beat everything beat all
beat hell beat all
beat (all) hollow () ,
beating (mf) 1. 2.
2. 3.
beating the gun


[/


]
beat my time (US inf)
beat all
beat one's brains out/beat
out one's brains (US)
{
),
[
]
beat one's gums

beat-out mod (US)
beat out one's brains
beat one's brains out
beat out something (US) 1.
- (
) 2. -;
-

beat someone down/beat


down someone (inf)
- ,
-,
,
beat someone into fits (inf)
-,
-
beat someone to the draw
(US mf) [,
] -
beat the band, to (US)
[ ; ]

beat the clock
[] (
-
)
beat the devil beat all
beat the drum 1. ,
, 2.
,
,

beat the drum for ;


, ;
[
.] (-, -)
beat the Dutch beat all
beat the gun
- [
]
beat the pants off someone
[
] (
, , )
beat the rap (US)
;
, ;

beat the world (US inf)


beat all
beat to the draw beat to
the punch
beat to the ground (US)
,
beat to the punch/beat to
the draw -
,

49

BEAT
beat up phr v (US)
[ ]
beat-up (US) 1. n ,

2. mod
,
Beautiful People, the
;
; [
. .]
beauty contest
:
,

- (,

)
beauty contest primary (US)

:
, ,
,


beaver (inf) 1. 2. v
(inf) ( ,
. .)
beaver away phr v (inf)
[;
] (
)
Beavers n

Beaver State, the (US)


[. ]
be away phr v (inf) 1.
2.

be-backs n (US) ,
,
, , ,

be coming to somebody
(US inf) 1. [
] - ( ; ) 2. -
50

bed-and-breakfast n
-
(

)
bed of roses/bowl of cher
ries 1.
[] 2.
bedrock (US) l. ;
2.
3.
( ) 4. mod
,
bedrock audience
[]
bedroom community
:
( ,
)
bedroom suburb
:
( ,
)
bedsheet ballot
-:
,


bedtime story (US) ,
, ,
bee n (US inf) 1.
-
2. [
]
Beeb, the auntie
beef l. n , ;
2.
;
3. ;
4. 5.
6. [ ],
( ,
, ) 7. v
8. v -
9. v ;
( -) 10. v
, 11. v
12. v ,

BELGIAN
beefeater n (US)
Beef-Heads n

beef-squad n (US)
(
)
Beef State, the (US) 1.
: 1. . 2. .

beef up phr v (inf) 1.


, ,
(, )
2. ; ;
(; )
3. ,
Beehive State, the
[. ]
bee in one's bonnet, a (US)
,
beekie n (US) ,
-
[]
beemer/beamer n (US)
(BMW)
been had/been taken/been
took (US) 1. 2.

been taken been had
been took been had
beeper n (US)
(
,
)
beer and skittles 1. -

[] 2.

bees and honey (US)


bee's knees, the (inf) 1.
, 2. .
4.
[ ] -

bees-wax (US) ( business)


1. , 2.
3. ; 4.
[] 5. ;
6.

beetle n (US)
(Volkswagen)
beewy (US) 1. 2.

before you can {could} say
Jack Robinson/before you
can {could} say knife (inf)
, ; ,
; [
]
before you can say knife
before you can say Jack Robinson
before you could say Jack
Robinson before you can say
Jack Robinson
before you could say knife
before you can say Jack
Robinson
begathon n (US)
(
)

- ;

beggar-my-neighbor policy
(US) ;


behemoth business pack
age acr
-
behind one's time behind
the times
behind the eight-ball (US)
1. [;
] 2.
behind the times/behind
one's time (inf)
[]
beige book

belch (US) 1. n 2. v
, 3. v
( -)
Belg n
Belgian Dentist (inf)
:
-

51

BELL
bell 1. n (UK)
2. n :

3. (UK)

bell cow
bellhop v (US)

bellies, (the)
[
]

bell-ringer n (US) 1.

(
,
, ..)
2. 3.
4. [ ],
(-
; -)
bells and whistles (US)
1.
(), ,
,
[] ( -
, ,
. .) 2. ,


bell the cat (inf) ;
(
)
bellwether n 1. ,
2.
3. - (



-
)
bellwether district bell
wether state
bellwether state/bellwether
district (US) [
] ,


bellwether stocks -
: ,
52


[
]
belly-ache 1. ;
2. v
[ ]
belly brass (US) 1.
2.
belly flop n [
]
belly up l. (inf)
[] ( ,
); (
) 2. phr v
3. phr v (to something)
; (-)

belly wash (US) ,



(,
, , . .)
belong v (inf)
( . .);

below the belt (inf) 1.


(
) 2. -,
[
]
below the line 1.

2. ,


3.
4.
,

5.


below-the-line mod


below the line c o s t s

BETA
belt and suspenders
:
,
,
,

belter (UK) -
[ ]
Beltway Bandits (US)
:

[
],

beltway issue :
,
[
],

Be my guest (inf) 1.
2.
(-) 3.

bench v (US) ;

bencher (UK)

benchmarking n


bend v (US) 1. 2.
( )
bend {lean} over back
wards 1.
( ,
- ,

);
(

) 2.
,

bend the law bend the rule

bend the rule/bend the law


(US) [ -
] (
)
bender n

Denies n (US) 1. 2.
(,
, . .) 3.

bent mod 1. ;
;
; 2.
3.
Benz benz
benz/Benz n (US)
- (Merce
des Benz)
berry n (US inf) 1.
2. [ ]
berth (inf) l. ,
; fall into {find} a good
{nice; snug} berth
,
2. v
[ ]
BEST acr (= basic electronics
training)

best 1. v (inf)
; ( -)

2. have {get} the best of {at;

in} something ) ; ) -
best-seller

best shot
[ ]
bet acr (=book entry transfer)




BETA acr l. (= British Equip
ment Trade Association)

2. (= Broadcasting and
53

BETA
Entertainment Alliance)
bid n (inf) 1. ,

2.

- [
beta :
; ] 3. [

],

big 1. (US)
( Standard and Poor
(
500)
) 2. mod

(US) 3. mod (US)
betcha (US inf) ( I bet you) ' 4. mod
[] 5. mod
; ;

big annie ;
bet one's bottom dollar

(US) 1.
Big Apple, (the) 1. . u
( -) 2.
2. 3.
;
(


)
bet on the wrong horse

big apple (inf)
-;
[; ];

;
bigass big-ass
( -; big-ass/bigass (US) vulg
)
,
bet s o m e o n e dollar to
big B/big brass/brass/brass
doughnuts hats (US inf) 1. ,
-
; ;

2.
[ ];
be yourself (inf)
, 3.
[]
BF backdoor financing
big banana
bf acr (inf) (= bloody fool)
Big Bang 1.

[ ] (
,
bible n (US) 1.
. .)
( , ,
2.
. .) 2. ,
1986
Bible belt, the (US)
,
big bath :

biblio (inf) ( bibliogra
,
phical note)

big-bath accounting
bicicleta/bicycle n
:
:

(
[

]
,
,
150%

)

bicycle bicicleta
54

BIG
Big Bend State, the (US)
[.
]
Big Blue beam
big blue beam
Big Board :
-
(New York Stock Exchange)
big board
-

big boy (US inf) 1.


2.

3. big bug
big brass big
Big Brother/big brother
1. 2.
, 3. ,

(, , .)
big brother Big Brother
big bucks
[ ];
big bug/big boy/big card/
big cheese/big deai/big en
chilada/big fish/big gun/big
guy/big
pot/big
shot/big
wheel/big wig ,
, ; , ;
,
Big Business/big business
,


;
big business 1.
2. Big Business
big card big bug
big c h e e s e big bug
Big City, the (UK inf) .

big D (US) .
big daddy [
; ] [
]
[ ]
big deal l. (US inf)
2.
3. [

;
;
] ( ) 4. big bug
Big Dick (US)
[ ]
Big Dragon
Big Eight big eight
big eight/Big Eight/Great
eight : 1.
(,
, , ,
, , ,
,
big seven,

) 2.
(
, ,
,
, ,
, ,
;



,
; Big Six)
big enchilada big bug
big figure :

(
)
big fish big bug
big fish in a small pond
big frog in a small pond
big five currencies
( ,
,
, ,
)
big fix (US)
: 1.
,

,

2.


55

BIG
Big Four, the
: 1. (UK)

(Barclays Bank, National
Westminster Bank, Midland Bank,
Lloyd's Bank) 2. (US)
(Ame
rican Airlines, Eastern Air Lines,
United Airlines, Trans World
Airlines) 3.

(, , , )
big frog {fish} in a small
pond (inf)
; [
]
big game (inf)
big George [
]
bigger bang for a buck
:

,

bigger-fool theory
: ,
,

,
,


biggie n (US inf) 1.
, ; -
[; ] 2. [ ]
3. )
(,
..))
biggies n (US) sing

big government (US)
1. ,

2. ,
,
,

56

big gun 1.
2. big bug
big guy big bug
bighead (inf) 1. ,


2.
big idea (US)
[ ]
big iron
(
-
)
Big John (US) ( John
Hancock Building/John Hancock
Center) :
(100-
. )
Big Labor (US)
:

,

Big League (US) ,

big league 1. ( big


leagues) ,
,

2. ( bigleague) ) )
, )
)
big-league big league 2
big leagues big league 1
big man (US)


big mo (US inf)
:

[
]
big money 1.
(
) 2.
[ ]
big mouth 1. 2.
,

BIG
big-mouthed mod 1.
2.
big name 1.
[
]; 2.
( );

big-name mod ;

bigness n
( ;
)
big nickel (US)
(,
)
big noise (US) 1. ; ;
2. [
] ;

bignum n 1.
, 2.

big oil (inf)



big one (US inf) 1.
(,
);
2. (the ~)

big picture
,

big pot big bug
big red switch
[ ]
big rig (US) (
18-) (


)
big room
Big Seven big seven
big seven/Big Seven/Great
Seven : 1.
(, ,
, ,
, , ;
big eight,


) 2.
(MetroGoldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Com
munications, Columbia Pictures,
Twentieth Century Fox, Warner
Brothers, United Artists, Universal)
big Shot 1. ( bigshot)
; ;
2. big bug
bigshot 1. big shot I; 2. n
,

Big Six :
1.
(Arthur Andersen and
Co., Coopers and Lybrand, Deloitte
and Touche, Ernst and Young,
KPMG Peat Marwick, Price Waterhouse and Co.) 2.
(Fiat, Cit
roen, Volkswagen, Peugeot, Opel,
Renault)
big Smoke, the (inf)
(. )
big spender/big-time spend
er ,
(
)
big stick
:
(,

XX )
big stiff
big stink
big talk 1. 2.
(-)
Big Tease, the
[]:

big tent (US)
:
Big Three, the
: 1.
(The Union
Discount Co. Of London, Ltd.,
the National Discount Co., Ltd.,
Alexander's Discount Co., Ltd)
57

BIG
2. (US)
,
,
(Ford Motor Company, General
Motors Corp., Chrysler Corp.)
big ticket 1.
[] 2.
,
3.
big-ticket mod 1. (
) 2.
(, , )
big ticket item


big-ticket lease

big ticket leasing
(
),

big-ticket order
( )
big tickets (US)

big time (US inf) 1. )


,
) 2. - (
, . .)
3. [
;
. .] 4.
; ;
; ,
5. (the ~) [
]
6. ( big-time)

7. ( big-time) ,
; ;

big-time 1.
[ ]
2. mod
3. mod
4. mod big time ; 7
58

big-time operator/B.T.O./bto
1. ,
[
;
] 2. ,

3.
big timer ,
; ; [
],
big-time spender big
spender
big toad in a little {small}
puddle (US inf)
,

big toad in a small puddle

big toad in a little puddle


big top (US)
Big uglies :
,

(
)
big wheel l. ,
;
; 2.
big bug
big vf'ig big bug
bigwigged mod (inf)
bilge n (US)
[ ]
bilk 1. ;
2. v (-,

)
bill 1. (US)
2. (US)
3. billie
Bill and Ben
billie/bill/billy/billies n
;
billies billie
billions n

Bill Jim (inf) :

bill mountain (UK)


: ,

BIT
Bill Shears (US) ;

billy
Billy blue collar (US)

BIN acr (= Bank Identification


Number)

bin v (UK) ;

binary
bind n 1.
; ; 2.
[ . .];

bindle Stiff bindlestiff


bindlestiff
/i/bindle
stiff
(US) 1. 2.
; ;
bing-bang n (US) , ,

binger n (US) ,
bingo 1. 2. ,
3. excl
(US) !; !
bingo card ,

{
,


,

)
biopic n (US) ,


bird n 1.
2. (US)

bird-brain n ,

bird-dog 1. (
. ), ;
( . ),

2. ,


3. ,


4. v [
] ,


bird of Washington, the
(inf) (
)
birdseed n (US)
;
bird watcher 1.
2. (US) ,


birthmarks n

BIS acr (= Business Information
System)

bish-bash-bosh mod (UK)
1. 2. 3.
4.
Bison n (inf) "Business
Line"
BIT acr 1. (= built-in test)
2.
(= Broadband Infrastructure Tech
nology)
3.
(= binary information transfer)
;

4. (= British Independent Tele


vision)

bit 1. (inf)
2. - [
; ] 3.
( binary digit) )
; )
4. (US)
5. (US)
[
] 6. (US) (
-; -) 7. (US)

59

BIT-BUCKET
bit-bucket
: ,

;

bit bumming
[]
(
)
bitch vulg l. [
] [ ];
; ;
[ ] 2.
3. v (-)
4. v 5. v
6. v
bitch g o d d e s s (US) vulg
,
bitching mod (US) vulg 1.
, 2.
,
bitch kitty (US) [
]
bitch s e s s i o n vulg

(
. .)
bitch up phr v vulg 1.
() 2. ;

bit decay ,

bite (US) 1. (the ~)
[
]; ;
2. (the ~)
( -
); 3.
(the ~) [ ]
4. (the ~)
5. (the ~)
, 6. v
() 7. v
[] 8. v

bite off more than one can
chew (inf) 1.
2.

60

bite of taxes (inf)

bite s o m e o n e ' s ear/bite the


ear of someone
[] (
)
bite s o m e o n e ' s head off

; -
[ ];
-
bite the bag
[] (
)
bite the bullet
: 1. -
2.


bite the dust 1.
; ;
2. [
] 3.

bite the ear of s o m e o n e


bite someone's ear
bit of the action, a (US)
[ ] ( -
)
bit part ,

[
]
bit player
:
,

BITS acr ( Built Inte
grated Timing Source)

bits
bits and pieces (inf) 1.
;
;
2. ;
[]
bit-spit
:

BLACK
bit twiddler
( );
,
bitten with (inf)
(-)
biz (US inf) ( business)
1. , 2.
3. , 4.
, 5. ,
6.

blab v 1. ( -
) 2. ( ~ off)
; 3. ( off) ,

blabbermouth n (US) ,

blab off phr v blab 2, 3


black 1. n
,

2.
[] 3.
4. v
5. v
6. v


black and tan (US)
,
( )
black-bag job

; (
)

[ . .]
blackball v 1.
(-, -)
[
] 2.
(-)
Black Belt, the (US)
*

black belt (inf)


black book 1. ,

,
(

) 2. (US)


[
]

3. blacklist 1, 2
black box 1.
[
. .], [
. .] 2.
[
]; [
],
3. ,

4. ;
5. ,

,

6.

, ,
,

black box concept


(
,

, ,
,

() -
(
),
,
,
)
black capitalism

61

BLACKCOAT
blackcoat n (inf)
black-coated worker (inf)

Black Country, the (UK)





black economy
: ,
,

black eye 1.
2. [
]
Black Friday
: 1.
2.
[ ]
{ 1869, 1873
1929
)
black hat (US) 1. ,
-
[ ]
2.
black horse
: 1. ,
2. (US)

( )
black horse cavalry
:

,

blacking 1. (UK)
(

) 2.

-
,

black ink (US) 1.
2. (
, ) 3.

62

black-ink operation

black knight
: [
],


black-leg 1.
2. v
black-letter day
[];
black list blacklist l; 2; 3
blacklist 1.
( black book; black list)
2. n ( black book; black list)

3. n ( black list)
,

4. v ( black
list) -

black-list v blacklist 4
black market
black marketeer ,
;

Black {Meltdown} Monday


: 19
1987 , -


,

black money (US)
(
);
(, )
black operator (US)

black oulphr v (inf) 1.
( ; )
2. 3.

Black Pool :

Black Power (US)
(
, -

BLAST


)
Black Rock
1. . -,
-

--
(CBS) 2. --
(CBS)
Blacks and Tans (US)

,



blackshoe n (US) ;

blacksmith n :


black-strap n (US)
black the market
;
black the work
( )
Black Thursday
: 24 1929 ,


- ,

19291933

Black Tuesday
: 1. ,
,

19291933 2. 11
1994 ,
20%,

black wages
(
)
Blackwater State, the (US)
[.
]

Black Wednesday
: 16 1992 ,



bladder n (inf)
blag (UK) 1. 2. v
3. v
4. v ,

blah 1. - [
] 2.
; , 3. mod
4. mod
5. mod 6. mod
blah-blah (US) 1.
2.

blahs, the n (US) 1.
2.
blank 1. ,
2. v 3. v
(-)
blank check (US)/blank che
que (UK) (inf)
-
-
[-]
blank-check
blind
pool
:

,

blank cheque blank check
blanket mod ,
,
blanko water (US)
BLAST acr (= blocked
asynchronous transmission)

blast 1. n
2. n [; ];
; (
) 3. , 4.
5.
6. ;
7. v 8. v
[,
];
63

BLASTED
9. v (US) ;
10. v 11. abbr
) (= BLocked Asynchronous
Transmission)
; ) (= Burst
Last)
blasted mod (US) ;

blaster n (US) 1.
2.
blat n (US)
blatherskate blatherskite
blatherskite / blatherskate /
blethers-kite n 1. 2.
[]
blaxploitation (US)


blaze atphr v blaze away 1
blaze away phr v (inf) 1. {
blaze at) (at)
( -) 2.
[]
blaze of publicity (inf)

bleed 1.
2.
[],


3.
,
[
] 4. v (inf)
() 5. v
(-)
; ; ;
6. v
bleeder n
bleeding heart liberals
bleeding hearts
bleeding
hearts/bleeding
heart liberals
: 1.
2. ,
,
[ ]
,

64


,

bleed pages
,
[ ],

bleed someone dry bleed


someone white
bleed someone white/bleed
someone dry
- [
;
];
bleep v (inf) 1.

2. ( ~ out;
blip out)
[ ]
(
-
,
,
)

bleep out bleep 2
blessing n (inf) ,

bletcherous mod
; (
)
bletherskite blatherskite
Blighty n (UK)
blind (US) 1.
2.
3. v
;
blind ad 1.
2.
,

blind alley blind-alley job
blind-alley employment
blind-alley job
blind-alley
job/blind-alley
occupation/blind-alley
em
ployment/blind alley

BLITZ
blind-alley occupation
blind-alley job
blind auction
,


blind baggage (US)
[ ]
blind broker
,


blind brokering
,
{ )
[
]
blind courtesy copy
[]
:
,

Blind Department (UK inf)

[]
:
,

[ ]
blind entry :

,

,
,


blinder n (UK)
[ ]
[ ; ]
blind offer buried offer
blind pig/blind piggy (US)
,

blind piggy blind pig

blind pool (US) :


1.
,

2. ,





blind pool partnership
:

,



blind selling
: [
]

[
]
blind testing
: ,

,
,

(

)
blind trust
, ,

,


(, )
blink the fact (inf)
;
blip 1.
:
,
( ) 2. (US)
3. mod
,
blip out bleep 2
blitz 1. (inf)
[ , ]
[ ()
; ] -
2. (US)
3. v ;
(-, -)
65

BLITZKREIG
blitzkreig tender offer
:
,

,


blivit n (US)
[ ;
]
blizzard (inf) ,
Blizzard State, the
[. ]
bloated majority (inf)

bloatware n
{
)
BLOB acr (= Binary Large
Object Block)
-

blob (US) 1. 2. v

block 1.
2. v (US) ,
;
block and tackle (US) ,
,
blockbust v

blockbuster 1. -,
{
, )
2.
3.
[ ],
(, ) 4.

(, ) 5. mod

blockbuster deal

blockbusting 1.
(
, ) 2. mod
,
bloke n 1. 2. ,

66

blood n 1. (UK inf)


[ . .]
2. (inf)
[ ]
; ,

blood bath :
,

bloodhound n (inf) ,

(
)
blood-sucker n
bloody murder blue
murder
bloody nose (inf) ,

bloomer n (US) 1. [
] 2. [
] ( )
3. ,
blooper 1.
,

;
; 2. ,
blot one's copybook (inf)
1. 2.

3.
blotter n :

,

blotto mod (US) ;



blow 1. [ (
)]; 2.
3.
[,
] 4. v
5. v (
); (
) 6. v ,

BLOW
() 7. v (inf)
(, ) 8. v (inf)
) ;
)
9. v (inf) , ,
() 10. v ;
11. v
( , );
12. v
(-) 13. v
blow-by-blow account
[
]
blow in phr v 1.
[ ] 2.
3.
blowing off
[]

(
)
blower (UK inf)
blow-in card
:
,
,
[
],


blow it out blowout 1
blown away 1. 2.
, ,

blown out (US) (


);
[] (
)
blow off phr v 1.
; ;
[] 2. blow out
blowoff blow-off
blow-off/blowoff 1. ,
2. ,
[ ]
3. ; 4.
; ;
5.

blow one's brains out


,
;
blow one's own horn toot
one's own horn
blow out/blow off phr v
1. ; ;
2. (
) 3.
blowout/blow-out 1. (
blow it out)
2.
,
3.
-
( )
4. 5.

blow-out blowout
blow someone a raspberry
raspberry I
blow someone a razz
raspberry 1
blow the gaff 1.
; 2.
( -)
blow the lid off something
1. []
;

(
-
) 2.

-
blow the whistle 1. ( some
thing) (-)
(

) 2. (
someone) []
( -) 3. () 4.
(-, )
blow up phr v 1. (
) 2. ( )
3. ; (
)
67

BLOWUP
blowup/blow-up (inf) 1.
[]:


(,

),
2.
(, ,
) 3. 4. 5. (US)
6.
[ ]
blow-up blowup

blow up in one's face (inf)



blow {bust} wide open

[ ];

blub (US) n 1.
2.
blubberhead n (US) ,

blue 1. (inf) ( blue


stocking) [
]; 2.
--
(IBM) 3. v [
] ()
blue bag

blue blood :

[]

blue bloods/blue-bloods n


blue-bloods blue bloods
Blue Book, the 1. blue
book, the 2. (US)
Public Service Responsibility
of Broadcast Licensees (

)

blue book, the/Blue Book,


the /bluebook, the n 1. (UK)

(
,
)2. (US)
68

) ,
)
,
;
3. [
] ( ) 4. (UK)

(UK National Accounts):

5. ;

bluebook, the blue book, the
bluebottle n (UK)

blue box (US)


,


blue-brick university (inf)
(
)
Blue Button blue button
blue button/Blue Button
: 1.

2.
,

,
blue-chip :
1.
,
2. ,

,


3. mod

4. mod ;
;
,
blue chip firm 1.
2.

blue-chip rate (US)

BLUE-SKY
blue-chip securities

(
)
blue-collar ,

Blue Collar Caucus (US)


:
,
,

( )
blue-collar worker ,

blue-eyed boy system (UK)

(
)
bluefingers/jebble n 1.
,

2.

blue flu (inf) :



( ),

Bluegrass Country, the


Bluegrass State, the
Bluegrass State, the/Bluegrass Country, the (US)
[. ]
Blue Hen Chickens (US inf)

blue law (US inf) 1.

, ,
2.

Blue Law State, the
[.
]
Blue List/blue list
- 1.
( 40 %
),

Standard and Poor's Corp.


2.
,


( Blue List
Publishing Company)
blue list Blue List
blue Monday 1. ,

-;
2.

blue murder/bloody murder


(US) 1. [
] 2. ;
3.
blue nose (US)
blue n o s e s (US inf)
blue one's money

blue pencil (inf)
[ . .]
blue-pencil v (inf)
, ,
blue ribbon jury/blue rib
bon panel (inf)

blue ribbon panel 1. blue


ribbon jury 2.
,
(

,

)
blue room :
,

-

blue ruin (US) 1.
2. 3.
blue-sky mod (US inf) 1.
, 2.
[ ]
3.
,
69

BLUE-SKY
blue-sky bargaining
(
)
blue-sky laws (US) (
),


blue-sky stock (US inf)

blue-sky research project
(US inf)

blue-stocking blue 1
blue streak (US inf)
, ,
bluey
bluff (inf) 1. ; 2. n
3. v ;

bluff into something (inf)
-
bluff one's way into a job
(inf)
bluie/bluey n (UK)

blunt 1. n ;
2. v



blunted mod (US)
;
blurb (inf) 1.
(
);
[
]
2.
,
3.
; ,

4. v
[]
bo/boo n (US) 1.
2.
boa n :
,

70


,

( currency snake)
board n (US) 1.
2.

boardinghouse reach (US


inf)
board the gravy train
[
]
1. (= Bureau of the
Budget)
() 2. (= barge on board)
()
[]
bob n 1. 2.
3. 4.
bobble 1. , ;
2. v [
]
bobby n (UK)
bobby-dazzler n (UK inf) [ -]
[ ]
bobtail pool
: 1.

,
2.
,
,


bobtail statement
:
,

Boche n (US)
bod (UK) ( [
])
bod biz (US)

bodega n (US) 1.
2.
;
bo dereks Derek stock

BOG-ROLL
Derek stock/bo dereks


(
)
bodge (UK) 1.
(
-) 2. v
(-,
)
bodge-up (UK) 1.
[]
2. 3.
4. ;
bodgy mod (UK)
; ;

bodle (UK inf) ; ()

body n 1. ;
(
, ,
) 2.

body and breeches (US)


,
body blow (inf)
,
bodyshop n

body-lifter body-snatcher
body-line work (inf)
;
body-snatcher/body-lifter n
(US) ,

boff n (US)
[ ;
; , ],

boffin n (UK inf) 1.
- 2. ;

boffo (US) 1. ;
[ ;
. .] 2.
3. 4.

[ ] 5.
- 6. mod
( );
( )
boff out phr v 1.
, 2.

BOG acr (= Board of Governors)

bog (UK) 1. n 2. n
; 3. v ( ~
up) , ;
;
bog down phr v (inf) 1.
[ ] 2.
, (
)
bogey n 1.

,

2.
,
3.
(

) 4.
(
:),

boggle (inf) 1.
2. v ;

bog-hopper n (US)
bog In phr v (inf)
;
bogon n ;

bogosity n
,
bogotify v . (
)
bog-pocket n (US)
[]
bog-roll (UK) 1.
2.

71

BOG-STANDARD
bog-standard
mod (UK)
, ;

bog-trotter (UK)
bogue mod (US) 1.
; ;
; 2. ;

bog up phr v bog 3


bog-up n 1. 2.

bogus 1. :



2. mod (inf) ,

bogus affair (inf)



bogus baby :
,
bog us ware
,

,

bohn (US) (
)
bohunk n (US) 1.
2.
3. ,

boildown n (US inf) ;

boiled shirt (US)


[] ;
;
,
boilerplate 1.

;


2. [
]:
(.,
) 3. (US)
;
72

boiler plate campaign

:
,

[
]
boilerplate legends
,
()

boiler room/boiler-room n

(US) : ,


[ ]
[ ;
] [
];
,
,

boiler-room boiler room


boiler room tactics




boku modQiS inf)
bollix 1.
2. bollix up
bollix up phr v/bollix v
; - [
]; (; )
bollock v (US) ;
,
bollox n ,
Boll Weevil boll weevil
boll weevil/boll weevils/
Boll Weevil/Boll Weevils (US)
1. ,
,

2.

,
-,


3.
4.
5. -

BONDWASHING
boll weevils boll weevil
Boll Weevils boll weevil
boloney baloney
bolt (US) 1. n [
] [
];
( . .) 2. v
[ ];

bolter n :
,
[
]
[ ]

bolt from the blue (inf)


;

bomb 1. (UK)
; 2. (US)
, (
. .); [
] 3. ( [
]) [
] 4. :
,
; [
] 5.

( )
Macintosh,


6. ,
7.
[ ] (, )
8. v (
. .); ;
9. v
[
] 10. v (US)
11. v (-
) [
] 12. bomb out 13. bomb
shell
bombing pause
:




bomb out phr v/bomb v
(
,
)
bombshell/bomb n
,
[ ]
bomb thrower
,
; ,


; ,
( -)

bona mod (UK) ,

bonanza n 1. ;
2.
[
; ] 3.

Bonanza State, the


[. ]
BOND acr (= bandwidth
on demand)
;

bond crowd
,


bond immunization


bond washing handwash
ing
bondwashing /bond wash
ing/dividend stripping
: (
)


73

BONE
bone 1. (US) ;

2. (US) 3. (US)
; 4.
[ ],

5. v (US)
6. v ; 7. v (US)
8. v (US) ;
9. v (US) ;
10. v
11. v

bone-breaker (US)
[ ]
bone-dry mod (US)
( )
bone-head (US) 1.
2. 3.

boner (US) , ,

bone out phr v (US)


[ ] [
]
BONES acr (= BlockOriented Network Simulator) -

bones (US)
bone-top (US) ,
bone up phr v (inf) 1. {for
something; on something)
[ ] (-
; - )
2.
bone yard (inf) 1.
( )
2. ,
bong (US) mod (US)
,
bonnet (inf)
; (
,
)
BONUS acr (= borrowers' op
tion for notes and underwritten
standby)

74

bonus n (inf)
bon voyage bon us/greenmail/greymail/goodbye
kiss
/ / /
: ,
,
,
,


BONY acr (=Bank of New
York) -
bonzer mod (US)
,
boo (US) 1. mod
, ;
2. bo
boob 1. ( booby)
, 2. ( -)
3. v ( boo-boo)
;
boo-boo (US) l. 2.
boob 2; 3
booboos (US) ,

booby boob 1
booby trap (inf) ,
; ;
boodle 1.
2. [ ] (
);
; ,

3. ; ;
( ),

4. 5. )

; )
6. (US) , ;
(-) 7. [
] 8. v ;

boodler (US)

boogerboo (US) l.
, 2. v ,

BOONDOGGLE
boogie v ;

boogily-woogily mod (US)
;

book 1. (inf) 2.
(UK) 3.
4. v -
5. v 6. v
7. book it
book {cabinet; inactive}
crowd
-
,

bookie (inf)
book it/book ;

bookkeeping

book money
book off phr v (US inf)

( -
)
book off sick (US inf)

book of the words book of
words
book of (the) words (inf)
[ ]
bookrunner

booky (inf)
boom 1. :

2. (inf) (
boomlei) []:



3. (inf) ( boomlei)
(
)

boom-and-bust n (US inf)


[
]

boomer (US) 1. ,
[] 2.
,
[
];
3. 4.
; ,
S. baby
boomer l
boomerang 1.
,




-
2.
[
],

boomer baby
,

Boomer State, the/Boomers'
State, the (US)
[. ]
Boomers' State, the
Boomer State, the
boomiet n 1.
[
]
2.

,

3. 4.
boom 2; 3
boondocks/boonies n 1.
,
2. ,

boondoggle (US) 1.
[ ]; ,

;
[ ]
2. [
],

75

BOONDOGGLER
[
] 3.
[ ] 4. v
[]
; 5. v


boondoggler ,

boonies boondocks
boost v (inf) 1.
; ;
; 2.
;
(
) 3. () 4.
() 5.
; 6.

booster (US) 1. (inf)


[ ];
;
2. ;
3. 4.

boost someone into a po
sition -

boot 1. ; 2.
, 3. ;
4.
[
] (




, )
5. 6. ;
; 7.
(-) 8. mod
(to ~) , ,
9. v 10. v
;
(-) 11. v
12. v
13. v
(-) 14. v
76

(
) 15. v
; 16. v

; .
boot money
boot is on the other foot,
the (inf)

boot it (US)
boot-leg 1. n
, ; 2.
3.
4. mod ;
5. v ;
(-
) 6.
( )
boot-legger 1.
[ ]
2.

bootleg market 1.
2.

bootleg software

bootlick v
[ ]
boot money/boot n ,

,
,

boot out phr v
; ,
bootstrap 1. ( ~
program) [
]
,
[]
;
[
] 2. :

,

;
3. (UK)

BOSS

,
4.
,
,

5.
;
6. v

[ ]
7. v
(
)
bootstrapping
; ;

boot strapper

bootstrap
program

bootstrap I
bootstrap routine
[
]
booty n

booze away phr v (inf)


[
]
boracic/borassic/borassick
mod (UK) ;
;
borax n 1. []
( ,
.) 2. ;
;
borax advertising


Border-Eagle
State,
the
() [
]
Border State, the (US)
[. ]
Border States, the (US)
: 1. [,

] 2.

Border War
: -

,





boring from within
:

,

borking n (US)
,


{,
,
)
borrowed interest
: ,



borrow trouble (US inf)
;

; -
[
]
bosh n ;
BOSS acr (= Bureau of State
Security)
{

)
boss 1. (inf) ; ;
2. 3.
[
] 4. ,
5.
6. mod ;
7. v ( ~ about, ~
around) ,
, ;
8. v [];

77

BOSS
b o s s about phr v boss 7
b o s s around phr v boss 7
boss-eyed mod (inf)
;
bosshead n (
-, ., , ,
, . )
b o s s lady ,
( -) [
(-); ()]
boss man ,
( -) [
(-)) ()]
bossism n (US)
,


b o s s shot
bossy mod (US)
[]
b o s s the show
[, ] ;
,
Boston brahmins (US)

bother n (UK) ;

botheration n 1.
2.
both hands (US) ,

bottle n (UK) ,

bottleholder/bottle-holder n
1.
2.

bottle-holder bottleholder
bottleneck 1.
[, , ]
( ); []
( ); (
) 2. ,
;
[],

78

; :

,

3. v
;
4. v ;
,
bottleneck agreement
;

bottleneck commodity

bottleneck
inflation
,

bottom n 1.
(, ) 2. ,



3.
-

bottom dog (inf) ;



bottom dollar -

bottom drop out/bottom
fall out (inf) 1.
(

,
) 2.
,


bottomed out
,

bottom fall out bottom


drop out
bottom fisher
: ,
,
(
),

BOWER-BOY
bottom-fishing n
:
,

bottom line, the 1.


[] ; 2.
;
;

3.
(, ,


) 4.
;
5. [
] 6. ;

bottom-line v ;
[ ]
bottom man (US) 1.
2.

bottom out 1.
,


2.
(
)
bottom price

bottoms-up research
,
,

(
,
. .)
bounce 1. (inf) (the ~) )
) ,
)
2. )
,
[
] ) 3.
, ,

4. 5. v (inf)
( ~ out) ;
, 6. v (US)

( ,
)
7. v (US)
( ) 8. v
9. v 10. v

bounceback
( ,

)
bounce for something (US)
- (
); ,
, -
bounce out bounce 4
bouncer n 1.
2. 3. ;
4. ; 5.

bounce off phr v (US)
[
]
bounce-up n (UK) ;
bound pred (US inf)
( -);
( -)
boundary spanners

bounder n (UK)

boutique 1.

[ ;
]

2. mod
( )
bovver n ,
;
bovver-boy n 1. ,

2.

79

BOWDLERIZE
bowdlerize v
;
;

Bowie State, the (US)
[. ]
bowl of cherries bed of
roses
bowl
someone
middle
stump (inf) -

bow out phr v (inf) 1.

; ;
;

2.
bow-tie loan :
,



bowwow bow-wow
bow-wow/bowwow (US) 1.
- {
;
] 2. ;
; ;
3. mod , ;

bow-wow stocks ,
[
]

box 1. 2.
,
3.
4.
5.
box man (US) 1.
[,
] 2.
box office (inf)
[ ;
. .]
box spread
(call
option) (put option)
80

boy n (US) 1. 2. ;
; ( . .)
boys, the n (US)
[]
boy scout (US) 1.
,

2. ;
boys in the backroom
backroom boys
boys uptown, the (US)
1.

2. [
]
bozo [
] ;
bozo filter

boz-woz (US)
[]
BRA acr (= Bankruptcy Reform
Act of 1978)
1978 ()
bra burner (US)

brace v (US) 1. [
] 2.
3.
[ ]
brackers/brass/brassick mod
(UK) ;
,
bracket creep


brad (inf) ;

Brahmin brahmin
brahmin/Brahmin (US)
:
[ ;
]
(
,

)

BRAINWASH
brain (inf) 1. ,
, 2.
3. -
4. (
,

) 5.

brainbox (UK)

brainchild 1.
[ ] [;
];
[ ];
2.
[ ]
[; ]
brain-damaged mod
;
( )
brain dead (US) ,
,

[
]
brain drain 1.
:
2. ,

(
)
brain-drain v 1.

(
,
) 2.

(
,
) 3.

brain dump
(
)
brainery n (US)
brainiac processor
,

brain picker (US) ,



[ ]

brain-picking n (US inf) 1.
2.
brainpower n 1.
; ;
2.
[]
brains n 1.
2. ,
[
] ( -) 3.
[
] 4.
; ;
5.
brainstorm 1.
; 2. (
brainstorming) :




[ ] 3. v
(
)
brainstorming n brain
storm 2
brains trust brain trust
brain-teaser/brain-twister n
, ;
,
brain
trust/brains
trust
1. ;
; 2. (US)
,
, ,
,
[
;
; ]
brain truster
( brain trust)
brain-twister brain-teaser
brainwash 1. n
: [
; ] 81

BRAIN-WASHER
2. v '
[
; ]

brain-washer (inf) ,

( brainwash)
brain wave brainwave
brainwave /brain-wave nl
brain wave (inf) ,
;
;

bra in-wave brainwave


brainy (US) 1. n
2. mod 3. mod
,
brake (inf) 1. ;
; 2. v
, ;
brand-spanking new (US)

brand switcher ,

brannigan n (US)
[ ]
bran wagon n

brass n 1. ;
2. ; ,
3.
4. big 5. brackers
brassboard 1. (
) ;
2. mod 3. v

brass check (US)


, ;

brass collar

brass collar democrat (US)



:
(
),

82

brass hats big


brassick brackers
brass neck (UK) ,

brass ring
- ,
- (The Wall Street)
brass tacks (inf)
[ ] ;
,
brass-tacks mod (inf)
[] [
] ;

brass upphr v (inf)


brat pack (US)
[]
,

BRAVO n
,


brawn drain
: [
. .]


brazen {iron} law of w a g e s
[ ]
: ,

,

Brazil-water (US)
bread 1. ;
; 2.
; ,
bread
and
butter (inf)
1.
2. [,
];

bread-and-butter issue (inf)


1. [ ]
2.

BREAK
bread and butter letter
[
, . .]
Bread and Butter State, the
(US) [
]
Breadbasket of the Nation,
the (US)
[. ]
breadboard card

breadboard computer

breadboarding

bread buttered on both


sides (inf) 1.
2.

breadhead
; ,

breadline (inf)

break (inf) 1.
2. ,
3. (US) ;
()

[() ] 4. (US)
5.
,

,
6. ;
( -)
7. [ ]
8. (10-15
) 9. v ()
10. v
( , . )
11. v [
] ( );

- 12. v
(-) 13. v
14. v
;
15. v

break a hamstring (US)


(-)
breaking a leg
:
(
)
break-in n (US) (
)
break new {the} ground
;
;
( -)
break one's back (inf)
;
break one's balls (US) vulg


break one's neck
[ ];

breakout n (US) 1.

2. ;
3.


[


] 4.

break-out book
(
)

break over phr v (US)

breakpoint sale
:
,

[ ]

break stones (inf)
;

break the back {the neck}
of something (inf) 1.
(-)
83

BREAK
2. {) 3. ,
(-)
break the ground break
new ground
break the ice 1.
( -);
( -)
2. (
- ) 3.
4.
; ()
break the neck of some
thing break the back of some
thing
breathe away phr v

breathe down someone's


neck (inf) 1. [
] -
2. -

breather n (inf)
[ ];

breedle n
( )
breeze (US inf) 1. ;
2. ;
; 3. v
( ~ along; ~ through)
(-) [ ]
breeze along phr v breeze 3
breeze in phr v (US)
(-)
breeze through phr v
breeze 3
Brian n (UK)

briar-hopper (US)
brickbat n (inf)

brickie n (UK inf) ,



bricks and mortar
:
,

84

bridge financing : 1.


[
] 2.



bridge {bridging} loan
-: ,

[
]
bridgeware n
;

bridging loan bridge
loan
brief /i (inf) 1. 2.
3. 4.
briefs n
brill mod ,

BRIM/brim acr (= Bridge


Router Interface Module)
/

brim BRIM
bringdown (US) 1. n
[ ]
2.
3. mod ;

bring home the bacon (inf)


1. ;
;
() 2.
[ ];
;
bring home the groceries
(US inf) 1.
2.

bring in the big guns


bring off phr v (inf)
[ ]

BROKE
bring s o m e o n e down a peg
peg 7
bring someone down a peg
or two peg 7
bring {have} someone on
the mat (inf)
;
- ,
-
bring s o m e o n e ' s nose to
the grindstone grindstone 2
bring someone to his milk
(inf) 1. -
[]
2. - 3.
-
bring system to its knees
(inf)
[
]
bring to the hammer 1.
2.

bring up phr v (inf) 1.


2. (
-)
bring up to speed (US)

Brit n (inf)
Brit, abbr 1. (= Britain)
2. (-British)
,
Britisher (US inf) ,

broadbrow n (inf) 1.
[] 2.

broadcast fax ,


broadcast storm
:
-
,


broad money (UK)
:
,

,

,
,

,
,

broad strokes
[ ; ]
( )
broad tape
:
,
,


brocket n
[ ];
( )
Brodie brodie
brodie/Brodie (US) 1.
2. , 3. ,
4. ,
5. v 6. v

broke mod (inf) ,

broken head/busted head


,
[
]
broken lot (
100 )
broken program
(
);

broker power broker


broker's broker
: ,

broke to the wind/broke to


the world [
]
broke to the world broke
to the wind
85

BROMIDE
bromide (US) 1.
[ ] 2.
,
broomhead
broom off phrv
brought over the wall
:


,

brown 1. ,
2.
brown Abe 1.
2.
brown bag (US) ,

brown-bag v (US) ,

brown-bagger (US) ,
[
. .]
,


brown brother/little brown
brother (US)
browned mod 1.
2.
brown g o o d s
: [
]
brownie points l.
[]
2. [
],


brown-nose v vulg ,
,
brown-noser n vulg
brown off phr v (US) 1.
2. (-)
brownout

brown out phr v


(
)
86

brownstone mod (US)


;
Brownstone State, the (US)

[. ]
browser n (inf)
,
Brum/Brummagen n (UK)

brummagem (inf) 1.
; 2. mod
;
Brummagen Brum
Brummie
Brummy/Brummie n (inf)
[ ] .

brush (US) ,

brush off phr v (US) 1.


2.
brush-off (US)
brush up phr v (inf) 1.
;
(-) 2.

bruss n (US)
( -)
Brute Force Generator
:
-,

brute-force program
,
[ ]
... big-time operator
bto big-time operator
Buba ( Deutsche Bundes
bank):

bubble 1. n
(

) 2.
[] (
, ); 3.
4.

5. (UK) 6. -

BUCKPASSING
7.
- 8. mod
9. v

bubble company
{
)
bubble-head n ,
bubble scheme
bubbly n 1. 2.

buck (US inf) 1. 2.
3.
4.
( ) 5.
[ ]
6. 7. mod
; ,
8. v (US inf) ,
9. v
[
],
- [
()
[ ; ] 10. v
11. v ne ,
12. v
;
;
13. v
14. v [
] 15. v

bucker (US)


bucket 1.
, (
) 2.
, 3. v
[
]; ,

bucketeer n ,

bucketing n

bucket shop bucket-shop

bucket-shop /bucket shop


1. ,
[/ ]
[
] 2.
(

)
3. [
; ]

;
,
,
4.

5. ,
,
,

[ ]

6.


7.

(
)
bucket sort/bucket sorting

bucket sorting bucket sort
buckeye n
[ ]
Buckeyes n

Buckeye State, the (US)


[
]
buck for a job

buckle down phr v (inf)
(
-);
buckpasser ,
;

buckpassing 1. (inf)
;

87

BUCK ROGERS
[ ];
2. (
)
Buck Rogers
: ,

Bucks abbr (= Buckingham
shire) ;
( )
buckshee mod l.
; ;
2. 3.
buck slip (inf) 1. ,

2.
buck s t o p s here, the
[
]:
[
] ;

buck the system
[ ]
buck the trend
:
(
,
); ,

buck up one's ideas (UK inf)

;
buddy n 1. (US)
2. ,
3.

buddy system, the 1.


,

,

2.
3.
; ,


buddy up (US) 1.
2. phr v
88

budget crunch budget

squeeze
budget director (US inf)



budget
squeeze/budget
crunch ,

buff 1. ;
2. 3. v
4.v
buffalo v (US) 1.
[
] 2.
3.
buffaloed mod (US) 1.
, 2.
,
buffalo head (US)

buffering n

,

bug 1. (US) )
[]; ;
; ) ;
2. 3.
[
] 4.
5.
(
. .) 6. (US)
7. (US)
[]
( ) [
. .; ] 8.
[; ]
;
[,
] (
; ) 9.
, 10.
11.
,
12.
[ ] 13. mod
(US) , ,

BULL
14. v
[
];
;

(,
. .) 15. v

bugaboo (US) [
] ,

Bug-Eaters (US)

Bug-Eating State, the (US)

[. ]
bugger 1. ;
2.
3. ;
4. v ( bugger up) ,
[ ] (
. .)
bugger-all () 1.
2.
buggeration (US)
,
bugger's middle, a (UK)
,

bugger xxpphr v bugger 4


buggery (UK) 1.
() 2. ,

buggins' turn (UK)



buggy (US) 1.
2. mod
buggy hardware

[ ]
buggy program

buggy software
;

bug in one's ear (inf) 1.
; ,
- ,
-

2.
3. [ ;
],

bug-juice (US)
bug out (US) ,
[
]
bugs bunny (UK)
bug test (US) 1.
2.

build v (US) 1.
2.
build a fire under s o m e o n e
(inf) -
-
build-up 1. ;
,
( ,
. .) 2. 3.
,

[; ]
4.
bulge (inf) 1. ()
;
[ ] ,
2.
[
] 3.
( )
4. 5.
bulge-bracket
{specialbracket} firm
: 1.

2.
[ ],

-

bull 1. :
,
2. ) ( bullish) ;
) ;
; 3. (
) 4. (US) ;
[ ];
89

BULL
5. (US)

6. mod ;
7. v
8. v
9. v
10. v [
],
; 11. v
;
;
bull, abbr (= bulletin) 1.
2.
bull a bill through Con
gress (US inf) [
]
bull account

( )
bull and cow (UK)
;
bull-bear bond bear-bull
bond
bull bond , ,
,

bull-bull n

bull call spread



(
)
bull campaign
:
[
]

bull clique
,

bullcrit n [
; ..],
,

90

bulldog/bull-dog (US) l. n
( bulldog edition)

2. ,
[
] 3. 4. v
[ ]
[
]
5. v


6. v
[ ]
bull-dog bulldog
bulldog bond (UK)
:

,

bulldog edition bulldog l


bulldoze/bull-doze v (US inf)
1. ; ;
2.
: [
]

bull-doze bulldoze
bulldozer/bull-dozer n (US)

bull-dozer bulldozer
bullet n 1.
2.
,
3.
4. ;
;
5.
;
bullet catcher (US inf)
,
[ -
]
bullet loan :
,
(

)

BULL
bulletproof
: 1. n ,

2. bulletproof program
bulletproof program/bullet
proof
:
,

[ ]
bull-fighter (US)

bullhead/bull-head (US)
1. [ ]
2. 3.

bull-head bullhead
bullheaded mod (US)

bull hour


bullionist (US) :

Bullion State, the (US)
[. ]
bullish 1. mod
( ) 2. mod ,
3. bull 2
bullishness
,

bullish opinion

bull market

bull of the woods, the (US)
1. [ ]
[
] 2. [
]
3.

bull point (inf) ()

bull pool
,

bull position ,


,

bullpup n

bull put spread


(
)
bull s e s s i o n 1.
, 2.
,
[ . .]
bull's-eye n
: [
; ] [
; ]
bullshit vulg 1. ;
2. 3. v
[
; ; ]
[ ]
; ;
bullshitter n vulg ;
; ;

bull spread
,
(
)


bull squeeze ,



bull straddle writing
,


bull's wool 1. ; -
2.
bull the market

91

BULL-WHACKER
bull-whacker (US)
: [
]
bull work (US)
bully mod (US) ,
,
bullyboy (US) 1.
2.
bully pulpit (US)

: (
,

, ,

,
)
bum 1.
[] ; ;
; 2. ,
[
] 3.
4.
[ ] 5.
. ,
[ ] 7.
[] 8.
; , 9.

(., ,
) 10. mod ,
11. mod ,
12. mod
; 13. mod
14. v
; 15. v
( - it);
;
[ ] 16. v
;
17. v
(.,
)
bum about bum around
bum along phr v
( ; )
bum around/bum about phr
v , ;

92

bumbledom (inf)
;
bum check
bumf/bumph/bumpf (UK)
; ()
[ ; . .];

bum it bum 8
bummed out (US)
;
bummer (US) 1.
[ ;
; ; . . .] 2.
, ;
3. , ,
4. , 5.

bump (US) l.
2. ;
3.
4. v (
); , ( )
5. v ();
( );
6. v 7. v
; 8. v
[ ] (
) 9. 10. v
; ;
11. v ;

bumped heads
, ,

bumped-up mod (inf) 1.


[]
2.
bumper [
]
bumper-to-bumper

bumpf bumf
bumph bumf
bumping 1.
( )
- [
] [ ]

BUNK
2.

[ ]
( ) 3. (US)
()
bump into phr v (inf)
;
bumpman n (US) 1.

2.
bump start (UK)

bump-start v (UK)

bump up phr v (inf) 1.
[, ] (
) 2.
bump-up CD
,


,

bum rap bad rap I


bum something (offsomeone)
- ( -)
bum's rush, the (US)
(
-) [ ]
bum steer (US) [
]
; ;
(
);

bunce n ;
;
bunch (US) 1. ,
; 2.
,
3. v
bunching n [
]: 1.


2.
,



[ ] 3.
[ ]




bunco/bunko (US) l. n
( );
, (,
,
. .) 2. v
(-)
;
bunco artist/bunko artist
(US) 1.
2. ,
buncombe/bunk/bunkum (US)
1.
; , ;
;
2. speak {talk} for {to} bun
combe )

; )
[ ]
buncomize v
;
bunco-steerer (US)
;
bundle n
bundling n (US)
:



bun-duster (US)
,



bung (UK) 1. (
) 2. v ;

Bungalow Bill (UK)
,
bunk 1. v (US) ;
2. buncombe
93

BUNK
bunk in phr v (UK)
; (
)
bunk lizard (US)
bunko bunco
bunko artist bunco artist
bunkum buncombe
bunny (UK) 1.
2.
; (,
. .)
bunny bonds
:
,

buppie/buppy n (US)

,
( yuppie;
yuppie)
buppy buppie
burb, the burbs, the
burbed out (US)


burble n []:
,
[
]
burbs, the/burb, the n (US)
,
burden hour
,

bureaucratese
;

burg/burgh n (US)

burgh burg
burglar n (US)

burgle v (inf) 1.
;
2.
buried ad ,

94

[
]
buried offer/blind offer
,
[]
burly (US) 1. -
[ ] 2. mod
;
burn v (US) 1. [
; ] (
) 2. (-)
3.
4.
( -) 5. ;
6. ;
7.
8. ;
9. ;
10.

burn-artist n ;

burn down phr v (US) 1.


2. 3.
(
)
burned mod (US)
;

burned-out mod (US) 1.


; 2.
3. (
)
burner (US) ;
burn in phr v
;
burn-in n
;
; ;

burn one's fingers (inf)
(
-) [ ( )]
burn out phr v (US inf)
(-) [
]
burnout 1. (US) ,
-

BUSINESS
[
] 2.
,
3.

[ ]

burnout turnaround
:
,
,


burnt mod (US) 1.
2.
burn the candle at both
ends (inf) 1.
[] 2.
;
[ ]
burn the midnight oil
(inf) [ ]

burrole n (US) 1.
2. ,

burst v 1. (
)
2. []
3. , ( )
4. [
]
(

)
burst-up n ;
bury v
[ ] ,

BUS acr (= broadcast and
unknown server)


bus (US) (
)
bus. abbr l. (= business)
, ;
2. ( bush) (= bushel)

buscar (US) ,

bush 1. mod ;
2. mod
, 3. mod
, 4. v

,

5. bus. 2
bushed mod ;
,
bushels n (inf) ,

busher n (US) 1.
[]
(, ) 2.

bush-lawyer n
,

bush league (US inf)
[
] [
]
bush-league mod (US inf)
1. ;
2. ; 3.
, ;

bush-leaguer n (US inf)


;
bush-telegraph n (inf) (
)
[ . .]
business n 1. (inf) ;
; 2. (the ~)
3. (US) ;
4. ,
5. ; 6. (the ~)
; ;
, , 7. (the ~)
,
8. (the ~) ,
[,
]; 9. (the ~)
[]
business doctor

95

BUSINESS
business end of something

(US) [
] -
b u s i n e s s is looking up (inf)
;

business is looking well
(inf)
business lunch (US)
:
[
; ]

business of white crime


( white collar)
business sharp (inf)

busk it (UK)
busman's holiday (US inf)
1. ,

,
; ,
2.
bus slave
,

(,
)
bust (inf) 1. ,
2. (US) ,
3. ; [
] 4. 5.
; 6.
,
7. -
[
] 8.

[ ]
9. 10. v
11. v 12. v (US)
[ ] (
; ) 13. v
();
( . .) 14. v (); 15. v
16. v
[] 17. v
96

18. v
19. v
[] 20. v
bust a gut (to do something)

( -)
busted mod (US) 1.
( ) 2. ;
3.

busted convertible
,
,

busted head broken head
buster n (US) 1.
2.

bust one's buns (US) 1.
2.

bust one's conk (US)
[ ]
bust one's hump
;
bust one's way in (inf)
(-; -)
bust out phr v (US) 1.
(- -)
2.
bust-out joint (US)

bust this
(
)
bust up phr v (US inf)
()
bust-up n (inf)
bust-up takeover


bust wide open blow wide
open
busy as a bee ;
;
busybody n (inf)
[] ,

BUTTONS
busywork n
, ,
[ ]


Butch butch
butch/Butch (US) 1.
2. ; 3.
4. 5. v ;
;
butcher 1. (US)
[ ; ;
. .], [
-
] 2.
[]
3. (US inf) ,
(. ) 4. v (US)
[
; ] {
) 5. v
6. v , (
)
butch up phr v
[/ ]
butler n :
,


butter-and-egg man 1.
,
2.
,


butter-box n (US)
butterfly/dumbbell n
[]:

[
]
[ ]

butterfly call spread


:
,

[
]

butterfly put spread


:

(
: ) ( bear
call spread; bull call spread;
butterfly spread)
butterfly spread 1.
[ ]
[ ]

2. butterfly put spread
Butternuts n (US)

Butternut State, the (US)
[. ]
butter up phr v (US)
,
butt in phr v (US) (on)
(
; .)
buttinski buttinsky
buttinsky/buttinski n (US)
[
] ;
[ ]
buttlegging n

button (US)

button down phr v (US)
1. ;
;
2.
[ ] 3. ( button
up) [
],
4. [
]
button-down mod 1.
, 2.
,
button-man n (US)
buttons n (US) 1.
[] 2.
[] ,
,

97

BUTTON UP
button up phr v (US inf) 1.
{
. .); {) 2.
button down 3
button up o n e ' s pockets
button up one's purse
button up one's purse/
button up one's pockets (inf)

butt out phr v 1.


2.
( -);
3.
buy 1. (US) ()
;
; 2. ,


3. v
4. v (-);
(-)
; ( -;
-) 5. v ,
6. v (
-) 7. v [
]
buy at a bargain (inf)

buy-backs n
,
,
(
,

)
buy chips [
]
buy for a mere song buy
for a song
buy for an old song buy
for a song
buy {get} for a (mere; old)
song (inf)
[ ]
buy in phr v
(
-; -)
buying binge
[ ]
98

buying on a shoestring
:
[ ]
(
,
)
buying on the bad news

: ,
,

,

buying time gesture (inf)


, ,

buy minus


buy off phr v (
-); (-)
buy on the curb/buy on the
kerb (
. .)
buy on the kerb buy on the
curb
buy on tick (inf)

buy shares on s p e c (inf)


(
)
buy the book
:
,


buy time (inf) ;
; [ ]
,
-

buzhie (US) 1.
2. mod
;
;
buzz (inf) 1. ) )
2. ;
3. [ -

BY THE SEAT
; ] 4. v
5. v
() 6. v
[ ] 7. v
[
] 8. v
( ,
,
, ) 9. v
;

;
10. v ,
; 11. v

Buzzards n

Buzzard State, the (US)
[.
]
buzz-bug n (US)
, ,
buzz-group n buzz-session
buzz off phr v [
]
buzz-session/buzz-group n
() ;
; ( )
buzz up someone (inf)
-
buzz-wig n (US) ,
,

buzzword n (US)
[ ] ;

by all odds (US) by long
odds
by a nose (US) - [
; ]
by a whisker (UK inf) 1.
2.

by long {all} odds/by odds


(inf) ;
, , ;
,
by odds (US) by long odds
byte-bonding n :

,

byte bucket

by
the
book/by
the
numbers (inf)
, ;

by the numbers 1.
2. ,
3. by the book

by the seat of one's pants

(inf) 1. 2. ,


/ (US)

CAB acr (US) 1. (= Cable Ad
vertising Bureau)
2. (= Con
sumers Advisory Board)

3. (= controlled amortization bond)

4. (= Commonwealth
Agricultural Bureau)

5. (= Citizen's Advice
Bureau)
. (= Consumer Affairs
Bureau)

cab v

cabbage (US) 1. 2.
(UK inf) [
] ;
3. ;
4. v ;
;
cabbage-head (US)

cabbage leaves (US)


;
cabbie cabby
cabby/cabbie n (inf)
cabinet crowd book crowd
cabinet-maker (inf)
-
CABLE acr (= Computer
Associates Basic Language Extended)
100




cable n :

cablese

caboodle (US) 1.
2.
ca'canny

cackle broad (US inf)

cackler (inf) ,
; [
]
Cactus State, the (US)
[. -]
CAD acr 1. (= capital adequacy
directive)
2. (= computeraided design)
3. (= compu
ter-aided diagnostics)
4. (= cash
against documents)
5. (=Card
Acceptance Device)
-;

Cad Caddy
cad l. (UK) ,
2.
(US) 3. abbr (= Canadian

CALENDAR
dollar) 4. acr
(= cash against documents)
[

] 5. (= compu
ter-aided design)
6. Caddy
Caddie Caddy
caddie Caddy
Caddy/caddy/Caddie/caddie/
Cad/ad (US)

caddy I. ,
[
;
] 2. Caddy
cadge 1. ;
2. v
3. v ,

Cadillac (US) -
[ ;
]; -
[ ]
Cadillac effect
:
,


Caesar management
[
;
]
cafeteria benefit program
cafeteria plan
cafeteria plan/cafeteria be
nefit program/cafeteria em
ployee benefit plan 1.
[]

,


2. ,


cafeteria employee benefit

plan cafeteria plan

caff n ,
cage 1. -
[
] 2. ,
(
)
3.

cagey/cagy mod (inf) 1.


[
];
;
2. ; ;
; ;
cagey
cahoot 1. ,
, 2. v
[ ] 3. v

cake n
cake-eater (inf)
;

cakewalk - ;
,
calamity howler (US) 1.
:
,


[
] 2. ;
calculate v (US inf)
calendar
calendar {horizontal} bear
spread ,

,

,

calendar {horizontal} bull
spread ,

,



101

CALK
calk n (US)

CALL acr (= computerassisted language learning)


call n (inf) 1. 2.
; 3. ;

call all the shots/call the


shots/call the tune 1.

2. (-)
[ (-)];
, ;
;
call-back (US) 1.
2.
[] ,
,

call bird :

,

,

call down phr v (inf)
[ ; ]
call it a day 1.
[ -
; - ] 2.

call it quits (inf) ,
( -);
( -)
call off one's {the} dogs/
call one's dogs off
[
]
call off the dogs call off
one's dogs
call one's dogs off call off
one's dogs
call one's service (US inf)
-
call one's shot(s) (US)

;
102

call on the carpet


( , )
call out phr v (inf)
( )
call someone's bluff
-
call the quits on something
(US inf) -
[ -]
call the shots call all the
shots
call the tune call all the
shots
Cam n (inf)
()
CAMEL acr (= capital adequacy,
asset quality, management quality,
earnings, liquidity)
, ,
, ,
(
)
CAMP acr 1. (= Campaign
Against Marijuana Planting)

2. (= computer-as
sisted movie production)

3. (= capital asset
pricing model)
4. (= Campaign
Against Moral Persecution)

CAMPS acr (= cumulative auc


tion market preferred stocks)


CAMPUS acr (- Clustered
Architecture Massively Parallel Unified-Memory System)
,


CAN acr 1. (= cancel
character) ) ;
) 2. (= Cus
tomer Access Network)

CAN'T
Can. abr 1. (= Canada)
2. (= cancellation) ;

1. n
2. 3. 4. v
{) 5. v {
~ it) 6. v { it) 7. v { ~ it)
{-) 8. v
{-) 9. v
10. v
11. abbr {= cancelled) ;
; 12. abbr
(= cancellation) ) ;
) ; )
; ) ; )

Canada n
canary 1. ;
2. ,
can-carrier (inf)
{
, . .);

can crowd
: ,

[ ],

candle-holder n (inf)
; ;

candlestick charting

{,
,
)
can do (US inf)
!
can-do mod (US inf)

can do it in one's ear 1.
, 2.

candyass (US)

candy kid (US)
can it can 5; ; 7

can make something (US


inf)
-
canned mod 1.
[ ] 2.
; ; {
)
canned editorial (US)
,

canned slogan
[

]
cannibalism/cannibalization



;
,

cannibalization canniba
lism
cannibalize v

[ ] {,
, , )

cannon n (US) 1. {
loose cannon)
[ ] 2. {
loose cannon) ,

[
]
3. ;
;
can of worms (US)
;
[ ] ;
;
;
;
can-shaker (US) ,
; ,
[ ]; ,

can't put it in the bank
bank 2

CAN'T
can't s e e further than the
end of one's nose (inf)
[;
]; ;

Canuck (US) (

)
1. (= common agri
cultural policy)
(

) 2. (= computer-aided plan
ning)
3. (= computer-aided
publishmg)

4.
(= computer-aided production)

;
5. (= controlled access
protection)
6. (= Central
Arbitration Point)
7.
(= communication access point)

8. (= computer-aided publish
ing; computer-assisted publishing)

;


;
;

9. (= Carrierless
Amplitude
Phase
modulation)
-

10. (= Commonwealth Association


of Planners)

11. (= cost-awareness program)

() 12. (= current assess
ment plan)
cap 1.
(,
, . )
2.
104


3.
,

4. (inf) 5.
; 6. v
, 7. v
(-) 8.
(= code of advertising practice)
9. abbr (
cap) (= capacity) ) ()
;
)
10. abbr (= capital)
11. (= control access protection)

12. ceiling agreement
cap. abbr 1. (= capacitor)
2. (= capacity) )
) ;
) 3.
cap 9
capacity crunch
[]

cap and collar
:
,


1. (= capability and
proficiency
evaluation)


2. (= Confederation of American
Public Employees)

3.
(= Council for
American Private Education)

capeesh/capeeshee/coppish

(US) ?
capeeshee capeesh
caper n (
)
Cape scrip

CARBON-COPY
capital go (inf)
[; ]
capper 1. ,

2. ;
capping n 1.


2.
,





CAPS acr (US) 1. (= convertible
adjustable preferred stocks)


2. (= computerassisted problem solving)

caps. (= capitals; capital
letters) [ ]

CAPTAIN acr (= Character


and Pattern Telephone Access Infor
mation Network)


(
,
)
captain (US) 1.
2. , 3.

captain of industry (
)
;
;

captain of the head (US)


caption n ( cap option)
(
ceiling agreement) (
)
captive candidate


,
,

[ ;
]
captive market
* ,
[
]
CAR acr 1. ) (= Cable
Television Relay)
) (= Cable relay
station)
2. (- central
apparatus room)
3.
(= computer assisted retrieval)
4.
(= central access routing)

5. (= contents of add
ress register)
6. (= compounded
annual rate)
(
) 7. (= com
pound annual return)
(

,

) 8. (= Central
apparatus room)
9. (= contract
authorization request)

Car. abbr (=Carlow)
( )
caramelize v ()
carbon carbon copy I
carbon copy (inf) 1. (
carbon) (-,
-) 2.
,


carbon-copy v ;
;
105

CARBONIZED
carbonized mod
; (
)
CARD acr \. (= Campaign
Against
Racial
Discrimination)

2. (= compact
automatic research of data)


card v (US)
,

cardboard government

card holder/card man (US
inf)
cardinal sin (inf)
;
card man cardholder
CARDS acr (= certificates for
amortizing revolving debt)


Cards, abbr (= Cardiganshire)
{ )
card up o n e ' s sleeve
[ . .],
[ ]
,
; {
-)
CARE acr (US) 1. (= Coopera
tive for American Remittances
Everywhere)


2. (= Cooperative for American
Relief Everywhere)

3. (= Campaign Against
Racial Exploitation)

4. (= computer-aided reusable
engineering)


careful mod (inf) ,

106

Carey Street (UK)


,
carhop (US inf) 1. n
,

2.
3. v
4. v

carked mod 1.
( ) 2. ;
,
earn n (UK) ;
carnaper
carnapper/carnaper (inf)

CARP acr (= Campaign Against
Rising Prices)

carpet (inf) v
[ ]
carpetbag n (US)


carpetbagger (US) 1.
[
] 2. (US)
,

[ ]
3. (UK) ,

[
]
carpetbag government (US)

[ ]
carrot n (inf)
-;

carrot and stick (policy)


(inf)
carrot and stick policy
carrot and stick
carrot equity (UK) :
[ ]

CASE
carry a lot of weight
carry weight
carrying <w/(UK) 1.
2.
carry load (US) 1.

2. 3,

[ ]
carry the bag 1.
2.

carry the ball (US inf) 1.


;
(-);
( - );

2. ;

carry the can (UK inf)
;
; ;

carry the day (inf)
;

carry the mail (US) 1.
2.

carry the stick (US)
[]
carry the torch 1. {for)
; ;
(-; -
); 2. (of some
thing) ;
(-)
carry the war into Africa
(US inf)
:
[
]
carry (a lot of) weight (inf)
[];

CARS acr (= Certificates for
Automobile Receivables)

cars (
)
CART acr (= classification
and regression tree)

cart abbr (= cartridge) 1.
2. ,
3. (= cartage) )
)

cart before the horse (inf)

[ ]
carte blanche
[-]
car toad (US)
;

cartwheel n 1.
( ,
. .) 2.
carve-out n

,
,

carve up phr v (inf) 1.
(; ;
. ) 2. ,
3. (UK)
(-)
carve-up n (inf) 1- [
] ( ,
, ) 2.

cas mod (US) 1.
2. 3. ;

cascading :
,

CASE acr 1. (= computeraided software engineering)

;

; CASE- 2. (= computer-aided
system evaluation)
107

CASE
;

3. (- computer-aided system
engineering)
4.
(= computer-aided science engineer
ing)

5.
(= common application service ele
ment)
6. (= Com
mittee on Academic Science and
Engineering)

case 1. 2. v (inf)
();

case-dough (US)
;

case note l.
2.
c a s e of the shorts

c a s e out with someone (US)


-
c a s e the joint 1.
[ ]

2.


casework 1. ,

/

2.

caseworker n ,


cash 1. (inf) (
) 2. (= cashier)

cash cow :
;
[
108

]; ,

; :

,


cash down/cash on the
barrel-head/cash (down) on
the nail (inf)
[ ]
cash down on the nail
cash down
cash in one's chips hand
in one's chips
cash in on something (inf)
1. -;
-
2.
( )
cash in the chips 1.

2. [
] 3.

cash on the barrel-head


cash down
cash on the nail cash
down
cash someone out (US inf)
-
cash-starved mod

cash-strapped mod

cash up phr v 1. [
] ;
2.
[]
cashy cushee
Caspar (US) ;
CAST acr 1. (= Council for
Agricultural Science and Techno
logy)
2.
(= computer-aided software testing)

;

CAT
casting 1.
2.
castor oil artist
casual n (inf) 1.
[ ] 2.
[ ;
]
CAT acr 1. (= computer
aiding typesetting)

2. (= computer-aided
translation)

3. (= computer-assisted tran
scription) )
() )

4. (= computer-aided
testing)
;
5. (= customer activated
terminal) ) ,
(

)
) ,

6. (= Computer-Aided
Tomography)
7. (= computer-assisted
trading; computer-aided trading)

(

) 8. (= computeraided training)
9.
(- computer-assisted teaching)

10. (= computer-aided
technologies)
11. (= condition ac
cess table)
12. (= Cognitive Abilities
Test)

cat 1.
2. v ;
3. abbr (= catalogue)

4. abbr (= category) ;
;
catamaran n (US) ,

catatonia n

catbird seat (US inf)
[] ;
,
catch (US) 1. ,
;
2. , ,
3. v ( ~ it)
[ ;
]
catch a cold 1.
2.
catch hell (for something)
[
; ] ( -
)
catch it (inf) 1.
[
]
2. catch 3
catch on phr v (inf) 1.
; 2.
[ ]
catch it in the neck neck 2
catchpenny phrase (inf)

catch someone with the
goods (US inf) -

Catch-22 catch-22
catch-22/Catch-22 n
;
;
; ;

[ . .]
catchy mod (inf) [
];

catfight (

)
cat lick (US)
109

CAT
cat plant (US)

CATS acr 1. (= Centre
for Advanced Television Studies)

(
) 2. (= Certificate of Ac
crual on Treasury Securities) )

)

3. (= Computer Assisted
Trading System)
{

1979 ) 4. (= Communications
and Tracking System)

cats and dogs 1. )
) ,

2.
[
]
cats and tigers
,
(

)

cat's cradle
[]
cat-skinner
catslide n (US)

cat's mew, the cat's


pajamas, the
cat's
pajamas,
the/cat's
mew, the/cat's whiskers, the
!; ( , -)
cat's paw (inf) 1. -,
[
] - ;
- 2.
, 3. ,

110

cat's whiskers, the cat's


pajamas, the
cattle train (US)

caught short (inf)
-,

caulk off phr v (US)
[ ]
Cavalier State, the (US)
[.
]
cave in phr v (inf) ,

ceiling 1.
2. 3.
4. ,
5.
,

ceiling agreement/cap 1.
,



(
)
2.
,
[

]
ceiling-floor agreement
,

celeb n ;

cementhead (US) ,

censcissors/cissors sing

cent (US) 1. 2.

cent, abbr l. (= central)

2.
(- century)

3. (= Centigrade)

CHAPTER
Centennials

Centennial State, the


[ ]
cent Store (US)


century n (inf) L
2. (UK)
3. (US) { centurynote) [
]
century-note century 3
CERT acr (= Computer
Emergency Response Team)

Internet
cert n
certain as preaching (US
inf) ,
chainsaw v (US) (
)
chair, the n (US) 1.
2.

chair warmer chairwarmer


chairwarmer /chair warmer
(US) , ,

chalk up phr v 1.
{, -
) 2.
3. [] ()
chalkware n

ham sham
chameleon ,


chameleon on plaid (US)

chammy sham
champ n
champagne trick (US)

champers sham

CHAMPS acr (= Chase Man


hattan Payments System)


chance
it/chance
one's
luck/chance one's arm
-
[ ], ,

chance one's arm chance it
chance one's luck chance
chancy mod (inf) 1.
2. ,
,
Change, the n

change n
change one's spots (US)

change the channel (US inf)

channel captain

CHAP acr 1. (= channel


processor)
2. (= Challenge-Handshake Authen
tication Protocol)

,
-
,
,


Chap, abbr (= Chapter)
CHAPS acr (= Clearing House
Automated Payment System)


chapter n (US)
,
chapter and verse 1.
, [ ;
] 2.
[] ( -) 3.

CHAR
char abbr (= character)
1. ; ; ;
2. .
character n (US) 1.
2. -,

character assassin
(US) ,



character assassination
(US) ,



charge ( charge d'affairs)

Charley charlie
charlie/Charley (US)
,
charm (US) 1. 2. v
[] (
. )
chart v (inf)
( )
chase (US) 1.
2. v

[]
chaser n ambulance chaser
chase up phr v (inf) 1.
2.
(-)
chasing the market
:
,
[
,
]
chastity bonds
: ,


-
chat (inf) 1. ,
;
2.
;
112

;
; Internet-
3. v (
~ about; ~ away)

chat, abbr (= chattel)
chat about phr v chat 3
chat away phr v chat 3
Chatham House (inf) :
(
)
chatterbox /chatter column
(US) ( )
chatter column chatterbox
chattering c l a s s e s (inf)
,

chaw (US) ;
; ,
chaw up phr v (US inf)
()
cheap mod (US inf)
; ,

cheap and cheerful (inf)



[
]
cheap Ethernet cheap net
cheapie n (US) 1.
[
, , ] 2.
[] 3.

cheap Jack cheap jack
cheap jack/cheapjack/ cheap
Jack /cheap john/cheap John
1. ) ,


(
) )
;
; ,
2. ;
3.

CHEESY
cheapjack cheap jack
cheap John cheapjack
cheap John cheapjack
cheap money/easy money
1. -

2. ,

cheap net/cheap Ethernet


(
)
cheapo mod (inf)

Cheapside bargain
,
cheap skate cheapskate
cheapskate /cheap skate
(US) 1. , ;
2.
; ,
[
]
cheatee (inf) ;
[
]
cheat sheet
: ,
[
],
-
check 1. 2. v (inf)
; 3. v

4. int ;
checkbook journalism
;
;

check bouncer (US)
, [
]
checker (US) 1. ,
, 2. ,

[ , ]
(, )
checkeroo n (US) 1. [
] ,

[ ] 2.
[]
check kiting
;

cheechako (US) ,

cheek it (US) ,

cheeriodical n (US) (
cheer periodical)

cheese n (US) 1.
; 2.
, 3.
4. ; ;
5.
cheese and chalk (inf)

cheesebox n (US)
,

(

)
c h e e s e bun cheese eater
cheese-cloth n (US)
c h e e s e eater/cheese bun
(US) ,
cheesehead n (US)
cheese it
cheesesparing/cheese-s par
ing (US inf) 1. n
(

) 2. ; ,
3. mod ,

cheese-sparing cheesesparing

cheese something off some


one -
( ) -
cheesiness n
; ( )
cheesy 1. [
] ;
2. 3. mod

CHEMISTRY
; , ;
; ;

chemistry (inf) 1.
2.

chernobylgram n :

,
cherry mod (US) ,
;
cherry-picking 1.


2.

3.

,

cherry pie 1.
; 2. -
[
]
cheskey (US) 1. 2.

chev Chevy
chevvie Chevy
Chevy/chevy/chev/chewie
1.
{Chevrolet) 2.

{General Motors Corporation)
Chevy Chevy
chewed up (US)
;

chewing gum (US) 1.


[ ]
2. [
]
chew one's ear off (US)
-
[ ]
chew out / v
[ ];
,
chew over something
chew something over
114

chew something over/chew


over something/chew upon
something (inf) ; -;
-;
{)
chew the fat (inf)
chew the rag 1. (US)
2. (UK)

chew upon something


chew something over
Chi/Chitown (US) .
Chicago mod (inf)

Chicano n (US)

chicken-and-mashed-potatoes circuit rubber-chicken
circuit
chickenfeed 1. ,
;
2. , 3.

chicken-head n (US)
,
chicken
neck/chicken's
neck (UK)
chicken out phr v
[ ],
; ,

chickens n (US)
chicken shit vulg 1. -
[ ;
]; [
; ] [
] 2. 3.

4. ; 5.
;
; ;
6. , ;
7.

chicken's neck chicken


neck
chicken tracks (US)

CHINTZY
Chi Com/chicom (US)

chicom Chi Com
chief n [,
] ()
chief {head} cook and
bottle washer (US) 1. ,
-
[
] (
) 2.

chief itch and rub (US)


; ;
[ . ,]
chieftain [
] {)
child program (US)
-:
,

CHILL


chill (US) l. mod ,
2. v ,
3. v [
] 4. v

5. v
6. v

chiller n (inf)
chilli eater (US)

chime n (US)
chime in phr v (US)
[ ]

Chin, abbr 1. 2.

china (US)
Chinaman's chance 1.

[]
( ) 2.

Chinee (inf)
Chinese accounting (inf)

Chinese copy
; ,

Chinese fire drill (US inf)


,
Chinese wall/green baize
door /,
: 1. (
firewall)

2. ( firewall)

,

3. ,


,

,
4.

5. ,

Chink Chinkie 1; chink
Chink/Chink (inf) 1.
; 2.
Chinkie 1
Chlnkie/Chinky n 1. (
Chink; chink)
2. ( chinks)
;
chinks Chinkie 2
Chinky Chinkie
chinless wonder
[ ]
( )
chino (US)
Chinooks (US)

Chinook State, the (US)
- [.
]
Chintzy mod (US) 1. ;
,' ,
; , ,
; ( ) 2.
, 3. ;
;
115

CHIP
CHIP acr (= characterhandling interface processor)


chip 1. 2.
( ) 3.
4.
5. v . v 7. bar
gaining chip
chiphead (US)

chip in phr v 1.
; ( -
); ;
[] () 1. ,
( )
chippie/chippy mod (US)
,
chippy chippie
CHIPS acr (= Clearing House
Interbank Payment System)

()
Chips (US) ;
chips are down, the (US)
1. ,

2. ,
[ ;
]
chip the ivories (US) 1.
2.
chisel 1. ,
2. v ;
; (-
) 3. v
() 4. v

chiseler (US)/chiselier (UK)
(inf) ; ;
chiseller chiseler
chit 1. ;
2. (
) 3. ()
4. 5. ; ;
6.
[] 7.
;
Chitown Chi
116

Chiv n (US)
[ ]
chiz biz ( chiseling business)
,
;

choirboy

choke v (US) 1.
[]
( )
2. ( ~ in; ~ up)
[ ()]
choke in phr v choke 2
choke off phr v (UK) 1.
(-) 2.

choke point 1. ,


(
) 2. ,
( -)

choke someone off (UK)
1. -
2. - (
-); -
( -) 3.
-;
-
choke up phr v (US inf)
1. ()
2. choke 2
Chop 1. (inf)
2. (US) 3. v
();
[] ( ) 4. v
(.,

,
) 5. v (UK)
, ( ;
)
chop-shop (US) ,


CHURN
chopsy mod (UK) ;

;
chouse (inf) 1.
; , 2. v
, 3. v {of; out
of)
chouser ,
chow
chowderhead (US) ,

chow line (US)

chowtime (US inf)



christen v (inf) ;
{)

Christmas card



Christmas tree (US) 1.
[ ]
,
2.

Christmas tree bill (US)


,

,
-

chromo (US) -

chronicker (US) 1. ,
2. 3.
Chubs (US)

Chuck 1. (inf) {the ~)


2. (US) 3. v
( .)
chuck a dummy (US)
[],
[
;
]
chuck away phr v (UK inf)
1. {) 2.
{)

chucker-out (
.)
chuckle head ;

chuck out phr v ,

chumming


,


chunk 1. [,
] 2. (inf)

chunking 1.
() 2.
;

Chunnel (inf)
{ )
church-work (inf)

churn


churning :
1. ,


2.
[
; ]


-

3.
{,

, ,


)
churn out phr v (inf)
[
-] (
)
117

CIA
CIA acr 1. (=cash in advance)
2. (= Che
mical Industries Association)

() 3.
(= complex interface adapter)

4. (= Computer and Commu
nications Industry Association)


()
Cia abbr (=compania)

cinch 1. -
[]; [
] 2. [,
] ; -,
3.
[ ]
(-),
4. 5.
6. v [
] ( -);
7. v (
- , )
cipher out phr v (US inf)
, ,
; ()
circle n (US)


circs (inf) 1. ,
2.

circuit-breaking n
:



circular file (US)
( )
circumfiduciation n
:

118

circus /circus make-up


(
,
,
,

)
circus make-up circus
circus swap :
,


cissors censcissors
eft n (US)
cite abbr (= citation)

city fathers (inf)
' 1.
2. [
]
City man/city man (inf)
; ;
city man City man
city slicker (inf)
;

civies civvies
civil serpent (US)

civvies/civies n (US) 1.
2.
ciwy/civy n (US)
[]
civy civvy
clacker n (US)
clam n 1. , 2. (US)
3. ,
clambake n (US inf) 1.
; ;
; (
, )
2. [
] (
); 3.
,
clambrain n (US)

Clam-Catchers/Clams n (US)
-

CLEAN
clamp (inf) 1. n
{ ) 2. v ,

clamp down phr v (ml) 1. ()
; ,
( -);
;
2.
[]
clampdown (inf) 1.
2. v ;
CLAMS acr (= Claims Manage
ment System)
[ ]
Clams Clam-Catchers
Clam State, the (US)
[ -]
clam up phr v ,

clang v(inf)
clanger n (inf)
[]
danker n (US)
clapped-out mod L
[
] 2. (UK)
claptrap (inf) 1. n
; -
2.
3. , , ,
; , 4. mod

( ) 5. mod ,

clap up phr v (inf)


{)
clart/clarts (UK) 1.
2. ;
darts dart
CLASS acr (- Custom
Local Area Signaling System)


class (inf) 1. , ;
, 2. classy
class, abbr 1. (= classification)
2. (US) a) (= classi
fied) ) (= classify)

class act
;
[] -

classy/class mod (inf) 1.
, ,
2. ,
claw back phr v

,

clawback/claw-back n (UK)

1.


2.
,

3. (inf) ()
claw-back claw back
clawhammer (US)
clay eater (US) -

Clay-Eaters

( )
clay pigeon L
( , ,
)2.
;
clean mod 1.
2.
3.
(
) 4.
( ) 5. , ;
6.
[ ]
clean bill ,


clean bill of health 1. ,


, [
; ]
119

CLEAN
;
-
2. ,
clean bill of lading
(
)
clean bond
: ,

,
-


-
clean broke
,
clean credit
: ,


clean deal
,

cleaned out (inf) 1.
[ ] 2.
3. (
)
cleaner's: 1. take {send}
someone to the cleaner's/
take {send} s o m e o n e to the
cleaners/take {send} some
one to the clean-ups
- [
]; ;
; ; 2.
to the cleaner's/go to the
cleaners/go to the clean-ups
(inf) [
]
clean floating [
]

clean letter of credit


: ,

,

120

clean living ,
,
clean one's act
[
]
clean opinion
;

clean out phr v (inf) 1.


, ;
; 2.
; ;
clean payment
: ,

clean receipt
clean registration of title


clean report

clean shave

clean sheet/clean slate (inf)


1. []
2. (
)
clean slate clean sheet
clean sweep 1.
2. 3.
4.
clean the house (US)

[ ] (
.)
clean the problem out of
headlines (inf)


clean the slate (inf)

clean title
,
-
[;
]
clean trade (US)
,
,

CLINCH

clean up phr v (inf) 1.


,
2. () (
) [
;
] 3. ,

clean-up n
[ ] (
),

clean-up rule ,



clear 1. ( ) 2. v (inf)

clear days (UK)


(


)
clear out phr v (inf)
;
clear sailing (US) 1.
2.

clear the decks (inf)



clear title/just title
[ ;
]
- ,

clear up phr v (inf)


[ ]
clerk v (inf) 1.
[ ] 2.

clever mod (inf)
(
)
clever-clogs n (UK) 1.
2.

clever dog (inf) 1.


2.
click (inf) 1. 2.

3. v [
] 4. v
5. v
, 6. v
(with) [
] 7. v
[] 8. v
[ (
)], 9. v (with)
10. v (UK)
(for) [ ]
clicker n (inf) (
)
cliffdweller n ,
[
] ( ,
)
cliffhang/cliff-hang v

cliff-hang chffhang
cliffhanger/cliff-hanger
n
[ ;
]
cliff-hanger cliffhanger
cliffhanger firm

cliffhanging/cliff-hanging
mod [,
],

cliff-hanging cliffhanging
climb aboard the band
wagon bandwagon 1
climb down phr v (UK inf)

climbdown n (UK inf)
;
climb on the bandwagon
bandwagon 1
clinch v (inf)
( ),
(, );
( );
( -);
(-)
121

CLINCHER
clincher n (inf)
[ ] ;

clinker 1.
[ ] (-)
2. (US) [];
, 3. clunker
clinking mod (inf)
,
clinks (US)
clip (US inf) 1. ( a ~) (
a whack) 2.
[ ] ( )
3. ; 4. 5. v
, 6. v
, 7. v
( , . .)
clip artist (US) ,
,
;
clip joint/clip-joint n (US)
[] (
,

);
,
[ ]
clip-joint clip joint
clipper 1. -
2. ,
I i p p i n g mod
clique l. :
(
) 2. v (inf)
[]
cloak-and-suiter (US)

cloak room/cloak-room (US)


1. ;

2. ()

cloak-room cloak room
clobber 1. (UK inf)
2. (UK inf) 3.
[]
( .

) 4. v
122

5. v (UK)
[ ] 6. v
[] 7. v
8. v
; ()
clobbered-up mod (UK)
;
clock v 1. (UK) ;
; 2. (US)

clock outphr v (UK inf)



clock up phr v (inf) 1.
() 2. (to) ;
3.
clock-watch v
;
clock-watcher (inf) 1.
,
[
] 2. ,
[
]
clod/clods [
]
clodhopper (US) 1.
2.
clods clod
clog/cloggy (UK)
cloggy clog
clone 1.
[]
[
] 2.
,

;
3. v
clone (money-market) fund
,

clone money-market fund


clone fund
cloning


CLOUD
close 1. n
() (
) 2. ,
3. mod
(, ) 4. mod
,
close as a clam ,

close
call/close
shave/
close thing ,
-
[ ];
(-)
closed book (inf) 1. -
[ ] 2.
;
closed-end fund

(,
,

,
)
close-fisted mod (inf) ,

close
its
{one's;
the}
doors/shut the doors 1.
;
[ . .];
2. (to someone)

close market
,

close money [
]
close one's doors close
its doors
close out phr v (inf) 1.
(., -) 2. (
) 3. (US)
;
close ranks


close shave close call

close squeak narrow


squeak
closet mod ,
close the books 1. (on)
(-);
[ ] () 2. ;
3.

(
)
close {bar; shut} the door
-
[ ] (
-)
close the doors close its
doors
close thing close call
closet liberal (US)
[ ]
closet strategist (inf)

close up phr v (US)

close-up n (US)
;

close up shop (inf)


: 1. ;
(-)
2. 3.
[ ]
clot n (US) ,
Cloth-cap n (inf) (
)
clot-head (US) ,
,
clottish mod (US) ,

cloud n 1.
2. cloud on title
cloud buster (US) 1.
2.

cloud on title/cloud
(


)
123

CLOUDY
cloudy mod (inf)

cloudy fog
{ )
clout (inf) 1. n
(, )
2. ; ; ,
, 3. v (
- )
clouter n 1.
2.
,
,

clover-kicker n (US) 1.
2. ,

clown :
(
),

clubbable mod (inf) 1.
2.
,
clubby mod (inf)
[ ] (
, . .)
club deal (UK)
,
,

clubhouse lawyer ,

,
-
Cluck n (US inf) 1.
2.
Clue v (US inf)
(-) [
]; ( -);

clued modl(aM) clued up (inf)
(about; on)
[,
]; (
-)
clued up clued
clueless mod 1.
2.
124

cluelessness n (US)

clue someone in (on some
thing)
[ . .]
clue up phr v 1.
[] (
-) 2. ()
( -)
clumsy mod
[] (
)
clunk (US) 1.
2. v []
();
clunk down phr v (US inf)
()
clunker/clinker n -
[ ;
] ( ); -
[ ;
] ( )
clunkhead (US) ,

clunky mod
(
. .)
clutch n (US inf) [
] ;

clutch the gummy (US)
1. 2.
3.

-note n 1. (US inf) (


C-spot)
2. (UK inf)

(inf) 1. (= company)
, ,

2. (= corespondent)

Coal State, the (US)
[. ]
coach n (US) 1.
2.
( )
coal-oil Johnny (US) ,

COD
coast (US) 1. n [
]
( )
2. v (US inf) (-)
[ (-)]

coattail effect (US)
:



coattail investing

(
,
)
coat-tails n (inf)
;
[ ];
, ,
coax abbr (= coaxial)
) ; ;
)
cob 1. (US) 2.
3.
(= close of business)
[ ]
cobble n (inf)

cobbler (inf) (US) 1.


2. (US)
3.
[]
cobblers (UK) ,
cobweb mod
cobweb chart



cobwebs in one's head (inf)
[] [
]
Cockade State, the (US)
[. ]
cockamamie/cockamamy
mod 1. ;
, 2.
, ,

cockamamy cockamamie
cock-and-bull (story) 1.

2. [
]
cock-and-bull story cockand-bull
cock a snook (inf) (at) 1.
( -
; -) 2.
(-; -)
cock date
[ ]

cock-eyed mod (US) 1.


, 2.

cock of the roost cock of
the walk
cock of the walk/cock of
the roost (inf) 1.
2. ;

cockpit of Europe (inf)

cockroach n (US) 1. ,

2. ,
[
]
cocktail
shaker
sorting

cocktail swap
: ,


cock up phr v (UK) ,
; (-)
cock-up n (UK)
coconut n
COD 1. (= cash on delivery;
(US) collect on delivery)
;
2. (= Council for Ocean Develop
ment)

cod v (inf) ,

125

CODE
CODE acr (= client/server
open development environment)


code bum 1. -, - 2. -, -
CODES acr (= Conceptual
Design System)

code snippet
{)
Cods codswallop
codswallop/cods 1.
( ..) 2. ,

coed 1. acr {= computeroperated electronic display)


,
2. co-ed 1
co-ed abbr 1. { coed)
(US inf) (= coeducational)

{ );
[
] 2. (US inf) (= coeducational
student) (

) 3. (= co-editor)

coequal 1. ,
[; ]
; 2. mod
[;
]
coffee and (US)

coffee and cake(s) (US inf)
;
;

coffee-and-cake job/coffeeand-cake
jofnt/coffee-andcake
place/coffee-and-cake
spot/coffee-and-cake layout
(US inf)
; ,

126

coffee-and-cake joint
coffee-and-cake job
coffee-and-cake layout
coffee-and-cake job
coffee-and-cake place
coffee-and-cake job
coffee-and-cake spot
coffee-and-cake job
coffee-and-cake time (US) 1.
,
-
2. ,
{,
)
coffee cooler (inf) ,
[
]
coffee table book (inf)

,
{
)
COG acr l. (= customer-owned
goods) ,
2. (= Con
venience of Government)
3. (= Council
of Governments)

cog (in the machine) n


[
]
; ;

in the machine cog


COGS acr (= Continuous Orbital
Guidance System)

coin (US) 1. n ;
2. 3. v
4. v

coin it in (inf)
[
]
coin {mint} money ()
[] ;
;

COLD
COINS acr 1. (= Committee on
Improvement of National Statistics)


{) 2. (= Com
puter and Information Sciences)

cojones ,

cokebottle n
{ )
COLA acr (= cost-of-living
adjustment; cost-of-living allow
ance) ;

COLA provision

( )
COLD acr {= computer
output to laser disk)

cold 1. mod ,
2. mod
3. mod , 4. mod
, 5. mod
, 6. mod
7. mod
8. excl ,
cold backup

cold boot/cold start/reboot


1. [
;
] 2.
[
; ]
cold call 1. )


-
) [
] ( ) 2.
[ ]

- [
]

cold canvassing 1.
-

2.
,


cold cash cold, hard cash


cold comfort letter
,



cold copy

cold-deck (US) 1. mod
2. v 3. v
{- -)
cold, hard cash/cold cash
,
cold {covered wagon} idea
[ ]
cold in hand (US inf) 1.
,
2. [ ]
cold link
cold pack (US) 1.
2.
cold pig (UK)

cold shoulder
;
COLD software


cold standby

cold start cold boot
cold storage (inf)
[ ;
]
cold storage training


,


127

COLD
cold switching
;

cold turkey 1. ;
2.

-
(., ) 3.
(
) 4.
5.
. []
7. [
]; ,
[ ] 8. -
[
] 9. ,
10. ,
11. , ;
[ ] 12.
[
]
cold type 1.
2.
collar 1.


2. 3. v 4. v (US)
5. v ,
; ( )
collar bond

collar pricing

,


collar swap


(
)
collar the jive (US) 1.
(
) 2.

collateral n (US)
128

college try (inf)


(-) [
(-)];

collizh abbr (inf) (= collision)
, ,

colly v (US) 1. 2.

colonization n (US inf)


,

(
)
colonize v (US inf)
,

(
)
color blind (US) ,



color of (someone's) money
, [ ]
color of s o m e o n e ' s money
color of money
COLTS acr (= continuously
offered long-term securities)

comb, abbr (= combina


tion) ) ;
) ;
combi n (UK inf) ,

combies corns
combine (US inf) ,
;
combo n (US inf) ( combina
tion) 1. , (
, . .);
, 2. ;
;
come a bit strong strong 2
come a cropper (inf) 1.
; 2.

COME
come across phr v 1.
2. ,
3. ();
4.
5.
6. ,

come a full circle l.




2.


come-along n (US) 1.
2.
come a mucker (inf)
;
come-at-able mod (inf)

comeback 1. ,
( , ,
, . .);
() 2.
,

come-by-chance n (inf)
;
come clean (US) 1.
2.

come down phr v (inf) 1.


, 2. (on)
(
-) 3. () (
)
come-down n 1.
; ;
2.
come {go} down in the
world (inf)
; ;
; ;
,
come down to brass tacks
[
]
come down to c a s e s (US inf)
[ ]

come hell or high water/


come what may (inf)
, ;

come home (to haunt)
(
)
come home to haunt
come home
come in handy (inf)
[ ]
come into the picture (inf)

come it strong strong 2
come natural (inf)
[ ] (
, )
come off phr v (inf)
[ ]
come-off n (inf) ,
;
come off second best (inf)
[ ]
come-on (US) n 1. ,

- 2. []
( ) 3. ,
4.
; 5.
, 6. v
(-) 7. v () [
; (-)]
come on a snag

come-on game (US)
,
come on in, the water's
fine I (inf) ,

come on like gangbusters


come on strong
come on strong/come on
like gangbusters (US) 1.

2.
;

129

COME
come out ahead
; (-)
;
come out in the wash (inf)
1. ( - )
2.
[, ] (
; . .) 3.
,
come {get} out of the red
;
;
come out on top ,
, ;
;

comer (US) 1.
[ ;
] 2.

come rather strong
strong 2
come that game (inf)
;

come the heavy swell (inf)
1.
2. (over someone)
,
( -)
come the old soldier (UK
inf) 1. [
] 2. -
[ ]
come the old soldier over
someone (inf) 1.
- [ -
] 2. -;
-

come through (US inf) (with)
[
]; ()
come to a sticky end (inf)
[
]
come to bats (US)
[
]
130

come to much (US inf)


(-)
come too strong strong 2
come to that (inf)
TO

come to the right shop (inf)


[ ,
]
come to the wrong shop
(inf) [
, ]
come unstuck (inf)
, ,
;
come up roses (inf) [
] (
; )
come up the hard way (inf)

(, -
)
come up with (US inf)
[] (
. .)
come what may come hell
or high water
comfortable/comfy mod (inf)
1. , ,
( ) 1.
[
]
comfortable as an old shoe
(inf) ;
;
[ ]
comfort letter l.
,
,


2.
, ,

,

comfort zone
,
,

COMPANY
comfy mod 1. ,
, 2.
;
3. comfortable
coming out of one's ears
-
comings and goings
; ; ,
coming to someone (US inf)

[]
- ( ; );
-
comma chaser 1.
2.
commandeer v (inf)

commercial (inf) 1.
2.
[ ] {
) 3. (US)

commi/Commie/Commy

(US)
Commie commi
common
common as an old s h o e
(inf) ;
; ;

common-or-garden mod (UK
inf) , ;
,
comms (inf) ( communica
tions) ;

comms. abbr ( data
communications)
community n
,
[
] (
)
Commy commi
. abbr (= company)

1. )
) -
2. ,
[

] ( , ,
. .) 3. abbr a) ^ c o m
parison) ) (= compare)
) (= comparative)
4. abbr (= compo
nent) ) ,
; ) ,
) )
;
5. abbr (= composition) )
) ,
; 6. abbr
(~ compound) ) ;
) ,
) )
7. abbr (= computa
tion) ; ; ;
; 8. abbr (= com
petition) ) )
, )
9. abbr (= compartment)
; ; ;
10. abbr (inf) a) (= compensate)
) (= compensa
tion) ,
11. abbr (= comptroller)
12. abbr (= compu
ter)
. (inf) 1. abbr (= com
prising) ;
2. abbr (= compilation) )
; ();
) (= compile)
; ();
() ) (= compiler)
;
companion n (inf)
,
Company, the n (US)

(Central Intelli
gence Agency)
company bull [
],

company checkers/compa
ny spotters (US) [
; ],

131

COMPANY
company {corporate} doc
tor (UK) ,
[
]

company gunmen/company
thugs (US inf)

company man
,

[ ]
company spotters com
pany checkers
company thugs company
gunmen
compare notes
;

compassionate fare
-

(,
)
comp copy
[ . .],

compensation cafeteria




competitive edge (inf)

comp list

,

[ . .]
mod (inf) ( compo
site)
comprehensives n (inf)

comp slip ( compliments
slip) :
,
-
[ ]

132

computerate mod

computerdom n
,

computerese n (inf) 1.
2.

computerist n ,

computer-nerd lingo

computernik n (US inf)
;

computer whiz kids


Golden Boys
computer wizard
[]
computron n
(
)
coms/combies n (inf) (
combinations) ;
;
1. (UK) (= Conser
vative) ;

2. (= Consul)
1. ;
2.
( con man; con
artist) 3. n (inf) ( confidence)

,
4. n ( CONsole)
) (. .
) ) ();
5. mod
6. v (US inf) ,
; 7.
(= concentration)

8. (= constant) )
; ();
() )
; 9.
(= consolidated) )
) ;
10. (= consultation)

CONS
11. abbr (= confi
dant) 12. abbr
(= constitutional)
13. abbr (= contract) ,
14. abbr (= conundrum)
, 15. abbr
(= conversation) 16. abbr
(inf) a) (= convict) ;
,

) (= conviction)

con. abbr 1. (= contra)


2. (= conclusion) 3.
(= connection) ) ;
; ; ;
) )
4. (= continued)

con artist con 2


concern (inf) ,
conchie/conshie n ,

condo (inf) ( condomini
um) 1. ,
2. (US)
(
) 3. (US)

condor n :
[ ]
[
] [
]
[
]

conduit :
[ ]
,
[ ] ,

conehead ;

confab (US) l. ,
2. 3. v
,

con game/con trick/con job


(inf) 1. ;
;
(
)
2. ;
congloperators n


job con game
conjobble v (inf)

conk 1.
(; ); ,
() 2. v (
conk out) , ,
( ;
)
conk-buster (US)
[ ]
conk off phr v ,
;

conk out 1. [
]
2. conk 2
conkout (US) ,
( . .)
con man 1. ,
2. con 2
connect v 1. (US) ,
(-
. .) 2.
; 3.
4. (with) (
) ( -)
Connie Lee (inf) :
( College Construction Loan In
surance Company)


CONS acr (= connectionoriented network service)

;
;

;

133

CONS
cons v

cons, abbr 1. (= consigned)
[] (
) 2. (= consignment) ) ;
)
) ;
3. (= construction)
4. (= constitution)
5. (= constitutional)
6. (= consul)
conscription of wealth

conservative mod (inf)


, ( ,
. .)
conshie
considerable (US inf) ,
;

considering mod (inf)


[
]
console
; ,

consols n (UK) ( consolida
ted annuities)

constant dollars
;


constituency n (inf) 1.
(- )
2. ;
Constitution State, the (US)
[.
]
contact (inf) 1. ,

2. v [
] (-)
3. v
[] 4. v
[]

contact man/contactman n

(inf) 1. (
134

) 2.
- ; 3. ,

contactman contact man
contacts n (inf)
contemporary mod (inf)
;

contest the chromo (US inf)


1. ( -)
2, (-)
contingent work force (US)
,

[ ]
contract n 1.
[ ] 2. ;
3. (
)
contraption/contrivance n
[]
contrarian ,
:
,

con trick con game
contrivance contraption
contrive v (inf)
;

control freak (US)
,
,
conversation piece -

convict n ,
cooch n (US) ,
;
cook (inf) 1. 2.

3. v 4. v
5. v
6. v 7. v (
~ up) ,
(, ;
) 8. v (US) (
~ up) [] (-

COOL
. .) 9. v (US) (
~ up) ;
10. v ( ~ up)
[ ] ( ;
. ) 11. v
; 12. v
;
cook (the) accounts (inf)
(
,
)
cookbook n (inf)
[ ];

cook (the) books (inf)

cooked I/O
-
cooked mode
;
cooked-up mod (inf) 1.
, 2.
, ;

cookey n (US)

cookie n ,


cookie jar (US inf)
[] ( )
cookie-pusher/cooky-push
er (US inf) 1. 2.
;
3. , 4.
,


5.

cookies n cookie-;
Internet;
,

cooking 1.
2. mod (US)
[] 3. mod (US)
[ ] (
. .)

cooking with g a s (US)


-

cook one's (own) g o o s e



[ ];

cook one's own g o o s e
cook one's goose
cook
someone's
goose
1. - (
) ; 2.
-;
-
Cook's Tour Cook's tour
Cook's tour/Cook's Tour
(US)

cook the accounts cook
accounts
cook the books cook books
cook the numbers (US)

(.,
-
, . .)
cook up phr v 1.
(-) 2. (
. .) 3.
cook 7; 8; 9; 10
cook with gas (US)
,
cooky-pusher cookie-pusher
COOL acr (= Crocus ObjectOriented Layer)
cool (US) 1.
2. mod ;
3. mod , ;
( ) 4. mod ,
5. mod ,
6. mod
; 7. mod
[ ];
8. v
- 9. v
10. v
11. v (over)
135

COOLER
cooler n (US) 1.
2. .

coolie n

cooling-off period 1.
[
, ]
{.,
) 2. ,

,

cool it (US) 1. ,
, ,
2.

cool off phr v (US)

cool one's heels (inf)


;
cool out phr v 1. {) 2.
{-)
cool over phr v (US)
( -);

coolville n (US) -
[;
]
coon 1. (US inf) ;
; 2.
3. v
coon's age (inf)
[ ]

coonskin on the wall (US)


coop co-op
Co-op co-op
co-op/Co-op/coop (inf) {
co-operative) 1. n ;
2.
3.
4. mod

co-op advertising
[]
{
)
136

1. (= custom of port) a)
)
2. (= Career Opportunity
Program)

3. (= Certificate of Pro
ficiency) (
) 4.
{= character-oriented protocol)

5. (= cellular-opti
mized processor)

1. 2. (
, ) 3. v
{, ) 4. v (inf)
, 5. v
[ ] {,
. ) 6.
(= character-oriented protocol)
-
7. (= customer owned
property)
. ) (= copyright)
) (= copyrighted)
;

copacetic 1. mod (US)


, 2. int !;
!
a plea out 3
(US) (= nmittee on
Political Education)
()
copeck n (US)


it (inf) 1.
2.
out phr v 1. ,
;
2. [
] {
) 3. { a plea)


CORNER-CUTTING

4.
; (
); ,
5. (-);
{-, -) 6.
, ( ,
) 7.
[ ]
cop-out n (inf) 1. (
); ;
2. ; (
) ; 3.
( );
;
4. [
] 5.
6.



copper (inf) 1.
2. (UK) ; ;
3. (US) 4. v
[ ] 5. v
;
copper a tip 1.
: ,

,

2. 3.

copper-bottomed mod (inf)


1. ; 2.

Copper State, the (US)


[. ]
coppish capeesh
copreneur (US) ,

(

)
COPS acr (= Committee on
Population Statistics)

()
Copy/Copey

copycat n (inf) 1.
(
); 2.
, ;
copy-cat creative approach

copycat packaging
(
)
copy fighter (US)
, [
]
[
]
copyleft n
( )
CORE abbr (US) (= Congress of
Racial Equality)
()
core dump

cork (US) 1.
[] 2. v

corker n (inf) 1.
;
2. ;

corking mod (inf)
,
corn n (US)
cornbali n (US inf) 1.
, 2.
Corn Belt (US)
:

( ,
, )
Corn-cracker
State,
the
(US)
[. ]
corner-boy (UK)
;
corner-cutter n (inf)
corner-cutting n (inf) 1.
;
2.
( );
(.)
137

CORNHUSKERS
Cornhuskers n (US)
:
Cornhusker State, the (US)
[.
]
corn-pope mod (US)
[
;
]
cornstalk n (inf)
Corn State, the (US)
[. ]
corny mod (US) 1.
2.
corpocracy (US) 1.
2. ,

,

corpocratic mod (US)


corporate doctor company


doctor
corporate giant

corporate muscle



corporate raider (UK)
:
[ ] ,
-

corporate shell
[
]: ,

, ,
,

corporatize v

(
)
138

corpus n (US) :


corral v (inf) ;

corset n (UK) : 1.

(

) 2.
(
)
COSE acr (= Common
Open Software Environment; Com
mon Operating System Environ
ment)
;
;

COSMIC acr (= Computer Soft


ware Management and Information
Center)


COST acr (= Congressional Of
fice of Science and Technology)

()
cost 1. v (inf) ( ~
bomb) [
] 2. abbr (= costume)
, ,
c o s t a bomb cost 1
c o s t a long bread
[
]
cost an arm and a leg (US
inf) [
]
cost a packet (UK inf)

c o s t a pretty penny (inf)
() [
]
c o s t a small fortune (inf)

costive mod (US inf) ,

COVERED
cottage worker
: 1. ( tele
commuter) ,



2. ,

Cotton Belt (US)
:

Cotton Kingdom (US)
:


cottonocracy (inf)
: 1.

2.
,


cotton on phr v (inf)
Cottonopolis n (UK)
: .
cotton-picking (US inf) 1.
-,
2. mod
, 3. mod

cotton senator (US)
:
,

Cotton State, the (US)
[. ]
cotton ticket (US inf)
:

-

couch potato (inf) ,




cough cough up l
cough drop (inf)

cough up phr v 1. (
cough) ;

[ ] 2. ,
, 3.
[ ]
counter (inf)
counter-jumper (US)
[ ]
counterprogramming



,


count out phr v (inf)
[] ( )
country club billing (US)

:
,

,

coupon-strip bond
:

coupon-stripping n
(



)
coupon-washing n
:

courtesy copy 1.

,
2.

cousin n (US) ;

cousins, (the) n (UK) 1.
2.
3.

covered {protected} bear
: ,
[ ] 139

COVERED
[ ; ],
,


covered wagon idea cold
idea
cover for s o m e o n e cover
someone
cover (for) someone (inf)
1. [] -
( )
2. -;
-
cover the territory/cover
the water-front (US inf)

- [
]
cover the water-front
cover the territory
cover-up n (inf) 1.
2.
Cover Your A s s vulgcM CYA
cowboy n 1.
[ ]
( ) 2.
3.
4.
5.
,

cowboy job/cowboy opera


tion 1.
[ ;
] 2. (UK) [
]
cowboy operation cowboy
job
cowboy outfit (UK)
,
; ,

Cowboy State, the (US)
[. ]
cowcatcher

,
[
]
140

cowcatcher commercial
-
(



)
cow college (US inf) 1.
2.

cow pilot (US)


cow town (US inf) ,


cow-waddle n (US)

,
(
),
[
]
Coy abbr (= company)
Coyote State, the (US)
[. ]
coyoting n (inf)

crab 1. n (inf) ;
2. n ,

3. v
4. v [ ,
] 5. v
( -)
crack 1. , ,
; give {have; take} a
crack at /give it a crack
[ ] (
-); ,
2. (US) ;
3.
[ ]
4. 5. 6. mod (inf)
, ;
7. v , 8. v
(;
. .) 9. v (US) (on)
(-); [
] (-) 10. v -

CRAM-DOWN
() 11. v
[ ] 12. v
[] (-) 13. v

14. v (
)
crack a crib (UK)

crackajack/crackerjack 1.
,
2.
3. mod , ,
4. mod ,
,
crack a joint (US)
-
crack-brained/crack-headed
mod (inf) [
, ] ( ,
; )
crack down phr v (inf) (on)
1. , 2.
;

crackdown n (inf) 1.
(
. );
2. (US) (
); (
); (
) 3. (
)
cracker 1. (US inf)
[] (,
) 2.
: ,


3.
cracker-barrel mod (US inf)
;
crackerjack 1.

,
, ,
,
(



) 2. crackajack
Cracker State, the (US)
[.
]
crack-headed

crackbrained
crack in phr v (inf) 1.
[]
2. ( ;
)
cracking (UK) mod 1.
2. 3. ,

crackjack n
crackle n (UK) ;

crack on phr v (inf) 1.


;
2. (UK)
3. (UK) 4. (UK)

crack the whip


[] (
- );
;
( . .)
crack wise (US) [
] ( -)

cradle to the grave (US inf)


:

( )
cram (inf) l. n (
crammer) (
- ) 2. (
crammer)

( .) 3. ( cram
mer) , ;
4. (= card random access
memory)

cram-down deal
(

)
141

CRAMMER
crammer cram 1; 2; 3
cramp s o m e o n e ' s style (inf)
1. -
- ;
- ()
2. -

crane v (inf) {at something)
{
);
crank 1. mod ,
2. v
[];

crank out something/crank
something out (inf)
[
; ] (
. .); -

crank something out


crank out something
crap n 1. 2. ,
3.
crapola n (US) 1.
[ ]
2.
[ ]

crap out phr v (US) 1.


{ );
; 2. ,
3. {, ) 4.

crapper/crappo mod 1.
, 2.
[ ]
3.

crapshoot n ;
;
crash 1.

2. v { ~ the gate) (US inf)
[ ;
] 3. v

crash a party (inf)
[]
142

crash course (inf)



crash program (inf)
{.,
)
crash project (US)
[] [
],

crash the gate crash 2
crawler

{ )
crawling {sliding} peg
/
:

Craw-thumpers (US) :
crazy mod (inf) {about)
{ -) [
{-)]
cream (US) 1.
,

2. v ;
{-) 3. v
{-)
4. v ,
cream-crackered mod (UK)
,
cream of the crop/creme de
la creme - ;
-
creampuff sale (US)
>:

cream up phr v
[] {-)
[ ]
creative (US inf)

creative accounting

-
credential (US)

CRIT
credit n (US inf)

credit crunch, the

credit reins
:
-
{ ,
,
)
credit squeeze
: 1.

2. ,



CREEP acr (= Committee to
Re-Elect the President)

{)
creep (US) 1. ,
2.
creep-dive/creep-joint (US)
1. 2.
;
creeper (US)
creeping featurism
:



creeping J e s u s
[ ;
; ]

creeping takeover





creep-joint creep-dive
creepy mod (US) 1.
2.

cremated mod (US) 1.


2. 3.

cremation (US) :


creme de la creme cream
of the crop
Creole State, the (US)
[. ]
crib (inf) 1. { cribbage)
2. ,
3. ; ; 4. v
{ cribbage)
[] 5. v ,

cribbage crib I, 4
cricket 1.
2. mod ,
rim
crime b o s s (US inf)
[
]
criminal mod (inf)
( ; ;
.)
crimp (US) 1. ,
; 2. v
{); {
) 3. v (US
inf) [
]
crinkle (UK) ;
crip (US) ;

cripple

cripple ware

;

CRISP/crisp acr (= com


plexity-reduced-instruction-set pro
cessor)
;
CRISP
crisp l. n (inf) [
] 2. CRISP
crit (inf) 1. ;
2. ; 3. mod
4. v
143

CROAKER
croaker n ,

crock 1. ;
2. [
] (
) 3.
[
]; 4. ,
5. -

crockhood/crockness/crockitude ;
()
crockish mod 1,
[ ] 2.

crockitude crockhood
crockness crockhood
crony capitalism
,

[],

cronyism n (inf)
[]
crook 1. (inf) ;
, 2. v (US) ,
3. v 4.
crooked
crook business (inf)
,
crooked/crook mod (inf)

crooked as a dog's hind
leg (US inf) ,

crooked dealings (inf)


,
crooked stick (US) ,

crook the books (US)



;

CROP acr (= compliance regis


tered options principal)


cropper n (inf) ,
144

crop up phr v 1.
2. ,

cross (US) l.
[] 2. mod
, 3. v
4. v
5. v 6. v

crossbred mod (inf)


[
];
( )
cross hairs
( )
cross ruff v (inf) ;

cross s o m e o n e ' s palms


(US) , ,

cross the wire


[;
]
cross up phr v 1. (inf)
(; . .) 2.
; ;
3. (US inf)
;

croup v (US inf)



crowd 1. ,

2.
( -
) 3. [
] 4. v (US inf)
[]
crowd a debtor for pay
ment (US inf)

crowding-in n


;
crowding-out n
[ ]

CRYPT
crowd matters (US inf)
;

crowd-puller (inf) 1.
; ,
2.

crown-jewel option
:



[
]
crown jewels
:
[
] (
)
cruddy mod 1.
2. 3.
cruft n 1. (
) 2.

3. ( cruftsmanship)
( )
cruftsmanship cruft 3
crufty mod
; (
)
crufty program

crufty software 1.
(
) 2.

cruise v 1.
2. (
)
cruising for bruising

crumb 1.
[/ ]
2. ( ~ up; ~ it) (US)
, ; ;
(; )
crumb it crumb 2
crumbs n (US) ;
;

crumb the deal (US)



crumb up phr v crumb 2
crumby 1. n
2. crummy
crummy/crumby mod 1.
; 2.
crunch n (inf) 1.
; ;
2. ;
[] ()
crush n (inf)
; ; ()
crusher 1. (inf)
[] [
] 2. 3. (UK)
[]
crush spread
:
,

, ,



crust-divider (US)
: ,
[
,
]


crusted mod (inf)

cry all the way to the bank


sob all the way to the bank
cry for the moon (inf)

cry uncle (US) 1.
; ; ;
, , 2.

cry wolf (inf)
; ( );
[ ]

crypt (inf) ,
;

145

C-SPECK
C-speck (US) 1.
2.

-spot C-note 1
CUB acr (= cursor back
ward)
cub (US) 1.
2.
[]
cube ;

CUBS acr (= Calls Underwritten


by Swanbrook) ,

cucumber (US)
CUD acr (= cursor down)

cudgel o n e ' s brains
, ;
( -)
CUED acr (= Council for Urban
Economic Development)

cue someone in (inf)


-
cuff l. v {for) []
- ;
2. v [ ]

cufferoo mod (US) 1.
, 2.
-
cuffo 1. ,
[ ] 2. mod
, 3. v
( ,
)
cuff quote
[ ]

culture-vulture 1.
;
2. ,

; [
]; ,

146

cum 1. ( )
; ;
2. prep ,
cume 1. ( cumulative
audience)
2. 1
cum-savvy (US) ,
,
U / up acr (= cursor
position)
CUP
cupola (US) ,
CUPS acr (= connection
updates per second)

;
;

curbie (US inf) ,


curb market/curb trading


:

[ ]
curb trading 1.

(
) 2. curb
market
curdle v (US) 1.
[ ] 2. ,
3. ;

curio (inf)
(; )
curly brackets

curmudgeon n (US inf) 1.
:


2. (inf) ,
3. (inf)
currency cocktail
,

CUT
currency {monetary} snake
/snake {in the tunnel)
:

curry below the knee (US)



,

curtain curtains
curtains/curtain (for some
one) n ( . .);
; ; ;

curve ball (US) ,

cush n (US) 1. 2.
, 3. {
] 4.

cushee/cashy 1. (US)
2. mod , ;
, 3.

cushion 1. (US inf) ,



2. )


) ,
3. ,
4. ,
; ,

5. v (inf) ;
; 6. v
, 7. v [
] [ )
cushion bond
:
,

cushion checking/cushion
credit -
:
,

cushion credit cushion
checking

cushion theory ,

cushy mod (inf)



cushy job (inf)
[ ,
]
cuspy mod ,

cuspy program
[] (

)
cuspy software
(
)
custom-tailored
services
,

-
CUT (= control unit
terminal)
cut 1. (inf) (,
, );
2. [
] 3. mod ,
4. v (US inf)
;
[
(-) ] 5. v (inf)
, ;
6. v ( . .)
7. v
[ ] 8. v
(-) 9. v
(-); (-
) 10. v (-)
[ ] 11. v
(-);
12. cut a check
cut a check/cut (US)

cut a deal ;

cut a little slack (US)
;

147

CUT
cut a l o s s cut one's losses
cut a melon cut the melon
cut and dried/cut and dry
(inf) 1. , ;
(
; ; . .)
2.
cut and dry cut and dried
cut a pie (US)
( -)
cut a take (US)
[]
cut corners 1.
( . .),
;
, 2.
3.
4. ( -)
(
) 5.
,
-

cut corners by using cheap


materials ,
(
)
cut down to size (inf)

cuter n (US)

cutes, the (US) n 1.
2.

cutey cutie 3
cut high shines (US)
-

cutie (US) 1. ,
2. , 3. ( cutey)
;
cut in phr v ;

cut-in (US) n
cut it 1.
2. ( -
); 3. ,
4. ()
148

cut no ice I. (with someone)


( -);
(-)
2. ;

cut one's losses/cut a loss



; -
(; . .)
cutor n (US)
cut out phr v (inf) 1.
, (,
) 2. ,
( -)
cut out to be someone (inf)
- ( )
cut-rate (US) 1. n

2. n 3. mod
; [
; ()
]
cut someone down to size
(inf) -
() ;
cut someone in (inf) (on
something) [
- (
-); -
( -)]
cut something in
- [ -]
( .)
cut something to the bone
(inf) ();
(
);
cut the cackle (and come
to the horses)

cut the cackle and come to
the horses cut the cackle
cut {slice} the {a} melon
(US) 1. ;
;

2.

CZAR
cut the mustard 1.
[] 2.
-,
[ ];
,
cut to waste
()
cut up phr v (US) 1. (for)

2. ( -,
)
cut-up n (US)
cut up fat cut up well

cut up well/cut up fat (US)

CYA acrlCover Your Ass vulg


(
( -),

cybercop 1.
2.
cybercrud n
;


[
]
cybermall n

cybernaut n

cyberphobe n ,

cyberphobia n

cyberpunk n ,

[]

cybersex n -
Internet
cyberspace : ,

; ,

,
( , Internet)
cybersurfer n : ,

cyborg abbr (= CYBemetic
ORGanizm)

cybrarian n : ,
Internet,
[
]
cycle drought
(

)

Cyclone State, the (US)

[. ]
cylinder option
:



Cyrillic mod (inf)
( )
Cyrillic alphabet (inf)
1. 2.
3. 4.

czar n (US) : 1. ,


2. ,
[]

D
D (US)
D.A. acr (US) (= district attor
ney)
dab (UK inf) { ~ hand)
, ,
dabbler n (inf)
dab hand dab
dab hand at something (UK
inf)
- [
-]
dabster n (inf)
, ;
dace n (US) 1.
2.
DAD acr 1. (= digital audio
disk)
2. (= Desktop Application Di
rector)
3. (= draft
on addendum)
[]
daddy n (US)
[
]
Dago dago
dago/Dago n (US)
1. 2. ; 3.
4.
daily
daily-breader n (inf)
, [
]
daily double (US) 1.

150

2.
[ ]
daily grind, the
[ ];

daily person (US) ,



( )
Dai my bond
:
( samurai bonds) ,

DAISY acr (= Data Acquisi
tion and Interpretation System)

daisy n 1. [
] ;
[ ] 2.

daisy chain/DC l.
:



2.
3.
;
; ;

daisy wheel :

DAM acr 1. (= data access
manager) [
] 2. (=data

DATA
access method)
3. (= data addressed memo
ry) 4. (= draft
amendment) (
)
damage/damages (inf) n
,
damage control (US)
[]

damages (US) 1.
[
. .] 2. damage
damn darn (US) [ -]
;
[ ]

damn someone's prospects


(inf) -;
-
damp 1. ( ,
. .) 2. mod
, 3. v
( ,
. )
damper (US) 1.
[ ;
],
2. 3.
DAMPS acr (=data acqui
sition multiprogramming system)


dance v (US)
( )
dance the carpet (US)

[
. .];

dandy (inf) l. n (the ~)
[- ;
] 2. mod ,

dandy note (UK)


: ,

,

,

dangle up the line (US)
1. 2.

darb n
[ ]
darbs, the n (US)
,

darby (US)
DARE acr (= data retrieval sys
tem (for social and human sciences)
(
)
dark mod (US) (
, )
dark fiber
( )
dark horse (US) 1.
:
(
, ) 2.

darkie/darky ;
Darktown n (US) 1.
( -) 2.
( )
darky darkie
DART acr 1. (= diagnostic
assistance reference tool)

2. (= Direct
Airline Reservations Ticketing (Sys
tem)
3. (= De
mand Assessment Requirements)

dash 1. 2. ,
; , 3.
4.
[] 5. v
[ ] 6. v ,

data house
, ,

151

DATAMART
datamart n
,
, ;
;

datamart production suite



data mining
, ; ,

;

data-pump
; [
]
data sink

data-vet program

dataware n

data warehouse
;
,
data warehousing

;

date n (inf) 1. ()
; 2. ,

DATES acr (= daily adjustable


tax-exempt securities)

DAVID abbr (= Group for the


Development of an Audiovisual
Identity for Europe)

davy n (US) [
,
]
152

dawdle v (inf)
[ ]
dawn raid (UK)
:
- ,
,
{

);


daylight/daylighting n (US)

daylighting daylight
daylight robbery (inf)
:
[
] -
days mod (inf) [
]
daysman n (inf)
[,
]
day tale n (inf)

day the eagle flies, the


day the eagle shits, the
day the eagle shits, the
vu/g/day the eagle flies, the
(US)
DC daisy chain
DDT 1. n (US)
2. acr a) (= digital
data transmitter)
) (= dis
play, debugging and test (unit)
,
) (= dynamic debugging technique)

) (= dynamic debugging tool)

[ ]
deacon v (US inf) 1.
;
2.
,
dead 1. [
],

DEAD
- [ ]
2.
3. 4.
- [
] 5. mod ,
6. mod ,
7. mod ,
8. mod
9. dead letter l; 10.
deadbeat I
dead account

dead-alive mod (inf)
; ;
dead as a dodo (US)
,
dead as a door-nail/dead as
a herring/dead as mutton/
dead as four o'clock/dead as
a nit (inf) 1.
2.
[
] ( .)
dead as a herring dead as
a door-nail
dead as a nit dead as a
door-nail
dead as four o'clock dead
as a door-nail
dead as mutton dead as a
door-nail
dead a s s e t s
: ,

dead bang (US)


[
]
deadbeat (US) l. n (
dead) ,
;
; ,
2.
; ,
3. , 4.
, [
] 5. ,
,

6. mod (inf)

[,
];
7. v [
]; ;

dead broke
,

dead-cat bounce
:

(

)
dead cinch
; ;

dead code ( )
dead dog (inf) [
] ; ,

dead duck l. (inf) [
. .],
[, ,
]; [
];
2. (US)
; 3. (US)


dead-ender n ,

dead-end kid (US)
[ ],

deadfall n (US)
[ ]; [
]
dead
freight

: ,

,

dead from the neck up 1.

2.
dead frost ;

153

DEAD
dead halt/drop-dead halt
:
( )
dead hand :


deadhead dead-head
dead-head/deadhead (inf) 1.
2. mod

3.
, [
] 4.
[
. .] 5. )
( . .)
) 6.
,
[
] 7.
;
;
[ ]
; 8.
9. mod
[ ] ( ,
.) 10. mod
[] (
) 11. mod
;
( ) 12. mod
, (
. .) 13. v

deadheading n 1.
(
); ;
2.


3.

,
,
4.
,

154

deadhead run
[ ]
dead horse (US inf) 1.
2. (
dead issue, dead letter) [
],
[
] 3. ,

dead in one's tracks (inf)
, ,
dead in the water 1.
[
] 2.
[ ]
dead issue dead horse 2
deadleg (UK) [
]
dead letter (inf) 1. (
dead) ,
[
] 2. ,
[
] 3. dead horse 2
dead letter office (inf)
,

dead tetter queue
[
]
dead link

deadlock n 1.
(., ) 2.
deadly embrace
dead loss [
]
deadly
embrace/deadlock
[]
(,
)
dead man's hand (US)

dead market
: 1.
2. ,

DEAR
deadneck n (US) 1. ,
2. ,

dead nuts (inf) (on)


( -); [] ( )
dead-on-arrival integrated
circuit
;
,

dead on one's feet (US)
[;
]
dead pigeon (US) ,

;
dead pledge (US)
:

dead presidents (US)


; ()
dead program
[]
dead rent .
1. ,

2.

deadstart n
;
dead stock 1.
[ ];
;
;
2. ,
[
]
dead time ;

dead to rights (US inf) 1.


2.
,
deadweight debt
: ,


-

deadweight l o s s
: ,

!
deadwood n 1.
[
]
2. - [
]
dead-wood patent
: ,


dead-work n (inf) ,

deal 1. ,
, 2.
[] ,
3. v

;
; ;
; 4. excl
(US) (~!) !
deal a poor deck (US)
[
]
deal someone a poor deck
(US) []
-
deal stock ,

[
, ,
- ]
deal stream (US)

deaner/demon deemer/dimmer /dimmo/deemer n (US)


[]
dean n (US)
Dear Colleague letter (US)


-
[ ]
155

DEAR
dear John
[
]
dear money
: 1.

2.

death-backed bonds
, :


death knell (US)


[],

death on something (inf)
1. -
[ -] 2.
-;
- 3. [
; ]
death play
: ,
,

death sentence (US)


:
,

( ,
, )
death stock :
,

(
)
Death Valley curve
:
,


deb n (US)
debrief v (inf) (
-)
156

debt bomb :
,

,


debug v 1. [
]
2.

[ . .] 3.
();
()
debuggee n

debugger n :
,

debugging n [
]

debunk v (inf) 1.
[ ] 2.

decamp v (inf) [
] ( )
decant v (inf) (
) [
]
decapitate v (US inf) 1.
[ ]

(,
) 2.
(
)
decapitation (US inf)
(
)
decay effect
[]
( )
decent mod (inf)
[, ] (
)
declare off phr v (inf)
( -);
()
decode v (US)

DEMON
dedomiciling n

[ ]


-
deduck (US) 1.
[] 2. {
duck) []
3. ,

dee-donk (US)
deejay (US) ,

dee me deaner
deep
background/back
grounder (US)
,
,

deep cuts (US)

[]
{, )
deep hack mode
;

deep pockets 1.
2.
deep sea diver (UK)

deep-six 1. ,
2. v [,
] { );
[ ]
deep throat

deep water (US)

def mod ,
dejagging n
[]
{ )
deja vu (inf)
; [
. .]
deli n ,

delicatessen (US) ,

deliver the goods 1.


2.
3.

delly n 1. -
2.
DELTA acr (= distributed
electronic test and analysis)


delta n 1. ()
[] 2.
{ )
3. [
] { )
dem demo 4
Demo demo 4
demo (US inf) 1. n
, 2. n
[
] {
);
3.
;
4. { dem, Demo)
5.
{, , )

6. )
{-);
, ) ,
{-)
7. v ,
demob v (inf)
Democratic Donkey, the
(US)

demon/devil n (inf)
[ ]
demon, abbr (= demonstrative)
1. , ,
2. ,

demon {devil} for work, a

(inf)
[ ]
demon deemer deaner
157

DEMOWARE
demoware

DEN acr 1. (= data enable)
2. (= document
enabled networking) ,

3. (= directory-enabled
network) ,

Den. abbr 1. (= Denmark)
2. (= Denbighshire)
{ ) 3. (= denun
ciation)
den (inf) l.
2. ; ;
3. abbr (= denote) ,
,
denks acr (= dual-employed no
kids)

de novo (US)
department of dirty tricks
:

[]
depot abbr (= deposit) ;

derrick (US)

derro (UK) 1.
2. 3.

des (US)
description (inf) ,
Deseret State, the (US)
[. ]
designer (US) ,

desk jockey (US)
; ,

desperado (US) 1. ,
2. ,

des. res. abbr (UK) (= desir
able residence)

detrimental (inf)

158

Detroit (US) 1.
2. mod
( )
deuce (US) 1.
2. 3. ,
;

deuce it (US) 1.
2.
deucer (US) 1.
2.
devil (inf) l. ;
2. ,
3. ,
[;
] (, ;
) 4. v
( -);
(-) 5. demon
devil for work, a demon
for work, a
devil's dozen (US) 13
[ ]
devil's own luck, the
,

devil's tar (US)
dewks acr (= dual-employed,
with kids)

dews (US)
dial back phr v (inf)
; ;
( -)', ,
(., )
dialing and smiling
: ,




,
,

dialing for dollars
:
( cold calling)
,

DIFF
diamond mod (UK)
, ;

diamond in the rough (US)



Diamond State, the (US)
[. ]
dib 1. (
); []
() 2.
dibs ,
dibs on something (US)
[ ; ]
-
dice n (US) ;

dicey mod (inf) ,
;
[ ]
dick (US) 1. , ;
2.
3. v ; ;
( -) 4. abbr (= de
claration)
( );
5. abbr (= dictionary)
;
dick around phr v 1.
( -) 2.

dickbrained mod
dicker (inf) 1. ;
2. ; ;
[ ],
[ ] 3. v
;
4. v ( );
5. abbr
(= dictionary)
dickey dicky
dickey concern dicky
concern
dickhead n ;
dick up phr v ,
,
dicky/dickey mod 1.
[ ] 2.
, (
. .)

dicky {dickey} concern



diddle v 1. ;
2. [
] 3. , ; (out
of) ( ) 4.
()
diddly mod (US)
[]
diddly bop v (US) 1.
2.

diddly-dum mod (UK)


,
diddly-squat (US) 1. -
[
] 2. mod [
]
DIDO D.I D.O.
D.I.D.O./DIDO/G.I.G.O./GIGO
acr (US) (= dreck in dreck out
/garbage in garbage out) [
] , [
] (
DIDO data in/data out)
dido n (US) ; ;

DIE acr 1. (= Digital Infor


mation Exchange)

(
) 2. (= Diplo
ma in Industrial Engineering)

die on one's feet (US) 1.


;
2.
die on the vine (US)
( -) ,
[
]
die standing up (US)
,
dif diffl; 3
d iff 1. n ( dif; differ)
, 2. n (US) (
Euro-rate differential)
159

DIFFER
{
Chicago
Mercantile Exchange) 3. mod {
dij) ;
differ diff
difference n (US)
,
different kettle of fish, a
(inf) ;

016 1. (= Deputy Inspector
General)
2. (= domain informa
tion groper)

dig (US inf) 1.
;
2. v (
-; -) 3. v
, ; 4. v
[ ]
dig down phr v

digested securities
:
,
,

Digger/digger n
digger Digger
Diggers n (US) :

diggings n (US inf) ,
dig in phr v (inf)
[]
dig in one's feet dig one's
heels in
dig in one's heels dig
one's heels in
dig in one's toes dig one's
heels in
digitronics n (US inf)

dig one's feet in/dig one's


heels in/dig one's toes in/dig
in one's feet /dig in one's
heels/dig in one's t o e s (inf)
1. [
];
160

, ;
(
. .) 2. ,
[ ;
]
dig one's heels in dig
one 'sfeet in
dig one's toes in dig one's
heels in
dig over phr v
dig up phr v (US inf) 1.
[] {
. .);
2.
[ ] 3. (US inf)
{) 4. (inf) ;

dike v ;
{,
)
dil dilbert
dilbert (UK)/dildo/dill/dil n
,
dildo dilbert
diligent mod (inf)

dill dilbert
dilly n (US) -

dilly-dally v (inf) 1.
; ;
2. ,
dilute v [
]:


dilutee n
,

dilution 1. ( ~ of
labour)

;

,
2.

,

DINOSAUR
dilutionary

dilution of capital
(
)
dilution of equity
:




dilution of labor dilution 1
dilution of skilled jobs/job
dilution
;

dilutive mod :



dim 1. mod (US) ,
2. abbr (= dimension) ) ;
; ) )
3. abbr (= diminish)
); );
);
dimbo/dimmo ,

dimbox (US) ,

dim bulb (US)
DIME acr (= Direct Me
mory Execution)

dime 1.
[] 2.
(, ) 3. v (US)
,
dime a dozen, () 1. ,

[] 2. ;

3.

dime dropper (US) ,

dime-note (US)

dime store (US) 1.


,
[];
2.

dimmer deaner
dimmo 1. dimbo 2. deaner
diner 1. (inf) -
2. (US inf) [
] ( )
dinero (US)
ding v (US) 1.
[ (
-);
] 2. 3.
;
dingbat (US) 1. 2.
3.
, 4. 5.
dinge ;
dingey (US) 1.
2. 11
dingo (US) 1. ;
2. ,

DINGOS :



dink (US) 1. ( dinks;
dinkie; dinky) ( dual income no
kids; double-income no kids)
,

2.
dinkie dink 1
dinks dink I
dinky 1. (UK)
2. mod (US inf) ,
; 3. dink I
dinosaur : 1. (inf)
- ,

2. (US)
,
, [
];
;
161

DINOSAUR
dinosaur wing (US)
:

[ ]
DIP acr 1. (= dual-in
line package)
2. (= distributed information
processing)
3. (= do
cument and image processing)

4. (= document image proces
sing)
5. (= display infor
mation processor)
6. dip 5
dip 1. :

( )
2. 3. -
4. (= diplomat)
5. ( Dip) (= diploma)

dip in the gravy



diploma mill
:
(
)
diplomatic climb-down (inf)

dippy mod (US) 1.
2.
dippydro n (US) ,
[];
,
DIPS acr (= dollar interest pay
ment securities)

dipsy n (US) ;
dipsy-doo dipsy-doodle
dipsy-doodle/dipsy-doo (US)
1. 2. ,
3. v ,

Dip Tech abbr (= Diploma in


Technology)
(
)
162

dirt 1. (US) ;
2. (US)
dirt-cheap mod (inf)
[ ]
dirt farmer (US inf) ,

[
]
dirt money 1.
[ ]
;
2. ( dirty money)

dirty 1. (UK) ,

,

2. mod (

/ ) 3. mod
;
4. mod 5. mod ;
6. dirty float
dirty bill of lading
:


dirty bit
dirty buffer ,

dirty cache buffer
, ;
-,

dirty data
;

dirty deal

dirty

float/dirty

floating/

dirty
:
(
,


)
dirty floating dirty float
dirty laundry dirty linen

DISH
dirty line
()
dirty linen/dirty laundry
;
-
dirty links
dirty money dirt money 2
dirty-neck n (US) 1.
2. .
dirty page list
,

dirty pool
[ , ,
,
];

dirty power
;

dirty price :

dirty rag (inf)



dirty stock [
] : ,



dirty work 1.
; 2.
;
3. ()
dirty work at the cross
roads (inf) 1. ;
2.

disadvantaged (US)
1. n (the ~) ;
2. mod
disaster n (inf)
[ ]
DISC acr (US) (= Domestic
International Sales Corporation)


disc abbr 1. (= disconnect)
; ;

2. (= discount) ;
; 3. (= discover)
,
discomboberate discombobulate
discombobulate/discomboberate v (US) 1. ,
2. [
]
discotetic mod
[] ( ,


)
discounting the news
: 1.
[
]
-
[ ] ,

[
],

2.
[ ]



discount window
:


[

]
dish 1. - ;
() 2. 3.
[]
4. v , ;
5. v ; ;
() 6. v
7. v ,

dish it out (US) 1.


2.
[]
dish of tea one's dish
of tea
163

DISH
dish out phr v (inf) 1.
{;
. .) 2. {
; . .) 3.
{;
. .) 4. ,
dishrag limp dishrag
dish the dirt (US)
[ ]
;
dish up phr v 1.
, ,

2.
{
)
dispatch v (inf)
; ,

dispatch one's business

(inf)
distress commodity/distress
ed commodity 1.
2.
distressed commodity
distress commodity
distress prices
distribution arm (inf) 1.
[
] 2. {
)', -
{
)
District, the (US) 1. .
2.
ditch v 1. (inf)
[] { -;
-); [] (
-); 2.
3. []
{ )
ditsy/ditzy mod 1.
2. 3.

ditto (inf) 1. 2. v
; ;

ditz [
; ]
ditzy ditsy
164

dive into one's cookie jar


(inf)
divi (UK) {,

)
divide (inf) ;

dividend stripping 1.



2. bondwashing
Division bell district (UK
inf)
:
,

divorce

divvy 1. (inf) { dividend)
) ) , ,
2. mod (inf) { dividend) )
)
, )
[
] 3. v { ~ up)
4. v )
divvy up phr v divvy 3
Dix (US)

Dixie /Dixie Land (US)


1. 2.

Dixiecrat n (US)


Dixie Land Dixie
DK don't know
d.k. (US) 1.
2. []
{-)
DNI don't increase
DNR don't reduce
DO acr 1. (=day order)
{
,

-

DOCKOMINIUM
, )
2. (= digital output) )
)
3. (=data
output)
do (inf) 1. 2. ,
3. ,
4. 5. ,
, ;
6. ,
; ;
7. v , 8. v (out
of) 9. v
[ ; ] 10. ( ~)
must,
do-able mod (US)

do a drop-by (US)


do a dump on/dump all
over/dump on (US) 1.

() 2. (; -) 3.
[] (-; -)
4. [
] ( -)
do a flip-flop/do an about
face
( -) [
; . .]
do a job on (US) 1.
(-; -);
(-);
(-) 2.
3. ,
4. ,
do a land office business
(inf)

do a mike
do an about face do a flipflop
do a number on someone
(US) 1. [
] - 2.
- 3.
- 4.

5.
- 6.
do a show (inf)
[ ;
]
do a snow job on someone
(US) -;
-
do away phr v (with) 1.
, ( -
; -); ( ; -) 2. ,

do (up) brown (US) 1.


[] 2.
3. ,
,
DOC 1. (US) (= Department
of Commerce)
2. (= date of change)
3. (= digital
output control)
4. (= drive other car
insurance)
5. (= direct
operating cost(s)
6. (= Depart
ment of Communications)
()
doc 1. (inf) 2.
(= document) ;
3. abbr (= docu
mentation) ) )

) 4. (= date
of change)
dock l. (inf) 2. v
;
(
, )
dockominium (US) 1.

2.
[ ;
], (
,
)
165

DOCS
docs n (US) 1.
2. (
documentation)
DOCTOR acr (= Display-orient
ed communication tool for on-line
retrieval)


()
doctor 1. (inf)
2. ;
[
] 3. v
4. v ( ~ up)
() 5. v
6. v
; ;
; (
) 7. v (inf)
doctor up doctor 4
documercial n
doddle n (UK inf) 1.
[ ] 2.
dodge n 1.
; ;
2. ,
3. , , ,
4. (inf) ,
5. (inf) ;
,
dodger n (US inf)

dodge the column (inf)


[]
[
]
do down phr v 1. ,
; ( -
) 2. 3. ,

doer n (inf) ,
do for someone (Inf)
-; -
do for something
[ ] -
DOG acr (=days of grace)
(
)
166

dog 1. ,

,
;
2. : ,


; (
- Boston Consulting
Group) 3. , (
. .); ,
;
( ..); -
[
] 4. [
],
5. ( dog and
bone) 6. )
)
7. 8.
,
9. v ;
; , 10. v
(-) [
( -)]
[
] 11. v ,
12. v
dog and bone (UK) dog 5
dog and pony show 1.
, 2.
[
] ( -
); ,

(, ,
..) 3.

dog-ass vu/g/doggo mod (US)
; ;

dog-dog n
dog-eat-dog mod (inf)
[] (
)
doggie-do/doggie-dos n
[/ ]
doggie-dos doggie-do

DOLLY UP
doggo dog-ass
dog it (US inf) 1. ,
;
[] 2.
[ ]
;
do-gooder (US)
: ;

[
]
dogs n (US)

dog's age
dog's breakfast (inf)
1. - [ ]
2.
dog's cock/dog's dick/dog's
prick vulg
dog's dick dog's cock
dog's dinner 1. ,
2.
dog someone around (US)
1. [ ;
; ]
- (
) 2. [
] -
dog's prick dog's cock
dog-tired mod (inf)

do in phr v (inf) [
]
doing drugs (inf)

DO/IT acr (= digital out
put/input translator)

()
do-little n (inf) ,

dollar 1. (inf) 50 [
25] 2. (UK)
dollar-a-year man/one-dollar-a-year man
[
]
(
)

dollar bears
: , ,

-

dollar diplomacy
(

(
)
)

dollar

drain/dollar

gap

[] :



dollar for dollar (US inf)

;

dollars for doughnuts (inf)
, ;
[ ]
dollar gap dollar drain
dollar roll :
,
,



dollars-and-cents mod (US)


dollarwise mod (inf) 1.
; ;
;
2.
;
doll city (US) 1.
2.
dollsheets n (US) [
] (),

Dolly
dolly up phr v (inf)
, , ,
;

167

DOLPHIN
dolphin think (US)
: ,
,


DOMAIN acr (= Distri
buted Operating Multiaccess Inter
active Network)


dome (US) ,
,
domecon (US)
(
)
dome-doctor (US)
[ ]
domestics (inf)

don (inf) 1.
( , ) 2.
, , 3.
, 4.
donationware
-: ,


-
done mod 1. ,
2. { ~ brown)

done brown done 2


done deal (US)
[] ; -
[]
done for (inf)
done in (US) ,
,
done thing, the (inf) ,
;
done to the wide done to
the world
done to the world/done to
the wide (inf) ,
;

done up 1. ,
2. [
]
168

done with (inf)


[] {-)
dongle 1. ,
2. v [
] { )
Donkey, the (US) {

)
donkey act (US) [
] ;

donkey's years (US)


[ ]
donkey work (inf)

[ ]
don't fight the tape
: ,

{ )
don't get me wrong (inf)

don't increase/DNI
:


don't know/DK (US)
,

don't reduce/DNR
:


don't take any wooden mo
ney /don't take any wooden
nickels (US inf) ,
[
;
]
don't take any wooden
nickels don't take any wooden
money
doodle 1. ;
2. v [ ]
{-)
doodle-e-squat (US)
doodly squat (US) 1.
2.

DORMANT
doom v (US)
[ ]
;

doomage (US)
,
;
doomsday strike
:
,
,

do one's bit (inf)


[ ;
]
do oneself proud

do oneself well/do well for
oneself (inf) ;
[
]
do o n e ' s homework (US)
( -)
do o n e ' s level best (US inf)
;

do one's number (US) 1.
[ ]
2.

do one's own thing do


one's thing
do one's stuff (inf) 1.
2. ,

do one's (own) thing 1.


, -
[ - ]
2.
do-or-die mod (US)
[
]
dooteroomus (US)
doowacky n (US) 1. ;
2.
dooze (US) 1.
2.

DOPE acr (= databank of


program evaluation)

dope \. n [/
] []
2. [,
] 3. (US) ;
; 4. S. mod
6. v { ~ out)
; ;
(
) 7. v
[/
] 8. dope
sheet I
dope off phr v (US) 1.
2.
[ ]
dope out phr v 1. ,
(
) 2.
3.
4. dope 6
dope sheet (US) 1. (on) (
dope)
[] ;
( -; ) 2. [ ;
] ( )
dope story 1.
2.
(
);
do-re-mi (US)
Doris Day Aunt
dormant account
[
]
dormant balance

dormant capital

dormant commitment

dormant company
: ,



169

DORMANT
dormant loan

dormant partner ,

[
]
dormant partnership
,

dormant patent
:

do's and dont's ;
,

dosh (UK)
do shows []

do someone damage (inf)
-
do someone dirt (US)
-;
-
do someone good (inf)
-
do s o m e o n e in the eye (inf)
[] -
do s o m e o n e ' s job/do the
job for someone (inf)
-
do someone well (inf)
[,
] - { );
-

d o s s (UK) ;

d o s s around phr v (UK)
; ;

dossbag (UK)

dosser n (UK) 1. 2.

DOT 1. acr (US) (= Dictionary


of Occupational Titles)
(
20
) 2. acr (US)
170

(= Department of Transportation)
{)
3. abbr (= domain-tip)
4. acr
(UK) (= Department of Overseas
Trade)
{) 5. acr
(= date of trade) 6.
DOTS
dot down phr v (inf)
;
do the business (inf)
, ;

do the job for someone
do someone 'sjob
do the trick 1.
{- );
,
[ ,
] 2. ;

do the work on 1.
2. 3.
[ ]
do things on the big figure
(US inf) -
;
DOTS/DOT acr (US) (= desig
nated order turnaround (system)

{ 599
), -

dots n (US) ,
double-barreled
: )



)
,


double-barreled loan

DOUBLESPEAK
double bottom
: [
],
[
]
,

double box

double-bucky mod
[

]
double buffalo double
nickels
double-cross (US inf) 1. n
, , 2. v
, ,
double-crosser n (US)
;
double-crossing mod (US)
;
double-dealing mod (US)
[
]
double-deuces n (US)
22
double-dipper n (US) 1.
,
2. ,

3.

,
,

4. ,



double-dipping n (US) 1.
2.
(., );

,

double-dome (US) 1.
2. mod { doubledomed)

double-domed doubledome
double-dutch n (inf)
,
Double Eagle :

20
double-header n (US) 1.
,
2. ,
[ ]
[ ]
double in brass (US) 1.
;
2.
; 3.


double nickels/double buf
falo 55
double-O double-o
double-o/double-oo/double-O
(US) 1. n
2. 3. v
[ ]
;
double-oh-seven n
[ %] (
)
double-oo double-o
double saw/double sawbuck
(US) [ ]

double sawbuck double
saw
double shuffle (US) 1.
[ ]
2. [
] 3. -
[ ;

]
doublespeak/doubletalk n
1. ,
,
; [
] ;
2. (
. .)
171

DOUBLE-TAKE
double-take (inf) 1.
2.
;

doubletalk doublespeak
double-time v (US)
[ ]
double top
: [
],
[
]
,

double-trouble (US) 1.

[ ] 2. ,

double whammy (US) 1.


,

2. ,




double witching day
: ,


( 15 16

)
dough n ; ;

do up brown do brown
do well (inf) 1. ,
2.
3. (
-);
( -)
do well for oneself do
oneselfwell
down (US inf) 1. mod
( ); 2. mod
( ) 3. mod (to)
4. mod
; ;
172

5. mod 6. mod
; 7. mod
(
; ..)
8. v ; 9. v
[, ,
] (., );
10. v (with) ,
11. v 12. v

down-and-dirty mod (US)


1. 2.
3. 4. ;
5. ,
down and out 1. ;
2. 3.

down-and-outer n ,

downbeat mod (US)
[] ( ,
. .)
downer n (US) 1. ,
2.

- [
] 3. ( ~ down)
[]
downer down downer 3
downhill (US) 1. mod
[ ] 2.
(-) [
] 3. v

downmarket n
down on all fours (US)
( ,
. .)
down one's alley (US) [ ]; -
down on one's luck (inf)
;
;

down on one's uppers (inf)


1. , ;
2. [
]

DRAG
down on the nail (inf)
( )
down-putter/put-down n (US)
, -
-;
downsize v
downsizing
:
,

,

down s o m e o n e ' s alley


right up someone's alley
down-stream 1.

( );


2. (
; )

3.

4. mod
5. mod
(
)
downstroke n

,
(
-)
downswing n (inf) 1. ,
2.

down the chute down the


tubes
down the drain
;
down the flush down the
tubes
down the line (US) 1.
,
2.
[
]

down the tubes/down the


flush /down the chute 1.
; 2.
3.
down-thumb n (US)
;
downtick n ;

down time (US) ,


down tools (inf) 1.


, 2.

down to the wire (US inf)


1.
[] ;
2. (
) [
] 3.
4.

down trip (US)

Down Under down under
down under/Down Under
(US) 1. (
) 2.
down with the dust

down yonder (US)
[]
dozens (and dozens) (inf)
(of) ,
dozens and dozens of
dozens
dpb v (

)
drabbie (UK) ,

[ ]
drag (US) l. , ;
2. , 3.
, , 4. v
5. v
6. v 7. v ( ~ it)

173

DRAG-ASS
drag-ass mod vulg (US)
1. 2.
dragger n (US) ,


draggy mod (US inf) ,
;
drag it drag 7
dragon n :
,


dragon bonds
: ,


(
)
drag one's feet (inf) 1.
( - );
2.
- [ ]
drag one's heels (inf)
[ ] (
-)
dragon markets
:

,
(, ,
..)
drag out phr v (US)
(, . .)
drag-tail v (US) [
]
drain-away 1.
(
) 2. v (
)
DRAW acr (= direct read
after write)

draw n 1. ,
( ) 2.
[ ]
draw a bead (inf) (on) 1.
(-)
2.
;
174

draw a blank 1.
2. 3.

4. ( )
draw a lot {lots} of water
(US)
;
[]
draw blood out of snow (US
inf)
draw-down n (US) ,

draw in one's horns pull


in one's horns
draw lots of water draw a
lot of water
draw {pull} the wool over
someone's eyes (inf)
- ;
[ ]
dream boat n (inf)
;
dreck/drek n 1.

2.
3. [
]
drek dreck
dress down phr v (inf)
; [
]
dressing-down n (inf) 1.
, 2. ;

dressing up a portfolio

:





dribblet/driblet n (inf)
()
dribbleware n

(
)
driblet dribblet

DROP
dried up : 1.
(
) 2.

(
)
drift (US) 1. ,
2. 3.
( )
drifter n (US inf) 1.
;
2. 3. ,
[]
drill v (US) 1.
2.
[ ]
drink n (UK)
[
]
drinking vouchers (UK)
;
drip, the n (UK)

drip-feed
:



dripping roast (inf)
[ ]
drive n (US inf) 1.
(
) 2.

[ ]
3.

[ ] 4. ;
,
drive a (hard) bargain 1.
,
,
;

2. [
] ;

drive a hard bargain drive
a bargain

drive at phr v (inf)


( -)
drive-in n (US) 1.

2.
,
,
3.
,

drive-in banking (US)


drive {set; stick} one's


stakes (US inf)
[
]
drive too much team (US
inf)
[]
drone n (inf)

drop (inf) 1.
[ ] 2. )
[ ] (
) ) ,
[
] ) ,
[
] 3. v
[ ]
4. v 5. v
, ,
() 6. v [
] 7. v

8. v
[ ]

drop a bollock (UK) vulg



drop a bomb drop a brick
drop a bombshell drop a
brick
drop a brick/drop a bomb/
drop a bombshell/ explode a
bombshell
[]
[ ]
175

DROP
drop a bundle (US) (on) 1.
,
(-) 2.
( -) 3.
( ,
)
drop a clanger
,
drop across phr v (inf) 1.
2.

drop a line (inf)


;
drop-dead
day
: ,
( . .)
drop-dead fee (UK)
[ ]:
,
[
],
( ),
,


drop dead halt dead halt
drop dead list
: ,
[
/ ]
drop like a hot potato (inf)
( -
-)
drop lock
: ,

droplock securities

drop out phr v (inf) 1.
( . .)
2. , 3.

4. ( -
)
dropout/drop-out (inf) 1.
; 2.
, ;
176

3. ()
;
;
4.

drop-out dropout
drop paper

dropped on ;

droppies n (UK) ,

(
)
dropsy n
drop the ball
( -); (
-) ;

drop the boom (US) 1.
2.

drop the lug (US)
[ ]
drop the zing on s o m e o n e
(US)
drop through phr v

drubbing n (inf) ,

drug 1. v
2. drug on the market
drug in the market drug
on the market
drug on {in} the market/
drug (inf) ,
[
]; ,

drugstore cowboy (US inf)


(
)
drug war (US)

,

DUD
drum v (US inf) 1. { ~
for customers)
2.

[]
3. ; ,

drum for customers drum 1


drumbeat (US inf)

drumbeater (US inf) 1.


2. -
drummer (US inf) 1.
2. - .
[ ],
; [ ]

drumming (US inf) 1.


[]
2. ;
3.
4. ;

drum up phr v 1.
() 2.
;
drum up customers (US inf)
[
]
druthers sing (US inf)

dry (inf) 1.
;
2. mod

dry behind the ears (inf)
;
(-)
dry money (inf)
( )
dry run (inf) 1. ,
; (
) 2. 3.



dry trust (US) :
,
-





DUAL acr (= dynamic
universal assembly language)

dub 1. 2.
3. ;
4.
dub up phr v (inf) ,
;
ducat/ducket n (US inf) 1.
2. 3. 4. (
) 5. ,
6.
7.
8.
duc-ducs/ducs-ducs (US)

duck 1. ;
2. ,
3. (US)
-;
4. v
( );
() 5. deduck 2
duckburg (US)

ducket ducat
ducks
duck shoot (US)

duck soup (inf) 1. [
] 2. ,
3.
duck-squeezer (US)

ducs-ducs duc-ducs
dud (inf) 1.
; 2. ;
,
;
3. ; -,

4. mod ,
, 5. mod
;
177

DUFF
duff (inf) 1. mod
2. mod 3. v
4. v ;
() 5. v
,
duffer 1.
2. 3.
;
duff up phr v
()
duke (US) 1.
2. v 3. v

dumb (US) 1. ,
2. mod ,
Dumb, abbr (= Dumbartonshire)
(
)
dumbbell butterfly
dumbo n (US) l. ,
2.
dumb quote
( )
dumb terminal

dummy n (inf) 1. ,

2. []
3. [,
] (
)
dummy up phr v 1.

2.
[ ] 3.

dump 1. ;
2. , ;
3. v
[ ] 4. v
( - -)
dump all over do a dump

dumping n (US)
:
[ ],
,
/
dump on do a dump on
178

dun 1.
2.
3. v
;

DUNS acr (=Data Universal
Numbering System)
(
Dun & Bradstreet)
dun someone out of his
money
dupe (US inf) 1. 2. v

dust (inf) 1. n ;
2. v ;

dustbin lids (UK)


dust'em off (US) 1. ;
2.

dust-raiser (US)
dust-up n (inf)
dutch v (US) [
] ( , )
Dutch auction
: 1. ,

,
2. (
Dutch bargain) ,
;

Dutch bargain 1. ,
2.
Dutch auction 2
Dutch disease
:

Dutch treat (inf) ,



[]
dwarfs (US) :
,
,

DYNOSUPREME
dwim n
{ )
dyed-in-the-wool (US)
:

,

dynamic duo (US)
[ ]
dynamite (inf) 1.
[
];
2. mod ; ,
3. v (US) []

[]
[ ]
dynamiter
[]: 1. ,

2. ,
[
]

dynamo (inf)

dynosupreme mod (US) 1.


; ;
2.


each way 1.
:
,
{ ) 2.
,
,
,

each-way mod (inf)


[] (
)
eager beaver (inf)
[,
]; [
] ; ,

EAGLE acr (= Enhanced Artifi


cial Gold-linked Eurobond)


eagle

eagle-beak n (US)

eagle-eye n (US) 1.
[] ,
2.

3. ,
4.
, 5.

eagle freak (US)



180

eagle's day (US)

Eagle State, the (US)


[. ]
ear 1. {

)
2. it's {it'd be} as much as
one's ears are {were} worth
(inf) ;
3.
(= effective address register)

ear-banger/ear-basher/earbender (US) 1. 2.
3. 4.
ear-basher ear-banger
ear-bender ear-banger
ear-biter n ;

earful n (inf) 1.
; 2. ,
3. ;
early bird (inf) 1. ,

2.
earmarking n ,

earmarks n (US) ;

EARN acr (= European


Academic Research Network)


earner 1. ;
2. [ ],

EAT
{,
)
earnest (money) (US)
;

earnest money earnest
earnings dilution
:
[
]
earn {have} one's wings
(US) 1. [
] ( -)

2.
[]

ears n
earthly (UK inf) 1.
;
2. mod ( ;
)
ear to the ground (inf)

[
]; ;

EASE acr 1. (= Embedded


Advanced Sampling Environment)


2. (= evaluate, adopt, standardize
easily) , ,

ease acr (= embedded
advanced sampling environment)


ease in phr v (inf)
(
)
e a s e out phr v (inf) (
) (-
..);
(
);
easing (UK) (
);

easy as falling off a log (inf)



easy as pie (US inf)

easy digging (US)

easy does it! (inf)


!; !;
!;
!
easy game easy meat
easy make easy meat
easy mark easy meat
easy meat/easy game/easy
prey /easy mark/easy make
(US) 1. ;
(., ,
) 2.
;
easy money (US) 1. ,
[ ]
2.
3.
4.
5. cheap money
easy prey easy meat
easy rider 1.
2. ,

Easy Street easy street
easy street/Easy Street (inf)
1. ; ;
2.
[
. .]
easy touch soft touch
EAT/eat acr (= earliest arrival
time)

eat 1. v (US)
[ ]
( -);
( - ) 2.
EAT
eat crow (US)

eat dirt (US)


(-) [
]
181

EAT
eat high off the hog eat
high on the hog
eat high on {off} the hog
(US) 1. [
] 2.
eating s o m e o n e ' s lunch
:
,
,
{


)
eating stock
: ,
, ,

,

eat it (US)

eat one's hat (US)


-
eat out phr v (US)
{-) [
]
eat out of s o m e o n e ' s hand
(inf) 1. ; -
2. -

EATS acr (= European Air


Transport Service)

eat someone's dust

-
eat the Bible (US) ,

eat up phr v (US)


( );
( ;
. .)
EBB acr l. (= Electronic Bulletin
Board)
2. (= EISA Bus Buffer)
EISA 3. (= extra
best best)

182

echo n (US) 1.
2. ,
eckies n (UK) ,

eco freak/eco nut (inf)




econews n (inf)

economic mod (inf) 1.
2.
economically
challenged
(US)
economic felony (inf)
; ,

e c o nut ecofreak
eco-office n (US)
{
)
Ed n (US) 1. 2.

edbiz (US)
:


EDGAR acr (= electronic
data gathering, analysis and re
trieval)
,

edge n (inf) ,
{.,
)
edge city (US)


edge on {over} competition
(inf)

edge over competition
edge on competition
EDIT acr (= engineering
document image translation)

edit n (inf) 1.
2. {-
) 3.

ELECTRONIC
edit, abbr (= edition) 1. )
) ( ..) )
( .) ) ,
2. (= editor) ) )

edit out phr v (inl)

EDITS acr 1. (= Engineer
ing Document Image Transmission
System)

2. (= Experimental Digital
Television System)

educated g u e s s (inf)

;

edutainment 1.
[
] 2.

eel-skin (US) ,

effort n (inf)
egg-dance (inf)
[],"

egghead n upon ;

eggheaded modupon
; ;

egg head ism


;
egghead paperback
e g g m a s s (US)
;
egg on phr v (US)
[]
egg-sucker ,
e g o pricing (US)
,

ego-trip v (inf)
[ ];

eight ball (US)

eighteen wheeler (US)
- (
18 )
eighty-six v (US)
[
] ( ;
)
el/elevated n (US inf) (= elevated
railroad)
elastic clause (US)
:
,


,
,


elbow (UK) 1.
2. v
elbow grease (inf)
();
,
el cheapo (US) 1.
; 2. mod

electronic brain (inf)


[
]
electronic cottage
:
,
,

electronic handshake
: 1.
,

,

() 2.
(Intermarket Trading System ITS)
183

ELECTRONICKER
electronicker (inf) ,

electronic town hall (US)




- ()

elegant mod (US inf)


[] (.,
)
Elephant, the n (US)
(
)
elephant-hunt v (US)


elephants n :

(, , .),

,
[
]
elevated el
elevator music (US inf)
,
(,

)
Eleventh
Commandment
(US)
:
,

el primo mod (US)

elves n [
]: 1.
,

,
, -
2. ,


Wall Street Week
184

embrace
( )
emcee (inf) l.
2.
[ ] 3.
;
() 4. v
5. v (
) 6. v

Empire City, the (US) .


Empire State, the (US)
[. -]
Empire State of the South,
the (US)
[. ]
empty head and pure heart
:
, -
, ,

,

empty-nesters n (US)
,
,

end 1. (US)
[ ],
;
;
2. [
] 3. (the ~) [
] (-);
4. (inf)
[, ]
( ) 5. mod (the ~)
;
6. (= endorsed)
[
];
end of the ball game (US)

end of the line (inf)
(-)
end result (US) 1. ,
; 2. [
]

ESCALATION
ends (US)
Endsville/endsville n (US inO
[
, ]; -
; ;

endsville Endsville
end up nowhere (inf)

end up with the short end
of the stick get the short end
of the stick
engineer v (inf) ,
; ,
engineering (inf)
,
english 1.
2. v (inf)

entrenched provision

*
,

[
]
envelope ,

( )
environ n (inf) ,

environmental racism (US)


[
]
,

EPIC acr 1. (= electronic
price information computer)

2. (= Electronic Privacy
Information Center)

3. (= Explicitly
Parallel Instruction Computing)

EPOS n

epsilon n
;

Equality State, the (US)


[.
]
equestrian n (US) ,

[ ]
equity dilution
:


,
,

equity kicker l.
(
)
2.
,
(
) 3.


(

)
ERA acr l. (= exchange rate
agreement)
2. (US) (= Equal Rights
Amendment)

3. (= Earth Re
sources Application (Program)

4. (= Electrical
Research Association) -

(
) 5. (= erase character)

ERNIE/Ernie acr (inf) (= Elec
tronic Random Number Indicator
Equipment) : ,


()
err abbr (= error) ,

escalation clause esca


lator clause
185

ESCALATOR
escalator clause/escalation
clause :
,
[
]
escape clause (inf)
[ ] (
; ..)
ESOP acr (= Employee Stock
Ownership Plan)
()
ether n (inf) ,
euchre v (US) ,

eunuch rule, the (US)



,


Eureka State, the (US)
[. ]
EURO AIM acr (= European
Organization for an Independent
Audiovisual Market)


Eurocracy

:
1.

2.
,

Eurocrat n :


Euros pea k n

Eurotrash
(

)
evangelist n ,
( ,
)


even break (inf)

186

evened out (US)



even keel v (inf)
[
]
(-)
even money (inf) 1. ,
2.

even Stephen even Steven
even Steven/even Stephen/
even Stevens (US) 1. (
..);
[] 2.

3. , ;
[] ( ) 4.
, 5.

even Stevens even Steven
Everglade State, the (US)
[.
]
evergreen credit (US)
:




(
)
evergreen Fund (UK)
: ,





evergreen funding (UK)

:
[ ]

Evergreen State, the (US)


[.
]
every last (inf)
every man jack (US inf)
();

EXTRA
everything from A to Z
everything from soup to nuts
everything from soup to
nuts /everything from A to Z
(US) [,
]
everything is s e v e n s and
elevens (US)
every time (inf) 1.
; 2.

every trick in the book (inf)


[
]
every which way (inf)
;
Excelsior State, the (US)
[. ]
e x c e s s baggage (inf) 1.
; - [
] 2. [
]
exchequer n (inf) ,

excise v (inf) [
]

excoriate v (inf) [
] ( )
excoriation n (inf)
[]
Excuse my French (US)


exec n (US)
, ,

exec. (= executor)
,

executive
session
(US)
[/
]

e x e s n (inf) ,
exhaust price
(
,



)
exist v (inf)

EXODUS acr (= Expe


riments On the Deployment of
UMTS)
UMTS
exotic
: ,

exotics n (US) [
; ]

expanding-pie assumption

: ,

expect v (inf) ,
,
expend (= expenditure)
;
ex-pit transaction
:

explode a bombshell
drop a brick
exput

extension n (US)
(,
)
extinction price

extortion n (inf)
;
extortionate mod (inf)
( )
extortioner n (inf) ;
(,
)
extra n (US inf) [
]
187

EYE
eye ()
eyeball v 1. ;
2.
eye-opener (US inf)
;
;

eye-popper (inf)
; -
[]
eye-popping mod (inf)
,
e y e s only (US) {someone)
[]
{-, -)

e y e s to cool it (US)
[ ] [
]
Eyetie/eyetie/Eytie
,
eyetie Eyetie
eye-view (inf)
eye-wash 1.
, 2. ;
3. ,
eye-wash election

Eytie Eyetie
e-zine { electronic
magazine)

F
F.A./Fanny
Adams/fanny
adams/sweet F.A./sweet Fan
ny Adams (UK) 1.
2.
[ (-) 3.
[]
fab 1. mod ,
, ;
2. (= fabric) ) ,
) ,
3. abbr a) (= fabricate)
; ;
) (= fab
rication) ;
;
fabless company ,


FACE acr (= Framed Ac
cess Command Environment)

face (inf) 1. ;
; 2. v
;

face card (US) 1.
[] 2.

face ft (inf)

face lift (inf)

face-off (US) ,

facer (inf)

face the music (US) 1.


{
); [
] { ) 2.

[ ];

face time (US) 1.
(

)
2. [] ( ,
),


face up to (US)
- [
]
fack v (US) 1.
2.
FACT acr (US) (= factor analysis
chart technique)
(- )
factotum (inf)
;
fade v (US) 1.
[ ] 2.
fader

fadge (inf) ,

faff (about) v (UK)


[
]
faff about phr v faff
189

FAG
fag 1. n [
; / ] 2. v (at)
( ~ away (at)) ,
( -) 3. v
, ( ;
. .)
fag away phr v fag 2
fag-end n 1.
(-)', 2.
(; . .)
fail (US)

fail float
:
,

fainaigue v (inf)

FAIR acr (=fair access to


insurance requirement)

FAIR Certificate (US)


:



fair crack of the whip (UK
inf) ( )
fair deal (inf) 1.
2.
[ ] 3.

fair do's ;

fair game (US) [
] ;

fair-haired boy (US inf) 1.


, 2.
3.
,
4.

fair hell (US inf)

190

fairish mod (inf) 1.


, 2.
, 3. ,
4. ,
fair shake (US) 1.
[ ] ;
2. [
] ;
;
3. ;
;

fair to middling mod (inf)


1. , ,
2. , ,
fair trade
fair-weather mod (US) 1.
2.
fair-weather
friend
(US)
,
,

fair weather friend and
sunshine politician (US)
-
: ,

fairy godfather 1.
, (,
); 2.
3.

fairy money (US)


: ,

(

)
fairy-tale (US) ,
,
fake (inf) 1. ;
; 2. ()
3. v ( ~ up)
; ;

fake it (US) ;
, []

FALL
fakement n (inf)
; ; ;
;
fake off phr v (inf) 1.
; ;
, 2.

fake out phr v (inf) ,
, ;

faker 1. ;
2. ,
3. ;
fake up phr v fake 3
fakus n (US) ;

falderal/folderol n (US)
[
]; ,
fall (US) 1. {) 2.
3. 4. v
5. v (
-); 6. v
( )
fall asleep at the switch
(US)
; ()

fallback position (US)


[
],
[ ]

fall down (US inf) phr v 1. (on)


( -);
2. 3.

fall down and go boom (US)


[
]
fall down on the job (inf)
1.
2.
[ ]
fallen angel (US)
: 1.
, -
()

,
2. ,

fall flat 1. (inf)
[
] 2. fall on one 's
face
fall flat on it's face fall on
one 'sface
fall flat on one's face fall
on one 'sface
fall for
fall from grace (US)
;
;

fall guy (US) 1.


2.
; ;

falling-out (US)
fall into a good berth
berth I
fall into a nice berth
berth I
fall into a snug berth
berth I
fall money (US) ,
[]
fall on one's face/fall flat
on one's face/fall flat on it's
face/fall flat (inf)
[ ]
fall on one's feet (inf)
- (,
);
fall out phr v 1.
2.
fallout n (US)

fall out of bed (US)


: ;
;
[
]
fall over backwards fall
over oneself
fall over each other fall
over one another
191

FALL
fall over one another/fall
over each other (inf)
( -);
(- -)
fall over oneself/fall over
backwards (inf)
[ ]
fall short (US)

fall through (inf)


; [ ];
( )
FAME acr (= Forecasts and Ap
praisals for Management Evalua
tion) ,

family (UK)

family jewels (US) 1.


[];
2.

famous mod (inf) ,

FAN acr (= Factory Area


Network)
fan (inf) ,
;
fanac (US)
[
] - (,
, ,
. .)
fancy account

Fancy Dan fancy Dan


fancy Dan/Fancy Dan (US)
,
[]; ,
[
, ]
fancy footwork/fast foot
work (US) 1. ;
2.
[;
]
fandangle (US)
,
192

fanfare
(
)
fanigle finagle
Fannie Fanny
Fanny Adams FA.
fanny adams FA.
fanny-bumper (US)
,
,
Fanny Mae/Fannie (US
inf) 1. ( Federal National
Mortgage Association)

2.

fanny merchant (UK) -


,
fanzine (inf) ( fan maga
zine)
[ ,
. .]
farmer (US) 1. ,
; ,
2. mod
farmerette (inf)

Farmer Mac (US inf) ( Fe
deral Agricultural Mortgage Corpo
ration)

()
farm-out v (US) (
)
far out morf(US) 1.
;
2. ;
fart about fart around
fart around/fart about/fartarse around/fartarse about
phr v (UK) vulg 1.
[];
2.
[ ]
fartarse
about
fart
around
fartarse around fart
around

FATHER
fashionist n (US inf) 1.
2. -
FAST acr (= Federation
Against Software Theft)


fast buck (US) ,
{
);
fast-buck artist (inf)

fast buck funds (US)
:
,


fasten v (inf) {;
.)
fast footwork fancy foot
work
fast one (US) , ,

fast talk (US inf) ;


{ );
(
-)
fast-talk v (inf) ;
( -)
fast talker ,

()
fast worker (inf)
1. , ,
2. ,

FAT acr 1. (= fixed asset trans
fer)
2. (= file allocation table)

fat 1. 2. (US)

3. , 4.
[] ;
5. mod (inf)
, ( )
6. mod ;
( ; ) 7. mod (with)
;
(-)

fatal embrace
[-] (,

)
fat bit

fat cat (US)
: 1. ,
2. ,
(
) 3. , ;
; 4.
5. ,


6. ,


fat-cat mod (US)
[
]
fat chance
;

Fat City fat city


fat city/Fat City
; ;

fat client
(
)
fat fryer (US) ,

fat frying (US)


: (
)


fat head ,

father 1.
2.
( )
father and s o n s
:

193

FATHER
father card
;

father-figure (inf)
;

father file
;
father in/father out (US)
:



father Knickerbocker (US)
(inf)
[. -]
father on {upon} someone
- {
); - (
)
father out father in
father upon someone
father on someone
fathom out phr v (inf)

fat is in the fire, the 1.


2.
3.
fat line ,

fat lot, a (inf)
[ ]
fat-mouth v (US)
;

fat office (US)


[
]
fat part
( , . )
fat purse ,

fat server n

fat snake :
,

194

fattygews (US) ;

fatware n 1.
: ,


2.


favorite {nifty} fifty (US)
:
,

(,
,
)
favorite son (US)
: ,



FBI acr (= Federation of British
Industries)

featherbed v (US) 1.

[
]
2.
, 3.
4.
,
5.

featherbedding n
: 1.



2. ,
,


3.

feather in one's cap (US)

1. ; 2.
feather merchant (US)
,

FEEL
feather one's nest (US)
1.
2.
(
) 3.
4.

feature 1.
[
] 2.
) [
],


)
[ ],

3. v , 4. v (US
inf) ;
5. v (US
inf) ;

FED acr 1. (= ferroelectric


display)
2. (= Field Emission Display)

3. (= field-effect diode)

Fed fed
fed/Fed (US) 1. ( Fee
ble) ,

2. (the ~) ( the Federal Reserve
System) )
)

3.
4.
5. mod
, ;
6. acr a) (= Federa
tion) ) (= Federal)

federal diploma (US)



Federalese (US) upon

Federals n (US)
,

,

Fed intervention hour (US)

,


(

)
feeb /eebee
feebee/feeby/feeb n (US)
(
the Fe
deral Bureau of Investigation)
Feebie fed 1
fee by cMfeebee
feed n (US)
feedback n (US)
, ;
feeder (US inf) ;

feeding the ducks (US)
:


feed the kitty (US inf)
;
[ ]
feel like a million (dollars)
(US inf)
[]
feel like a million dollars
feel like a million
feel one's oats (inf) 1.
[ ]
2. ;
[ ]
[ ]
feel out phr v (US) ;

feel the draught (inf) 1.
2.
3.
[
]
;
4.

195

FEEL
feel the pinch (inf) 1.
[
] 2.

feep 1. ,

;
( ) 2. v

( );
(
)
feeper
(
)
feet on the ground (US)
[]
[ ]
feevee n (US)
[]
feisty mod 1. ,
2.
feminine stanza (US) [
]
fenagle finagle
fence 1. [
; ]
2.
3. v 4. v
5.



fence hanger (US) ,
[],

fence-hanger mod
[]
fence-mending n
( ;
. .)
fencepost error

fencing
fender-bender n (US) 1.
;
-
2.
196

3. ,
-

ferret n (inf) 1.
; ,
( - )
2.
fees up phr v (US)

fetch v ( -
- );
(); ()
fetcher bill (US)
:
,

[ ]
fetch round phr v ,

fetch up phr v (inf) 1. (UK)


2. ;
F.F.V. acr (US) ( First Fami
lies of Virginia)
[ ]
fiction n (inf)

fictioneer n (inf)

fiddle 1. (inf)
; ; ;
2. -
3. 4. v (inf)
; ;
5. v (US inf) [
] (; ) 6. v
- 7. v (
~ with)
( . .);
( . .);
(, )
fiddle about phr v (inf)
, ,
fiddle away phr v (inf)
, ,
(; )
fiddler n 1.
[] 2.
; 3. (US inf)
,

FILL
fiddle w i t h e r v 1. (
); (
) 2. fiddle 7
fiddly mod (inf)
( );

fidget n (UK) 1. 2.
3. ;

field engineer

field expedient (US)


: -,

,

field phone calls (inf)


fiend n (inf) 1.
2. ,

Fifth Estate (UK inf)

(

(--) British Broadcasting
Corporation ()
fifth wheel (US) - [
-] ;

fifty-fifty mod 1.
2. []
3. ,
;
(-) ,

fifty-six (US)
: 1.

2. ,
,

fig abbr 1. (= figurative)
, 2. (= figure)
) ) ; ,

fight city hall (US inf)


;
(-) .
fight tooth and nail (US)
[ ]
[]
FIGS acr 1. (US) (= future
income and growth securities)


2. (= fi
gures shift)

figure (US) 1. :
00
2. v
, , 3. v
4. v (-
) 5. v
figure in phr v (inf) 1.
;
; ( )
2. ;

figure out phr v (US inf)



figure up phr v (US inf) 1.
() 2.
()
filbert n (US)
file 1. ; ;
2. (US) ( ~ seventeen;
- thirteen)
( )
file inoculating
[
]
file seventeen file 2
file thirteen file 2
fill in phr v (inf) 1. (on)
[ ]
2. (for someone) ,
, (-)
fill-in (US) ,
- (
)
fill in time (inf) 1.
2. (-)
(. )
197

FILL
fill one's collar (inf)

[ ]
fill or kill/FOK
:

[ ]
, ,
,
fill someone in on (inf)
-
fill s o m e o n e ' s s h o e s (US)

- (., -
)
fill {fit} the bill
, ;
( -)
filmdom /film land 1.
2. ;

film land filmdom
filthy 1. 2.
3. mod
filthy lucre ;
,
filthy rich l.
2.
fin/finn/finif/finiff/finnif/finski
(US) 1.
2.
finagle/fanigle/fenagle/finnigle v (inf) 1. ,
2. -
;
finagler (US)
final n (inf) (
)
financial baker :
1. ,

2.
3.
;
financially embarrassed (US)

financial menu
:
,
198

financial sharks

find a good berth berth I


find a nice berth berth 1
find a snug berth berth I
find oneself in the mire (inf)
1.
2.
find rover (US)

fine paper first-class paper


fine print, the (inf)
( );

finesse (US) 1.
[ ]
2. v ;
;
fine-tooth comb (US)
;
fine-tune v l.
() 2.
(
. ) 3. ,
();
[ ]
fine tuning
:
-


[ ;
]
Finey/Finy

finger n UNIX
(

)
fingerer 1. 2.
finger in the pie 1. (
-) 2.
[ ]
fingernails (US)

FIRST
fingerpoint v (US)

[
]
fingers (US) 1. 10%
2. -
finger s o m e o n e ' s money

finif fin
finiff fin
finish v (inf) ,
,
finisher n (inf)

fink (US) 1.
2. ) ,
; )
3. , ;

4. 5.
6. v
7. v (out of) ;
(-
)
fink outpAr v 1.
[]; ()
( -) 2.
, 3.
[
. .] 4.
finn fin
finnif fin
finnigle finagle
finski fin
Finy Finey
fire v (US inf) 1. ( ~ out)
[ ]
2.

fire away phr v (US) 1.
;
2. (~!) ! !
fire-ball n (US) 1.
, [
] 2. ;

fire brigade (US)
,

fire-eater n (US) 1.
2. ,


firefighters n
: ,

,
fire
fighting/putting
out
fires (US) :


,
,
[
]
fire out phr v fire 1
fire up phr v (US)
(-);
[] (-)
firewall n 1.
(
Internet
Internet) 2.
Chinese wall I; 2
firewalling n

fireworks n (US) :

[
]
firm, the n (UK) 1.
; 2.

firmware 1.
(
,

) 2.
3. mod

FIRST acr (= Forum of


Incident Response and Security
Teams)

first n 1. (inf) [
] ( -) 2. (UK inf)

199

FIRST
first board :

,

first-class/first-rate mod (inf)
1. ;
2.
first-class paper/fine paper
(UK)
:
[ . .],
[ ;
]
[
. .]
firs test with the mostest,
the (US) [ ]
;

first go ,
first off (US) 1.
2. -
first-of- (US) l.
2. mod ,
first papers (US inf)

first-rate first-class
FIRSTS acr (= floating interest
rate short tranche securities)

First State, the (US)
[. ]
first string 1.
2.

first-string mod
;
first thing (inf)
first thing one knows (inf)
, ;

first things first (inf)


(
) ;
,
fish 1. 2. ,
3. 4.
5. 6.
200

[ ]
7. ,
8. v (inf)
(; )
( ) 9. v
,
fish for phr v (US)
{ -); ( )
fishily mod (inf)
;
fishing expedition 1.
-
[ ;
-
];
2.
()
(
);
3.



4.


fish or cut bait
;
(-)
fish out phr v (inf)
()
fish scale (US) 1.
2.
fishskin n (US)

fish story/fish tale (US inf)


;
fish tale fish story
fish-wrapper n (US)
fishy mod (US inf) 1.
; (
; ) 2.
, ,

fistful (US)

fistful of money (US)


,

FIXATED
fit 1. mod [
] ( ,
)
2. fit-up
fit for a king (inf)
[];
,
fit-out n (inf) ,

FITS acr (= Functional


Interpolating Transformation Sys
tem)


fit the bill fill the bill
fit up phr v 1. (UK)
2. (inf)
,

fit-up/fit n (UK)

five five spot


five-and-ten n (US) ,

(
)
five-case note five spot
five c's of credit
:


(character),

(capital), (capacity),
(collateral),
(conditions)
five-finger discount (US)
-

five it/take the fifth (US)
1.
( 5-
) 2.
( -;
)
five-percenter n (US) : 1. ,




(
)
2. [ ; ;
] ,

fiver n (inf) [
] [
]
five spot/five/five-case note
(US) [ ]

five W's (=who, what,


when, where and why) : , , ,
(
,
)
five W's and H (=who,
what, when, where, why and how)
- : ,
, , ,
( ,

)
FIX acr (= Federal Internet
Exchange)
()
fix (inf) 1.
; 2. ;
3. []
;
, 4.
[]
5. v
; 6. v
7. v , ,
8. v [
] 9. v
, 10. v
, 11. v
( );
; ;
[ ]
12. v ,
fixated mod (on)
(-); ( )
201

FIXED
fixed mod (US) 1.
, ,
(., ;
) 2.
fixed-pie assumption

: ,
[
],
,
-

Fixer ,
[]
fixer (US) 1. (,
;
) 2. ;
3.
[ ]

fixings 1. (US inf)
; ;
2. (US)
[ ]
fix on phr v (inf)
( -);
fix someone's little red
wagon fa someone's wagon
fix someone's (little red)
wagon (US) 1.
[] ; -
; -
2. [,
] - 3.
- [
-];
fix someone up (US) 1.
[]
- 2. ,
[ ] -
fixture (inf) 1. , (
) -
[ -
]; ;
; 2.
,
202

- 3. -
, [
; ];

fix-up n (US) 1.
; (
); 2.
; 3. ,

fizzbo n (US) ,

(,
)
fizzer n
( )
fizzle 1. (inf) ,
, 2, fizzle out
fizzle out phr v/fizzle v (inf)
1. [
]; 2.
,
flabbergast v (inf) ,

flack flak
flackery n (US inf) ;

FLAG acr (= fiber-optic
link around the globe)

flag (US) 1. n 2. v
(-);
(-),
[ ] 3. v
[] (
; )
flagging an account
(


)
FLAGS n
flak/flack n (US) 1. (
) ;
2. )
[]
[ ] )
, [
] - [ -]

FLAT
3. n -,
4.
, ; 5.

[ ] 6. ;
7. v -
8. v ,

flake out phr v (US)

flake-out n (US) ,

f la key flaky
flaky/flakey mod (US) 1.
2.
(, ) 3.

flamage n
[ ]

flame 1. ( flamefest) [ ;
] (

Usenet);
; 2. v
( );

flame bait :

,

;
flamefest flame I
flamer n
[
]
flame war

(,
); []
( );

flame warrior
: ,
,

flange head (US)

flanker n 1. ,
2. - (,


)
flannel 1. (mf)
, ;
; ,
2. v ;
; 3.
() 4.
()
flap (US) 1. ,
2. , ;
, 3. v ;

flare up phr v (US)


;

flare-up (inf) (
)
flare-up of labor disputes
(US inf)

flash 1.
[] 2.
3.
[] 4.
, 5.
, 6. mod
,
7. mod ,
8. mod
; 9. mod
10. v ;
,
flash in the pan (inf) -
[ -]


flash on phr v (US)

flat 1.
,
2. , 3.
(

203

FLAT

) 4. mod ;
5. mod
; 6.
flat broke (inf)
;

flat-footed mod (US) 1.


, ;
2. , ,

flat on one's a s s (US) vulg


;

flat out (inf) 1. ,


2. phr v ;

flat-out mod (inf) 1. ,
2. , ;

flat pyramid structure (US)


:

,

,

flatten v (inf) 1. ( ~ out)


2.
[]
flatten out phr v flatten 1
flatworm n
; (
)
flavor n (US) 1.
(, ) 2.
(
);
flavorful mod (US)
, ; (
)
flavor of the week (US) [
]
flavour of the month (UK)
[ ]
flea market (inf) ,
,
204

fleece v [
];

Flem (inf) 1. (= Fleming)
2. (= Flemish)

flesh peddler (US) 1. 2.


[ ]

flesh-presser (US)
flick /I (inf)
Flickertail State, the (US)
[.
]
flier flyer
flight to quality (US)
:




flimflam (inf) 1. ,
2. ,
3. v (US) 4. v
,
flimsy n (inf) 1. [
] ( ) 2.
[ ];
;
( )
3. 4. ,
5. ;
fling (inf) 1. 2.
(UK) ;
3. v (UK) ;

FLIP acr (= floating-point
interpretive program)
(
)
flip (US) 1. ,
2.
3. mod
, 4. v


(
) 5. v -

FLOATER
; 6. v
(
); ()
flip-flop (US) 1.
( );
2. v
[ ] 3. v
();

flip-flop maturity
,

[

]
flip-flop note flip-flop
security
flip-flop
security/flip-flop
note

flip-in poison pill (US)


:
,
,
,
,
-,

( poison pill)
flip-over poison pill (US)

: ,
-,

(

)
,

( poison pill)
flipper (US) :
,


flipping n (US) :


flippy-floppy
,
flip side (US)
(, .);
(
)
flit (inf) 1. [
] (
) 2. v
[ ] (
)
flitter n (inf) ,
,

flitting n (inf)
[];
(
)
fliv cMfliwer I, 5
flivver (US) 1. n ( fliv)
, 2. n ,
3. n
[ ] 4. -
, ,
5. v ( fliv)

flavor n (US) ,
float (US) 1.
,

2. ,
3. v
[] ( )
float a loan (US inf)

floater 1. (inf) (
) 2. (US inf)
[ ] 3.
; 4. (
) ( )
5.
.
, 7. (US) (
)
,
8. (US)
( ,
);
, 205

FLOATING
9. [
] 10.
,
11.
;

floating (inf)
{ .)
float one (US) 1.
2. 3.

flock 1.
2. mod
flog v 1. ,
{ - ) 2.
[] {-) 3.
;
{-)
flog a dead horse (inf) 1.
[ ]
{
, );

2.

flood-flood bird (inf)


( )
flookem /Iukum
flookum cjuflukum
floor (inf) 1. : )
)


2. []
3. v ;
4. v ;
5. v
{)
floorer (inf) 1.
2.
3. ;
;
;
floortion (US) { floor
transaction) ,

FLOP acr 1. (= floating
octal point)
[
206

(
)] 2. (= floating point)
3. (= floating-point
operation)

flop 1. (inf) , ;
{ . .)
2. (inf) - [ -]

[ ];
3. ;
; ,
, 4. (US)

;
5. v (inf)
6. v (inf) ,
{
) 7. v (US) {-
);
8. v
[ ]
floperoo cMJlopperoo
flopperoo/floperoo (US)
1. [
] 2.
;
floppy mod (inf) 1. ,
{ ) 2.
, ,
3. ( .)
floppy disk (US)
;
FLOPS acr (= floating
point operations per second)


flop sweat (US) ,
[
], ,
[ ]

flower bond (US)
:
,


{
)

FLUSH
Flower State, the (US)
[ ]
flub (US inf) 1. n ( flubup) , , 2. n
[
] 3.
( , )
4. v , ();
[
] 5. v [
] 6. v ;

flubdub n (US) 1. ,
; 2.
, 3.
4. ,

flubdubbed mod (US) 1.
( ) 2.

flub the dub (US) 1.


;
2. [ ,
]
flub up screw up
flub-up flub 1
fluctuation harnessing (US)




fluff 1. []
() 2. ,
3.
[]
4. 5.
[ ] 6. v
, (
) 7. v [
] 8. v ,

fluff log (US)

fluff off phr v (US) 1.


[]
2. ;
3.
fluff-off n ,

fluke (US) 1.
;
2. , 3.
, 4.
5. ,
6. v
7. v

flukum/flookum/flookem n
(US) 1. ,
2.
3.
fluky mod (inf) 1. ,
2. ;
3. 4.
5.
flummox (US) 1. ,
2. v ;
, 3. v
;
flunk v (US inf) 1. ,
2. ( ~ out)
[ ]
;
3. ( );
4.
; (
) 5.

flunkey/flunky/flunkie n (US
inf) 1. ;
2. 3.
,
flunkie flunkey
flunk out phr v flunk 2
flunky flunkey
flush 1. n 2. mod
; 3. mod (with)
( ) 4. v (inf)
; (-
); 5. v
(
) 6. v [
] 7. v
,
flush of {with} money
;
flush with money flush of
money
207

FLUTTER
flutter (inf) 1. n ;
2. (
) 3. v
( . )
fly 1. mod ;
; ; 2. mod
, ;
3. v (US inf)
[ ]
fly a {one's} kite l.

2. ,

3.
(. .
,

)
[

] 4. (

) 5.
[
]
flyboy n (US inf)
fly-by-night 1.
2. ,

,
3. 4. mod
(,
) 5. mod ;

flyer/flier n 1.
; 2.
;
3. (inf) ,
[
] 4. (US)
; ; ;
( )
5.
flying mod (US) 1.
2.

flying jinny (US)
(
)
208

flying pickets (UK) ,





,

flying squadron (US)


: ,





fly in the ointment (inf) ,

[ ;
]
fly kites (US) 1. [
] 2.

3.
.

fly one's kite fly a kite


fly posting n
:
[ ]
, ,
. .
fly right (US) 1.
[ ] 2.

fly the coop (US inf)

fly the eagle/make the


eagle scream (US inf)

; -

fly the track (US inf)

FOB acr (US) (= Friend
of Bill) [ ],
, ,

F.O.B. acr (US) (= Fresh off the


Board) ;

FOOLPROOF
fob off (inf) phr v
{-)

FOCUS acr (= Federation
on Computing in the United States)


FOCUS Report (US) (= Finan
cial and Operational Combined
Uniform Single Report)
:

(
,


)
fogey fogy
Foggy Bottom/foggy bot
tom (US) 1.
2. .
,
(
)
foggy bottom Foggy
Bottom
fogy/fogey n (US)

FOK fill or kill


fold v 1. ,
( urn n)2. ( ~
up) ; ,

folderol falderal
folding folding cabbage
folding cabbage/folding nl
folding lettuce/folding money/
folding
stuff/folding
green
(US)
folding green folding
cabbage
folding lettuce folding
cabbage
folding money 1.
2.
folding cabbage
folding stuff folding cab
bage
fold up fold 2

Foley Square (US)


[]
follow in s o m e o n e ' s foot
steps (inf) -

follow in someone's tracks

(inf) -

follow on phr v (inf) 1.


[ ]
2.
[ ]
follow out phr v (US) 1.
2.
( -)
;
(-) ,
[
]
follow suit (inf)
-
follow through phr v (US)
1. 2.
, 3.
; 4.

5. ()
(-)
follow-through/follow-up
n
(inf) 1. 2.
; ;

follow-up follow-through
foney phoney
fony phoney
food for the squirrels (US)
1. , 2.
[ ; ; ]
foo-foo n (US) 1. ,
2. ,
3. ,
fool n (US inf) , ,

fool around (inf)
[ ]
foolproof mod l.
, 2.
[
] 3. ,
209

FOOL-TOLERANCE
( ) 4.

( )
fool-tolerance

foot 1. v (inf) (
) 2. put {set} one's foot
down (inf) (about) )
[]
) )
;
; (
-) 3. get a
{one's} foot in (inf)
[ ] (-);
; ;
4. get {start; set; step} off
on the right foot (inf) a)
)
5. get
{start; set; step} off on the
wrong foot (inf) )
)
6. get
one's feet wet (US inf)
(-) [ ()] 7. put {set} one's {the}
best foot first (inf)
[
; ]
footer ;

foot-in-mouth disease (US)

foot in the door (inf)


(
-)
footle 1. , ;
2. v ( ~ about;
~ around) [ ];

footle about phr v footle 2
footle around phr v footle 2
footle away phr v (inf)
();
()
210

footless rule (US inf)


[]
foot-licker n (inf) ,
,
footlights n (inf) 1.
2.
footling/foozling mod (inf)
1. , 2.
, , ;
;
Footsie ( Financial Times
Stock Exchange Index or FTSE
Index)
(Financial Times)
:

,
(
)
foot the bill (inf) 1.
; ,
2.
[];

footwork n
[
]
foozle (inf) 1. (
) 2. ;
[; ]
3. v (
); [ ]
(; ) 4. v
,
foozlified mod [
] ( )
foozling footling
FOR acr (= free on rail)
for all one is worth (inf)
1. [ ]
2. , ;
for all one knows (inf)
,
for all one's trouble for
one's trouble

for all the world (US)


[
]

FOR
for a song (inf)
,
force someone's hand (US
inf) -
(-)
for chicken feed for pea
nuts
Ford n (US inf) (
)
ford n 1.
[ ] (
)2. ,

foreign crowd
: -
,


forex n 1. ( foreign currency
trading market)
2.

for free mod (

)
for-instance n (US inf)
for it (US)
[]
for keeps (US inf) 1.
, ;
[ ] 2. [
, ]
fork out/fork over/fork up
phr v (for) ( ) []
fork over fork out
fork up fork out
for love or money (US)
[
]
form n (UK)
formal (US inf) 1.
,

2.
; ;

formula n (inf) ,
()

for my money (inf)


[ ];
for nothing down (US inf)

for (all) one's trouble (US)
1. 2.
[ ]
for openers/for starters
(US) 1. , 2.

for
peanuts/for chicken
feed (US) [
]
for real/for serious (US)
1. , 2.

for reasons best known to


oneself (inf) -

for serious for real
for Starters for openers
for sure (inf) 1.
2. ,
fort v [
] (-)
forte n (US) ;

for the cuff (US)

for the (sheer) hell of it (inf)


[ ;
]
for the high dive (inf)

for the high jump (inf)

(
)
for the life of one (US)
- [ ]
for the nth {umpteenth}
time (inf) [ ;
]
for the record (inf)
;

for the sheer hell of it for


the hell of it
211

FOR
for the umpteenth time
for the nth time
forthwith n (US inf) ,

fortifying patent
: ,


fortune cookie 1.
2.
for two pins (inf) 1.
2. 3.
forty-eight (US)
[-]
forty-'leven (US)
,
forward (US)
[ ]
forward slash
{ )
for what is worth (inf)
[
, ] {-);
{)
fossil (inf) 1.

[
] 2. []
3. mod ,

fotog n (US) 1.
2.
foul ball (US) ;

foul bill of lading


{
) [ ]
fouled-up mod 1.
, ( ) 2.
, 3.
4.
foul up phr v ;
, ;
{ -);

212

foul-up n (inf) 1.
2. ,
3. , 4. [
] {); (
) 5. ,
. ()
foundry n 1.
:

2. ,
four and one (US) 1.
2.
four A's (= American Associa
tion of Advertising Agencies)
:

four-bit mod (US)

four-bits (US)
four C's (= cigarettes, colas,
candies, coffee) :
, ,
, {
,
)

four eyes requirement (UK)

:

,

four-flush (inf) 1.
, ;
2. mod ;

four-flusher 1.
2. , 3.
, ,
four-flushing mod
, ,
four hundred, the (US)
,

four letter man (US)


[ ; ]

four M's (= material, men, ma


chines, money) :
, , ,

FREE
(

)
four-o mod (US)
,
Fourth Estate
[]
fourth market (US)
{ )

Fourth of July speech (US

inf)
[-
]
fourth world (inf)
[ ] (


)
FOX act 1. (= forward with
optional exit)

2. (= Futures and Options Exchange)

fox v (inf) ,
; ;

fox message
[
]
fox trap (US) ,

foxy mod (inf)
frame (US) 1. n ;
2. v { ~ up)
{; );
; {-);
{, );

[ ]
frame up frame 2
frame-up (inf) 1. n
; ;
2.
3. 4.
5. ,
6.
7. mod

franc n (US) 1.
2.
Franglais n (inf)
[
]
frantic mod (US) 1.
, 2.

frau n
fraud n (inf) 1. ; []
2. ;
fray n (inf)
freak n (inf) 1.
2. ,

freak out phr v


;
[
]
freak-out n
{ . );

FRED acr vulg {- fucking ridi


culous electronic device) -
{
. .),
[
]
Freddie Mac (US inf) 1. {
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Cor
poration)

{) 2.

{)
Fred Neck 1. 2.

freebee/freebie/freeby 1.
;
; - {.,

) 2. ,

3. mod ,
4. mod ,
freebie /reebee
free box (US)
:
213

FREEBY

(


)
f reeby cMfreebee
freecker
{
)
free crowd (US)
:
-
,

freed up :

(
;

,
)
freelance v (inf)

freeload (US inf) 1.
;
2. v
[] 3. v

freeloader n (inf) 1.
, ;

2.

free lunch (US) 1. -


2.
(
,
- )
Free net

free ride 1. -
; -
( ,
. .) 2.

free-rider n 1. ,
-
( . .) 2.
214

,
,

free riding (US)
: 1.
,

2.



,

free-vee n (US)
(

)
freeware
; .
free wheeling (US) ,

,

(. . ,


-
: )
free-wheeling mod (inf) 1.
, 2. ;

3.
free-wheeling market (inf)

free, white and over twentyone free, white and twenty-one
free, white and (over) twentyone (inf) [
] ;
; ,

freeze/hang n
:


freeze out phr v (inf) 1.
[, ] (); ( -

FROGLANDER
. ); (
) 2.
,
,

freezer -
French 1. ;
2. v (inf)

Frenchify/frenchify v (inf)
()
frenchify Frenchify
French leave [
]
French walk 1.
2. [] (
.)
Frenchy (inf) 1.
, 2. mod

frequent flyer (US) ,


,
,



,

fresh mod (US)
freshman n (US inf) 1. ,
(
) 2. (inf)
3.

friction c o s t s (US) ,
[/
]

friendliness n
:

,

friendly (inf) 1.
;
2.

fringes n ( fringe benefits)



; ;
()
Frisco n (US) . -

Friscoite n (US) .
-
frisk (US) 1. 2. v
();
()
Frisky mod .
-
fritter away phr v (inf)
(, . )
Fritz 1. 2. mod

fritz 1. , 2. v
( ~ out) ,
( ); ,

fritzer n (US) -

fritz out phr v fritz 2


frivol v (inf) 1.
2. ( ~ away)
(, ,
)
frivol away frivol 2
frob 1.
2. cMfrobmcate
frobnicate/frob v
(,
)
Frog/frog n (US) 1. (
frog-eater; frogg; froggiey)
,
2.
frog n (US) 1.
- 2. Frog
frog-eater Frog I
froggie Frog 1
froggy Frog I
froggy program
[<<]
frog hair (US) ,
(
)
Froglander n
215

FROGSKIN
frogskin n (US)

FROLIC acr (= floating rate op


tional level installment credit)



from hunger/strictly from
hunger (US) 1. [
]
[ ; ;
. .] 2. 3.
4.
5. ,
;
from nothing down (US inf)

from rags to riches (inf)
[ ]
; ,

from scratch (inf)


[ ] ( -)
from soup to nuts (US inf)

from square one (inf)
[ ;
]
from the bottom
[]
from the get-go/from the
git-go (US)
from the git-go / the
get-go
from the ground up (inf)
1. , ,
2. [ ]
from the horse's mouth
(US)

from the word go 1.
2. [
]
front 1. []
( ,
.) 2. )
) ,
)
3. (the ~)
216

; , 4.
[
] 5. v
[] (d/w
, .) 6. v
; ;
7. front out
front burner (US inf) 1.
[] (
) 2.
front door l. (UK)
:



2. ;
(
..) 3. [
] ( )
front-end loaded/front load
ed (US) 1.
: ,


2.
:


(

)
front-end money (US)
,

front foot (US) ,
[
;
]
front it front out
front loaded front-end
loaded
front man (US) -
: I. ,

,

[ ] 2.
(
)

FRY
front money 1. ,
; 2.
(
)
front off front out
front office (inf) 1. ,
{) 2.
[
] (); ,
(); ,
[
] 3. ;
; 4.
; ;
; 5.
6. [
;
],
7. ,
,
front-office mod (inf) 1.
2.
front-office decision (inf)
;

front-office policy (inf)
[ . .]
front out phr v/front off phr
v/front it/front v (UK) 1.
(-) [
] 2.
[
]
front-pager (US inf)
;
front-porch campaign (US)

:
,


front runner 1. (
), , ,
[
. ] 2. ,

[ ;
]

front running (US)


:
, ,


,



frontware

frost (inf) 1. ,
(, );
2. 3.
; 4.
5. v ;
6. v ;

Frost belt, the (US)


-

frow n (inf)
frozen mod 1.
( )2.
3.
( )
frozen limit, the (inf)
[]
fruit (US) l. ,
[
] 2.
[
]
fruit machine (UK inf)

fruits of the poisonous tree
-
,

FRY acr (= first reading


yesterday)
[]
fry v 1. (inf)
2. 3.
, , ,
()
fry out fat fry the fat out of
217

FRY
fry the fat out of/fry out fat
(US) []

[ ]
( . .)
fubar/fubb/fumtu (US) vulg
( fucked up beyond all recogni
tion; fucked up beyond all belief;
fucked up more than usual) 1. n
; , ;
, 2. mod
; ;
fubb cMfubar
fuck about fuck around
fuck around/fuck about phr
v vulg 1. 2.
[
]
fucked mod vulg 1.
[;
; ] (
, . .) 2.
[ ;
] ( )
fucked-up mod vulg
; ;

fuck up phr v vulg 1.


(); ;
2.
fuck-up n vulg 1. ;
; ( )
2. 3. ,
[] 4.
, 5. ,

fud fuddy-duddy
fuddy mod (US) ,

fuddy-duddy/fud (inf) 1. n
;
2. mod ;
;
fudge 1.
() 2.
, 3. v -
[] 4. v (inf)
();
(
218

) 5. v
6. v [
] ()
fudged mod (inf)
[] ( )
fudge factor 1. (inf)
, 2.
(

)
fudge it (US)
[ ]
fugitive n
[
]
[ ]
fugo bond :
( sushi bond),
,

full-blast mod (US inf) ;


;
full of hot air (US) 1.
2. ;
3.

full of it full of the Old Nick
full of the devil Jul! of the
Old Nick
full of the Old Nick/full of
the devil/full of it (inf) 1.

2.
full ride (US)
; ( . .)
full-time job (inf)
;
. full timer (US)
,
fumtu cMfubar
fun and games (inf) 1. upon
(
); [ ]
2. (US)
[ ] 3.
4. ,
Fun City (US)
(., -)

FUZZWORD
function n (inf) ,
fund (US)
; ( -)
fundies (US) -

fungo n (US) l. ,
2. ,
3. ,
4. v
5. v
funk v (inf) (
-); ;
funk money
(
),



[ -
]
fun money (US)
[ ]
(,

,

)
funny business monkey
business
funny money
: 1.
2. (inf)

[
] 3.
( ,
, , . .)
4. 5.
6. 7.
silly money
funsie n (US)
; [
]
fur fly, the (inf) 1.
;
2. []
furp n (US) ; ;

futuriasis n (US)


[
]
futz (US) 1.
2. v ( ~ around)
,
3. ; ,
,
futz around phr v futz 2
fuzz v (US)
[];

fuzz word n (US)


(
)

G
G 1. (US) { grand)
2. { dividends and
earnings in Canadian dollars)

(
) 3.
gad (inf) 1.
2. v { ~ about, ~ around)
[ ;
]
gad about phr v gad 2
gadabout 1. n 2. n
3. mod

gad around phr v gad 2
gadget n 1.
[] 2.

gadgeteer n 1.
[
] 2.

gadgeteering n
[
]
gaejingi n


gaff 1. (UK) ,
2. (US)
{ -
) 3. v (US) [
] 4. v

gaffer n (UK inf) [
] {, )
220

gafiate v (US)

gag (inf) 1. ,
2. v ,

gag law (US) 1. ,


2. {
gag rule)
; ;
{,
)
gag order 1.

- 2. (inf)
{ gag rule) )

,

)
,
[
]
gag rule 1. gag law 2, 2.
gag order 2
gaijin -
{

)
gainer

GAINS acr (= growth and in
come securities)
:


{)

GARBAGE
gal abbr (= gallon)
gal Friday girl Friday
Galilee n (US)

gallivant v (inf) ,
,
gallon gallons
gallons/gallon n (inf)
[ ]
gam (US) n 1. ;
, ; 2.
3.
gamble (inf) 1.
; 2.
[];
3. v
4. v ;
5. v
game (inf) 1. ()
[ ()
] 2. ; ; ;

game {jig} is up, the (inf)


[ ;
],
game plan (US)
;
;
games , ,
, ,
gamesmanship n (inf)
;
,

game time (US) 1.
,
2.
gammon (inf) 1. ;
; 2.
, 3. v ;
; 4. v
[ ]
gammon and patter 1.
;
2. ,
gander (US) 1. ,
2. v
gandy dancer (US) ,

ganef/gonef/gonof/gonif

(US) 1. ;
2. , 3.

gangbuster n (US) 1.
;
(-) 2.
3.
,

gangbusters (US)
; (
-)
gangland (inf)
;

gang up phr v (inf) 1.


; 2. ()

gannet n (inf)
GAP acr l. (= general allocation
problem)
2. (= general accounting prin
ciples)
3. acr (= graphics appli
cation program)
4. acr
(= grid-array package)

5. (= gross agricultural pro
duct)

garage (US) 1. :


-
2.


3. v :



garbage n 1. (inf)
[] ( ) 2. [
] 3.
,


221

GARBAGE
garbage collection/garbage
disposal ;

garbage disposal garbage
collection
garbage fees (US)
[
] {

)
garbatrage (US) ( gar
bage + arbitrage)
: ,

,


garde (US)

Garden of the West (US)
[. ]
Garden State, the (US)
: 1. . -
2. .
garmento n (US)

v (US)

garrison state (US) ,

GAS acr (= Government Ac
counting Service)
[]
()
gas (US) 1. ,
2. 3. [ ]
4. v ,
, 5. v
6. v
7. v

gasateria (US inf)


gas-guzzler n (US)

gash 1. (US)
[ ] 2. mod
(UK) ; ;
222

; ;
3. v (US) (-,
., ) [
]
gas-meter

gas-saver n (inf)

gas up phr v (US)


;
;
gate (US) 1.
( -
) 2. (the ~)
3. mod
4. v 5. v
-gate suff(US) ,
-
gate-crash v (inf) 1.
[] 2.

gatekeeper 1. ,

(,
) 2.
; , ,

3.
,
4.
[ ],
[

]
Gateway of the USA (US)
: . -
Gateway of the West (US)
: . -
Gateway to the South, the
(US) : .
Gateway to the West, the
(US) : 1. .
2. . (
)
gather in {uncover} the
stops -:

,

GEM
,
,
-
(..
)
gavel rule (US)
;


gavel-to-gavel (US)

[ -
]
;

gawkocracy n (US)

gazer n (US)

gazooney/gazoony n (US)
1.
2.
gazoony gazooney
gazoozle v (US) ,

gazump/gazumph (US) 1. n

,
{
) 2. v
(
,
) 3. v [
, ] (,

)
gazumph gazump
gazumping n (US)

,
;


gazunder (US) l. n

2. v
,
,

gear 1. * [
] 2.
; 3.
; 4.
5. mod
,
gearhead n (US)

gedanken mod
( . .)
gedanken experiment
()

gee (US) 1. , ,
2. 3. v

geedus geetis
geek n 1.
2. ,
geek it (US)
[ ]
g e e s e n (US)
geetis/geetus/geedus/geeyus
(US)
geets n (US) 1. ;
;
2. 3.
[ ]

geetus geetis
gee-whizz mod 1.
; 2.
, 3.
,
geeyus geetis
Geisha bonds
:

,

gelt n
GEM acr l. (= Ground Effect
Machine)
2. (= grow
ing equity mortgage)
,


3. (= Global
223

GEMS
Environmental Monitoring (Satel
lite)

4. (= Graphical Environment Ma
nager) -

GEMS acr (= Global Environ
mental Monitoring System)


Gem State, the (US) [. ]
Gem-Staters (US)

gen ( general information)
1. , ,
2. v [
] 3. v ;
4. v ,
5. abbr (= ge
neration) , ;
; ;
; ;
6. abbr (= generator)
,
general n (US) 1. ,
- 2. ,

generalists (US) ,
,

Generation X (US) ,
1965 ,
-
-

Gen. Man. abbr (= general ma


nager) ;

gen-saki n -:



gentleman at large (inf)

gentleman of inkpot/gentle
man of press
()
224

gentleman of press gen


tleman ofinkpot
gentleman of the gown/
gentleman of the (long) robe
;
gentleman of the long robe
gentleman of the gown
gentleman of the road (UK)

gentleman of the robe


gentleman of the gown
genuine article (US) -
(.
) [
]
genuine buyer

gen up phr v 1.
[] (, );
; [ ]
2. ;
;
George Eddy (US) ,

gerbil, the n (UK)


gerentocracy n (inf)
,
Gerry n
get (US) 1. , ;
, 2.
[ ] 3. v
( ~ //) ,
4. [
]
get a bang out of some
thing (US)
-
get aboard the bandwagon
bandwagon 1
get a broom in one's a s s
vulg get a broom in one's tail
get {have} a broom in {up}
one's tail/get {have} a broom
in {up} one's a s s (US) 1.

2.
3.

GET
get a broom up one's ass
vulg get a broom in one's tail
get a broom up one's tail
get a broom m one's tail
get across phr v (US) 1.
; ;
2.

get a fix on (US)


( -,
-)
get a foot in foot 3
get a handle on 1.
(-) 2. ( ) [ (-)] (
; )
get ahead phr v (US inf)
1. 2.
;

get a hinge (US) ,

get a hump (US inf) (on)


1. , ; 2.

get a hustle on (US) 1.
2. [
(-)]
[ ]
get a kick out of something
(US)
-
get a leg in (inf) 1.
(-) [ (-
)] 2. [
] (-)
get a load of something
(inf) 1. [ ;
; ,
] - 2. (-
) ; ( , )
3. -
get along with youl (inf)
- !
get a rocket (UK inf) (from)
[] (
-)

get around phr v (US inf)


1. ;
2. (-)
[ ( -, )]
get around to something
(inf) -;
-

get a shot in the arm (inf)


[
]
get at (inf)
get a toehold (US) 1.
2.
( - )
3. []
get away phr v (inf) 1. (with)
(-) [
]; (); ;
;
; 2. (with)
;
3. (inf) ( )
4. [ ]

get-away n 1. (
); 2. (US)

get away with murder (US)
[
];
;

get a whacking (inf)



get back at (inf)
(- )
get back into harness (inf)

get back to the grindstone
(inf) (
)
get behind phr v (US)
(-; -)
get by phr v (inf) 1.
;
2. (-)
225

GET
[ ];
- 3.
[] 4. (with)
[
] ( -) 5. (with)
()
get by the short hairs
hair 3
get canned (US)
[]
get cracking/get going (inf)
[
];
get down phr v (US) 1.
(
) 2.
; (-)
3. (
-)
get down to brass tacks
[
]
get down to c a s e s (US inf)
[ ]

get down to the nitty-gritty


(US) [
;
]
get even (inf) ,

get face (US)
;
get for a mere song buy
for a song
get for an old song buy
for a song
get for a s o n g buy for a
song
get going get cracking
get hands on
-
get hot (US) 1.
( ) 2.
[
] 3.

get in bad (with someone) (US)
( -)
226

[ (
-)]
get in front of oneself (US
inf) 1.
2.
get in on {into} the act
-
, -
(
)
get in on the ground floor
(inf) 1. [
]
2. [

] 3.
4.
5.

get in the groove (US)


, ,

get into phr v (US)


( )
get {go} into bed (with)
[] (
);
[
]
get into hot water (inf)
;
[]; ,

get into the act get in on


the act
get into the red
, ;
( . .)
get into the swing (inf)
[ ;
]
get in wrong with s o m e o n e
(US inf)
-
get it get 3
get it all together get it
together
get it in the neck neck 2

GET
get it on (-)
get it through one's head/
get it through one's thick
skull (US)
get it through one's thick
skull get it through one's head
get it (all) together/get
one's stuff together
(-)
get jerry
[ ]
get (nicely) left (inf) 1.
2.
[]
get more than one bargain
ed for (inf) [
;
]
get next to oneself (US)
; [
; ]
get next to someone (US inf)
1. -
2. []
get next to something (US
inf) 1. -;
( . .)
2. []
( - . .)
3. -
get nicely left get left
get no change out of some
one (inf)
[ . .] ;
get nowhere fast (US)

get off phr v 1. (US inf)
, 2.
( . ) 3. ;
, (
. ) 4.
get off easy/get off light
(US)
[ ;
]
get off light get off easy

get off one's hands (inf)


(-, -)
get off one's tail (US)
[ ]
get off on the right foot
foot 4
get off on the wrong foot
footS
get off s o m e o n e ' s back (US
inf) [
; ] -
get off the dime 1.
2.
[] 3.
( ,
.)
get off the ground (US)

get off the hook (US) 1.
[
] 2.
[ ] 3.
( -)
4.
get off to a flying start (inf)

get on a fair treat (inf)

get one's act together
;
; (
)
get one's cards (UK inf)

get one's dander up (inf)

get one's duck in a row
(US)
get one's feet wet feet
get {take} one's finger out

()
;
[
];
get one's foot in foot 3
get one's hands in (inf)
, ,
get one's head together
;

227

GET
get one's hooks in/get
one's hooks into/get one's
hooks on (US inf) 1.
[] (-);
(-) 2.
[ ] ()
get one's hooks into get
one's hooks in
get one's hooks on get
one's hooks in
get {take} one's lumps (US
inf) 1.
[] 2.
get one's pennyworth (inf)
1. ;
[ ]
2.
[]
get {put} one's skates on/
put on one's skates (inf) 1.
,
2.
3. [
. .]
get one's stuff together
get it together
get one's teeth into some
thing sink one's teeth into
something
get one's walking orders/
get one's walking papers/get
one's walking ticket/get the
kick/get the mitten/get the
push/get the sack/get the or
der of the boot/get the hoof/
get the hook (inf)
[ ;
]
get one's walking papers
get one's walking orders
get one's walking ticket
get one's walking orders
get one's wires crossed
(inf) [ ]
( -)
get on the ball (US)
;

228

get on the bandwagon


bandwagon I
get on the gravy train
[
]
get on the stick (US)
;

get-out (inf) (
)
get out from under (inf)
1. []
;
[] ( -; ) 2. ;

get out of one's system
(inf) 1. [
] 2. ,
3. (
-)
get out of the red come
out of the red
get outside (inf)
(-); (
. .)
get real (US)
[ ]
get-rich-quick mod (inf)
[
]
get rolling (inf)

get sacked
[]
get snaked [
]
get {have} someone cold
(US inf) -
[ ]
get someone in bad/get
someone in wrong (inf)
-
[ ];
-

get someone into hot water


(inf) -

GET
get someone in wrong
get someone in bad
get someone on the rails
(UK.) -

get s o m e o n e ' s (US) (.,


get his, get hers; . .) 1.
; ;
2.
get s o m e o n e ' s dander up
(inf) -

get {take} s o m e o n e ' s num


ber -
[ -];
-
get someone up (UK) 1.
-;
- (
) 2. -
; -
get something down cold/
get something down pat (inf)
-
get something down pat
get something down cold
get something straight (inf)
1. [
] 2. {)
get somewhere (inf)

get stiffed (US)

get stuck into something


[ ]
-
get that way (inf)

get the air (US)
[] [
. .]
get the get the axe
get the axe (US)/get the
(UK) ;
[]
Get the balloon out of your
pants I excl ! [
!]

get the ball rolling (US)


1. [
] 2.
[ ]
get the best at something
best 2
get the best in something
best 2
get the best of something
best 2
get the bird
[; ]
get the boot
[]
get the bounce
[]
get the breaks (US) 1.

2.
get the bullet

get the bum's rush
[]
get the chop

get the chuck

get {have} the deadwood
on someone (US)

-; -
[ ]
get {hold of} the dirty
{rough; sticky} end of the
stick (inf)
;
get the drop on someone
(US)
-
get the gate (US)
[]
get the g o o d s on someone
(US)
- [
- ;
- ( -)]
get the hang of someone
(inf) []
229

GET
get the hang of something
(inf) -;
-
get the hard {tough} sell
(US inf)
[ ]
(-)
get the (old) heave-ho (US
inf) ( ) [
]
get the hoof get one's
walking orders
get the hook get one's
walking orders
get the kick get one's
walking orders
get the knock (inf) 1.
2.
get the lead out (of one's
pants) (US) 1.
[ ];
[ ] 2.
3.
get the lead out of one's
pants get the lead out
get the message/get the
picture (US)
(); ,
get the mitten get one's
walking orders
get the nod (US)
[ ] (
-)
get the old heave-ho get
the heave-ho
get the order of the boot
get one's walking orders
get the picture get the
message
get the push get one's
walking orders
get the raspberry rasp
berry 2
get the razz raspberry 2
get there (inf) phr v
; ;
; , ;

230

get the record straight (inf)


1. 2.
get {hold of} the right end
of the stick (inf)
( -
); (-
)',
get the rough end of the
stick get the dirty end of the
stick
get the sack get one's
walking orders
get {end up with} the short
end of the stick (US) 1.
;
( -)
2. [
]
get the show on the road
(US) ,
get the sticky end of the
stick get the dirty end of the
stick
get the tough sell get the
hardsell
get the weenie (US)
;
get the wind up (inf)
,
get the works (inf) 1.
2.
[ ] 3.
[
] ;
[ ] 4.

get {hold of} the wrong end


of the stick (inf) 1.
[
] 2. [

( -);
(-)];

get this show on the road


(inf) [
]
get through to (US)
-

GIL
get through with some
thing (inf) -
get to first base (US inf)
( -
);

get together phr v (US inf)


[
; ];

get-together n (inf) 1.
2.
; 3. ,

get to the bottom of some


thing (US)
-
get to the heart of some
thing (US)
-
get-tough mod (inf)
[] ( )
get up phr v (inf)
, , ;

get-up n 1. (inf)
{; ) 2. (US inf)
; 3. (inf)
[ ]
get-up-and-get get-upand-go

get-up-and-go/get-up-and-

get n (US inf) ;


, ; ,
;
get up early (in the morn
ing) (inf)
[ ]
get up early in the morning
get up early
get upsides with someone
(inf) [ ]
-
get up steam (inf)
[ ];

get weaving (UK inf) (on)


( -
);

get what for (inf)


[ ]
get what's coming to one
(US) 1. [
] 2.
[ ] 3. ,

get wind of (inf)
, ; (
, )
get with it (US) 1.
;
2. -;
-
get with the program (US)
[
];
ghost 1. : ,
[ ]
2. 3. v

ghosting :



ghost of a chance (US)
[ ]
ghost speech (US)
,

ghost town (inf) -


:


gift n (inf) [
]
gift of the gab (inf) 1.
; 2.
(-)
gig n (inf) 1. [
; ] ( )
2.
( )
GIGO DID .
G.I.G.O. D ID .
gil (US) ;

231

GIL-HOOLEY
gil-hooley (US) 1.
2. mod ;

giliion (US inf)
[]
Gl loan (US) :
;
,

gilt-edged mod (inf)
;
gilt-edged bond
,
,



gilt-edged
securities/giltedged stocks
[;
]
gilt-edged stocks giltedged securities
gilts (UK) 1.
2.

gimies, the/gimmies, the


(US) 1. 2.
gimme cap
[ ]
- [
]
gimmick (US inf) 1.
[ ]
2. , ; ;
3. (

) 4. , 5.
( -
) 6.
7.
,
gimmickry n (US inf) 1.
;
2. , ,
( ): ,
232

gimmies, the gimies, the


gimp n (US) ,
GIN acr (= general infor
mation network; generic information
network)
;

gingerbread (US)
ginger group (UK)
:
[ -

],

Ginnie (US)
: 1. ( Government National
Mortgage Association)

()
2. ( ~ certificate; ~ passthrough)

()
Ginnie certificate
Ginnie 2

Ginnie pass-through

Ginnie 2
Ginnie trusts (US)

,
,


( Ginnie )
Ginnie il (US)
II:
,
( Ginnie
),

gin out phr v (US)
, [
] (-
)
ginzo (US) 1.
2.
ginzy trading (US)

GIVE



gip/gyp (US) 1.
, ; 2.
, 3. v
, ;
Gippo (inf) 1.
2.
girk v (US) ,

GIRL acr (= General Infor


mation Retrieval Language)
-

girl-COtt v ()
girl Friday/gal Friday (inf)

; ;

Giscards n (US)

gismo/gizmo n (US) 1.
[ ; ],
2.

gits (US) [
],
[ ]
give a build-up {
-; -)
give a crack at crack l
give a once-over give the
once-over 2
give-away 1. n (US inf) ,
[ ] (
); ,

( ) 2.
(US inf)
3. (inf)
4. (inf)
()
5.
[
],


6. mod (inf)
( )
give a wide berth (inf)
(-; -)
[ (-; -)
]
give it a crack crack l
give it a name (inf)
, (. )
give it to someone/give it
to someone straight (US inf)
- -

give it to someone straight
give it to someone
give me (inf)
given one's cards (UK inf)

give out phr v 1. (inf)
( ;
) 2. (US) ( ~
with)
,

(; . .)
give out with give out 2
give over phr v (inf) 1.
, ) 2.
()
give someone a blast
[] -

give someone a fit give


someone fits 2
give someone a line (inf)
(on) [
] - ( -;
-)
give someone a pain in the
neck (inf) []
-; -
[ ]
give someone a raspberry
raspberry I
give someone a razz
raspberry 1
give someone a rocket (UK
inf) -
[]
233

GIVE
give someone a stick (inf)
-;
- []
give someone a walloping
-
;
-
give someone a whacking
(inf) -
give someone fits (inf)
1. -;
2. ( give someone a fit)
[] -
give someone five (US)
-
give someone his marching
orders/give
someone
his
walking orders/give someone
his walking papers/give some
one his walking ticket/give
someone the kick/give some
one the mitten/give someone
the push/give someone the
sack/give someone the hoof/
give someone the order of
the boot/give someone the
hook (inf) [;
]
give someone his running
s h o e s (US) 1. 2.

(. )
give someone his walking
orders give someone his
marching orders
give someone his walking
papers give someone his
marching orders
give someone his walking
ticket give someone his walking
orders
give {hand} someone some
thing on a plate/hand some
thing to someone on a silver
platter (inf) -
- [,
];

234

give someone the air (US)

- [
-; -
]
give someone the bag (inf)
-,
give someone the bird
- [ ; - ]
give someone the boot
- [ ; - ]
give someone the bounce
- [
-; -
]
give s o m e o n e the brush
1. -;

- 2.

give someone the bucket


- [
-; -
]
give someone the bullet
(UK inf) - [
-; ]
give someone the bum's
rush - [
-, ]
give s o m e o n e the business
(US) - [
-];
give someone the chop
- [ ; - ]
give someone the chuck
- [
-; -
]
give someone the cold
shoulder (inf) -
[
-]

GIVE
give someone the gaff (inf)
-;
-

give someone the gate (US)


1. - [
-; -
] 2. -
-
give someone the go/give
someone the go-ahead (US)
- [
];

give someone the go-ahead


give someone the go
give someone the g o o s e
(US) -

give someone the hard
{tough} sell (US inf)
-
[ ] {)
give someone the (old)
heave-ho (US inf) [ -;
- ]
give someone the hoof
give someone his marching orders
give someone the hook
give someone his marching orders
give someone the kick
give someone his marching orders
give someone the mitten
give someone his marching orders
give someone the nod (US)
[ ] -
( )
give someone the old
heave-ho give someone the
heave-ho
give someone the order of
the boot give someone his
marching orders
give someone the push
give someone his marching
orders

give someone the sack


give someone his marching orders
give someone the shaft
(US) -;
-
give someone the tip 1.
- 2.
- 3.
-
give someone the tough
sell give someone the hardsell
give someone the wind (US)
1. -;
- 2. (
); -
[ ]
give someone the works
(inf) 1. -
; ,
( ); -
2.
- 3.
-;
- 4. [
] -
give someone what for
- ;
[] -;
-,
give something a miss (inf)
1. [] -
2. (UK) -
give something a shot (US)
-
give something a whirl (inf)
[ ] (
-)
give something the chop
[] (
)
give something the thumbs
up (inf) -
give something the works
, (
-)
give something to some
one fast give something to
someone straight
235

GIVE
give something to some
one straight/give something
to someone fast (US)
- - ;
-

give the air


(-)
give the give the axe
give the axe (USVgive the
(UK) 1. 2.
,
give the game away (inf)
[ ]
give the go-by (UK inf)
(-, -);
(-; -),

give the once-over (inf)
1. (-,
-); ( ); []
(-, -)
2. ( give a once-over)
(-) [
]
give the (whole) s h o w away
1. [
. .] 2.
give the straight griffin
1. []
2. ,

give the whole show away


give the show away
give-up n
,

,


gizmo gismo
glad-hand (inf) 1.
2. [
] 3. v []

gladhander
: ,
,
236


,
(
)
glamorous job (inf)
[, ]

glamour stock
: 1. ,
,
, 2.

glass arm (US) [
]
glass box
: ,

glass ceiling (US)
:
[
]
[ ]

Glider n :

glitch 1. (US)
2. (US) ()
; () (
) 3.
; 4.

glitteratis n 1. 2.

glom v (US) ,
glorified mod (US)
[
];
glork v (
)
glory n (US)

gloss, abbr (= glossary)


; ( )
glossy n (inf) (
)

glue (US) 1. 2. v

GO-AROUND
glutton n [
]
G-man n (US inf) ( Govern
ment man)

gnat's heel (US)

gnat's whistle (US)
,

gnome n (inf) 1.
;
,

2.
-
gnomes n (US) 15-
,



Gnomes of Zurich, the (UK)
:

-
GO acr l. (= general office)
2. (US) (= general
obligation (bond)
,
3. (US) (= government
obligations)
4. ( go) (= gene
ral orders) ()
, ,
-
(inf) 1. 2.
; ; 3.
, 4.
, ,
[]
5. ; ,
6. ,
7. mod (US)
; () (
) 8. v (US)
(- );
(- ); 9. v
, 10. Go 4

a bear

a bit strong strong 2


about one's business
(inf) [
]
go against the grain
,
[]
go-ahead (inf) 1. ( the
~) [ ]
2. [
] 3.
[ ]
4. mod ,
S. mod []
( )
go-aheadedness

goaheadism
go-aheadism/go-aheadedness n (inf) ,

go-ahead specialist

go all out (US inf)
;
(-) [
];

go all the way with some


one (inf)
-
along for the ride
(US)
[
]
go along with (inf)
( -)
a mucker (inf) (on, over)
[]
( -, )
go around phr v (inf) 1.
[] 2.

go-around n (US)

()

237

GO AROUND
go around {round} in circles/
go in circles (inf)
[;
]
go around Robin Hood's
barn (US)
[ ]
goat 1. (inf)
2.
3.
4. (US)
5. (inf)
goat food (US)
[] ,


go at it bald-headed/go
bald-headed at {for; into}
something (inf)
[ ;
,
;
-;

]
go at it hammer and tongs
(US inf) 1. ;
2. [
] 3. ()
[]
go at something (inf)
-
away with a flea in
one's ear (inf)
[] (,
-
)
gob/gobs (US) ,
back on one's tracks
(US inf)

back to square one (US)



bail for [
,
]
go bald-headed at some
thing go at it bald-headed
238

go bald-headed for some


thing go at it bald-headed
go bald-headed into some
thing go at it bald-headed
gobble v ,
; (,
)
gobble down phr v
(.,
)
gobbledygook n (inf) 1.
[
] ; 2.

gobbler ,


gobble up phr v (inf)
[] (

)
go belly up
; ;

go (over) big (US)


[ ]
go blooey/go flooey (US)
1. ;
; ,
( ; ) 2.
[
] 3.

go broke ,

gobs gob
bull
( )
bust ,

cahoots
[ ]
go cold on the deal (inf)

godfather n ,

godfather offer
: -

GO-GO

,
,



go down phr v (inf) ,

go {run} downhill (US)/go


down the hill
:
[] (
, . )
go down in flames/go up in
smoke [ ]

go down in the world


come down in the world
go down like a lead balloon
(UK inf)
(
)
go down the chute go
down the tube
go down the drain
( )
down the hill go
downhill
go down the line (US) 1.
2.
3. [
]
down the tube/go down
the tubes/go down the* chute
(US) [
];
;
down the tubes go
down the tube
go Dutch (US inf)
{
);

goer n (US)
go eyeball to eyeball
[ ]
gofer/gopher/gofor 1.
,
,

;
2. ,

go fifty-fifty (inf)
( )
go flat (US) ;
(
)
f looey go blooey
flop , ;
[] (
)
gofor gofer
go for all the marbles (US)
-
go for broke (US)
; [
-]; ;

Go for itl excl !;
!
go for something (inf) 1.
-; -
2. -;
- 3.
-
go for the gloves 1.
2.

go fut/go phut ,
, ;
[];
go-get v ;
;
go-getter n (inf)
[;
;
; ] [
]
go-getting mod (inf)
; ;

go glimmering (US)
[, ] (
, . )
- mod (inf) 1. ,
; 2.
, 3.
[ ] (
)
239

GO-GO
go-go fund 1.
,
,

2.
- 3.

go-go set, the

go-go stock 1.
2. ,
, ,
;

go great guns 1. (inf)
2. (US
inf) ;

go halves (US inf) 1.


2.

go hard {} with (inf) ( -)


; ( -; -)
cjw haywire (inf) 1. (
) [()
; ] (
; ) 2.
;
[ ]
go hell for leather (US)
[ ]

go ill with go hard with
go in at
[]
go in circles go around in
circles
go in for
(-; -) [ (; -)]
going (US) l.
2. mod ,
( ) 3. mod

going ahead (US)




240

going around (US)


-,



going away l. ,


2.
,
,
3. ,

going concern
[]
going for one (US) [
] - ;

going-over (inf) 1. ,
2. 3. 4.
, ,
going public


goings-on n (inf) [
] (
)
going strong (inf)

go in house

into a huddle

into a nose dive/go into
a tailspin (US inf) 1.
[];
2. [ ]
go into a tailspin go into a
nose dive
into bed get into bed
go into orbit (US) 1.
; 2.
,
go into the black ()
;
go into the red (US)
;
; (
. .)

GOLDEN
go it alone (inf)
(-) [ ]

go it strong strong 2
gold n (US)
goldbrick (inf) 1. n -
; -,
,
2. (
)
3. , 4.
( goldbricker) ,
[
, , ] 5. v
[]
6. v ,
goldbricker n goldbrick 4
goldbricking n
:

goldbrick speculation
:


,


gold-bug n (inf) :
1.
;

2. [ ] ;
,
3. ,


gold-card v
[ -
] (
)
gold coast (US inf) 1.
;
2.
[]
gold-digger n (inf)
; ;
,
-

Gold Diggers/Gold Hunters


(US) /:
golden ager

golden boot :
( ,
),



golden bowler (UK inf)
:


Golden Boys/whiz kids (of
Wall Street)/computer whiz
kids (US)
-:
,

-

(,

)
golden calf (inf)
: 1.
2.
golden circle :
,
,


golden coffin (US)
, ,
-


golden collar
: ,

golden crescent
:
,


-
241

GOLDEN
golden gater
, , ,

golden handcuffs
:
,
[

] (,

)
golden handshake
: 1.
,
(
)


( .) 2.


(
)
golden hello
: ,



golden hours/golden time
/ :
,
,

golden key (inf) ;

golden offering
:

[/
]
golden opportunity

golden pages
:
golden parachute (agree
ment) /golden umbrella (
)
[ ]:
,
242

[
]


golden parachute agree
ment golden parachute
golden passbook
: ,

golden rule of banking



:

golden rule of public fi


nance
:




golden share (UK)
:
,

Golden State, the (US)


[. ]
golden time golden hours
golden triangle
(, ,
;
)
golden umbrella golden
parachute
goldfinch n
goldfish bowl (inf) 1. ,

[
] 2. ,


Gold Hunters Gold Diggers
goldie n
( 1
); (
500
)

GOOD-FAITH
gold mine (inf)
,
goldminers/golds n

gold points ,



golds goldminers
gold shares ,


gold star (US) [;
] [
. .]
Golfer n (US)

go long 1.
;
2. :

[ ]
go naked (US)
,
-
,
[

, ]
(inf)
;
gondola 1.
2.
3.


gone c a s e (inf)

gone concern

gone coon/gone goose/gone
gosling (inf) [
, ] [ ]
gonef ganef
go negative (US)

[]
gone g o o s e gone coon

gone gosling gone coon


gone man goner I, 2
goner n (inf) 1. ( gone
man) [ ]
; [
] 2. ( gone man)
3.
gong n (UK inf) ;
;
gonif ganef
gonof ganef
gonzo journalism (US)

Goober-grabbers n (US)

Goober State, the (US)


[. ]
good as wheat (US inf)
1. ;
2. ;
good bet (inf)
[]
good buck (inf) [
]
good businessl (inf)
!; !
goodbye kiss bon voyage
bonus
good deal (inf) 1.
[ ;
] 2.
[ ]
good delivery
:
,


-
good-faith check
: 1.
,

2. ,

good-faith deposit l.
, 25%
2. 243

GOOD-FAITH


3.
,
[ ]
4. good-faith money
good-faith
money/goodfaith deposit [,

]
good-for-nothing 1.
[]
2. mod ,
goodies (inf)

good job, a (inf) ;



good many, a (inf)

good mixer (inf)
[]

good money
: 1. (US) ,

2.
[ ]:


,
,
,
(.
bad money)
good old boy (US)

good quality (US)


:





goods, the n (inf) 1
; 2.
; [
] 3.
; , [,
]
244

g o o d s and chattels (inf)


,
good shot, a (inf)
; ,
good soldier (US)
: ,


good-time Charlie (inf)


, ,
good-time it

good-timer n (inf) ,

good to the last drop


:

,

,

good turn (inf)

goodwill n 1. [
, ] ;

;

2.
;

goody-goody
[
] ( ,
)
goof 1. , ,
2. 3. v (
~ around) [
]; 4. v
( - up, ~ up on something)
; ,
(; );
( ) 5. v
;

goof around phr v goofi


go-off n (inf) ,

GOON
go off at a terrific bat
[ ]
[ ]
go off at half-cock/go off
half-cocked (inf)
[ ] [
; ];

go off at the deep end go
off the deep end
go off half-cocked go off
at half-cock
go off like hot cakes (inf)
[
]
go off (at) the deep end
(infVjump off the deep end
(US) 1. [ ]
- 2.
[] ( ), ;
[
]; [
];
go off with a bang go with
a bang
goof off phr v 1.
, ,
2.
goof-off 1. ,
; 2.
;
goof-proof 1. mod
; ;
[
] ; [
] ( );

( ) 2. mod
;
( ; ) 3. v
;
,
[ ]
4. v
[] ( )
goof up phr v goof 4
goof-up n ;

goof up on something
goof4
goof us n (US) 1.
, 2. 3.
;
googol n (US)

goo-goo (US) 1.
[ ],


2. 3.

gook (US) l. 2.
3.
4. 5.
[
] . mod [
]
gool (US) ;
goombah (US) (
)
go on phr v (inf) l. (to)
( -) 2. (at)
( -);
(-)
goon (US) l.
[] 2. ,
3. 4.
: ,

[


] 5. mod ;

go one better (inf) (than)


( -);

go on hog-wild on spend
ing (US inf)
[
]
go on the bum l.
2. 3.
[
]
go on the dole (UK inf)

245

GOON
go on the hook for (US)
1. [
] (-; -
) 2.
go on the stump/take (to)
the stump (US inf)
(,
) [
]
go on wheels (inf)
[ ]
g o o s e v (inf) 1. ,
2.
g o o s e chase (inf)
;
;
[]
g o o s e egg , ;
[
]
gooseneck n
(., )
go out phr v/go out of date
(inf)
go out of date go out
go out of one's way (inf)
[
; ]
go out of s o m e o n e ' s mind
(inf)
out of the window (inf)
1. 2.
[ ]
go out with a bang
- ;

go over big go big
overboard (US)
,
go over like a lead balloon
1. [
] (., ) 2.
[
]
go over s o m e o n e ' s head
(US) -,


246


[ -]
go over the hill (US inf)
1. ,
[; ] 2.
[
]
go over the top (inf) 1.
2.

go over with a bang go
with a bang
GOP Grand Old Party
go peddle one's papers
peddle one's papers
gopher 1. (US)
2. (US)

3.
:
Internet,

(. .

) 4.

5. gofer
gopher Mail gophermail
gophermail /gopher Mail
gopher (. gopher
3)
gopherspace n
In
ternet,
gopher
(. gopher 3)
Gopher State, the (US)
[. ]
go phut go Jut
go places (US) 1.
2.
go private 1.
2.
GOPster (US)

go public 1. [
]

2. (with)

GOTO
(-)
[ ]
go rather strong strong 2
gorilla (US) 1. ,
2. (,
,
, .)
gormless mod (inf) ,

go round in circles go
around in circles
go short 1.
2.

go sky high (inf)
( )
go slow :
,


go-slow mod (inf)
; ( ;
)
go snicks ;
(- -)
go solid (US) 1.
;
2. (for;
against) (
-)
go someone one better (inf)
[,
] -
{head} South (US) 1.
[] ( )
2. ; 3.
4. (with something)
(-)
go-stop/stopgo n (UK)
,



go straight (US)
[
]
got a thing going (US)
(
-)

Gotcha! excl !
Gotham n (US) .
Gothamite (US)
-
go the distance (US inf)
- [
]
go the extra mile (US)

go the limit (US)
;

go the whole hog go


whole hog
go through changes
[
];
[ ]
go through channels (US
inf) ()

go through the floor
(
)
through the hoop (inf)
[
]
go through the motions
(inf) 1.
[ -
]; ,
2. ;
;
go through the roof (inf)
[];
(.,
)
go, to to go
to bait for someone (inf)
-
go to bat against someone

go to bat for someone 1.
[ ]
- 2.
-
go to bed
247

GOTO
go to blazes/go to hell (in a
handbasket)/go to pot/go to
the devil/go to the dogs/go to
pigs and whistles 1.
, 2. ,
;
[ ;
] {, ) 3.
;
go toes ;

toe-to-toe (US)

to glory (US inf)

go to hell go to blazes
go to hell in a handbasket
goto blazes
go too strong strong 2
go to pigs and whistles
go to blazes
go to pot go to blazes
go to sleep

go to smash (inf)
,
go to the cleaners
cleaner's 2
go to the cleaner's
cleaner's 2
go to the clean-ups
cleaner's 2
go to the devil go to blazes
go to the d o g s go to blazes
go to the limit (US)
[ ]
go to the wall (inf)
[]
go to the well too often (US)

:

[
]
go to town (US) 1.
(-) ;
(-) ,
2.
;
248

[ ];
3. ;
4. ,
5. ( -
) ; []
go to town on something
(inf) 1.
- 2.
-
got to hand it to (US)

gouge (US inf) 1. n ,
;

,
2. 3. v
, 4. v
;
, 5. v
6. v ,
7. v [] 8. v

gouge out phr v (US inf) 1.


2. ()
goulash n (US) ,

goum n (US)
go under a full head of steam
;
[ ]
go underground (US)
[
]
go up phr v 1. (inf) ,
, 2.
up in smoke 1.
2. go down inflames
go up Salt River (US)

up the spout (inf)
; ,
government by crony (US)
:
,

,

GRAND
governmentese (inf)

governments (US)
:
,
[
]
governmentsymp (inf) ;

governor/guvnor/guv
; , , ;
;
go west (inf) 1. ,
, ( ,
) 2. ,
3. {
)
whacks
( -)
go (the) whole hog (US)
1. - [
; ];
{-) 2.
[,
] 3.
4.
5.
{- )
go with a bang/go over
{off} with a bang
, ;
( )
with a swing (inf)
[]
go with it go with the flow
go with the flow/go with it
(US) ;
[

]
gown n (inf)
grab 1. (UK)
; 2. v
{-);
{-) 3. v (inf)
,
grab-all ;
,

grabber 1.
; , 2.
[];
;
[ ;
. .]
graceful degradation
:


grad (US)
[ ]
graft (inf) 1.
, 2. ,
3. (US)
[ ]
4.
5. v () ,
, . v
{,
) 7. v (UK)

grafter 1. 2. (
) [] 3.
, , 4. (UK
inf) ,
{
)
grain pit (US) :

[ ] ,
[ ]
{

)
Granary of the US, the (US)
[ ,

]
grand 1.
[ ] 2.
grand bounce (US)
,
Grand Canyon State, the
(US)
[. ]
249

GRAND
Grand Central Station (US)
;

grandfather clause (US)


[ ],


grandfathered activities (US)
,
,


grandfather file

grandfathering (US)
,
, ,

,
[
],

Grand Old Party/GOP (US)
(
)
grandstand (US inf) 1. mod
2. v [
; ]
grandstanding /i/granstand
play (US inf) ,
[
]
grandstand play grand
standing
Granite State, the (US)
[. -]
Granite Boys (US)
:
-
granny bond (UK)
:

granny dumping (US)







250

granny flat (US) [


] ,

grantsman n (inf)
[
] (
. .)',
grantsmanship n (inf)

( . .)
Grape State, the (US)
[. ]
grapevine n (inf) l.
;
(
~ telepraph) 2. ;
3.
;
,
4.
,


grapevine telegraph gra
pevine 1
graph abbr (= paragraph)

grasp at straws (inf) [


,
,
;
[ ]
grasser n
Grasshopper State, the (US)
[. ]
grassing n ,
grassroots (inf) 1.
, 2.
;
3. mod
;
( . )
grassroots method
,

gratters n (inf)

GREAT
gratuity (inf) ;
; ;
(, )
graunch (US)
[]
grave n ";

grave-dancer (US) ,

gravel v (inf) 1.
[ ];
2. [
] (, )
gravelled mod (UK)
:
,



graveyard (US) 1. ,
2.
[ ] (
)
graveyard market : 1.
,
,

2.
graveyard shift l. ,
12
[ ] 2.
graveyard watch

gravy n ;
; ;

gravy train 1. ,
;
; 2. (US)

;
[ ]
gray grey ( grey market
. .)
grease 1. 2.
3. (US) ;
4. (US)


5. v [
, ]
greaseball n (US) 1. (
greaser)
(, , ,
);
2. [
. .] (
, )
grease-monkey n (US) 1.
( ) 2.

greaser grease-ball 1
grease someone's fist
grease the palm of someone
grease someone's hand
grease the palm of someone
grease someone's palm
grease the palm of someone
grease the fist of someone
grease the palm of someone
grease the hand of some
one grease the palm of some
one
grease the palm {the hand;
the fist} of someone/grease
someone's palm/grease some
one's
hand/grease
some
one's fist -
[ - ;
]
grease the skids (US)
[ ]
- [ -]
grease the wheels (inf)

[ . .]
greasing of palms
;
great card ,
, ; , ;
,
Great Central State, the
(US)

[. ]
great divide (US) (
)
Great Eight big eight
251

GREATER
greater fool theory
:

,
,

,

great guns (US) ;

great many, a (inf)

great one for, a (inf)


( - )
greats n (US)
,
Great s e v e n big seven
great weight off s o m e o n e ' s
mind, a (inf)
[ ,
; ]
Greek 1. (US) -
[ ] 2.
[-] {

)
G reeking Greek text
Greekling
Greek text/Greeking
; ,

green (inf) 1. ()
; 2. mod (US
inf)
( ; ;
) 3. mod
4. v ,
5. green as a gooseberry
green as a gooseberry/
green [(
) ;
]
green audit :



greenback (US) 1.
2. v ,

252

greenback green (US)



[
,
]
green baize door Chinese
wall
Green Book (UK)
:
,
(Unlisted Securities
Market),

green book (US)
: 1.
,

() 2.
,


3.

green card :
1. (US)
,


2. ,



green card system
:




green currencies
:




greener n (inf) 1.
; 2.
3.

greenery green folding

GREEN
green field :
(.,
),
( ,
. .)
green-field project ,

green folding/green paper/
green
stuff/greenery
(US)
;
green goods (US)

green hands (US)
,

greenhorn (US) 1. (
) []
2.
3. mod ,

greenie 1. (US)
2. (UK)

green labor (US)

green light (inf)
;
(;
. .)
greenlining
:

, ,
,
(. redlin
ing),


greenmail 1.
:
2. ,

,
3. voyage bonus
green marketing (US)

,


,


green money (US) 1.
2.

Green Mountain State, the
(US) [;
]
green paper 1. (UK)
:
,
-
2. green folding
green PC (US)
:
,


green pound
:
,
(. green
currencies)
green power (US)
[ ; ,
],
; ;

green product (US) ,


green rates of exchange


:
-

,

green seal (US)


, ,

green shoe (US)


:


253

GREEN
green s h o e clause (US)
:



green stuff green folding
greenwash v

greenwashing n 1.
[] 2.
(
)
-
[
] ,

green workstation
:
,


green year (US inf)
: ,
gregory (UK)
gremlin/gremmie (inf)
1. []
2. [
]; ,
gremmie gremlin
grey area (US)
[]
grey chips (US)
:
,


grey collar
;
grey company grey wave
grey eminence
[ ,
]
grey ghost (US)

grey knight :

,
254




grey literature

greymail voyage bonus
grey market 1.

;

2.
,

3. 4.

5.
6. (US)
, [
]

grey matter (inf) , ;

grey power (US)


:


grey wave/grey company
/ :


,


grey zone

GRID acr (= Graphical


Interactive Display)

gridlock : 1.

,


-
2. ( )
grid note

(
)

GROOM
griffin n
grift (US inf) 1. n
(
) 2.

3. v ,
grifter n (US inf) ,

grill v (US inf) [


]
; [
]
GRIN acr (= Graphical
Input)
grind (inf) 1. [
, ] 2.
3. v (at)
4. v (
) ;
() 5. v
[
] ( )
grind away phr v (at)

grinder n (inf) 1.
2.
grindstone (inf) 1. keep
{have; hold} one's nose to
the grindstone
[ ]
2. hold {keep; bring; put}
someone's nose to the grind
stone -
;
grind to a halt
[
]
gringo n
[ -
] (
)
GRIP acr l. (= guaranteed
recovery of investment principle)


2. (= Graphics Interactive Program)

grip n (US)
gripe (US inf) 1. ,
2. v ,
grist n (US inf) 1. 2.
[ ]
GRIT acr (= grantor retained
income trust)

grit (inf) 1. ;
; ,
2. ,
gritch v (US)
[ ]
gritty mod (US inf) ,
,
groat n (UK inf) ,

groceries n (US) [
] [
]
grockie n (UK) 1.
[ ] 2. ,

groggy mod (inf) ;


( )
grok v (US) 1. 2.
[,
] (,
)
gk v 1. ( ~ out)
[, ] (
; ) 2. (US)

-
(,

) 3.
()
gronked mod (US) 1.
;
(
, ) 2.
[
] (
)
gronk out phr v gronk 1
groom v (inf)
;

255

GROOVE
groove 1. ,
2.
3. v ;
(-)
4. v ; [
] 5. v ;
[]
groover

groovy mod 1. ,
; ;
( ) 2. ,
;
gross player (US)
,
{
],


grot (inf) 1. , ,
2. mod ,
,
grotty mod (US)

grouch-bag (US) 1.
2.
ground-floor (US)
,


groundswell (US)
:

[
]; ,

group bad will


[
]
group goodwill [
, ]
;

groupware
;


256

grouse (US inf) 1.


2. v ,
3. v ,
grovel v 1.
(.,
) 2. [] (
, .,
)
grovel obscenely
(,
)
growler n (US)

grow on trees (inf)


[
]
growthmanship n

growzy mod (US)
(
)
grub v ( ~- along; ~ away;
~ ) [
]; , ,

grub along grub


grub away grub
grub on grub
grubstake (US inf) 1. ,
,
[ ]


2. ,
- ;
,

3.
4. v ,

[ ]

5. v
-

Grub-street (UK inf) 1. (


~ hack; ~ journalist)
; ;
2. (

GULP
~ writings)
3. mod [
] ( . .)
Grub-street hack Grubstreet I
Grub-street journalist
Grub-street 1
Grub-street work (UK inf)
()
Grub-street
writings

Grub-street 2
grumbler (US) ,

grungy mod (US) ;

grungy program (US)


1.
2.
(
)
grunt n (US) 1.
2.

grunt work (US) [
]
guardhouse lawyer (US)
1. 2.
,

gubbish (US) 1.
[
] 2. (
) []
Gucci gulch (US) .

guerilla guerrilla (.,


guerrilla marketing .)
guerrilla marketing (US)
:
,



guerrillas barracudas
guerrilla strike (inf)
:

g u e s s v (US inf) ,
,
guesstimate/guestimate (inf)
1. () [(
) ]; ,
2. v () ();
(-)
guestimate guesstimate
guillotine n (inf)
( )
guillotine clause : ,

,

Guin n (US)
Guinea Guiney
guinea Guiney
Guiney/Guinea/guinea (US)
1. ,
, 2. ;
3. mod
4. mod
guinea-pig n (inf) 1. ,

[ ,
] 2. ,

Guinea Pig State, the (US)

[.
]
Gulf (Oil), the n (US)

Gulf Oil, the Gulf
Gulf State, the (US)
[. ]
Gulf States, the (US)

GULP acr (= group universal life
policy)

gulp n

gulp down phr v (inf) 1.
2.
[ ;
]
257

GUM
gum v (US) 1.
[ ] 2.
; { )
gummy mod (US) 1.
2.
gumption (inf) l.
; ;
;
2. , 3.

gumshoe
gumshoe campaign (US)
;
{ )
gum up phr v 1. ,
;

{) 2. 3.
gum up the works
gum up the works/gum up
1. ( );
( ); ;
2. 3.
;

gun (US) 1. ;
2. ; 3. ;
; ; 4. v
; 5. v
6. v ;
7. v
[ ]
gun down phr v
{,

)
gun for someone (inf)
-;
[ ] -;
-
gun for something (inf)
-;
-
gung-ho mod (inf) 1.
; 2.
;
3. ;
4.
;
5.
258

gun jumping (US)


: 1.
,
2.


gunman (inf) 1. ,
, 2.
gun-runner n (inf)
,

gun-running n (inf)

gunsel ;
gun shy (US) mod
[
]
gunslinger n 1.
2. ):

[
],


guppy {. yuppie),


guru (inf) 1.
[ ] (
- ) 2.
; 3.
; 4. (US)
;
[
] 5.
[ ]
gut 1. (inf) ;
; ,
2. mod ;
( ) 3. mod (US inf)
4. mod (US inf)
[ ];

gut feeling (inf)
,
gutfighter (US) ,

GYRATION
gut reaction (US inf)
, ,
guts n (inf) 1. ;
(-)
2. [] (-)
3. ;
4. ;
( -)
gutter 1.
2.
(
);
gutter flyer (US)
:


gutter journalism gutter
press
gutter politics (US)
:
,

gutter press/gutter journal
ism []

gutterpup n (US) ;

guv governor
guvnor governor
Guy. abbr (= Guyana)
guy to the head (US)
: ,

guzzle v (inf) 1.
[ ] 2. (
~ away) [
] ( . .)

guzzle away guzzle 2


gweep n (US)
,
,

gym'ems (US)

[
]
gyp gip
gyp artist (US)

gyp joint (US)
(, ),
[, ] ;

Gypo n (US) 1.
2.
gypper/gypster (US) ,

(US) 1.
2. 3.
[ ],

4. v ,

gypster gypper
Gypsy Moths (US)
.



,

gypsy's leave
[
]
gyration n
:
[ ]


habituate v (US inf)
;
hack 1. (US inf) 2.
(US inf) ( hackie; hacker)
, . (
hackwriter)
[] 4.
5. ,
[
] 6.
( ) 7.
;
;
8. [] (
) 9.
( ) 10. v (US inf)
11. v
(-);
( -); (.,
) 12. v (inf)

13. v
[] [
]
14. v

( )
IS. v (
) 16. v
( ) 17. v
[] (
)
18. v
[
] 19. v

260

hack around phr v (inf)


; ;
hack attack (US)


hacked mod 1. ,
2. () [ ( -)]
hacker 1. ,
;
2.
,

; -
3. [;
] ;

4. ,
5.
(
)
6. (
) 7. ( -
) 8. (US)
9. hack 2
hackerese n
,
hackerphobia


hackette (UK)
hackie hack 2
hacking 1.
2.
[] (
)

HAIRY
hacking the pie
:

hackish mod ;

hackishness
;
hack it
- [ ];
[] -
hackmem hakmem
hack out phr v (inf)

hacktivist n ( hacker +
activist) -: ,

[ ( )]
hack together phr v
[
] (, )
hack up/hack upon phr v
1.
2. ( -

)
hack upon hack up
hack value
(,
)
hackwork n ,
[
]
hackwriter hack 3
had mod (US) ,

haggler n (inf) ;
[ ]

HAGO have a good one


ha, ha, only kidding/HHOK
xa-xa, (
)
haigledygook n (US)
,
;
,

HAIL acr (= Hague Academy of


International Law)

hail of dead cats (US)
:
,


hair 1.
2. v [
] (-); (-
) 3. (inf) get
{have; take} by the short hairs
vulg (-) [
(-) ]
haircut : 1.

(
,

-) 2.
,

;
,
3. (US)


; ,

4.

(
)
haircut finance (US) 1.
-: ,

2.
:
,

hairdown n (inf)
;
hairy mod 1. ,
2. 3.
;
4. ,
; (.,
) 5.
261


hakmem/hackmem
; [
]

half n ( 50
)
half-a-bar (inf)
( )
half a mind/half a notion
(US) [ ;
],

half a notion half a mind


half a shake (US)
[ ]
half-assed mod (US) vulg
1. ;
; 2.
, 3.
[, ];

half-back/half-buck (US)
,
half-baked mod (inf)
; [
] ( ;
. .);
half-buck half-back
half-cocked mod (US inf) 1.
2.

halfpenny mod (inf)


, ; ;

halfpenny horribles (US inf)

halfpennyworth/ha'porth n
(inf)

half-stock (US)
: [ ]

half the battle (US)

half waiters
halvsies mod
[]
262

1. (= hierarchial
access method)
2. (= hardware asso
ciative memory)
;
3. (=host attach
ment module)
-
ham (US) 1. -
2. mod 3. mod

ham-and-egger (US)

hamburger n (US) 1.
2. ,
3. ,
-
hamburgers n (US)
(McDo
nald's)
name n (US) 1. [
] 2.
ham it up ,
( )
hammer v 1. ( ~ out)
[,
] (,
. .) 2.
;
3. (
);
4.
5. (inf) [] (
; )
hammer away at something
(inf) () ; -
hammered mod
(
,
)
hammering n
:


hammer out phr v 1.
; 2. hammer l
hammertails n (US)

HANDS-OFF
hammer the market
(
)
hammock v (US)

hand v (inf)

handholding (US)

handie-talkie n (inf)
(
)
hand-in-glove mod (inf) 1.
2.
[]

hand {pass; cash} in one's

chips 1. 2.
3.
- [ ]
4.
hand it to someone (US)
-

handle 1. ; ;
2. :

3.
(
,
) 4. (
,
) 5. v (inf)
,
handlers n (US)

(
,

)
handle to one's name
,

handle with (kid) gloves
(inf) 1.
2.

handle with kid gloves


handle with gloves
hand out phr v ()
handout (inf) 1. ,
2.
(
) 3. [ ]

[ ]
hand-over-fist mod
[
]; (
)
hand-pick v (inf)
[
]
hand-picked mod (inf)
; ; ;

hands down 1. ,
2. ()

handshake line
;

handshake status

handshaking 1.
;

2.
,

3.
4.
;
hands-off 1.



2. mod
(inf) ;
3. mod (inf)

hands-off investor ,


,
263

HAND SOMEONE
hand someone a discharge
(inf) -
hand s o m e o n e a lemon
1. - -
[
] 2. [] 3. -
hand s o m e o n e a raspberry
raspberry J
hand s o m e o n e a razz
raspberry 1
hand s o m e o n e something
on a plate give someone
something on a plate
handsome ransom (US)

hand something to some
one on a silver platter give
someone something on a plate
hands-on 1.
(
) 2.




3. mod ;
4. mod (
)
hands-on investor ,


,

hand-to-mouth mod
; ;
( )
hand-to-mouth buying 1.
[ ]

2.
,


hand-to-mouth
deliveries
,
(
- )
264

handwriting on the wall


(US) [
]
handyman special (US)
,

hang 1. (inf) ,
; 2. ,
3. 4. v (
~ about; -~ around) )
; ,
) 5. v
- ,
! . v
7. freeze
hang about phr v 1. (inf)
, 2. (
) 3\ hang 4
hang around/?Ar v hang 4
hang by a hair/hang by a
thread (inf)
;
^
hang by a thread hang by
a hair
hang in the balance (US)

hang in there/hang it there
(inf) [
; ;
];
hang it there hang in there
hang it up (US)
[] -
hang on phr v (inf) 1.
[] ;

(-)
2. ( )
hang on by one's eyelids
(inf)
hang out phr v 1. (inf) ,
2. (inf)
(-); ,
3.
[]
hangout n (inf) 1. ,
2.
[ ] 3. ( ~
road)

HARD-AND-FAST
hang-out loan
: ,
,

hang out one's shingle (US)
;
(,
)
hangout road hangout 3
hangover of orders
[,

]
hang ten (US) [
]

hang tough (US) ()
[
] ( -)
hang up phr v (inf) 1.
, 2. [
;
;
] 3. (US) ;
(-) 4.

5.
[
]
hang-up 1. (US)
[];
[
] 2. (US) 3.
, 4.
()
hang up one's hang up
one's axe
hang up one's axe (US)/
hang up one's (UK)

hang up one's boot (UK inf)


[
]
hanky hanky-panky
hanky-pank n (inf)

hanky-panky/hanky n (inf)
, ; ,
;

hanky-panky business (inf)



hanky-panky work (inf)
; ,

Hans n (inf) 1. 2.

ha'penny n (inf) ,

ha'porth n (inf) 1.
(-); -
2. (UK) ,
3. halfpenny
worth
happening (US)
happy cabbage (US)
(,
,
. .)
happy camper (US) ,


happy hour (US inf)
:
( 4 6 ),

,

Happy Mac
: ,


Macintosh
happy money (US)

harakiri bond

Kiri {suicide} swap
/
:
/
,

( .
)
hard hard money 4
hard-and-fast mod (US)
, ( ,
. .)
265

HARDBALL
hardball 1. n
[ ] (,
) 2. (US)

3. mod (inf)
,
hard-bitten mod (inf)
, ; ,

hard-boiled mod (US inf)


,
hard boot
:

hard c a s e (US) ,

[

]
Hard-Case State, the (US)
[.
]
hard c h e e s e (inf) ,
;
hard coin (US) ;

hard copy
[
(
)]
hard core (inf) 1.
[] , (
; ) 2.
[ ]
3. (inf)

hard dollars n (US)


: ,
-
[ ]
. .
(.,
,
)
hard g o o d s (inf)
: 1.
(,
. .) 2. ,

(
.)
266

hard graft (inf)


;
hard hat (US inf) 1.
; 2.
; -

hard-hitting mod (inf) 1.
2. ,
,
hard John (US)
hard knocks (US inf) ,
;
hard landing
:

( )


hard-liner n (inf)
[
];
[ ]
hard lines (US inf)
; ,
hard luck (inf)
,
-
[ ]
hardly have time to breathe
(inf)
hard money
: 1. ;
2. ;

3.
4. ( hard)

5. (
,
,
) 6. ,

hard-nosed mod (US inf) 1.
, 2.
, ;

hard-nosed

businessman

(US inf)

HARVESTING
hard {tough} nut (to crack)
(inf) : 1.
[ ],
; ,
2.
hard nut to crack hard nut
hard reboot
() :

Hard Rock (US)


: -
-
- {)
hard-rocker (US) 1.
2.
hard sell (advertisement)/
high-pressure sell (inf) 1.
();
( )
2. []

hard-sell v (inf)
; ()
hard sell advertisement
hard sell
hard sell campaign
:

hard-sell commercial

[
]
hard-selling salesman
[]
;
hard-sell market
: 1. ,

2. ,


hard-shell mod (US inf) 1.
, ;
2.
hard sledding (US)

hard spot :
[
],
(
), , ,

hardstuff n (US) ,
[ ]
hard ticket (inf)
;

hard time (inf) 1.


2. , ;
3. [
] (- -)
hard times
[ . .]
hard to swallow

hard up (inf) 1.
[
;
] 2. (for)
( -); (
-) 3.
hardware (US)

harlot's hello, a (US) ,



harness n (US)
[ ]
HARP acr (= Hybrid Ac
tion Representation and Planning)


Harp harp
harp/Harp n (US)
Harv (US inf)

harvesting strategy/harvest
strategy
: 1.

- ,
2.

-
[ ]
-
267

HARVEST STRATEGY
harvest strategy harvest
ing strategy
harum-scarum mod (inf)
, -
HAS acr (=high altitude satel
lite)
has-been/used-to-be
(inf)
1. n
[ . .]
; 2.
3. -
[ . .]
4. mod ;

hash (inf) 1. ,
2. , 3.
, 4.
; 5.
, 6. v
{ ~ up) ;
(-) 7. v (US) ( ~
over; ~ out) [ ]
; [
] ( ) 8. v

hasher/hash-slinger n (US)
1. ; 2.
hash out phr v hash 7
hash over phr v hash 7
hash-slinger n 1.
2. hasher
hash up phr v hash
hash-up n (inf) 1. ,
; (
-
) 2.
,
hassle (inf) 1. ,
2. ; 3. v
, ; ,
4. v ,
hat v

hatched mod (inf)

hatchet job (inf) 1.
(
) 2. ,
3.
268

hatchet man (US inf) 1.


, () 2.
[ ],

[ . .];
, ,

3. ,
( . .)
hate v (inf) ,

hat in the ring (US)


:

haul n (US) ;
hausfrau n (US)

have (inf) 1. ,
, 2. v (
~ //) , ,
3. v , ;
4. v ,
,
have a balloon in one's
pants (US) 1.
2.
3.
have a bash (at it)
(-);
( -)
have a bash at it have a
bash
have a bearish effect

have a bone to pick
;
have a broom in o n e ' s a s s
vulg get a broom in one's tail
have a broom in one's tail
get a broom in one's tail
have a crack at crack 1
have a dash at something
-
have a finger in every pie
(inf)
have a free ride (US)
:
-

HAVE

(
)
have a go (at it) (inf) (at)
[,
, ] ( )
have a go at it have a go
have a good {great} mind
to (inf) [
] (
-)
have a good one/HAGO
! [!, !] (
)
have a good thing going
(US) [ ]
- [
]; ;

have a great mind to


nave a good mind to
have a leg upon someone
(US)
-;
- ( -)
have all one's work cut out
have one's work cut out
have a lot {enough; plenty;
too much} on one's plate (inf)
[] [
];
have a lot on the ball (US)
[ ]
have a mike
have an up one's
sleeve (US) [
]
have an axe to grind (US)
;

have an edge
(; -)
have an itch for something
(inf) -
have an itching {itchy} palm
(inf) 1. 2.
[]

have an itchy palm have


an itching palm
have an oar in every man's
boat (inf)

have a nose for something


() [ ( -)]
have an out (US)
(-);

have a one-track {singletrack} mind


- [
- ]
have a run-in (US) (with)
[]
( -; -)
have a single-track mind
have a one-track mind
have a snowball's chance
in hell (inf)

have a stab at something


(inf) -
[ ]
have a thing about 1.
( -) [
(-); (
-)] 2. 3.
have a thin time (inf)
;

have a tiger by the tail (US)


[
]
have a time (inf) 1.
;
2. [
]
have a way with 1.
(-) 2.
(-)
have a whack at something
(inf) -
have been around 1.
() ;
2.
[ ]
269

HAVE
have been had (inf)
,
have been in the wars (inf)

have been there (inf) 1.
2.
[ ]
have big ideas 1.
[ ] 2.
;

have by the short hairs
hair 3
have {put} dibs on 1.
( -) 2.
( -,
)
have enough on one's
plate have a lot on one'splate
have good karm have
great chemistry
have gone and done it (inf)
[ ]
have got jam on it have
jam on it
have got something going
for one have something going
for one
have great chemistry/have
good karm (US)
; [
]
have had it (inf) 1.
[
]; ( -)
2. , 3.
();
[];
; ;
4. ;


have had one's chips (inf)
1. [
; .] 2.

have hell to pay have the
devil to pay
270

have it have 2
have it all together have it
together
have it (all) together 1.
( -) 2.
;
3.

have it both ways (US)


1.
, 2.

[ ]
have it in on for someone
(inf)
- [ ]
have it knocked (US) 1.
()
2. 3.
have it made (in the shade)
(US) 1. ;
2. ;

have it made in the shade
have it made
have (got) jam on it (inf)
1. 2.
have legs [
] ( )
have lived there for s o m e
years [
]
have money to burn (inf)
;

have no flies on
[
]
have no shows of winning
(US inf)
[ ]
have-not (US)
[ ; ]
have nothing on someone
(inf)
-
have-nots, the n (inf)

HAVE
have-on n (inf) ;

have one's a s s in the crack


(US) vulg
[ ]
have one's a s s in the sling
(US) vulg
[ ]
have one's back to the wall
[
]
have one's hands full (inf)

have one's hands in the till
(US inf) ,

have one's heart in the
right place (US)

have one's nose to the


grindstone grindstone 1
have one's say (inf)
[ ]
have one's whack

have one's wings earn
one's wings
have (all) one's work cut
out (inf) (for) 1.
; ,
2.

have (the) other fish to fry
(inf) [
];

have plenty on one's plate
have a lot on one's plate
have pull with someone
(US) -
haver n (US) ,
,

haves, the n (inf)
haves and have-nots

have sand in one's craw
(US) [
]

have someone by the balls


(US) vulg -
[ ]
have someone cold get
someone cold
have someone dead to
rights (inf) 1. -
[
] 2.

have someone eating out
of the palm of one's head (inf)

have someone in one's
pocket (inf) -

have someone on phr v (inf)
, ;
;
have someone on the mat
bring someone on the mat
have someone on the
string (inf) -
() [
-
() ]
have someone on toast
-
[ - ]
have someone's number
(inf) -
; ,
-
have someone taped 1.
-
2. [] -
have someone up (inf)
[ -
; -]
have something cinched
(inf) -,
-, -
have something doing/have
something on (inf)
(
)
271

HAVE
have something going (US
inf) 1. (for oneself)
- ;
- 2. (with
someone)
; -
;
-
{., -
)
have (got) something going
for one (inf) (US)
- (
. .)
have something on (inf)
1. - 2.
have something doing
have something on some
one (inf) -
- {.,
)
have something on the ball
[
, ];
have something on the
brain (US inf) 1.
- 2.
-
have sticky fingers (US)

have the ball at someone's
feet (inf) 1.
2.
( - )
have the best at something
best 2
have the best in something
best 2
have the best of something
best 2
have the bird
[;
]
have the deadwood on
someone get the deadwood on
someone
have the devil {hell} to pay
(US inf)

272

have the gift of gab (US)


1.
2.

have the goods 1.


[]
2.
have the goods on some
one 1. -
;
, -
2.
have the hang of some
thing (inf) -
[ -;
-]
have the knock in on
someone (US) 1.
-
[ ] 2.
-

have the last laugh (inf)

1.
[
] 2. [
]
have {take} the law of {on}
someone (US)
-
have the law on someone
have the law of someone
have the other fish to fry
have other fish to fry
have the s h o e on the other
foot (US inf)

have the weather on some


one (inf)
-
have the whammy on
someone (US) ,
-
have the wrong number
(US) 1. ,
2.
[ ] 3.
,

HEAD
have time hanging on
one's hands have time to
burn
have time on one's hands
have time to burn
have time to burn (US)/have
time (hanging) on one's hands
(inf) 1.
2.
have too much on one's
plate have a lot on one's plate
have two strikes against
{on} one (US)
[ ; ]
;

have two strikes on one


have two strikes against one
have water on the brain
(inf)
have what it takes
, , (u . .) (

-)
Hawaii n (UK) [
]

hawk v ;

hawker n (UK)

Hawkeyes (US inf)


:

Hawkeye State, the (US)


[.
]
hay n (US)
; ,

hay rube hayseed

hayseed/hayseeder/hay-shak-

er/hay rube (US inf) 1.


, ;
, 2. ,
3. ,

hayseeder n hayseed
hay-shaker n hayseed

haywire mod (US inf) 1.


; ,
2. ;
; ;
;
haze aboutphr v (inf)
,
acr l. (=His Eminence)
2. (=His ()
Excellency) [ ]
3. (= human engi
neering)
head (US) 1. ,
,
2. , 3.
,
headache n (inf) 1. ,
2. [ ],

headache department (US)


1.
2. ,

headache man (US)
[
;
]
head and shoulders
:
,
,
[
]
head and shoulders above
(inf) [
]
head cook and bottle washer
chief cook and bottle washer
head count (US)
(-;
-)
head counter (US)
,

head
doctor/head-shrink/
headshrinker/head-feeler
; ;

273

HEADER
header n (US) 1. ,
2.
head-feeler n head doctor
head honcho (US) ,
;
headhunt (inf) 1. n

2. v
[
]
headhunter (inf) 1. ,

;
2.
3.

head-hunters (inf)
,
(
)
[ ]
headhunting n (inf) 1.

2.
[ ]
3.
(,
);
headliner (US inf)
; ,
(
. .)
head out phr v (US inf)

[ ]
headquarter v (US inf) 1.
[
. .] 2.
( ;
. .)
heads n (US)
[ ];

head-shrink head doctor


headshrinker n head doctor
head South go South
head start 1.
2. ( )
274

head-to-toe mod (inf) 1.


2. ;

head up phr v (inf)


,
head-up (US) 1.
2. mod
headworker n (US)

health n [
] (
)
healthy mod (inf) 1. ,
2. ,
healthy check (inf)

heap/heaps n (inf) ,
,
heaping of age report

heaps (US) 1. mod ,
2. heap
heart attack market (US)
(

1955
,
6,5%)
heartbeat 1. ,
2.
,

heartbeat from the presi
dency (US)
: 1. -
2.
,

-
heartbeat m e s s a g e

heartbreaking mod (inf)
[] ( )
Heart of Dixie, the (US)
[. ]
heat n 1. ;
; 2.
; 3.

HEDGEHOG
heated mod (US) ;

heave-ho/heave-o n 1. (inf)
; 2. (US)

heaven-and-hell
{heavenor-hell} bond
:
(/),


heaven-or-hell
bond
heaven-and-hell bond
Heaven's Gate, a Isthar,
an
heave-o heave-ho
heavy mod (inf) 1.
; ( . .)
2. , 3.
(-)
heavy artillery (US)
:

heavy bread/heavy money/
heavy
jack/heavy
dough/
heavy sugar (US)
;
heavy buyer 1.
(

) 2. [
]
heavy date (US) 1.
-;
- 2.

heavy dough heavy bread
heavy going (inf) 1.
[/ ]
2. (
)
heavy hitter (US)
[ ],

heavy jack heavy bread
heavy market
(
)
heavy money heavy bread

heavy-priced share heavy


share
heavy s c e n e (US) 1.
2.
[]
heavy {heavy-priced} share
: ,
,

heavy speculator

heavy sugar 1.
(
, ,
) 2. 3.
[ ]
4. heavy bread
heavy user

heavyweight (US inf) 1. n


, ;
; 2. ,
3.
4. [
] 5. mod 6. mod

hebe/heeb/heebie/heimie/hymie n
hectic mod (inf) ,
; ;
( ; . .)
hedge (inf) l. n (
,

) 2. v (against)
[
, , (
;
. .)];
(
) 3. v (against)
[ ]
( ,
. .) 4. v ( ~ off)
, ;
hedgehog n
,
[
]
275

HEDGE OFF
hedge off phr v hedge 4
hedge one's bets (US)

; ;

hedge wrapper
:
, ,

,




heeb hebe
heebie hebe
heebie-jeebies, the

heel (US) 1. ;
, 2. v {,
) 3. v 4. v
5. v ,
heeled mod (US) ;

heeler (US) 1.
[
] ( )
2. , 3.
4. -
heft (US inf) [
]
hefty mod (inf) [
, ] (.,
)
heimie hebe
Heinie (US)
heist 1. [
(, )] 2. (
heister) ; 3. v
(,
); (,
. .)
heister heist 2
helicopter factor (US)
:

hell (inf) 1. ;
2. [ ]
276

hellacious mod 1. 2.
3.
hell-bent mod (US inf) 1. (
for; on)
(-);
(-) 2.
,
hell for something (inf)
-;
-
hell of (a lot)/one hell of (a
lot) (inf) 1. ,
, 2.
, ; ;
[
..] 3.
4. , , ,

hell of a lot hell of


hell of a note (US)
[]
hell 1.
(-); []

(
-)
2. (-) [
(-)]
hell on wheels (US)
[ ],

hell-raiser (US inf)
; ,
hell to pay (US)

help-out (US)
[ ]
hemline theory

(
)
Hemp State, the (US)
[. ]
hen-reporter (inf)
Henry (US)

HEP acr 1. (= heteroge
neous element processor)

; -

HIGGLEDLY-PIGGLEDLY

2. (= homogeneous element
processor)
;

hep/hip mod (US) (to)


(-) [ ( ), ( -
)]; ,

hepcat (US) 1. ,
[
]; ,
2.
[ ]

hepster (US) ,
( -)
[ (-)]


here g o e s ! excl ,
!; !; !
here g o e s nothing (US)
,
[ ]
here we are ,
; ,

here we go again (inf)


here you are ,
; ,
herring-choker (US)

HEW acr (= Department of)


Health, Education and Welfare)
,

ha, ha, only kidding


HI acr (= hospital insurance (pro
gram)

hibernating process
;

hibernating task

hibernation n
;
hibernation mode
;

hiccup n : 1.

2.


hick (US) 1. ;
, ;
2. 3. mod
(US) ,
hickey/htckie n (US) 1.
,

2. -
3.

hickie
Hicksville/hicksville (US) 1.
; [
] 2. mod
3. mod
hicksville Hicksvdle
hidden city (US) ,


hidden persuader
:
,

hide n (US)
hideaway n (inf) 1. ,
2.
3. (
) 4. ()

hidey-hole n (inf) ,

hi-fi (inf) 1.
2. mod

higgledly-piggledly growth

[
;
]
277

HIGH
high and dry (US)
, ; ,

highball v (US) 1.
2. 3.
[]
highballing n (US)
:
,
,
,
,

, ,

highbinder (US) 1. 2. ;
; ;
3. ; 4.
, [ ]

High Brass (inf) ,

highbrow (inf) 1.

[
]; 2.
; 3. mod
; ;
, 4. mod
{ high-browed)
;

high-browed mod high


brow 4
highbrow program
;
;

Highbrowville (US) .
( )
high-class mod (US) 1.
, 2.
3.
high-day 1. 2.

higher-up (inf) 1. ,
, , ;
; ,
278

(-) [
( -)] 2.
;

highfalutin/highfaluting 1.
,
2. mod ,
, 3. mod

highfaluting highfalutin
high-flier high-flyer
high-fliers high-flyers
high-flyer/high-flier (inf)
1. 2.
, ;
3. ,
;
4.
5.
[
]
high-flyers/high-fliers
,
[
;
]
highgrade v (US) 1.
2.

highgrader (US)
high hat high-hat I; 2
high-hat 1. (US inf) (
high hat) ,
2. (US inf) ( high hat)

3. mod (US inf)
, 4. v (US inf)
(
-); (-);
(-)
high-hatter
high hit capacity

Internet
highjack hijack
highjacker hijacker
highjacking hijacking
high life (inf) ;

HIGHWAY
high man on the totem pole
(inf) 1.
2. ,
-
high-monkey-monk high--
high muckamuck high--
high-muck-a-muck/high muckamuck/high
muckymuck/
muckamuck
/muckymuck/
high-monkey-monk n (US)
, () [
] ; [ ],
[ ]
high muckymuck high--
high off {on} the hog
, ;

high on the hog high off


the hog
high pillow/high shot (US)
,
high pitch, a (US)
[ ;
]
high-pressure sell hard
sell
high-ranker n (inf)
, ,
,
,
high-res/hi-res mod (US)
;
high roller (US) 1.
{ );
, ;
2.
3.
high-rolling (US inf)
[]
highs n ,

( )
high shot high pillow
high sign (US) ,

high spot highspot

highspot n/high spot 1.


;
2. [
]
high-stepper (inf) 1.
,
2.
3.
[
]
High Street
(
)
High Street banks
,

high tech high-tech
high-tech/high tech/hi-tech
(inf) 1. n
2. mod
;

high-tech stock (US)


,

high-ticket (US)
;
high-ticket items/valuables
(US) ,
,
{

)
high-toned/high-tony
mod
(US inf) 1. 2.
, ;
3. ,
high-tony high-toned
high-up (inf) 1.
, , ;
; ,
{-) [
{ -)] 2.
3. mod ,

highway n 1.
2.
3.
{)
279

HIGHWAY
highway robbery (US)
,

[ ]
hijack/highjack v (US) 1.
{, ..)
2. ,
hijacker/highjacker 1.
()
2. ,

hijacking/highjacking 1.
()
2. [ ]
[ ] 3.

hike (US inf) 1. [


, , ]
(; . .) 2. v (
) (;
. .); () 3. v
4. v
, ,
;
5. v ,
hiker n (US)
Hill, the n (US) 1.
2. [
]
hillbilly 1. (US inf)
[, ]
(,
) 2. mod

hill (row) of beans (US inf)


1. , 2.
,
Hill rat (US) ,

hill row of beans hill of
beans
HIM acr (=His Imperial Ma
jesty) [ ]

ninety mod (US) ,


,
Hind, abbr 1. (= Hindi)
2. (= Hindu) ) )
280

3. (= Hindustani)
; ;

hinge n (US) ,
hinge on phr v (US)
[ ]
hinkty
hinky/hinkty mod (US)
[
];
Hinky-Dinky (US)

HIP acr (= health insurance plan)

hip 1. mod (US) 2. v
(US) [
] 3. v -
4. hep
hipped mod (US) (on) 1.
(-),
( -) 2.
3. ,
hire out phr v (US inf) 1. (as)

(-) 2.
3.
hi-res high-res
hirsute modxoMn 1.
; 2.
; ;

HIS acr l. (= health interview


survey)
( ) 2.
(= Human Interface Standard)


his nibs (US) ,
;
history n (US inf)
;
hit 1. ;
2. [ ;
. .], ;
; ;
3.
[ ] 4.
;
5.

HIT

[ -
(., -

)],
6.
7.
,
8. mod
; ;
9. v
{
,
) 10. v (US inf) ,
(-) 11. v
(-); (
-) 12. v (inf) (
- ) 13. v (US inf)
( ~ up) ;
14. v (inf) ( ~
; ~ off; ~ upon) ;
, , ,
15. v (US) ;
; ( -)
16. v (US) , ;
17. v (US) ;
18. v (US)
19. v

hit a snag (inf)

hit a sour note (US inf)


- ;
-
hit between the eyes (US
inf) [
]
hit bottom
[ ] []
hitch 1. (US)
2.
, 3.
() 4. v (inf) (
-~ in; ~ ) ,
,
hitchhiker n

[
]

hitch in hitch 4
hitch on hitch 4
hitch one's wagon hitch
the wagon
hitch the {one's} wagon
Internet
(, )
hitch-up n (US) ,

hi-tech high-tech
hit it big (US)
hit it off (US) 1.
[ ] 2.
3.
4. 5. (with)

hit it on the nose (inf)


[ ]
hit it over the fence (US)
(
); (-
)
hit it up (US) 1.
2. [
]
hit like a ton of bricks (US)
1.
2.
3.

hit list 1. (
-
);
2. ,

3. ,

4. []

5. []
6.
[
]
hit-list hit list
hit man [
] ;
Mt Off hit 14
hit on hit 14
281

HIT
hit on all (four; six) cy
linders/hit on all six (inf) 1.
[ ];
2.
3.
[
(
-) 4.
hit on all four cylinders
hit on all cylinders
hit on all six hit on all
cylinders
hit on all six cylinders hit
on all cylinders
hit {strike} pay dirt 1.
- 2.
;
3. 4.
; ;
hit someone with some
thing - (; ; )
hitter 1.
2. [
]
hit the ball (US) 1.
[] 2.
,
hit the bid 1.

2.

,

hit the books (US)
;
hit the brick/hit the bricks/
hit the pavement (US)
;
hit the bricks hit the brick
hit the bull's eye 1.
2.
3. hit the spot
hit the ceiling 1.
(., )
2.

3. [
]
282

hit the fan (US)


;

hit the grit (US)
;

hit {make} the headlines



;

hit the high spots (US)
1. ;
( -)
2. [
];
3.
( -)
4. -
hit the jackpot (inf) 1.
2.
3.
[ ];
,
hit the mark
hit the (right) nail in the
head (inf) 1. [
] 2. ,
3.
hit the pavement hit the
brick
hit the right nail on the
head hit the nail in the head
hit the road (US) 1.
2. hit the
trail
hit {raise} the roof 1.
, ;
;
2.
[ ] 3.
[
] 4. ;

5. ;
6. (
)
hit the sidewalks (US) 1.
2. []

HOKEY
hit the skids (US)
[ ;
; ]
hit the spot/hit the bull's
eye 1. (US)
[ ] 2.
;

hit the trail/hit the road


(US) 1. 2.
[];
3. ,
4.

hitty-missy mod (inf) 1.


[ ] (
. .) 2.
3. , ; ;
-;
hit up hit 13
hit upon hit 14
hive off phr v (inf) 1.
[, ] {,
. .) 2.
; ;
[ ]
hive-off (inf) 1.
[ ]

2.

1. (=Home and Bank


ing System)
2. ) (= HighOrder Bit) ) (HighOrder Byte)
hobby n (US) ,

hobo (US)
hobson-jobson (UK)

(
)
hock (US) l. ,
2. 3. v ,

hockey (US) l. n ,
2. mod ,
hockey-pokey hokey-pokey

hockshop n (US) ,

hocus v (US) ,
,
hocus-pokus (US) 1. ,
2. ,
hod (US)
[ ]
hog (US) 1. )
) ;
2. 3.
(, , ,
-
(Harley Davidson) 4. (
hog cadillac)
5. v ,
, ; ;
6. v
Hog and Hominy State, the
(US)
[. ]
hog cadillac hog 4
hogg (US)

hogs (US)

hog-tie v (US inf)
[;
]
hog-wash (inf) 1.
2. ;
, 3.
ho-hum mod (inf) ;
;
hoi polloi ,
hoist l. ;
2. (the ~)
3. v
; 4. v
5. v ;

hoister ;

ho-jo, the n (US) 1.


[] 2.
[]
hokey/hoky 1. 2. mod
, ;
3. mod
283

HOKEY-POKEY
; 4. mod
, ,

hokey-pokey/hockey-pokey
(inf) 1. ; (
) 2. [

]
3. ,
ho keys n (US) :

{
Owners' Loan Corporation)
hokum n (US) 1.
; ,

2. , ;
hoky hokey
hold all the a c e s (US)
[
]
hold down phr v (inf)
, (
. .)
holding mod (US)
holding the line (US)
: [
] ,
[
]

hold of the dirty end of the
stick get the dirty end of the
stick
hold of the right end of the
stick get the right end of the
stick
hold of the rough end of
the stick get the dirty end of
the stick
hold of the sticky end of
the stick get the dirty end of
the stick
hold of the wrong end of
the stick get the wrong end of
the stick
hold {keep} one's end up/
hold {keep} up one's end (inf)
1. [ ];
[ ;
284

] 2.
;
3. ;

hold one's fire (US)


[ ]
hold one's horses (inf)
;
hold one's nose (US)
(-)
[ ]
hold one's nose to the
grindstone grindstone 1
hold out phr v (US inf) 1.
, ,
2. ,
[
]
hold-out n (US) 1.

[
]
2. ;
3. 4. ,

[
. .] 5.

holdover (US inf) 1.


; 2.

; ,
[
] 3.


[ . .] 4. [
],
[ ]
5. ,


holdover Senator (US inf)
,
[
]
hold (all) the a c e s (US inf)
;

HOMBRE
hold the bag/hold the sack
(US) 1. ;
2.

hold the edge (US inf)

hold the fort (inf) 1.


[ ];
2.
; (
-) 3.

hold the market
:

[ ]

hold the sack hold the
bag
hold up phr v (US inf)
[
]
hold-up (inf) 1. ;
; 2.
;
3. (US) ;
[]
4. , 5.
{), 6.
,
,

hold up one's end hold
one's end up
hold water (inf)
; ;
;
[ ]
hold your fire (UK)/hold
your horses/hold your water
(inf) , ;
;

hold your horses hold


yourfire
hold your water hold your
fire
hole n (inf)
{, )

hole-and-corner mod (inf)


1. , ;
2.
;
hole in one (US inf) ,

hole in one's coat (inf)
[
]
hole in the wall (US)

holiday n (US) 1.
2. [
]
Holland of America, the
(US)
[. ]
hollow note (US)

Holly n (US)
[
. .]
Hollywood biggie (US inf)
:

hols (UK inf) ;

holy war
( )
Holy Wednesday (US)
:

,


Homberg Heaven/Homberger Heaven (US) .
Homberger Heaven Hom
berg Heaven
hombre n (US)
[ ]
home boy (US) 1.
2.
homebrew mod
,
homebrew software
1. 2.

285

HOME
home free (US)
[ ]
home guard (US) 1.
2.

home run (US)


: 1. ,

2.

HOMES/homes acr (=Home
Owner Mortgage Eurosecurities)

,

homes HOMES
homevid n (US)

hon n (US)
honcho (US) 1. n ,
; , 2. v
, , ,
, ,
;
honey (US)
,
honeycombed with stops
(US)
: ,


honeyfuggle v (US inf) 1.
, 2.
(-)
honeymoon /honeymoon pe
riod/honeymoon stage (US)
1.

2.
[ ]
[
]
,

honeymoon period honey


moon
honeymoon stage honey
moon
286

honey of something (US)


- ;
[ ] -
honk-out n (US)
Honkers n (UK)
honor bond (US)
: ,


hood n (US) 1. ;
2. ;
hoodoo (inf) 1. [
], 2.
, 3. mod
,
4. v 5. v
,
hoodwink v (inf) 1.
, ();
2. (into)
( -)
hooey (US) , ;
,
hoof (out) v ,
hoof outphr v hoof
hook 1. n
[ ] 2. v
; ;
;
3. v

hooked mod (on)


( -); ()
hooker n
(, )
hooker-in n (UK)
(,
)
hookier n (UK)
hooking n :
(
. .)
-

hook, line and sinker (inf)

, ,
hook-nose n (US)
,

HORSE
hook up phr v

hookup n 1. ; ,
;
; 2. ();
3.

4.
(,
)
hooky mod (UK) ;

HOOPS acr (= Hierar
chical Object-Oriented Picture Sys
tem) -
)
hooperdoo hooper-dooper
hooper-dooper/hooperdoo
(US)
hoop-la (US inf) ;
;
hooray /Hooray Henry (UK)


Hooray Henry hooray
hoosier n (US) 1.
[ ]
2. ; 3.
,
Hoosierdom Hoosier State,
the
Hoosier land, the Hoosier
State, the
Hoosiers n (US inf)

Hoosier State, the/Hoosier
land, the/Hoosierdom (US)
- [. ]
hoosier up phr v (US)
; ;
hoover v (US) [
]
hop (inf) 1. n ;
;
2. ;
;
( ) 3.
, 4. v
( ) 5. v (to)

, (
) 6. v (US inf) (on)
(-); ( ) 7. v
( );
( )
hop aboard the bandwagon
bandwagon I
hop-off n (inf) ;
()
hop on the bandwagon
bandwagon 1
hopped up (US) (with)
[] (

. .)
hop to it (US) -

HOPS acr (= Host Proxi


mity Service)
-
hop up phr v (US) 1.
[] ()
2. , ,

horizontal bear spread


calendar bear spread
horizontal bull spread
calendar bull spread
horn n (US)
horn blowing n 1.
2. ,

hornet's nest (inf)
(
)
horn in phr v (US inf) 1.
; 2.
,
hornswoggle/hornwoggle v
(US) , , ,
;
hornwoggle hornswoggle
horse l. n () 2.
; 3.
;
4. ,
5. v , 6. v
287

HORSE
7. v
;

horse around phr v 1. (US)
2,
, ;

horseback mod (US inf)


,
; ;
horse of a different color
horse of another color
horse of another {a dif
ferent} color (US)
;
[ ]
horsepower n
;

horse s e n s e (US inf)


;
;

horse trade (inf) 1.


;
2.
horse-trade v (inf) 1.
;
2.

horse-trader (inf)
;
hose v (US) 1. ,
2. ,
3.
noser (US) ,

hoska ; ,
;
HOST acr (= Hybrid Open
Systems Technology)

host l. :
) ,

(., Internet) )
,
,

288

2. v
3. v (inf)

host bond -
: ,
[ ]
hostile mod (US)


hostile takeover
:


hot 1. (the ~) [
],
2. mod (inf)
3. mod ( )
;
[ ]; ;
4. mod
;
5. mod
, ;
6. mod ,
7. mod ,
8. mod
, ,
, (
) 9. mod
10. mod
11. hot up 1; 2
hot air ;
; ;

hot
artist/hot
merchant
1. 2.
hotbed n (US) ,
,
BIRD -:


Eutelsat,

hot card :
1. [ ]
, [
]


2. ,
,
( ,

)
hot cargo (US) 1. ,
[ ]
,
2.

hot cargo provisions (US)
,

,

,
hot check
hot copy/hot news (inf)
1. 2. ,

hot corner
;
hot docking
( )
hot dog/hot dogger (US)
, ;
,
hot dogger hot dog
hotel beats ,
,

hot fix

hot idea
hot insertion
;
( )

hot issue/hot stock (US)

1.

(
) 2.

3.

hot item/hot number (US)


1.
[, ]
2.

hot key hotkey I


hotkey 1. n ( hot
key) :
[ ],

;
2. v
(

)
hotline n :

hot link :
,
(.,

);
hotlist
hot merchant hot artist
hot money :
1. ,




2. ,

;

3. ,
[ ] ,

4.
,

hot money movements
:


hot news hot copy


hot number 1. 2. hot
item
hot oil [
]
hot paper (US)
[ ]
289


hot plugging
( )
hot poo hot poop
hot poop/hot poo
[ ];
;

hot potato (US) 1.
[; ]
(. ) 2.
3. [
; ] 4.

hot potato routing

[
]
hot property (US)

hot rod/rod (US)

(

)
hots n (UK)

hot seat (inf) 1.
2. [;
],

hot shot hot-shot
hot-shot/hot shot (US) 1. n
, 2. n
[] 3. n
4.
[ ] 5.
- 6. ;
7. 8.
; 9.
(.
) 10. mod
;
11. mod ,
12. mod ,
13. mod ,
(
)
hot shot run 1.
2.
290

[
];

hot sketch

hot skinny skinny
hot spare hot standby
hot spot (inf) 1.
( ,
. .) 2. ,
3.
:
, ,

;
; 4.
,

hot standby/hot spare

,



hot Stock hot issue
hot-stove rule
(

, . .

,

)
hot Stuff (US) 1.
:

(
) 2.
3.
4. 5. 6. -
[
; ] 7.
8. ,
9.
10.
hot-swap v
()
hot swapping
( );

HOW
hotsy-totsy mod (US)
,
hot ticket (US inf)
,

hot tip (inf)
[
]; []
;
hot to go (US) (for)
( -)
hot Treasury bills (UK)

hot up phr v 1. ( hot)


, ;
2. ( hot) [
] 3.
4. , ,

hot water (US)
[ ];
[ ]
Hot Water State, the (US)
[.
]
hot wire (US inf) ()

hound n 1. ( houndhound) ( -);


(-) 2.
hound-hound hound I
hound out phr v (of)
( . .)
House, the (inf) 1.
2.
3. (UK)
( the house)
;

house (US) l. /i [
, ] (
; ) 2.
3.
4. 5.
[ ],
-

6. v 7. House 3

house around phr v (US)



housecleaning n 1.
( , ,
;
. .) 2.
3. ,
(
,
)
house dick
(, . .);
,

househunt v (inf) ,
[ . .]
housekeeping
operation
(

, .,
)
housekeeping routine

house larry (US)
[ ]
house of cards (inf)
,

housewife time (US)




hover v (inf)
(,
)
HOW acr (= Homeowner War
ranty Plan)

how 1. (inf) , ,
2. acr (= hours of work)

how
are
things?/how's
things with you?/how's life?/
how
are
tricks?
/how's
tricks?/how goes the world
with you?/how's the world
treating you? ?;
?
how are tricks? how are
things?
291

HOW
how come? (inf) ?;
?; ?;
?
how-do-you-do (inf)
[ ]

how g o e s it? (inf) ?;


?; ?
how g o e s the world with
you? how are things?
howgozit (inf)
()
howler (inf) [
]
howling s u c c e s s (inf)

how's life? how are things7
how's that? (inf) 1. ?;
? 2.
...?; ...?
how's that for high? (US inf)
, [
]?
how's the world treating
you? how are things?
how's things with you?
how are things?
how's tricks? how are
things?
how's with you? ?
how the cookie crumbles/
that's how the cookie crum
bles/that's) the way cookie
crumbles (US inf)
[- ]
how the other half lives
(US)
[ ]
how the world goes/how
the world wags (inf)

how the world wags how
the world goes
how-to mod (inf)

( . .)
how-to-tool n (inf)
(
. .)
292

Hub, the (US)


[. ]
Hub of the South, the (US)
[. ]
huckster (inf) 1. n
[]
(, )
2. ; ;
3.
; ; 4.
; ; ;
5. v
();
[] () 6. v
; 7. v
(over)
hucksteries n (inf)

hucksterism n (inf) 1.
2.

huckstery (inf) 1.
;
huddle (inf) 1.
; 2.
[
] ( ) 3.
; -
4. v (-)
; () 5. v
(US) ,

huddle a job through (inf)



hugger-mugger (inf) 1.
, ;
2. mod -;
3. mod ,
4. mod , , ;
5. mod , . v
(-)
7. v (-)
[ ]; 8. v
(-) [];
9. v ( ~
up) ()
hugger-mugger up phr v
hugger-mugger 9

HUNKER
hugger-muggery n (inf) 1.
, 2.
;
hum (inf) 1. n ,
2. v ,
3. v [
];
{ , )
humbug (inf) 1.
, 2.

humdinger n (inf) l. (US)

[ ] ;
- [ -]
[] 2.
; ,
3.
[ ]
humdinging mod (US)
;
hummer 1.
; ,
2.
3. 4. (US)
- ;
, 5.
6. mod
, 7. mod

humming mod (inf)


,
humming trade (inf)

hump hump it
hump it/hump oneself/hump
(US inf)
;
hump oneself hump it
humpty-dumpty 1. n
,
2. mod ,

Humpty-Dumpty fund (US)


-:
,


{American Telephone and
Telegraph Co.)

hunch (US inf) 1.


; ; ;
2. mod 3. v
;
;
hundred n (inf) ;
{);
( . )
hundred and one, a (inf)
,
hundred-percent mod (US
inf) 1. , ;
, 2. ()
[ ];
,
hundred-percenter n (US inf)
1.
2. ; - 3.
,
4. ,

hundred-proof mod (US inf)
1. ; ,
2.
hundred to one, a (inf)
[
; ]
hungry mod (US) 1.
[]
2.
hung up hung-up
hung-up/hung up mod (inf)
1. {on) {-);
{ -);
2. [
( )];

{, ,

)] 3. ,
; () 4. ,
hung us mod (US)

hunk 1. mod (US) ,


; 2.
hunky3, 4
hunker down phr v (US)

293

HUNKER
hunker down to something
(US) -
Hunkie hunky 2
hunks n (US)

Hunky hunky 2
hunky (US) 1. n
; 2. (
Hunkie; Hunky) -
(,
, , ) 3. mod
( hunk; hunky-dory)
; ,
4. mod ( hunk; hunky-dory)
;
5. mod , ;
[ ]
hunky-dory hunky 3; 4
hunt and peck (US inf)
[
] [
]
hunt group
:

hunt the same old coon

(US)

hurrah's nest/hurray's nest

(US) 1. ;
2. ,

hurray's nest hurrah's nest


hurry call (US inf)

hurry graph n (US inf)
[]

hurry -scurry/hurry -skurry


(inf) 1. n ,
2. mod ,
3. mod , ;
4. mod -,
5. mod 6. v
(-) ;
7. v ;
hurry-skurry hurry-scurry
hurry-up mod (US inf) 1.
,
294

[ ] 2.

hurry up and wait (US)



[

]
hurting mod (US)

hush-hush (inf) 1. n (US)


2. mod [
,
]
hush money (US)

hush up phr v (US)


, ;
hustle 1. ;
2. ;
3. () 4.
( . .)
5. mod (US) ;

[ ] 6. v
(US inf) ( ~ up)
;
, 7. v (US)
; 8. v
(US) ; -
9. v (US)
[];
;
[ ] 10. v (US)
- 11. v (US)
, , (
); 12. v (US)
[] (
. ) 13. v (
) 14. v ()
hustler n (inf) 1.
; ,
2.
; ;
3. ;
4. - 5.

hustle through phr v (inf)


, ()

HYPO
hustle up hustle 6
HUT acr (= homes using te
levision; = households using tele
vision)

hybrid annuity
:
,

hybrid computer
:

hybrid
securities/hybrid
stock
:

hybrid stock hybrid secu


rities
hydro abbr (inf) (= hydroelect
ric plant)
hygiene ,


hymie hebe
hype (US) 1. ()
; ;
2. ,
3. ;
;
;

4.
5. ,

;
.
7. v
; 8. v {
, . .) 9. v
, 10. v ( ~ up)
; ,
11. v ,
12. v ( ~ up)
; ,

hype artist (US) ,




hyped-up mod (US)
, , ,

hyper n (US) 1. ,
[
] - [ -]
2.
hype up hype 10, 12
hyphenate (US)

hyphenated mod (US)



hypo (inf) 1. ;
2. v ,

I
I-beam beam
I Can Catch (US) ( The In
terstate Commerce Commission
ICC)
()
I can live with that! (US)
!
ICE acr l. (= Institution of Civil
Engineers)
(
) 2. (= International Cultural Ex
change)

ice 1. (US) ,
; 2. (US)
; 3.
[ ]
4. v (inf) [
] 5. v
; (-);
( -);
(-)
6. v (US) ,
7. v
iceberg company ,


(

)
icebreaker n (inf) [
],
( ); [],

ice creamer (UK)


296

iced mod 1.
2. [
]
icehouse
iceman 1. (US) -
2. (inf)
;
[ . .]
ice the cake (US)

ice the decision (US)


[]

icing on the cake (US)



ICON acr (= index currency
option note)

ID (US) 1.
2. v

iddy/iddy-boy/ikey/ikey mo
(UK)
iddy-boy iddy
IDEA acr 1. (= Interactive
Digital Electronic Appliance)

2. (= International
Data Encryption Mechanism)


identity hacking


idiosyncrasy n
[] ()

IMPACT
Idiot card/idiot sheet
(
)
Idiotproof mod
:
[
]
idiot-proofing
:
,


,

idiot sheet idiot card


idle money 1.
2.
IF acr 1. (= instruction
field) 2. (= InterFace) 3. (= Interrupt
Flag)
if abbr (= infrastructure)

iffy mod (US inf) 1.


, 2.
;
[]
Iffy question (inf)

if it c o m e s to the pinch if
push comes to shove
If it c o m e s to the push if
push comes to shove
if it's the last thing I do (inf)
() [
]
if it's the last thing some
one does (inf) () [
]
if poss (UK inf)

if {when} push comes to


shove/if it c o m e s to the
push/if it c o m e s to the pinch
(US) 1. ;
2.

If you can't stand the heat,


keep out of the kitchen (US)
, ,
( )
igg v ;

iggle v (US)

IGOR acr (= Intelligent


Graphics Object Recognition)


ike n (US)
ikey iddy
ikey iddy
I'll drink to that (US)
,
s e e you dead {in hell}
before that happensl (inf)
!; !
I'll s e e you in hell before
that happensl I'll see you
dead before that happens1
I'll tell the world (inf)
, ; ,
tell you what/I tell you
what (US inf) ( ) ;
;
I'm from Missouri; you've
got to show me (US inf)
,

immunization n
:
,



IMPACT acr (= integrated mana
gement planning and control tech
nique)

impact v (US)

impact day :
1. ,

2. ,

297

IMPACT
impact loan :
(


)
impaired capital
[ ]
: ,
[ ]

impaired credit
: ,



impaired risk l.
2.
impair investment
: ,

;
[ ;
]

impairment n :
,

[
],
implode v (
)
improv v (US)
I'm sold out (inf)

I'm sorry (US) [
],
I'm telling you (US inf)
() ,
I'm your man (inf) 1.
2.
IN acr 1. (= intelligent
network)
2. (= information network)

In abbr 1. (= India)
2. (= Indian)
in 1. ,
, ;
2. , ;
298

, , 3.
4. mod (inf)
[
] 5. mod (inf) ,
6. mod ;
, 7. predw
{)
in. abbr 1. (= inch; inches) ;
2. (= income) 3. (= in
surance) 4. (= interest)
5. (= input) ) ;
) )
)
in a bad spot in a jam
in a bad way (US inf) ;

in a big way (US) ,
; ;
; ;

in a bind (US inf) 1. { in


a box) ;
2.
[ ]
3.
in above one's head (US)
1.
2. ,

in a box in a bind 1
in a brown study (inf)

in action (US) ,

inactive crowd book crowd


in-ad coupon (inf)

in a debt up to the armpits


(inf) [ ]
in a dither (US) 1.
2. ,

in a fine {pretty; sorry}
pickle (inf) 1.
[ ] 2.

in a flash/in a jiff/in a jiffy/


in nothing flat/in no time/in
one's tracks/in a heartbeat

INCUBATE
(US) 1. , ,
, 2.

in a fog (US) ,

in a great way (inf)



in a heartbeat in a flash
in a holding pattern
[ ]

in a hole in the hole
in a hurry , ;
, ;
in a jam/in a pinch/in a
(pretty) pickle/in a (tight;
bad) spot
,
;
in a jiff in a flash
in a jiffy in a flash
in a lather (inf)
[ ]
inalienable mod
[ ]
in-and-out
(
,
, , ),

in-and-outer n

in-and-out policy

, ,
,

in-and-out trader ,


in-and-out trading



in a nutshell (inf)
[]
in a pickle in a jam

in a pig's {your} eye (US)


, ,
in a pinch in a jam
in apple-pie order (US) 1.
2.

in a pretty pickle in a jam
in a split second
,
in a spot 1. in the hole 2.
in a jam
in a state (inf) 1.
2.
in a tight spot in a jam
in a tin-pot way (mf)
[ ]
in a trice (inf) ,
,
in at the kill in on the kill
in a walk (inf) ,

in bad (with someone) (inf)


[ ] (
-)
inbetweening n

in black and white (inf)


;
[ ]
in bother (UK) ;

in business (inf) 1.
, ,
; 2.
(
)
in cahoots
incestuous share dealing

- -

in circles
in clover (inf)

in collar (inf)
incubate v (US)


,
299

INCUBATOR


,


Incubator Exchange (US)

(American Stock Exchange)
in debt up to the armpits
(US inf) [ ]
indeedy mod (US) ,

in deep (with) 1.
( -) 2.

in deep shit vulg


[]

in deep water (US)


,

indie indy
Indian giver (US inf) ,
,

in dock (inf)

in dribs and drabs (US)


,
in dry dock 1. 2.

industrial conscription

industrial plague

industrials n 1.
2. (US)

industrious man of letter
(inf) -
industry (US) (
)
in Dutch 1. [
] 2. (with)

indy/indie (US) 1.

[ ]
(

) 2.
3. mod

indyprod n (US)

inelastic demand
,

(,
, ,
,
)
inelastic supply
,


INERT acr (= Index of National
Enervation and Related Trends)

infancy failure
,
infant industry [
]
( )
infect v

infer v (inf) ,

In fine feather 1.
, 2.
,
infinite hair
[] (
)
influence peddler
1. , [
, ]





[
] 2. ,


IN LIKE
influence peddling

,


[
]
inflump n

jnfo/infor n (inf) ,

infobahn
{
Internet)
infocomm technologies
-

infological mod
-
infomercial/informercial
n
(US)

,

infopreneurial industry


,

inf or info
in for it (US)
[],
[]
Information Superhighway
information superhighway
information superhighway/
Information
Superhighway


Internet
informercial infomercial
infortainment infotainment
infotainment/infortainment
-

in front (US) [
]

in full swing 1.
2.

in gear

[ ]
[
] (,

, ,
)
in high gear (US)

in hock 1. ,
2.
,
in hot water (US) 1. ,
,
2.

in it (mf) (with)
( -,
-)
in jig time (inf) ,

Injun n (US inf)


injunct v (inf) (
urn n)
ink (US) 1. n
[ ] 2.
3. v
ink-slinger n (US) 1.
2. ,
3. ,
4. , [
]
ink tag (US) ,



in
l e s s than a
pig's
whisper/in l e s s than a pig's
whistle (mf) ,
,
in l e s s than a pig's whistle
in less than a pig's whisper
in like Flynn ,
[ ]

301

IN LINE
in line (US) 1.
[
, ]
2.
3.

in low water/in low waters
(inf) ,
[ ]
in low waters in low water
in midair up in the air
INN acr (= Independent Network
News)
()
inner city (US)
,

in nothing flat in a flash


in no time in a flash
inoculating

in one fell swoop (US)
[ ]
in one piece (inf)
,

in one's book (US inf)


-
in one's glory (inf)
,
{

)
in one's mind's eye (US)
-
in one's sleeve (US)
[] (-)
(,
)
in one's tracks in a flash
in on something (inf)
-
in on the act (
- )
in on the ground floor (inf)
1. [
]
2.
302

[

] 3.
4.
5.
( -)
in on {at} the kill (US)
-
(
)
in over one's head (US)
-
,

in play 1. ,


-
[
] 2.
[ ]
3.

in Queer Street/in queer
street 1. ,
,
2. ,
,
in queer street in Queer
Street
in quids (UK inf) 1.
2.
in real life/IRL -
, (
)
INS acr (= information
network system)

ins, the n (inf) 1.
,
2. ;
ins and (the) outs, the
1. ,
2. ,
,
ins and the outs, the ins
and outs, the
in schtook in shtuk
in shtook in shtuk

INTENSE
in shtuk/in shtook/in stook/
in schtook/in stuck (UK)
,
inside (US mf) 1. n ( ~
dope) ,
,
2. ( ~ man)
(
) 3. mod ,
, 4. mod ,

Inside Beltway (US)

(
,

,
)
inside dope inside I
inside job (inf) ,
-
inside man l.
2. inside 2
insider n (inf) 1. [
],
[ ] 2. ,



insider-dealing/insider-trad
ing


-
insider selling




insider-trading insiderdealmg
inside track (US inf) 1.
,
2.
in smooth water (inf)
[
]
in s o m e o n e ' s s h o e s (mf)
1. , -

2. - [
- ]
in sour (US)
,
in spades (US)

instinct for the jugular (US)








institutional pot

(
20%),

in stook in shtuk
in stuck m shtuk
insular bond
,


Insurance Capital of the
World (US)

(Hartford) [ ]
in (the) swim (mf) 1.
2.
in tall cotton (US) 1.
,
2. []
3.
inteliectual-in-residence (US
inf)
,




intelligent document
,
,

intense mod (inf) ,
, ( )
303

INTERCOM
intercom (inf)
(
, );
[
]
interfacing ;

interlocking
directorates

:
,

,
-
international money (inf)

internaut :
,
Internet
Internetiquette n
Internet:

Internet
intersection n
[ +] {
)
sntersympathy
between
stocks
:


intervention :
,


[
]
intervention currency
):
,




inter vivos :
,
(,
)
intestinal fortitude (US)
;
304

In the air (inf)

in the bag (US) 1.


, ;
, ; ;
2.
in the barrel 1.
2.
;

in the black 1.
;
[] 2.
in the book/in the books
[
]
in the books in the book
in the box (US) :
,

in the bucks (inf)
,
in the cards (US) ;

in the cart (UK inf)

in the catbird seat (US)
[
]
in the chips (US) ;
,
in the clear (US) 1.
2.
3. ( ,
, )
in the dark (US inf)
;

in the doghouse (US) 1.
2. .
in the doldrums (inf) 1.
2.

in the driver's {driving}
seat (US)
; ;
( . )
in the driving seat in the
driver's seat

IN THE SPOT
in the dumps
( urn n)
in the frame

in the groove 1. ,
2.
; 3.
[ (
)] 4.
[ ] (
)
in the gutter (US) 1.
2. 3.

in the {a} hole/in the {a}


spot (US) 1. 2.

in the home stretch in the


stretch
in the hopper (US)
; ,
in {on} the hot seat (US) 1.
,

2.

3.

in the ketchup (US inf) 1.


,
2. [
] 3.

in the know (inf) ;
,
in the lap of luxury
;

in the loop (US inf) 1.
[
],
2.
,
( -
)
in the main (inf) ;

in the market (inf) (for)
1. (-

) 2.
[
] ( . .)
in the middle [
]
in the middle of nowhere
(inf)
in the money 1. 2.
(
) 3.
4. ,

,
,

in the pipeline (US) 1.
, ; ;
, 2.
3.
(
,

)
in the red 1. [
] 2.
[]
in there (US) 1. ,
2.
;
in the region of (inf)
, -
in there pitching (US) 1.

2. ,
3.
;
in the saddle (US)
(-); ()
in the same boat (inf)
()

in the same street (inf)



( -)
in the soup (US) ;
;
[]
in the spot in the hole
305

IN THE STRETCH
in the (home) stretch (US)

in the suds (inf) 1.


2.
in the swim (inf) in swim
in the tank (
)
in the throes of something
(inf) -
in the tub (US)

in the tube (US) 1.


2. ;

in the twinkling of an eye
(inf)
in the wind (US) ,

in the works (inf)


; ; ,
,
in the worst way (US) ,
, ,
in thing to do, the (US)
;
into someone (US) (for) 1.
- (-
);
- ( ) 2.
- (-
)
into something (inf)
-
intra-day highs
[ ;
]
intra-day lows
[ ;
]
intra (US inf) 1. ,
2.
3. v ,
intruder
[ ],


[ ]
306

in two twos (inf)


[, , ]
inverse saucer
,
,

,

inverted market
:
,
,

invest in phr v (inf)
(-)
invisible government (US)

[ ],


invisible hand
:

invisibles
:
(
, , ,
, ,
,
. .)
invite n (US)
invitee n (inf)
in with someone (inf)
-;
-
in-word (inf) ;

in wrong (US)
[
]
in your eye in a pig's eye
Irisher n (US)
IRL in real life
iron n 1. ; ()
2. :
[ ]
[ ];
;
;

IT AMOUNTS
ironclad alibi (inf)

ironclad oath 1. (inf)
2. (US)
(
)
iron law of wages brazen
law of wages
ironman (US)

Iron Mountain State, the


(US) [.
]
iron off phr v (US)
iron out phr v (inf) 1.
;
; [
] 2. ,
{,
)
irons in the fire (US)
[/ ]
[ - ]
IS acr 1. ) (= information
separator)
2.
(= information science)
3. (= interval signal)
4. (= information
system)
5. (= integrated system)
6. (= indexed se
quential)
7. (= information services)
8. (= interna
tional standard)
9. IS curve
is 1. acr (US) (= Interstate)
2. acr (= international
status)
3. abbr (= island)
IS curve/IS (= interest-savings
(curve) ,


I s e e ? (inf) ?
island display ,

[ ]

island position
:

,
[ ]
Isthar, an/Heaven's Gate, a
(US) -
,
(
)
is that s o ? (inf) ? [
?]; !
IT acr 1. ) (= information
theory) ) (= in
put translator)
) (= internal translator)
) (= item transfer)
) (= infor
mation technology)
) (= instruction
time) ()
) ( intelligent terminal)
) (= in
formation transfer)
2. ) (= income tax)
) (= Income Tax
Unit)
( )
3. (= Information Technology)

It abbr a) (= Italy)
) (= Italian) ;

it 1. (US) ,
2. abbr (= italic)
3. abbr (=item) ; ;
; 4. acr (= in transit)
5. acr (= information theory)

Italian warehousemen (UK)

Italy of America, the (US)


[.
]
it amounts {comes} to the
same thing (inf)
[ ]
307

ITCH
itch (US)
itching palm (US)
;
it c o m e s to the same thing
it amounts to the same thing
it cuts two ways (US) 1.
[
] 2.

it'd be as much as one's
ears are ear 2
it'd be as much as one's
ears were ear 2
I tell you what tell you
what
item n (inf)
, (-)
it figures (US inf) ;
;
it has come to stay (inf)

Itie n (inf) ,

it lies with you (inf)


( . .)
ITS acr l. (= Income Tax Ser
vice)
2. (= Inter-Market Trading)
(
,
) 3. (= Institute
for Telecommunication Sciences)
4. (= In
ternational Trade Secretariat)

it's a cinch
it's a deal! (US) /!
it's a go! excl !;
!
it's all go (inf) [
]
it's as much as one's ears
are worth ear 2
it's as much as one's ears
were worth ear 2

308

it's gone g o o s e with some


one - ;
-
it's go! excl !;
!
it's none of {not} some
o n e ' s funeral (inf)
-; -

it's no skin off my nose


(US)
it's not fit to hold a candle
(inf)
[ ]
it's not just on it's not on
it's not (\ust) (inf)
[ ]
it's not someone's funeral
it's none of someone's funeral
it's someone's funeral (inf)
- ; -
; -
it's up to someone (inf)
1. - 2.
it takes a lot of doing (inf)
[
]
it takes two to tango (US)
,
it took some explaining
(inf)
it took s o m e finding (inf)
[]
it will do (inf) 1. ,
; , 2.
,
it won't wash (inf) 1.
2.
[ ]
Ivan n
I've been there (US)
(
)
ivory dome (US) 1.
2.

J
jabber (inf) 1. n 2. n
; .
; 4. v
;
5. v ; 6. v
( ~ away) ,

jabber away jabber


jabbering n
:
Ethernet
jabber wacky (US) ;

jaboney n (US) l. ;
2.
3.
Jack n 1. ; 2. (
jack) ,
3. (UK) 250
jack 1. (US inf) 2.
3. 4. (US)
) ) 5. v (US inf)
( ~ up) (;
) 6. v ( ~ up)
, ( . .)
7. v ( ~ up) 8. v
(US inf) ( ~ up) ,
( . .)
9. v (inf) ( ~ up)
, 10. Jack 2
jack around phr v (US)
,
jack around someone
jack someone around
Jack at all trades Jack of
all trades

Jack at a pinch (inf) ,




Jack Canuck (inf)
jacked up 1. jammed up
2. ,
jacker-upper (US) ,
[ . .]
jacket (US) [
] (, )
jack in phr v 1. (
-)', (
-)', (
) 2. (
, )
Jack in office (inf) ,
; [
]
Jack is as good as his mas
ter (inf)
jack-leg lawyer (US) 1.
,
2.
3.
Jack of {at} all trades (inf)

Jack

of all

trades

and

master of none (inf)


Jack of {on} both sides (inf)


,
[
]
Jack on both sides Jack
of both sides
309

JACK
Jack out of office (inf)
,
jackpot n (inf) 1.
( ..) 2.
;
3.

4. (US inf)


jackroll v (US) ;

jack {jerk} someone around/


jack {jerk} around someone
(US) 1. [;
; ;
] - 2.
-; -

jack someone up (US) 1.
-;
- 2. () 3.
- 4. -
Jack-the-lad (UK) ,
,
,
jack up phr v 1. (US)
; 2.
3. (UK)
4. jack 5; 6; 7, 8; 9
jack-up n (US)
{ ] (;
. .)
jack up the job (inf)

Jag jag
jag/Jag n (US)
(Jaguar)
jailbait n (
-
)
jake 1.
2. 3. mod ;
4. mod ;
;
jake flake (US) 1.
2.
Jam. abbr (- Jamaica) )
)
310

jam 1. (US inf)


[ ; ]
2. 3.
4.
5. v
jam auction/jam pitch (US)
,
,
jammed {jacked} up (US)
;

jamming mod ,

jam packed mod (US)


jam pitch jam auction
jam tomorrow (inf)
jan n
Jane Crow (US)

Jane Q. Public

Jap (inf) 1. n ;
2. n 3. n
4. mod
Japlish n ( Japanese + Eng
lish)

JAR acr (=jump address
register)
jargonaut n :
,

Internet
Java Joe
jaw (inf) 1. n ;
[, ]
2. ,
3. , 4.
, 5. v
;
;
6. v ,

jawbone 1. (inf) 2.
( jawboning) [
] ( ,

) 3. ( jawboning)

JELLYFISH

4.

,
5. v (US)
[ ()
] 6. v (US) ,
7. v (US)
[ ] 8. v
,

[
]
jawboning (US) 1.


2. 3.
jawbone 2; 3
jaw-breaker (inf)

jaw-jaw 1.
; ; 2. v
;

jay (US) 1. ;
, 2.
3.
Jaycee (US inf)
:

{junior cham
ber of commerce;



)
jayhawk (US)
,
Jayhawkers n (US)

Jayhawker State, the (US)
[.
]
jazz (US) 1. ;
; ,
[ ] 2. (inf) ,
, 3. ,
4. , 5.
6. v { ~ up)

, ,
7. v
;
jazz-bo (US) ,

jazzed mod (US)
( . .)
jazz model

jazz up phr v 1. ,
; (
- ) 2. jazz
jazzy mod (US inf) ,

J.C.L. Johny-come-lately
jeasely cMjeasly
jeasly/jeasely mod (US) 1.
, 2.

jebble bluefmgers
jedgar n []
Jeep n : { graduated
payment mortgage)
;

,

jeff (US) 1. {
) 2. v 3. v
Jeffrey n (UK) 2000

jell (US) 1. {jelly)


; 2.
{ jelly) -
; 3. v
[] {,
) 4. v ;
5. v
[ ];

jelly (US) l. v ,
2. v
3. jell 1; 2
jellybean cMjellyfish
jellyfish/jellybean n (US inf)
[]

JEPPO
jeppo (US) 1. 2. v
3. v
( )
jerk (inf) 1.
( ,
, . .) 2. (US)
, ; ,

jerk around jerk off 1


jerk around someone

jack someone around


jerk off phr v (US) 1. (
jerk around)
2. [
] 3.
jerk-off n (US) 1. ,
2. ,
jerk someone around
jack someone around
jerkwater mod (US inf)
[;
, ] (
. .)
jerky mod (US) ,

Jerry n 1. 2.
jerry (US) 1.
2. 3. mod
, ;
;
Jersey Blues (US)
-
Jersey Blue State, the (US)
-
jesse (US inf) ,

Jesse James/Jesus James

(US) ,
; ,

J e s u s James Jesse James
jet-propelled mod (inf)
,
jet set :
(


.); , ,

312

jet setter
;

Jet up phr v (US) [
; ] ;
,
Jew/jew v (inf) 1. (
Jew down) ;
2. ,
; ;

jew Jew
Jew-bail n (inf)
[
] ( )
Jew down phr v Jew 1
Jew flag Jewish flag
jewie {Jewy} louie (UK) mod
; ;

Jewish {Jew} flag (US)



Jewish Joanna Jewish
typewriter
Jewish lightning (US)

Jewish piano Jewish type


writer
Jewish pianola Jewish
typewriter
Jewish
typewriter/Jewish
piano/Jewish pianola/Jewish
Joanna
Jew's canoe (UK) 1. (
Jew's Rolls Royce)
(Jaguar) 2.

Jew's Rolls Royce Jew's
canoe 1
jewy loule cMjewie louie
jibe v/jibe inphrvl.
2. ;
; ,
jibe in phr v jibe
jiff/jiffy (inf) ,
jiffy jiff
JIG acr (= Joint Intelligence
Group)

JOB
jigger (inf) 1. n ,
;
2. v ,
jiggery-pokery n (inf) l.
; 2. ;
, 3. ;

jiggins/juggins (US) ,

jig is u p , the game is up,
the
jillion n (US inf) ,
;

(= jitter measure
ment)
Jim Crow (US) 1.
2.
Jim-crow v (US)
;

Jim-Crow laws (US) 1.

2.

jim-dandy (US) 1.
[ ] 2, mod
,
Jimmie Jimmy
Jimmie Higgins (US)
[ ]

Jimmy/Jimmie (US inf)
[ ]

(General Motors Corp.)
Jimmy ' Goblin/jimmy *
goblin ( )
jimmy ' goblin Jimmy '
Goblin
jingle n 1. (US)
2. (UK) ; ;

jingle-jangle (US) ;
;
jingo (inf) l.
, - 2. mod
;
-
3. v

jinx (US) ;
;
jism (US) ,

J IT acr 1. (= just in time)


2. (=job instruction train
ing)

;
;
3. (= just-in-time sys
tem)
(
)
jit (US inf)
[]
jitney 1. 2. mod
(US inf) ; ;
3. mod

jitney bag (US)

jitters, the (inf)


,
jive 1. 2.
( ~ talk) ()
[];
3.
4. mod ,
5. mod , 6. v
[] 7. v
[] 8. v
, 9. v
;
10. v 11. v

jive talk jive 2
joanie/joany mod (US)
; ,
joany CMjoanie
job (inf) 1. ( ~ of-work)
[ ;
] 2. (inf)
; ;

;
3.
; ; 4.
( , ); 313

JOBATION
5. n ,


6. v

(. ) 7. v
;

8. v ;
jobation (inf)
[]
job dilution dilution of
skilledjobs
job-hopper n (inf) ,

(, )
[]
job hopping
(

)
job lock -:
,
-

[ ]
job of work job 1
jobs n (inf)
(, ),

jobs for the boys (inf)
[
],
[ (
)]
job shark (US) 1.
2. 3. ,
4. ,
jobster n (US) ,

; ,

jock n ,

[]
jockey (inf) 1.
( ) 2.
,

314

,

,

3. v
,
jockey for position (US)

Joe/joe/java (US)
joe 1. 2.
[] 3. mod
; 4. v
; ;
5. Joe
Joe Bloggs (US)

Joe Blow/Joe Doakes (US)


1. [;
] 2.

Joe Citizen John Citizen


Joe College
[ ]
joed n (US)
joe-darter n
[ ]
Joe Doakes Joe Blow
Joe Sad (US) ,

Joe Schmo (US) 1. ,
2.
Joe Six-Pack (US inf) -:
,

()
Joe Storch Joe Zilch
Joe Yale (US)

Joe Zilch/Joe Storch (US)
[ ] (
)
jogging n :



JOKER
John john
john/John n 1.
, 2.
[ ];

John Bull l.
[ ] 2.
John Citizen/Joe Citizen
(US inf) ;

John Doe 1. :
2.
[]
John Doe and Richard Roe

John Family (US) 1. ,
{
, ,
) 2.

John farmer (US)
John Hancock/John Henry
(US inf) ()

John Henry John Hancock


Johnie-come-iately Johnycome-lately
John Law Johny Law
John Long the carrier (inf)
,
{-)
John Q. Citizen John Q
Public
John Q. Public/John Q.
Citizen 1.
2. .

Johnson grass (US)

Johnson treatment (US inf)





{
)
Johny-come-lately/Johniecome-lateiy/J.C.L. n 1. ,

[ ] 2.

3. ,
{
)
Johny Head-in-the Air (inf)
, [
]
Johny Law/John Law (US)
1.
2.

Johny One-Note (US inf)


Johny-on-the-spot n (US inf)


,
[ ];
,
; -;

Johny Raw ,

joined at the hip (US)


[ ]

joiner n (US inf)
[ . .];
,
[ . .];

join out phr v (US) 1.
, 2.
,

joint 1. (inf) ,
2.
join the club (UK)

joke is on someone, the (inf)


-
joker n 1.
[ ] 2.
3. (inf)
4. (inf) , ,
5. ,
; , 6. , ; ,
( ) 7.
,

315

JOKING
joking apart/joking aside
(inf) [ ];

joking aside joking apart
jolly 1. n ,
, ; 2. mod
, 3. v (inf)
( ~ along; ~ up)
( -) ;
(-) []
jolly along jolly 3
jolly up jolly 3
jolly well (inf)
; ; -;
Jonathan n (inf)
;
Joneses, the n (inf) :

Jonestown Defense (US)


:



(.,
,
-
)
Josie Six-Pack (US inf) --:
(
Joe Six-Pack; . Joe Six-pack)
joskin n ;

j o s s n (inf) ,
jostle v (US)
[ ];

journalese n (inf)
;
joy n (inf) ,
joy-ride n (inf) ;
, ( )

jubby n (UK) ;
judgematic/judgematical mod
;

Judgematical judgematic
316

Jug n (inf)
juggins cMjiggins
jughead
( Jonzy's Universal
Gopher Hierarchy Excavation And
Display)

Gopher
juice (US) 1. ,
; 2.
3. (inf)
;
4. ; 5. (the
~)
6. ,

[ ; ] 7. v
, 8. juice up
juice dealer (US)
( ); ,

juice loan ,
(
)
juice man (US) 1.
[] (

) 2. ; ,
,

juice racket (US)


juice upphr v/juice v (US inf)
1. , ;
2. ,
3. ,
4. (
);
juicy mod (inf) 1. ,
2. ,
3. ,
jukebox

juke-joint (US inf)
: [
; ],

JUNGLY
juku n (US) [
]

jumbo mod [
] ( )
jumbo CD jumbo certificate
of deposit
jumbo certificate of depo
sit/jumbo CD
:


jumbo credit
:

jumbo jet (US inf) :


-747
jumbo mortgage (US)
: ,
,


Jumbo State, the (US)
[. ]
jump 1. (inf)
2. mod
jump aboard the bandwa
gon bandwagon I
jump all over someone/
jump on someone/jump down
someone's throat (inf)
-; -
; -
jump bail (
)
jump down s o m e o n e ' s
throat jump all over someone
jumped-up mod 1. (inf)
, (
) 2.
; ,
3. (US inf)
[
];
jumping-off place (US inf)
1.

[ ] 2. ,
[]
jump off the deep end go
off the deep end
jump on someone 1. (inf)
- 2. jump all
over someone
jump on the bandwagon
bandwagon 1
jump out of o n e ' s skin (inf)
-
jump-over n (US inf)
,

jump smooth (US)



jump the gun
- [
]
jump the track (US) 1.

[ ] 2.

jump through the hoop


jump through the hoops
jump through the hoops/
jump through the hoop (inf)
1.
2.

jump to it (inf)

June around phr v (US)


1. 2.

jungle (US) n 1. ()
; 2.


jungle-market -
:


jungles n (US)
;
jungly mod (UK)
; ; ,

317

JUNIOR
junior n




junior advance refunding
,


junior
bond/junior
issue
1.
2.
( ,
, ,
,
.)
junior debt

junior equity
(




)
junior high stuff (US inf)

junior interest 1.
,

2. ,


junior issue junior bond
junior lien
:
,
(
)

junior mortgage

(, ) : ,

(
)
junior refunding
:

15

318

junior security
:
,

junior stock plan
:

(



)
junk 1. 2.
,
3. ,
4. mod ;
( ) 5. v
( ) [
]
junk bond (US) 1.
;
;


2. ,
-

junk CP (US)
: ,


-

junker n (US inf) ,

junket (US) 1.

;
(,
) 2. v

(
)
junketeer n (US) ,

[
] ,

JUST
junk financing
:


,

junk mail (inf) 1.

2. ,



junk securities
:

,

Jun. Part, abbr (= junior
partner)
Juppy n (no
yuppie; yuppie)
jury-packing n

;

just about it (inf) ;

just as well (inf) 1.


; ;
2. ;
just down someone's street
right down someone's street

just for the hell of it (inf)


[ ;
]
justice shop (US)
: ,

just in case (inf)

just now (inf)


just off the board/just off
the boat (US)

just off the boat Just off
the board
just SO (inf)
[ ]
just the job (inf) [
, ]
just the right thing just
the thing
just the (right; the very last)
thing (inf) ,
just the ticket (US) ,

just the very last thing
just the thing
just title clear title
just up s o m e o n e ' s street
right down someone's street
just what the doctor or
dered (US) ,


K/kee/key/ki (US)
{-, ., ,
. .)
k abbr (inf) (= knighthood)
) ) (UK)

Ka-ching! (US) :
(
)
Kaffir Circus :
()


Kaffirs n

(
)
kafooster n (US)
; ,

Kaiser's Geburstag (US)


[ ]
kale (seed) n (US)
kale seed kale
kamikaze bond
;

kamikaze pricing



,

kangaroo 1. v (US)
(-);
320

2.
kangaroo closure 3. kangaroo
bond
kangaroo bond/kangaroo n
1.
2.

,

kangaroo closure/kangaroo
(inf) ,

kangaroo court
1.
; [
] 2.



kangaroo justice l. ,
2.
[
]
kangaroos 1.
- 2.
,
-
3.
kangaroo ticket (US)
,
-

,

KEEP
kaput mod ;
;
karma 1. , 2. ,

(inf) (=knockback)
1. 2. (

)

keek keeker
keeker/keek (US inf) 1. ,
[]
2. ,

(
)
keelhaul v (inf)
,
keen mod (inf) (on)

keen as mustard about


something (inf)
- [
]
keener n (US) ,
keeno n (UK)
[ ]
keen-set mod (inf)
, (-);
( -)
keep (inf) l. ,
, 2. v
; [
] ( )
keep a business prospect
warm (US)
;

keep after phr v (US inf)


[, ]

keep a low profile (inf)


[
]
keep a tab {tabs} on (inf)
1. (-, -)
2. (-, -
) 3. ;
[]

keep clear of (inf)


[] (-; )
keep down phr v (inf)

keeper (of his word) (inf)
[
]
keeper of his word keeper
keep on an even keel
(
)
keep one's cool (US)
;

keep one's ear to the
ground (US)
,

keep one's end up hold


one's end up
keep one's eyes peeled/
keep one's eyes skinned (US
mf) (, -)
keep one's e y e s skinned
keep one's eyes peeled
keep one's eye to the ball
(US)
[
];
[
]
keep one's fingers crossed
(inf)
keep one's head above
water (US)

keep one's nose clean (US)
1. [ ]
[] (
)
2.
keep one's nose out of
something (inf)
- [
]
keep one's nose to the
grindstone grindstone 1
321

KEEP
keep o n e ' s weather eye
open (inf)
[ ];
;

keep on ice (US)



keep on the back burner

keep on the rails (inf)
;

keep on top of (inf)


[ ]
keep trucking (US)
,
;

keep out of someone's


tracks (US inf)
keep out of the picture (inf)

Keep out of this! He
!
keep plugging along (US)
,
(

)
keep shady (US)
[ ];
,
keep someone dangling
(inf) -
[
- ]
keep s o m e o n e guessing
(inf) 1. 2. -
keep someone on the trot
(inf) -
[]; -;

keep someone out in the
cold leave someone out in the
cold
keep someone's nose to
the grindstone grindstone 2
322

keep
something
under
one's hat (US) [
] []
keep tabs on keep a tab on
keep the ball rolling/keep up
the ball (inf) 1. {);
2. []
keep the lid on something
(US) 1. -
2.
-
keep the log rolling (inf)
1.
2. () [
] (-)
keep the pot boiling (inf)
[
]
keep under wraps (inf)
[ ]
keep up one's end hold
one's end up
keep up the ball keep the
ball rolling
keep up with the J o n e s e s
(US inf) [
];
(
, . .)
keep we II :




keg v (US) ()

Kelsey's nuts (US) vulg


,
kelt n (UK)
ken n (US)
kerb 1. ( ~ market)
2.


kerb {kerbstone} broker
; ,

KICK
kerb market (US) 1. kerb 1;
2. kerbstone market 2; 3
kerb merchant/kerb trader

kerbstone broker kerb
broker
kerbstone market (US) 1.
2. ( kerb
market)
3. ( kerb
market) ;

kerbstone securities
,

kerb trader kerb merchant


kerb trading 1.

; 2.



kettle of fish (inf) (
) ; ;
;
Kevin (UK) [
]
kevinish mod (UK)
,
key 1. (US inf)

(
) 2.
key figure (US)
; [
] -
keyhole mod (inf) 1.
(
); 2.
, ;

keyhole columnist (inf)

keyhole journalism
:
,

keynote v (inf)

Keystone of the South


Atlantic Seaboard, the (US)
-
[.
]
Keystoners (US)
:

Keystone State, the (US)


[.
]
ki
kibitz v (US)
;
[ ]
, - [
]
kibitzer n (US) 1. ,
2.
(, -
)
kibosh 1. , ;
(the ~) ; [
] 2. ,
3. v 4. v (
)
Kibosh on that, the!
!
kick (inf) 1. ,
;
;
2. , 3.
(US) ;
[ ] (
) 4. ; ()
(, - ) 5.
;
[
. .] 6.
, 7. ;
; 8.
9. v (against; at)
[
]; ;
; ; 10. v
(US) ,
( -) 11. v
(US) ( ,
)
323

KICK
kick about/kick around phrv
(inf) 1. []
( -) 2.
(-);
[] (- );
;

3.
[]
kick against high prices

kick around phr v 1.


[ ] 2.
(
) 3.
;
4.
[ ] (
) 5. kick
about
kick a s s (and take names)
vulg
[ ]
kick ass and take names
kick ass
kick away phr v (inf)

kick back phr v (US) 1.


[
. .] [
,
. .];
2.
() 3.
(
) 4. (
)
kickback (US) 1. (inf)
2.
[ . .],
[
. .]; ;
;
,

3. 4.
,
324


[ ]
5. (inf)
( )
6.
[
]
kicker (US) 1. ;
2.
;
3. (
, t. n ) 4.
;
5. :

[],


kick in phr v (US) 1.
[ ];
2.
(,

) 3.
[ ]
kickin' mod (US)
,
kick in the a s s vulg kick in
the pants
kick in the pants/kick in the
a s s vu/g/kick in the teeth (inf)
, ,
kick in the teeth kick in the
pants
kick off phr v (inf)
kickoff (inf)
kick oneself (inf) (for doing
something)

kick one's heels 1.


[] (,
) 2.
;
kick out phr v 1.
; , 2.
[
]
kickout (US)

KILLING
kick out of the jams (US)

kick some a s s (around) vulg


(US) {-) [
]

kick some a s s around
kick some ass
kick something over
-
kickstart (US) 1.
{-) 2. v

{-)
kick the habit knock the
habit
kick upphr v 1. ,
2. ,
3.
(
, )
kick-up n 1.
2. 3.
4. , ;
kick up a fuss kick up a
storm
kick up a storm/kick up a
fuss (US) 1. [
] 2.
[ ]
kick upstairs {

);
kicky mod 1. ,
; 2.
, 3. ,
,
kid 1. (inf) ,
2. v , ,
3. v
kiddult
,
,
kid-glove mod (inf) 1.
, 2.

kid-glove affair (inf)
,

kid-glove diplomacy (US inf)



kidvid n
[ ]
kife v (US) 1.
2.
kike n (US)
kill (inf) l. v
, 2. v
, 3. v
[, ]
{, . )
4. v {)
5. v { .) 6. v
{-);
{ -) 7. v {); {-)
kill a widow
[] {,

)
killer 1. (inf) -
[-
; -
]; ,
2. mod (US) 3. mod
(US) ,
killer app killer application
killer application/killer app
1. [
] 2. - (
)
killer bees -:
,


killer-diller/killout (US)
[ ]
killing 1.
;
[ ] (
,
) 2. {)
3. mod ,
, 4. mod
,

325

KILLOUT
killout killer-diller
Kill that noisel !;
!
kill the rats (US)
[
]
kill time (inf) 1.
2.
kilo abbr (inf) 1. (= kilogram)
2. (= kilometer)

kilobucks n (US)

kilter n (US inf) ,

kimble v (US)
;

KIN acr (= Keyboard Input)



kindly mod (inf) ;
,
kind of (inf) ; ;

king n (US) 1. 2.
,
kingfish (inf)
[ ( ),
-]
kingpin n (inf) 1.
, ; (
) 2. [
] ( , )
king-size/king-sized mod (inf)
1. , 2.
; 3.
,
king-sized king-size
king snipe (US)

kink (inf) n 1. , ;
,
,

2. ,

kinks n (inf) [
] ( , )
kinky mod (inf) 1.
; ,
2. ,
326

, 3.
, ;

kiosk n

;


kiosk mode
:
(Web, Mosaic, AIR Mosaic, Web
Explorer) ,

,

kiosk

presentation

:
,

( kiosk mode) (no
,


, ,
. .)
KIP KIPS
kip n (US) ()
kipe v (US)
kippy mod (US) 1.
2. 3.

KIPS/KIP acr (= knowledge


information processing (system)
() ;

KISS acr 1. (=keep it simple,
stupid; keep it short and simple;
keep it simple, Sir)
(
,

, ,
, ,

. .) 2. (= keep its syntax simple)

kiss n (US) 1.
,

KITE
2. (
) 3.
kiss-ass vulg (US) 1. mod
2. v ,

kissing cousin (inf) 1. (


) ;
2. , 3. (
kissing-kin) ;
;

kissing-kin mod (US)


kissing cousin 3
kiss of death, the (inf)
: 1. ,

2. ,
3.

kiss off phr v 1. (inf)


[ ] 2. (inf)
, 3. (inf) ;
, ;
; (
-); ;
4. 5. 6.
( )
kiss-off n 1. 2.
(
. .) 3. , ;
kiss out phr v (US) 1.
[ ]
2.
[ ]

kiss someone goodbye (US)


1. -
2. ,
kiss s o m e o n e ' s a s s vulg
(US) []
-
kiss something goodbye
(US)
kiss up phr v (US) ,

kit n (inf) 1. []
() 2. ;
;

kit and caboodle, the/whole


kit and caboodle, the (inf)
1. [
] 2. [ ;
]
kitchen cabinet (US)
:

( )
kite 1. (inf) [
] ( ) 2. (inf)
, 3.
( ,
);
4. ( ~
check) ,
(
) 5.
(UK inf) (
)
6. v [
]
[] 7. v
(
) 8. v
( )
kite check kite 4
kite dropper kite flyer 1
kite flyer 1. ( kite man;
kite dropper) ,
2.
3.

4.
kiteflying n 1.
[]

[
] 2.
3.
4. ,
kite man kite flyer I
kite mark

kite stocks/kite the stock

( )

kite the stock kite stocks
327

KITING
kiting 1.
2.

;

;

3. [
]
kittle-cattle (inf)
[ ]
[ ]
Kitty kitty 3
kitty 1. 2.
3. ( Kitty)
(Cadillac) 4.
5.

Kiwi (dollar)

kiwi 1. 2. (US)
(, ,
)
Kiwi bond :


Kiwi dollar Kiwi
kiwi loan

klatch (US inf) 1. ,

2. ,
kludge/kluge 1.
( ;
,
,
)
2. [] ( )
3.
4. v ( ~
up) (
) 5. v []

kludge about phr v



kludge up phr v kludge 4
kludgy mod
[ ]
( )
328

kluge kludge
klupper (US) ,

knackered mod ,
;
knee-deep/neck-deep mod
(US) (in) 1. ( ,
., ) 2.
(-)
knee-jerk (inf) l.
2. mod
( ) 3. mod

knee-jerk liberal (US)


:
,


Knickerbockers (US)
[ ] -
Knickerbocker State, the
(US) [.
-]
knife v (US inf) 1.
[
] 2. ;
[
]

knight of fortune (inf)

knight of the brush (inf)

knight of the pen (inf)


: 1. 2.

knight of the pencil (inf)


:
knight of the road (inf)
1. 2.
3. 4. 5.

Knight Ridder (US)
:
,
,
,

KNOCK
Knight Ridder Commodity
Research Bureau Index (US)


(
21 ,
,


)
knobstick n
knock 1. (US inf)
2.
3. (US inf) ; ;
() 4. (US inf)
; 5. [
] 6. mod (US) ,
7. v (inf) ,
, 8. v (inf)
; ,
;
9. v
10. v ,
11. v (US) ();
(); (-
) 12. v (
); ()
13. v [ ]
14. v 15. knocker 3
knock about/knock around
phr v (inf) 1. ,
2. , ,
3.
4. ( )
knockabout n 1. (inf)
;
2. ;

knock around phr v 1. (inf)
, ;
2. knock
about
knock back on one's heels
set back on one's heels
knock down phr v 1. (inf)
[] () 2. (US inf)
, 3. (US)
() 4. (US)

,
(
;
. .) 5. (US) 6. (US)
7. (US) (-
-) 8. (US)
[] (; ;
) 9. (US)

knockdown 1. (US)
; (
. .) 2.
;
3. 4.
5.
,

knock-down mod (inf) 1.
( ) 2. (
)
knock-down-and-drag-out
1. ( knock-down-and-dragout fight) ,
;

,
2. mod
knock-down-and-drag-out
fight knock-down-and-dragout 1
knocked out price
[]
knocked mod 1. ,
2. ,
3.
()
knocker 1. ,

2. (US inf) ,
;
3. (US inf) ( knock)
;
knock for a goal knock for
a loop
knock for a loop/knock for
a goal /knock for a row (US) 1.
;
2. ,

knock for a row knock for


a loop
329

KNOCK-FOR-KNOCK
knock-for-knock (agreement)
n
( ,


,

)
knock-for-knock agreement
knock-for-knock
knocking copy
[,
]
knock into a cocked hat (US
inf) 1. [
]; ;
;
2. [,
] ( , . .)
Knock it off! !;
!; !; !
knock it off 1.
2.
3. 4.
;
knock-me-down mod (inf)
1. 2. ,

knock off phr v 1. (inf)


, () 2. (inf)
, ; (
. .) 3.
( ) 4.
[ ];
5. , 6. (inf)
7. 8. ,
;
knockoff n (US)
knock oneself out (US)
1. ()
2. [
]
knock out phr v 1. (inf)

( . .); ;
2.
,

3. , 4.
330

, () 5. (US)
[] 6. (US)
[

; ]
knockout 1.
; ;
2. ;
3.

4. mod
,
knockout option

, ,

,
(
,
,
,
)
knockout price (inf)

knockout warrants
,
(

,
)
knock over phr v 1.
(, ) 2. 3.
( ) 4.
,
knock-over ()
( . .)
knocks n (US inf) ,
,
knock s o m e heads to
gether (US) 1. ,
2.

knock {set} someone back


on one's heels (US inf) 1.
- 2.
-
knock someone dead (US)

-

KNOW
knock someone for a goal/
knock someone for a loop
(US) 1. []
- 2. [
] -
knock someone for a loop
knock someone for a goal
knock someone into fits
(inf) -;
-
knock someone off his
perch (inf) 1. -
2. -
knock someone off his
pins (inf) [,
] -
knock s o m e o n e ' s s o c k s off
(US) [,
] -
knock something together
(US) [ ]
-
knock (the) s p o t s off {out
of} someone (UK inf)
[] -;
[;
- ]; [
(-)]
knock spots out of some
one knock spots off someone
knock the end in/knock the
end off
knock the end off knock
the end in
knock {kick} the habit (US)

knock them dead (US)

knock the spots off some
one knock spots off someone
knock the spots out of
someone knock spots off
someone
knock {take} the stuff out
of someone/knock the stuff
ing out of someone (US inf)
[] -
; - ()
( . .)

knock the stuffing out of


someone knock the stuff out of
someone
knock up phr v (inf) 1.
, ; 2.
;
; -
3. , 4. (US)
()
knot n (inf) ,
know n
know-all/know-it-all n (inf)

know all the angles (US)


;
; ;
(-)
know all the answers (inf)
1.
2.
know all the moves (US)

know a thing or two/know
how many beans make five/
know one's way about/know
one's way around /know the
time of day/know what's
o'clock/know what's what
(inf) 1. []
2. 3.
;
[];
4.
know a trick or two (inf)
1. 2.

know a trick worth two of
that (inf)
[ ]
know better/know better
than that/know better than to
do something
[] ;
(
, . .)
know better than that
know better
know better than to do
something know better
331

KNOWBOT
knowbot n ( knowledge
robot) 1. ,


2.

,

know enough to come out


in the rain (US)

know from something (US)


-
know-how n (inf) 1.
; 2. ,
3. [
] 4. -,
[ ]

know how many beans


make five know a thing or
two
knowing mod (inf) 1. ,
; 2.
3. ,

knowing blade (inf)


know-it-all know-all
know like the back of one's
hand (US)
(-)
know one's ABCs (US inf)
( )
know one's bananas
know ones onions
know one's beans know
one's onions
know one's fruit know
one's onions
know one's goods know
one's onions
know one's goulash know
one's onions
know one's groceries
know one's onions
know one's oats know
one's onions
332

know one's oil know one's


onions
know one's onions/know
one's stuff/know one's oil/
know one's oats /know one's
goulash/know one's bana
nas/know one's beans/know
one's goods/know one's gro
ceries/know one's fruit (US
inf) ;
( -);
; -
know one's p's and q's (inf)

know one's stuff know
one's onions
know one's way about
know a thing or two
know one's way around
know a thing or two
know s o m e o n e ' s beans
(US) -
know something inside out
(inf) -
know the ropes (inf)
[ ] ()
know the score/know what
the score is (inf) 1.
[
];
2.
-;

know the time of day


know a thing or two
know what's o'clock
know a thing or two
know what's what know a
thing or two
know what the score is
know the score
know where it's at (US)
; ;
;

know where someone is
coming from (US)
-

KYUTER
know which end's up (US)

1. 2.

knuckle down phr v (US) (to


something) (
-); (-);

knuckle under phr v (US)


1. , ,
(-, -); ;
(-) 2.
3. (to
someone) -

kook n ,

kookish/kooky mod (US)
;
kooky kookish

kosher 1. mod ,
; ;
, 2. mod
; ; 3. v
;

Kraut n
Kriegle mod (US) 1.
; 2.
3.
kudo n (US) 1. ; ,
2. ,

kudos (US) , ,

kvetch (US) 1. ;
2. v ;
kye n (inf)
kyuter n (US)

L
L.A. acr (US) (= legisla
tive assistant)

LAB acr (= local authority bond)
,
{)
Lab 1. 2.
{
) 3. { lab)
, 4. mod
lab (inf) 1.
2. mod 3. Lab 3
label n (inf)
{ )
labor of love (US)
,

labor skate/pie-card (US)


:
,

lace v {into) 1. ,
2.

lace-curtain mod (US) 1.


, 2.
; ;
;
laced up (UK) 1.
2.

3. {

-)

4.
lace s o m e o n e ' s boots (US)
1. - ( ) 2. -
{ -)
334

lacing n 1. ,
2. ,
lack-in-office n ,

[ ]
ladder : ,



,

[
]
la-di-da lah-di-dah
ladle out phr v [
] { )
Lady Godiva (UK)
[ ]

Lady Macbeth strategy (UK)


:
,
,
,
,
,


,

Lady of the Lakes (US)
[. ]
laggard n (UK) ,

[
]

LAND
lagniappe n (US inf) 1.
[],
2.
lah-di-dah/la-di-da (US) mod
1. 2.
laidback laid-back
laid-back/laidback mod
, ,

laid, relaid and parlayed


(US) ,
laine lame
Lake State, the (US)
[. ]
lallygag/lollygag v (inf)
,
lam 1. /i , 2. v
n 3. v
4. v
[
. .], ,

lamb 1. (inf) 2.
;
,

lam bast lambaste


lambaste/lambast v (inf)
, ,

lame/laine/lane (US inf) 1.


; [] (
) 2. mod ,
, 3. mod
,
lame duck 1.
, ; 2.
(
); ,

3.
( ) 4. (US)
,

(
); ,
,
,
, ,


5. ( ~ company)
,

(
) 6. ,


[
] 7. ,

lame duck amendment (US)


,

lame duck bill (US)


,

lame duck budget (US)


,
(
)
(
)
lame duck company lame
duck 5
lame duck law (US)
,

lame duck s e s s i o n (US)

,



lamer -

lamming n (inf) ,
;
LAND acr (= Local Area
Network Directory)

land v (inf) 1. 2. (with)
; 3. (in)
( -);
4. (US)
335

LAND
; (-);
5. () (
.) 6. (UK) (on)

land a blow (US)

land a job (US)



land all over {on} someone
(inf) -;
-; -
land flip
,


land-grabber n (US)
: ,
,
,

landocracy (inf)
, ,

Land of Cactus, the (US)


[. -
]
Land of Enchantment, the
(US) [.
-]
Land of Gold, the (US)
[. ]
land-office building land
office business
land office business/landoffice building (US inf) 1. .
upon []
; 2.
,
;
;
Land of Flowers, the (US)
[. ]
Land of Lincoln, the (US)
[.
]
Land of Opportunity, the
(US) [.
]
336

Land of Plenty, the (US)


[.
]
Land of Roger Williams,
the (US) [. -]
Land of Steady Habits, the
(US)
[. ]
Land of the Dakotas, the
(US)
[. ]
Land of the Midnight Sun,
the (US)
[. ]
Land of the Rolling Prairie,
the (US)
[. ]
Land
of
the
Shining
Mountains, the (US)
[. ]
Land of the Sky, the (US)
: 1. .
2. .
Land of William Penn, the
(US)
[. ]
land on both feet land on
one 'sfeet
land on one's {both} feet
(US)
(
);
; ,
,
land on someone land all
over someone
land on the street level (inf)
[
]
land shark (US)

landslide n (US) 1.


,

2.

LATCH
landslide of prices

landsman (US)
,
land up phr v 1. ;
; 2.

LANE acr (= Local Area
Network Emulation)

lane lame
Langley n (US)
{
)
lantern parking (inf)

LAP acr l. (= London Airport)


{)
2. {= link access procedures)

3. (= link access proto
col)

lap of luxury (US)


laptop (inf) 1. n
2. mod
{
)
lap up phr v {-
); {-);
{-)
large 1. (UK) {
) 2. mod {for)
,
; (
-) 3. (US inf) ,

large charge (US)


,
large order (inf) 1.
; 2.
[]
Larry larry
larry/Larry n (US)
,
[/
],

LASH/lash acr {= lighter aboard


ship) )
)
)

lash LASH
lashings n (inf) , ,
{-)
lash out phr v 1.
2. {) { -
); 3.
[
]
lash-up n (inf)

lasso n :

{window)


{dragging)
Last Frontier, the (US)
[. ]
last hurrah (US)
:

[ ]

last-minute lie (US inf)
:
,
,

last of pea-time, the (inf)


[ ;
] {-)
last straw (inf)
{
)
last word (inf)
[
]
latch v (inf) 1. { to;
onto) { -)
2. {; onto) , ,
; 3. {to; onto)
, 4. {to)
{ . .)
337

LATELY
lately n (US) [
],
,

lathery mod (inf) ,
,
latrine rumor (US inf)
;

laugh all the way to the

bank (US inf)


{
,
)

laugh on the other side of
o n e ' s face (US inf)
[ ]
,
launch (inf) 1.
2.
3.

launch advertising

;

launch phasing

launch price 1.
,
2.


launch rebate

launch window (US)


[ ]
launder v (inf) :
1.

;

[ ;
],
()
2.
338

[
] {);
{)
laundry n (US)
[
],
{
.
)
laundry list (US) ()
[
],
[
]
LAW acr (= League of American
Writers)

law (inf) 1. n {the ~) (US)


; ;
. 1.
3. v
4. (= lawyer) ;
law factory (US)
{ )
LAWN acr (= local-area
wireless network)

law of retail gravitation, the
(inf)

lawyer (US) ,


[ ] ,


lawyer's bill (US)
,

[
]
LAX acr (=Los Angeles Inter
national Airport)
-
lay 1. ,
, , , 2.
, 3. 4. v
(inf) [
]

LAY
layabout n (UK inf)

lay a heavy trip on some


one lay a trip on someone
lay an egg
[;
] ( ,
. .)
lay a (heavy) trip on some
one 1. -
2. [ ] ; []
lay down phr v
( );
( )
laydown (inf) ,

lay {lie} down on the job


(inf) [
]
lay down the law 1.
[
,
; ] 2.
3.
[] [
]
laying pipes (US)
:


lay {pour; put; spread) it


on (thick)/lay it on with a
trowel (inf) ;
, ;

lay {put} it on the line/lay
{put} something on the line/
pull a line (US inf) 1. ,
, ;
2. [
; ]
3.
lay it on thick lay it on
lay it on with a trowel lay
it on

lay it out
[
]
lay low 1. ;
;
2.
[ ]
lay off phr v (inf) 1. (US)
, ,
2.
3. , 4.

lay-off n (inf) 1.
2. 3. (US)

,

lay on phr v (US)
[ ]
lay oneself out (for; to do
something)
[ ];

lay one's heads together
put one's heads together
lay out phr v 1. ,
() 2.
[]
layout n (UK) ;

lay over phr v (US inf) 1.


, ;
2.
lay paper (US)
[
]
lay someone out (in la
vender) (US)
lay someone out in la
vender lay someone out
lay {put} s o m e sweet lines
on someone (US)
-;
- ( -),

lay something on someone
1. - -
(, , .)
339

LAY
2. [] - 3.
- - (.,
) [ - ]
lay something on the line
lay it on the line
lay the blast (US inf) (on)

lay to rest (US) ,
,
lay up in lavender (inf) 1.
,
2.
[]
lay waste
;
laze (inf) 1. 2. v
( ~ about; ~ around)
,
laze about laze 2
laze around laze 2
lazy beggar lazy bones
lazy bones/lazy beggar/lazy
dog (inf) , ,

lazy dog lazy bones


lead balloon (US) ;

leaders (US) :
[
],

[ ]

Leadership, the n (US)

lead-footed mod (inf) 1.
[] 2.

leading n :



lead-off n (inf)
lead on phr v (inf) 1.
; 2.
( -)',
( -)
340

lead-pipe cinch 1.
( . )
2. ; ;

leads and lags




[

]
lead someone down the
garden path (inf)
- [ -
]
Lead State, the (US)
[. ]
lead-swinger n ;

leadswinging n (inf)
(
urn. n)
lead with the chin (US inf) 1.
2.
[]
leak v (US)
leaky mod (inf) [
]
lean against lean on
lean against the wind
:
,




lean and mean (US)


lean back phr v
:
,

(
)
lean on/lean against phr v
;
; ;
(- )

LEERY
lean over backwards
bend over backwards
leap aboard the band
wagon bandwagon 1
leap-frog appeal (UK)

(
)
leap-frogging
exchange
control
(

)
leap on the bandwagon
bandwagon I
LEAPS acr (= long-term equity
anticipation securities)
(

)
learn something from the
bottom up (inf) [
] -
learn the ropes (inf) ;
;

leary leery
least, the mod (US)
; ;

leather 1. ;
2.
3. v [] ;

leatherhead n (US) 1.
2.
Leatherheads (US)

leave flat (inf) 1. ;
2. ;

leave holding the bag (inf)


1. , -
2.
- [
- ]
leave It at that 1.
[
]; -

; [ ] 2. excl !; !
leaves n (US) ;

leave someone cold (US)


- (
-)
leave someone flat (inf)
- [
]
leave someone high and
dry (inf) 1. -
[
] 2. -
[ ]
leave {keep} someone out
in the cold (US inf)
-;
- ( -
)
leave someone to twist in
the wind (US) -
[
]
leave the field (inf)
[ . .];

leave well enough alone
(US)
[ ];

leaving-shop n
;
LED acr (= light emitting
diode)
leech (US) 1. n (
) 2. n ,
;

3. ,
; ,
4. v
(
)
leery/leary mod (US)
, ;
, ;
;
341

LEEWAY
leeway n (inf) (,
, . )
left (US) 1. [
] 2. predic
( nicely ~) )
) ,
left brocket
; (
)
left-foot (US) 1.
2. mod
left-handed mod (US)
,
left holding the baby (UK
inf) 1.
[ ]
2. [
]

left holding the bag (US inf)

1.
[ ] 2.
[
]
leftie lefty
lefty/leftie n
[];

leg (inf) 1. 2.
, 3.
[ ],

4.
5.
6. abbr (= lead
ing) 7. abbr (= loading)
) ) 8. abbr (= legal)
; 9. abbr
(= legislative)

10. abbr (= legislature)


11. abbr (= legisla
tion) 12. abbr
(= legation)

LEGAL n :
-
( ,
,
)
342

legal beagle/legal eagle (US)

-; (
)
legal eagle legal beagle
legalese n
;
;

legger (US)
legging out lifting a leg
legit (US) 1. n ;
2. mod ;
; ;

legman n (inf) 1. ;
[
] (
,
. .) 2. 3.
(,
. .) 4.
,
[ ;

]
leg-pull n
- []
leg-puller n (US inf)

Leg ree n (US inf)
(
); ,

legs 1.
( ; . ) 2.
[ . .],
[
]
legs of a spread

leg to stand on (US)
(-)
leg-up n (inf) 1. ,
2.
legwork (inf) 1. ,

[] 2.
-

LET-OUT
lemon n 1. ,
; , ; 2.
3.
4.
; [
] 5.
[ ;
. .],
[ ]
[ ] 6.
;
lemon law (US)
(



)
lese-majesty n (inf)
1. 2.
,
l e s s gab and more action
(inf) ,
LET acr (= logical equip
ment table)

let 1. n (inf) 2. abbr


(= letter) ; ; ;

let alone (inf)


[ ]
let daylight {sunlight} into
something (inf) 1. 2. [
] -;
-
let-down n (inf) 1. ,
; ,
2. ,
3. ;
let down one's hair let
one's hair down
let fly (US) 1. () 2. ( .)
let George do it (inf) 1. excl
-
!; - ! 2.
, -
- [
]

let-go n (inf) ;

let (the) grass grow under


one's feet ;

let her rip/let it roll (US)
-; -

let in phr v (inf) 1. ;
; 2. (for)
, ( -
) 3. ()
let it all hangl (inf)
!
let it all hang out (US) 1.
;
2.
; 3.
[
]
let it lay 1. []
- 2. excl !;
!; !
let it rip (US)
;

let it roll let her rip


let off phr v (inf)
; ,
let on phr v (inf) 1.
, 2. ;
(, );
(-)
let oneself in for some
thing (inf) []
-

let {take} one's hair down/

let down one's hair (US) 1.


;
[
] 2.
let out phr v (inf) 1.
[
] 2. (US) (
) 3. (US)

let-out (US inf) l. ,


;
2.
343

LETS
LETS acr (= local exchange trad
ing system)

let's bury the hatchet (inf)

let s o m e o n e have it (with


both barrels) (inf) 1.
-; -
; -
2. -;
- 3.
-
let someone have it with
both barrels let someone
have it
let someone in on the
ground floor (inf)
-
[ ; ]

let someone off the hook


1. -
2. -

let something go hang (US


inf) -
[ -
]; [ ]
let something pass (inf)
-
let something ride (US)
-;
-; -

let something slide (US)


(-);
(-)
let sunlight into something
let daylight into something
let the cat (out of the bag)
(inf) (,
)
let the cat out of the bag
let the cat
let the grass grow under
one's feet let grass grow
under one 'sfeet
344

lettuce n ;
()
let up phr v (on) 1.
( -) 2.
[
] 3. (); (
. .)
letup n (inf) 1.
2. , ;
,
level v (with) 1.
; [
] ( -) 2.
[] ( )
level best (US inf)

leverage (US)

liaise v (inf)
Lib n (inf) l. ( Liberal Party)
(
) 2. lib I; 2
lib abbr 1. ( Lib) (= liber
al) ) ;
) 2. (
Lib) (= liberation)
-
[ ] 3. (= li
beralism)
libber/libbie n (inf)
[ ]


libbie libber
libel v (inf) ( )
liberate v (inf)
liberty n (US) 1.
2. ;
liberty boat (inf)

Lib-Lab n (inf)
(
)
Lib-Labbery n (inf)
(
)

LIGGER
license to print money (US)
[
]
lick (inf) 1. n
2. ; [
] { ) 3.
; 4.
[] {-)
5. v [
]; ( ,
); { )
lick all creation lick crea
tion
lick and a promise, a (inf)
, -, -

;

lick (all) creation/lick eve
rything (inf) 1.
2. ,
;
lickety-split mod (inf) 1.
[] (
) 2. [,
]
lick everything lick crea
tion
licking n (inf) 1. (
) 2. ,
;
lick s o m e o n e ' s boots (inf)

-
lick something into shape
(US) [
];
lid 1. (inf) ()
, ; 2. (US)

lid is off, the (inf) ()
[() -
]
lid is on, the (inf)
[
]
lid on prices (inf)
[]

lie doggo (inf)


;
lie down on the job lay
down on the job
lie in the suds (inf)
[ ]
lie low (US)
[ ]
life (inf) { LIFFE London
International Financial Futures
Exchange)

life-belt n
:
lifeboat n
: 1. [ ]

[
] 2. (UK) ,



3.
; ;

life office ,
,

life of Riley, the (US)
[]
lifesaver n (inf)
lift (inf) 1. n 2. v
3. v
lifting a leg/legging out
[]
[
; ]
lift {raise} oneself by one's
bootlaces (inf)
[
;
]
lig (UK) 1.
{-) -
2. v
ligger n (UK)
{-)
[]
345

LIGHT
LIGHT acr (=Life cycle
Global Hyper Text)



light (US) l. n (the ~)
, 2. (the ~)
[ ; ],
[ . .]
3. mod
(-) 4. mod
[
] 5. v (inf) (into)
[] ( -)
6. v (inf) (upon)
( .)
light a fire under someone
(US) -

light buyer (inf)


(
)
lighten up phr v (US) 1.
2. (on) (
-; -);
( -
; -) 3.
[ ]
lightning-slinger n (US)

lightning strike (inf)



light piece
( 25
)
lights-out n (US) ;

lights-out factory (US)



,

like mod (inf) 1. ,
2. ,
like a bat out of hell (inf)
[ ;
]

like a million (dollars) (US)

, ,

346

like a million dollars like


a million
like anything/like mad/like
crazy /like hell (inf) 1.
; 2. ,
3. ,
, 4.
[]
like a three-ring circus (US)
;

like crazy like anything


like gold dust (inf)
[- ]
like grim death (inf)
(
)
like hell like anything
like hot water (inf) ;
( )
like it or lump it (US)
,

like mad like anything


like nobody's business (US)
1. , ,
;
,
2. ;

like (water) off a duck's


back (US inf) 1.
2. ;
[
]
like one o'clock (inf) 1.
, 2. ,
, ; ,
; ,

like sixty (inf) 1.


[ ] 2.

like stink (inf) ;
[ ]
like there was no tomorrow
(US) ,

like water off a duck's back
like off a duck's back

LIP
like winking 1.
[] 2. ,
; ; 3.

limbo ;

limburger n (US)
lime-juicer/limey/limy (US)
1. 2.
3.
limey lime-juicer
LIMIT acr (= lot-size inventory
management interpolation techni
que)


limit, the (inf) -
; -

limit-down

limit-up

limo (inf) ( limousine)

limousine liberal (US inf)


[
] (
,

,

)

limp dishrag/dishrag (US)


; [
; ]
limping standard
:
, ,

(

)
limy lime-juicer
line (inf) 1.
, 2.

, 3. 4. [ ];
; 5.
6. v
[] (,
)
lined up (inf) ,
; ;

line one's own nest line


one's own pocket(s)
line one's own pocket(s)/
line one's purse/line one's
own nest (US) 1.
[ ]
2.

line one's purse line one's
own pocket(s)
lines n (inf)

line starve
[
] (
)
line-up n (inf) 1.
, ; 2.
, 3. ;
4.
, ;
5. ,
lingo 1. ,
2.
;
; ;

LION acr (= local inte


grated optical network)

LIP acr 1. ( lip) (= life


insurance policy)
: ,

2. (= Loop Initia
lization Process)
3. (= Large Internet
Packets)

347

LIP
lip n (US) 1. ;
2. , 3. UP 1
lippy mod (inf) 1. ,
2.
LIPS acr (= logical infe
rences per second)

liquid cushion
:
,
[ ],


liquidity trap
:


LISA acr (US) (=low impact
sustained agriculture)

listen v (US) ,
[ ,
]
listen up phr v (US)

lit abbr 1. (= liter) 2. (= li


teracy) 3. (= literal)
4. (= literally)
5. (= literary)
6. (= literate) 7. (= li
terature) 8. (= little)
;
lit crit abbr 1. (= literary critic)
2. (- literary
criticism)
litmus test
: ,

Little Bang

1 1987 .

little brown brother


brown brother
little cheese (US) [
]
Little Dragons/Tigers
:
348

(,
, ,
, )
little go (US)
[ ;
] [ ]
little grey cells (US)

little ladies in tennis shoes

(US)
;

little man (US)

Little Rhody (US)


[. -]
Little Steels (US inf)

little that way, a (inf)
;
little tin box (US)
*
,

little tin god (inf) ,

litvak (US) ;

live and let live (US inf)

live-and-let-live
relations
(,
)

live code
()
live data
()
live hand-to-mouth (inf)
;
; [
]
live high (off {on} the hog)
(US) [

]
live high off the hog live
high

LOB
live high on the hog live
high
live-in (US mf) 1. n ,
,
2. v

live in a goldfish bowl (US)
,

[ ]
live in the fast lane (US)
;
,

live one (US mf) 1.
2. ,
Liverpool mod ;
, ,
live tag [
]



,
liveware (US)

live wire (US) ,



living dead
: 1. ,

,
2. (US)
,
,
[
]
living end, the (US) -
[]
lizard-lizard (US)
( -); ,
-
[ ]
Lizards (US)

Lizard State, the (US)


[ ]
Lizzie (inf)
( )

loaded mod 1. ,
2. (US) ;
3. (-
)
loaded business venture
(inf)

loaded dice (inf)



loaded for bear (US)
,

loaded question (US) 1.
,
2.
loaded remark (US)
,
[ ; ]
load of wind (US)
loads (inf) ,

loadsamoney n (UK) 1.
2.

loaf v (US)
( , )
loaf about/loaf away phr v
(inf) [
; ]
loaf away loaf about
loan v (inf) ,

loan crowd (US)


,

loan shark (US inf)

loan shark action (US)


,

loan-sharking n (US inf)


(


)
lob 1. ,
2. (US) 3.
(US) , 349

LOBBY-FODDER
4. (US)
5. v (UK) ;

lobby-fodder (US inf)


:
[ ],

lobbygog (US) (
lobbyist + demagogue)

lobe (UK)
lobster (US) ,
,
lobster-box n

lobster shift
( )
local ,


local highway
: ,


(, )
local rag (inf) ,
,

local tandem

local yoke (US)

lock n (US) ,
; ()
locked in :

(
)
locked market
: ,

lock horns (US inf) (with)
[] (
-)
lockout n

lock something up (US)


-
350

lock up phr v
lock-up n
locum (inf)
(
)
log 1. v
( );

( ) 2. abbr
(= common logarithm)
3. abbr (= logarithm)
4. abbr (= logic) ;
;
5. abbr (= logical)
logic (inf)
logic bomb
: 1.
,

2. -,



logroll v (US) 1.
(,
) 2. (
) 3.
;

,

logrolling (US) 1.
;
( ) 2.
(,
) 3.

;
,
; ,

4.

lolapaloosa lollapalooza
lollapalooza/lolapaloosa
(US) 1. -
[ ]; , ,
2.

LONG
lollipop display

lollop 1. (US) []
(, ) 2. v (inf)
[ ]
lolly I- 2.
3. 4.
lollygag iallygag
lorn bard (UK)
[ ]

lombard loan (UK) ,


Lombard Street (inf)


(
,

)
Lombard Street to a china
orange (inf) ,
;

London FOX ( London Fu


tures and Options Exchange)


lonely pay (US)



loner n (US inf) 1. ,


[ ]
2.
[ . ] 3.
,
Lone-Star State (US)
[. ]
Lone Star Staters
[
]
lone wolf ,

Long, the/long, the/long


vac, the (UK inf)
(
)

long 1.
2. ,
3.
,

4.
, 5.


6. mod ,
,
[
. .] 7. mod 8. mod
,
9. mod
, 10.
Long, the
long-arm (US) 1.
2.
long-arm statute (US)
,
,

[
],
long bill 1.
2. 3.

long bit (US)



long bread long green
long dozen (US inf)
long end of the market
:



long firm
(

,
)
long gilts/longs (UK)


long green/long greens/
long bread (US inf) 1. ,
; 2.

351

LONG
long greens long green
longhair (inf) 1. n
; ; 2. mod

long-haired mod (inf)


;

long haul/long pull (US inf)
,

[ ];
( -)
longhorns n (US)
:
long hundred
,
long leg
,


long price (inf)

long pull long haul


long pull, a strong pull,
and a pull all together, a (inf)

long purse (inf)
[ ]
longs n long gilts
longshoreman n (inf)
,
;
;
long shot (US) 1. ,
- 2.
, , ,

long side
( ),

long squeeze
: ,
,
,
-
long stock
: ,


352

long strangle
:

long-tail claims
:
,


long tap (UK)
,



long vac, the Long, the
look n (US) [
]

look after number one (US)


lookalike (,
)
look and feel
()
look down one's nose (US
inf) (at) (-)
[];
;

looker n (US) 1.
(
-
)
2. , [
] - 3.
,

look for trouble (US inf)
( )
[
]
look-in n (inf) ;
,
look like ten {thirty; two}
cents (inf) ()
[ ];

LOSS
look like the cat that
swallowed the canary (US)
{ -) ,

look like thirty cents look


like ten cents
look like two cents look
like ten cents
lookout n (inf) ,
look-see n (inf)
[ ]
look up phr v (inf) 1.
( ,
) 2. ( )
loon v ,

Loop, the n :

loophole 1. (
);
{
) 2. , 3. v
{, )
loophole
bank/nonbank
bank 1. -
{
) -
2. (US) ,

,
{,
)
loose mod (US) 1.
2. 3.
4.
5.
loose cannon (US) 1. ;
2. cannon 1, 2
loose ends (inf) ,

loosen up phr v (inf) 1. {on)


,
2. (US)
; 3. (US)
4. ;

loose standard (inf)
{)

loot (US) 1. ()
2.
lop off the price bulge (inf)


Lords, the n (inf)
( )
lo-res low-res
Los Angelization (US)

, ,
,
{
- )
lose a packet (UK)

lose ground (US) 1.
; 2.

lose-lose situation (inf)

lose off the tap
:

( , ,

)
lose one's grip/lose one's
hold (US) [
] { -)
lose one's hold lose one's
grip
lose one's shirt (US)
, ;
[
]
loser 1. (inf) 2.
, 3. (inf)
(
);
4.

losing streak (US)


{ )
l o s s leader : 1.
,
{

)
353

LOST
2. ,

,
,

lost cause (US)
[
] [ ]
lot (inf) l. , (
); () 2. v (US)
(; upon) ( ; -)
lots and lots of (inf) ,

Lou abbr (- Louisiana)


( )
loudmouth n (inf) 1.
2. ,
loud-mouthed mod 1.
2.
Louie n (US)

lounge lizard (inf)


, ;
,

louse around phr v (US)


[ ]
louse up phr v (inf) ,
; []
()
lousy mod (inf) 1. (with)
(-); (-
) 2. 3.
4.
love feast (US)
: ,

[
. .]
lowball v (inf)
,
,

low-baller (US)
,

354

lowbrow (inf) 1. ,

;

[ ; ]
2. mod
3. mod
(
. .)
low-down 1. [
; ]
; 2. mod
(inf) , 3. mod
(inf)
low-end market (US)

lower the boom (US) 1.
2. () ;
3.
4.
5.
( );
low-key mod (inf) 1.
, ;
2. ,

low-key approach
[] ( );
low life (US) ,

low on the hog (US)


,
low pitch, a (US) ,

[ ;
. .]
low profile 1.
; ;
2. 3.
; 4.


low-profile mod
( , . .);
( . .)
low rent mod (US) 1. ;
;
2.

LUNCHBOX
low-res/lo-res mod (US)
;
low-tech product
[
]
L.s.d. acr { librae, solidi,
denarii) ;
L7 (US) 1. ,
; 2. mod
, ;
, ;
3. mod
4. mod ;
lube lubricant
lubricant/lube/lubricator n
(US) ,
[ ];
lubricate v (inf) ,

lubricator lubricant
luck v (inf) 1. { - out; ~
up) ;
; [
] 2. {;
onto; into) { )
lucked out

luck of the draw (US) 1.


2.
luck outphr v 1. upon
2. luck 1
luck up phr v luck 1
lucky dog (US)
lug (US) 1. n ;
, 2.
3.
[ ] 4. v
; ;

lull n (inf)

LULU acr {= Locally Undesir
able Land Uses)


{

, . .)

lulu (US inf) 1. -


[];
2. ;
3.
: ,

,

4. [ ],

[
]
lumber n (UK) 1. ;
2.
lumberjack n (US) (inf)
{

)
Lumberjacks/Lumbermen n
:
Lumbermen Lumberjacks
Lumber State, the (US)
[. ]
lummox n (inf)
lump 1. n ,
2. n 3. v
4. v

lumping mod (inf) ,
;
lump it (US) 1.
;

[]
{-) 2.
3.
lumps n 1. ,
; 2.
;
lump worker ,

,
{
)
lumpy mod (US) 1.
2.

lunchbox n

355

LUNCH-BUCKET
lunch-bucket (US inf) 1.
: ,

[ ] 2. mod
[
]
lurcher
lurk 1. (inf) , 2.
(
Internet) 3. v
[]
{
Internet,
); ;
lurker
[],

( Internet)

lurking n
:
( Internet)

luser ( loser + user)
:
,

lush 1. (US) ,
2. mod ,

lynx :
Web (Web
browser),


(US)
1. (= moving average)

2. (= memory address)

(= Minnesota)
[. ]
ma-and-pa mom-and-pop 2
Ma Bell (US) l.

{American Telephone and Tele
graph Co. AT and 7) 2.

Mac n
macaroni n
macaroni defense
: ,

{

,


.

,
,
)
(= MidAmerica Com
modity Exchange)
:

mace someone's face (US)

[
]

Machiavellian manager (US)



,

machine (off) v (inf)

machine off phr v machine


MAD acr 1. (= Moroccan dirham)
2. (= main
tenance, assembly and disassembly)
,
MADAM acr (= multi
purpose automatic data analysis ma
chine)


Mad Ave Madison Avenue
Mad Ave techniques Ma
dison Avenue techniques
Mad Ave-wise Madison
Avenue-wise
made pred (inf) 1.
( ) (

) 2, ;

made of money (US)


,
Madison Avenue/Mad Ave
(inf) 1.

2.
-
3.

357

MADISON
Madison Avenue {Mad Ave}
techniques (inf) 1.
2.
( );
(
.)
Madison Avenue-wise/Mad
Ave-wise (inf) 1.
[
] 2.
[
]
Madisonese/madisonese n
(inf) ;

madisonese Madisonese
madly mod (inf) ;

mad money (US inf)


1. ,

[
] 2. ,
(, )
[ ]
;

MAESTRO
acr (= Machine
Assisted Educational System for
Teaching by Remote Operation)


MAG acr 1. (= Maintenance Ad
visory Group)

2. (= metropolitan area
gateway)
mag 1. 2. (
) ;
3. (= magistrate)
,
(= magazine)
;
magalog (US) ,

(
, . ,

)
358

Maggie/maggie (US)

;
maggie Maggie
Maggie (US)
:

(
Mortgage Guaranty
Insurance Corp.,
Magic; Magic)
MAGIC acr (= machineaided graphics for illustration and
composition)

Magic n (US) :

Mortgage Guaranty Insurance
Corp.,

magic (US) -
[
]
magic bullet (US) (
) []

magic mortgage (US)
:
,

,


magic number

magic s i x e s (US)
: ,

(
)
magnet :
,

Magnolia City (US)
[. ]
Magnolia State, the (US)
[.
]

MAKE
magoo/McGoo (US)
[]
magpie 1.
[
] 2.
magsman , ,

mahoska/mohoska ;
, ;

Maiden issue
:

mail bombing
:



mail shot :
1. [
] 2.
,
,

MAIN main
main/MAIN abbr (= mainten
ance) ; ;
(
)
main chance, the (inf)
;
[]
[]
main drag (US)
,

mainframer -
()

Mainiac n (US)

main-line n (US) 1.
2. (
,

)
main man, the Man, the 3
main squeeze (US) (-)
, ; -,

(-);
(-) [
(-)]
mainstreet v (US inf)


maintenance oracle
:
,


major n 1. ( majors)

2. -

major bottom
: ,

majors n sing major 1


make (inf) 1. v []
( . ) 2. v () 3. v (-
);
4. v , ;
5. v 6. v

7. v ,
; 8. v

make a bad break make a
break
make a bid for something
-;
-
make a big deal about (inf)
-
[
]
make a bolt to another
party

make a boo-boo (US)

make a (bad) break 1.
2.
;
;
359

MAKE
make a bundle/make a
{one's} pile (US)
[] ;

make a cat's paw of some


one (inf) -

make a clean sweep (inf)
- [
] (
)
make a comeback (inf)

make a day of it (US)


-
make a dent in something
(US) []
make a fast {quick} buck

[]
make a federal c a s e out of
something (US) 1.
-
2. []
-; ;
()
make a good fist at {of}
something (inf)
;
-; -
make a good fist of some
thing make a good fist at
something
make a good thing (out) of
something (inf)
[ -];
-
make a good thing out of
something make a good thing
of something
make a go of it (US)
,
make a go of something
(US) -
[];
- [
]
360

make a head and tail of


something (US)
make a hitch of it (US inf)
1.

2. ( -) [
(-)]
make a hole in something
(inf) -
(,
..)
make a job of something
(inf) [ - ]
make a killing 1.
;
2.

make a meal of (inf)
,
,
;

make a monkey out of


someone (inf)
make a muck of something
(inf) []
make a muff of a catch (inf)

make a muff of something
(inf) -
make a mull of something
(inf) -;
- -

make a night of it (inf)
-

make a payday 1.
2.
make a pile make a bundle
make a pitch (inf) (for) 1.
;
(-),
2.
3. [
; ] 4.

MAKE
make a poor fist at {of}
something (mf)
;
-;
make a poor fist of some
thing make a poor fist at
something
make a quick buck make a
fast buck
make a riffle (US)
,
make a s c e n e make the
scene 1
make a s c o o p (inf)
[]
make a splash (inf)
; [
] {,
)
make a stab at something
(inf) -
[ ]
make a Stink raise a stink
make a stir (inf)
,
make away with (inf) ,

make balls of something


(inf) ;
make balls-up of some
thing ;
make big

make book on something


(US) 1. [ ]
no - 2.

make buckle and tongue
meet (US inf)

make do (inf) (with)


, ;
;
make ducks and drakes of
{with} something (inf)
[,
, , ]
-

make ducks and drakes


with something make ducks
and drakes of something
make good (US)
(, )
make good money (inf)

make good time (inf)


-
[ ]
make hamburger {mince
meat} out of (US) ;

make hay (US)


[] (
,
,
. .)
make heavy weather of
something (inf) 1.
[
] 2. ;

make heavy weather of the
simplest tasks (inf)

make it (US) 1.
; (,
);
2. (-)
[ (-)] 3.
4. ; () 5. , ,
6.
[]
make it big 1.
2.
make it {things} hot for
someone (inf) 1.
[ ]
-;
- 2. -

make mincemeat out of


make hamburger out of
make no bones (US) (about)
1. 361

MAKE
; 2.
; ,
(-)
make no matter (inf)

make no mistake (about it)


(inf) ;
make no mistake about it
make no mistake
make of phr v (inf) ,

make one's bed (US)



[]
make oneself scarce (inf)
[] ( -):,
(-)

make one's jack

make one's pile make a


bundle
make or break someone
(US) -

make out phr v (US inf)
1. ; 2.
; ;
3. 4.
; 5. ;
;
make out like a bandit/
make out like bandits
[]
( - ; -
)
make out like bandits
make out like a bandit
makeover n
[/
]
make play
make points (inf) (with some
one) (-)

make rings around ring 3


make rings round ring 3
makers and shakers (US)
,
362

make short work of some


one (US) 1.
- [ -
] 2. -
make short work of some
thing (inf)
[, ]
make someone eat crow
(inf) -
[
]
make someone lick o n e ' s
boots (inf) -;
-
make s o m e o n e ' s day (inf)
-
make someone sit up (inf)
[] -
make someone squeal
-;
-
make
someone
{some
thing} tick (inf) [ -
]; [ -];

make
something
from
scratch (inf) -
[ ]
make something tick
make someone tick
make-talk n (inf)
;
make the cut make the
grade
make the eagle scream
fly the eagle
make the feathers fly (inf)
1.
;
2. make the fur fly
make the fur {feathers} fly
(inf) 1. ( ); [] () 2. ( -
); ;

MAN
make the grade/make the

cut (US) 1-
[; ];
2.
( -);
; ;

make the headlines hit
the headlines
make the riffle (inf) 1.
2. [
]
make the s c e n e (US) 1. {
make a scene)
; -
{,
) 2. (
- ) [
( - )]
3. ; (-)
4. [ ] ()
make things hot for some
one make it hot for someone
make time (US inf)
make use of one's s e n s e s
(inf) ,
make waves (US) 1.
[
] ( -) 2.
( );
;

make with something 1.


- 2.
-; -
[;
]
makings n (inf) 1.
2. ( makin's)
[]
makin's makings 2
malarkey/malarky n (inf) 1.
, ; ,
2. 3.
male chauvinist pig/M.C.P.
(US) ,

1. (= memory
access multiplexer)
2. (= memory allo
cation manager) [
]
MAN 1. (= medium
area network)
2. (= metropolitan area network)
[]
Man, the 1. ( man, the)
;
2. (US inf)
3. ( man, the, main man, the)
; ;
Man. abbr (= Manitoba)
( )
man, the (inf) 1. n 2.
Man, the 1, 3
man. abbr 1. (= manual) )
;
) ; ;
2. ) (= manufacture)
, ) (= manufac
tured)
; ) (= manufac
turing) ) (= manu
facturer) ;
3. ) (= management)
, ; ,
) (= manager)
; 4. (= manifest)
; 5. (= mani
fold) 6. (= manual)
) () )
[ ]
man-catcher (US)

man for someone, the/man


for s o m e o n e ' s money, the
(inf) -
[- ];
[] -

man for s o m e o n e ' s money,


the man for someone
man higher up, the (inf)
, ; ()
; ;
, ,
363

MANIAC
maniac (inf)
manit n -
man of all work (inf)
,

man of chink (inf)
man of straw straw man
man on the street (US)
1. [
]; -,
2. man-on-the-street
man-on-the-street mod (US)
{ man on the street)
, , ;

manor n (UK) [
] -
[ - ]; (-)
man-size man-sized
man-sized/man-size
mod
(inf) ;

1. (= modified Ameri
can plan)
(
,

) 2. (= manufacturing auto
mation protocol)
3.
(= memory allocation and protec
tion)
4. (= modular acoustic
processor)
5. (= mobile
application part)
6.
(- Microprocessor Analysis Pack
age)
7. (= Manageability,
Availability, Performance)
, ,

(US) (,
)
Maple Leaf/maple leaf
:

364

maple leaf Maple Leaf


Maple-Sugar State, the (US)
[
]
MAPS acr (= Management Ana
lysis and Planning System)

MAR acr 1. (= memory


address register)
2. (= minimum acceptable
reliability)

marbles 1.
2. ,
marching ants
(
)
marching orders (inf)
[ . .]
mare's nest (US inf)

mare-to-foal policy

:
,


Mareva injunction
mark (US) ;
( )
marker (US)
market basket (US)
:

,

marketeer (inf) ;
; ;
-; ;

marketer 1. [
] 2.
3.
market eye ()


(British Broadcasting Company)

MASTERMIND
market is in the doldrums,
the (inf)
(
)
market jitters
:
,

,

market skimming
:
,
[ ]

market tone (US)


:

market wrap (US)
: -


CNBC (
)
marking up a bill (US)
:


,


mark s o m e o n e ' s card (UK)


-;
mark time (US) ;

marmalize/marmelise v (UK)
1. 2.

marmelise marmalize
marriage n (
)
marriage lines (inf)

marriage rate per mile



married put
:


,

,
,

marrying price

, -


MARS acr (= Marketing Ana
lysis Research System)

Martian n :
,
[
]
Martian packet
:
,

marzipan layer
:
,

(
)
maskee mod (US)
, ; ,
Mass (= Massachusetts)
( )
mass masses
massacre (inf) 1. ,
2. v [
]
masses/mass n (inf) ,
, ,
mastermind (inf) 1.
; ; ,
2. v (inf) []
( )', (-
) [];
,
365

MASTERMINDING
masterminding (US) ;

masthead n (US inf)

, (
. .)
1. (= Master of Arts
in Teaching)
2. (= machine-aided transla
tion) 3.
(= memory address test)
4. (= memory
address translator)

mat 1. (US)
2. (= maturity)
) )
3. (= matrix) 4.
(= material)
Matador bond
:
,

(= machine-aided
translation editing)

math n (inf)
Matilda bond
: ,

matric n (inf) ( matricula


tion) 1.
2.

mature product
: 1. ,

2.

maven mavin
maverick n (inf) 1.
; ,
[ ] 2.
3. 4. ,

366

maverick, (= manufacturers
assistance in verifying identification
in cataloging)

mavin/maven n (US)
; ,
; ()
[]
max 1. 2. mod
3. v ( ~ out)
[ ] 4. v

max out phr v max 3
mazoo mazuma
mazoola mazuma
mazooma mazuma
mazoomy mazuma
mazulla mazuma
mazulma mazuma
mazuma/mazulla/mazooma/
mazoo/mazoola/mazulma/mazoomy/mazume/mezume n (US)

mazume mazuma
M.C. acr (inf) CMU (= Master of Ce
remonies) ;
-
[ ]
McAIpine's fusiliers n (UK)
-
M-CATS acr (= municipal certi
ficates of accrual on tax-exempt se
curities)


McCoy, the /real McCoy
(inf) 1. ;
;
2. ;

McGoo magoo
McGovern Democrat (US)
,

,

McKenzie man

MEETING
M.C.P. male chauvinist pig
ME acr 1. (= Middle East)
( )
2. (= Mechanical Engineer)
- 3. (= Mining Engi
neer) 4. (= main
tenance equipment)
()
5. (= marine engineer)
6. (= Most Excellent)
,
7. (= measuring equip
ment)
8. (= media engine)

Me. abbr (= Maine) (
)
me acr 1. (= maximum effect)
2. (= ma
ximum effort)

meal card meal ticket


meal ticket/meal card (US)
1. -,
()
; 2.
,
(;
. .) 3. [ ],

4.
[ ]
mean mod (inf) 1. ,
2.
, 3. (US)
;
mean as cat's meat (inf)
;
mean business (US)
; ;
;
;
[-]
mean-green (US) ;
,
meanie 1. []
2. ,
mean it (inf) ,

measure up phr v (US)



meat (US inf) 1.
; ,
2. ;
3.

meat-and-potatoes mod (inf)
, []
;
meatballism (US) 1.
; 2.
[
; ] 3.

meatware n (US)
( -
)
Mech abbr (= mechanized)
;
mech 1. 2.
3. 4. mod

MEDIA acr (= Measures to En


courage the Development of the
Audiovisual Industry in Europe)


(,
1987 )
media biggies (US inf)

medic medico
medico/medic n (US)
medium gilts/mediums n
(UK)
515
mediums medium gilts
meet n (US) ()
(,

)
meet, abbr (= meeting)
; ;
meet a sticky end (inf)

meeting of the minds (US)


;
367

MEET UP
meet up phr v (with)

mega mod (US)


megabuck (US inf) 1. n
2. mod
( )
megabucks n (US)
[]
mega-deal (inf)

mega-event (inf)
;

Mega-Info (inf)

megilla/megillah n (US) 1.
;
[ ;
] 2. [
]
megillah megilla
meld n (US) ;

mell of a h e s s (US) ( hell
of a mess) ;

mellow mod (inf)
melon n 1.
,

; ,

2.
(
) 3.
[ ],

4.

melon-cutting (US inf)


melt v (inf) 1. ()
2. (
)
meltdown/meltup (inf) 1.
, , ,
2. ;
368

3.

4.
,

Meltdown Monday Black


Monday
melted out (US) 1.
2.
memcon n (US inf) 1.
2.

memo (inf) ( memorandum)
1. , ,
; 2.
;
3. ( ) 4. [
] (-
. .)
mending n (inf) 1.
2.
mending fences (US)
: 1.

;
(
) 2.

3. [
]
;

mend one's fences (US)


1.
2. (inf)
[
]
mensch n (US)

mental giant (US) ;

merch merchandise
merchandise/merch n (US)

merchant n (inf) ,

MEZZANINE
mere {poor; remote} cir
cumstance (US inf) 1.
2. ,
[];
( )
mergermania merger-mania
merger-mania/mergemania n
(US) (
)
merry-go-round n 1. (inf)

2. (US) ;

,

mersh mod
mesh n
[ #]
mess about/mess around/
monkey around phr v (inf)
1. ,
2. ( -) 3.

m e s s around mess about


m e s s {monkey} with phr v
(US) 1. (-)
2. [ ] (
-) 3. (
-); [;
] ( -)
met. abbr (= metropolitan)
;
[ ]
metal abbr l. (= metallurgy)
2. (= metallurgical)

meter maid (inf)


method in one's madness
(US inf)
me-too mod (inf) 1.
2. (
)
me-tooism n


me-too product -
, -,

(US) 1.
2. mod
(US)
( )
Mexican mod (US) ;

Mexican promotion/Mexican
raise (US)
[
] [
]
Mexican stand-off (US) 1.
; ;
(
)
2.

( ,

,

)
mezonny n (US)
mezume mazuma
mezzanine n

mezzanine board
;
;
mezzanine bracket
,
[ ]

mezzanine bus
Peripheral Component
Interconnect,

;
;

mezzanine debt/mezzanine
financing [
] *


(,
) [
]
369

MEZZANINE
mezzanine financing 1.
mezzanine debt 2. mezzanine
funding
mezzanine funding/mezza
nine financing
:



mezzanine level
:


M.I. acr (US inf) (= monetary in
sufficient) ,

MICE acr l. (= Member of the
Institution of Civil Engineers)

2. (= Manage
ment Information, Control and Ex
change)
,
mice (US) :

Michigan {Philadelphia bank}
roll (US) :
,
[ ,



]
Mick/mick n (inf)

mick Mick
mickey
mickey count
()
Mickey Mouse/mickey mo
use (US inf) 1. ,
2. ; -
[, ] 3.
; ,
; , 4.
, 5.
, ;
370

6. ,
7. ;
8. mickey mouse around
mickey mouse Mickey
Mouse
mickey
mouse
around/
mickey mouse (US)
,
midcareer plateau
:
,


middlebrow (inf) 1.
;
2. ( middle-brow) mod
;
,
middle-brow middlebrow 2
middle of nowhere (US)

middle-of-the-road mod 1. *
2.
middle-of-the-road
stand
:


(.. ,
)
middleware n 1.

2.
3.

middling mod (inf) 1.
2. ( )
3. ; ;
middlings n
;
midgets (US) :


(Government National
Mortgage Association)



midget store (US)
[]

MIND-BLOWING
midnight /i (US)

midterm blues (US)
:
,

Mig/mig (US)

mig Mig
mightily mod (inf)
,
mighty mod (inf)
migrate v

[ ]
mike 1. (inf) 2. v
, ;

mike talk (inf)

mileage (inf) ,

miles mod (inf) 1.


2. 3.
milk v (inf) 1.
( -) 2.
(-) 3.
(); () 4. (
,
) 5.
(.,
)
milk-and-water (inf) 1.
,
[ ; . .;
] 2. mod ,
; 3. mod
,
milk a telegram milk a
wire

milk a wire/milk a telegram

(inf)

milking n 1.
(-) []
2.
3. ( milking strategy)


(.,
)
milking machine
: [
]


milking strategy milking 3

milk in the coconut, the

(inf) ;
milk round, the (UK) 1.
(

) 2. []
,

milk the bull/milk the ram

(inf)
[ ];

milk the market/milk the
street (US)
;

milk the ram milk the bull
milk the street milk the
market
mill 1. n (US) ,
2. n 3. v
4. v ,
millionaire (US) ;
, ,

mind-bender mind-blower
mind-bending

mindblowing
mind-blow v (inf) 1.
, 2. ,

mind-blower/mind-bender/
mind-boggier (inf) n -
[
]
mind-blowing/mind-bending/
mind-boggling mod 1.
, 2.
; ,

371

MIND-BOGGLING
mind-boggling mind-blow
ing
mind fucker (US) vulg ,

mind one's own affairs/
mind one's own business/
mind one's own beeswax (inf)
[
]
mind one's own beeswax
(US) mind one's own affairs
mind one's own business
mind one's own affairs
mind one's p's and q's (inf)

mind one's step (inf)
;

mind the store (US inf)


(-)
mind you do it/mind you do
that (inf) ;
[]
mind you do that mind you
doit
mind your own beeswax
[
]
MINE acr (= mortgage interme
diary note issue)
,
( )
mine pron [
]:


mingle v (US)


mingle-mangle n (inf) ,
;
mingy mod (inf) ,
;
mini mod (US) ;

minification n

Mining State, the (US)


[. ]
372

Mint (UK inf)



mint (US) 1. ,
[] 2. v

mint leaves (US) ;

mint money coin money


MINTS acr (= Mutual Institu
tions National Transfer System,
Inc.)

minus mod 1.
2. ,
MIPS acr (US inf) (
millions of instructions per second)
[
] [
]
Mirror n (UK inf) ( Daily
Mirror)
miscue n (inf) ,
mishegoss (US) ,
,
mish-mash/mish-mosh (US)
;
mish-mosh mish-mash
MISS acr (= Medical Informa
tion Science Section)

Miss abbr 1. (= Mississippi)
( ) 2. (= Mis
souri) ( )
miss abbr l. (= mission)
2. (= missionary)

miss any tricks miss a trick


miss a trick/miss any tricks
(US) ; ,

miss by a mile (US inf)


1. [
];
2. [
]
missionary worker (US)
, ,
(
, . .)

MOD
miss one's g u e s s (inf)

miss out phr v (inf)

Missouri River (US) 1.


2. .

miss the boat/miss the bus


1. ,
; 2.
[ ]

3.
4. 5. 6.

miss the bus miss the boat


MIST acr (= Medical Informa
tion Service (via) Telephone)

Mister Nice-Guy Mr. Nice


Guy
mite n (inf) ,
,
mitt, the (US)
[ ]
,
[ ]
mittimus (inf)
MIX acr (= Modular Inter
face extension)

mix (inf) ,
,
mixed bad (inf)
[];

mixer (inf)

mixers n (UK) :


mix it up with s o m e o n e
(US) 1. []
- 2.
mix up phr v (inf) 1. ,
2. (in)
3. (with)

mix-up n (inf) ,

acr 1. (= money order)


[
] 2. (=mail order)
3. ) (= magneto-optic
al) ) (= mag
neto-optics)
abbr 1. (= Missouri)
( ) 2. (= Monday)

1. (inf) ,
2. abbr (= month) 3. acr
(- method of operation)

acr \. (= movable
object block)
2. (= memory order
buffer)
mob n (inf) 1. ,
2. (
) , 3.

mobile market

mob s c e n e (US)

mobster (US) ,
;
moby (US) 1,
2.
3. mod ;
;
(inf)
mockers n (UK inf) 1. ,
2. , ;
;
mockie n (US)
Mockingbird State, the (US)
[.
]
MOD acr (= magnetooptical disk)

mod (inf) 1. n
; 2. mod
,
,
3. mod
( . .) 4. abbr
373

MOD
) (= model) ;
) (= modification) ;
;

) (= modular) ) (= mo
dule) , ) (= modulus)
,
; ;
) (= modulation)
) (= modulator)
) (= modernization)
) (= modified)
) (= moderate)
) Mod.
Mod ./mod abbr (= modernized)

Model -T (US) mod 1.


2.
Modern Greats (UK)

{., Philosophy, Politics,
Economics . .)
mogul n (inf)
mohoska mahoska
moke n (US)
molasses n (US)
,
, ,

mole n (inf) ,

molly-hogan n (US)
[
]
1. (= Microsoft
Office Manager)
Microsoft Office 2. (= message-ori
ented middleware)
,

mom-and-pop 1. {
mom-and-pop shop)
[ ]
2. mod { ma-and-pa, and-papd) {
);

mom-and-pop outlets

mom-and-pop shop momand-pop 1


mommy track (US)

,

(US)
Monday morning quarter
back 1. (US) ,
2. armchair strategist
monetarist n (inf)

monetary snake currency
snake
moneybags n (inf) 1.
2. sing ,
; ;
money for jam/money for
old (inf) ,
[
];
[ ];

money for old money


for jam
money from home (US)
1. -
[], ,
2.

money-grubber n (inf)

money-grubbing 1.
2. mod ;

money is no object (inf)


[
]
money-laundering / moneywashing (inf) {
, . .);



money-mad mod (inf)

money-maker moneyspinner I
moneyman n (inf)

MOOCH
money pinch

money-spinner (inf) 1. (
money-maker) [
] 2.
[ ],

money talks
[
]
money to burn (US)

money trap
:

money-washing moneylaundering
money wise mod (inf)
;

monk n (US) 1. (
) 2.

monkey n 1. (UK)
2. (US)
3. ; ;
4. ; 5.
[ ]
monkey around 1.
- 2.
mess about
monkey {funny} business
(US inf) 1. ;
; 2. (
monkeyshines) ;
;

[
]
;
3. ( monkeyshines)
; ,
monkey-chaser n (US)

monkey clothes monkeysuit
monkey-flag (US) n
[ ] (,

.)

monkey on one's back (inf)


[
]
monkeyshines monkey
business 2, 3
Monkey State, the (US) upon
[. ]
monkey-suit n/monkey cloth
es (US inf) 1. ;
;
2. ;
Monkey Ward (US) 1.
.
(Montgomery Ward and Co.) 2.

3. ,

monkey wards (US)

.
(Montgomery Ward and Co.)
monkey wire
,

monkey with mess with


monkey wrench (inf) ,

monochord n (inf) ,

monster n (US) -
monstrous mod (inf) ,

month of Sundays (inf)


,
months n (inf) ()
;
Monument City (US) [. ] (
)
Monumental City (US)
[. ]
( )
Monumental State, the (US)
[. ]
moo (US)
mooch (US inf) 1. ,


,
375

MOOCH
2. v
( ~ about; ~ around)
, 3. v (
~ ) [
] 4. v ,
5. v 6. v
(, ,
) 7. moocher
mooch about mooch 2
mooch around mooch 2
moocher/mooch n (inf) 1.
2. .
4.
5.
mooch on mooch 3
moola moolah
moolah/moola/moula n (US)
, ,
moon moon about
moon about phr v/moon
around phr v/moon v (inf)

moon around moon about


moonlight v (inf)
(, );

moonlighter n
[,
]
moonlight
flit/moonlight
flitting (inf)
,

moonlight flitting hghtflit


moonlighting n
[ ]
moonlight requisition (US)

moonshine (US inf) 1.
2. ,
; ;
moonshiner n (US inf) 1.
2.
, 3.

(Maintenance
Operation Protocol)

376

(US) 1. ;
2.

(US)


mopping-up of purchasing
power

mopping-up operation (US)
(-);
,
[]

MOPS (= millions ope
rations per second)

the floor with some
one (inf) []
-; -
;
( -
)
up phr v (inf) 1.
( )
2. ; 3.
;
() 4. (
) 5.
(.,
) 6.
mop-up n (US)

MOR mod (inf) l. ( Middle of


the Road)
[ ]
2.
( )
more power to your elbowl
(inf) !,
!
more (to something) than
needs the eye
[ ]
(-)
more than someone bar
gained for (US) ,

MOULDY
more than someone could
shake a stick at (inf)
; ,
[ ]
more to something than
needs the eye more than
needs the eye
morgue n (US) 1.
[ ] (
) 2.
(
)
Mormon State, the (US)
[. ]
mornings n (inf)

morphing n (US)
{

)
mort
mortal mod (inf) 1.
, , ,
2. , ,

mosey v ,
MOS acr (inf) ( Man on
the Street)
[ ]
MOSS acr 1. (=1
Object Security Services)
MIME
(MIME Multipurpose Internet
Mail Extensions
Inter
net) 2. (= member of the same sex)

mossback n (inf) 1.
2.
;
most, the n (US) -

mote v (inf)

mothball v (inf)
[ ]
mother n (US) 1.
2. (
) 3.

[
] 4. ,

Mother Goose (US) -


: ,
,
,
(
)
Mother Hubbard clause/
mother hubbard clause
:
,



mother hubbard clause
Mother Hubbard clause
mother of all (US) (-)
[ ]
Mother of Rivers, the (US)
[. -]
Mother of States, the (US)
[. ]
Mother's Day mother's
day
mother's day/Mother's Day
(US) ( ),


motivationally deficient (US)
;
[
]
Motor City Motown
motoring n (UK)
;
motors n (US)

Motown/Motor City (US)
[. ]
mott/mort n (US)
moula moolah
mouldy mod (inf) ,

mouldy fig (US)


; ; ;

377

MOUNTAIN
mountain :

Mountain State, the (US)


[.
]
MOUSE acr (= Minimum Or
bital Unmanned Satellite, Earth)


mouse milking (US)

mousetrap v (US) 1.
2.

mouth mouthpiece
mouthful n 1. [
; ] 2.
, 3.
[ ]
mouth full of South (US)
(
)
mouth off phr v (US) 1. (
) 2.
,
mouthpiece/mouth (US)
;
,

move v (US) 1. () 2.
( )
move back phr v (US) ,

move heaven and earth
(US)
move in on something (inf)
() -
[ -,
]
movers and shakers/shakers
(inf) 1. [
] ;
; 2.
;

378

move sideways (US inf)


( ;
)
move stakes (US inf)
[
]
movie (US inf) ,

movies, the (US inf) 1.


2.
movieland (US inf) 1.
[
] 2.

moxie (US) 1. ,
2. , 3.
; 4. ;
; ;
(
);
mozza mozzer
mozzer/mozza (UK)
Mr. Big 1. ,
2. (
)
Mr. Clean (US)
() ;

Mr. {Mister} Nice Guy (US)


1.
2. :

,

Mr. Whiskers (US) l.


;
2. 3.

much in evidence (inf)

mucho mod (US) 1.


2. ,
muchomedia n
-: (

,
)
muck (up) v (inf) ,

MULLIGAN
muck about/muck around
phr v (inf) ! ,
2. (with) ( )
muckamuck high-muck-amuck
muck around muck about
mucker 1. (inf)
2. , .
(inf) ,
; 4. v ,
5. v
()
rnuckey-a-muck/muckeymucks (US) , ,
( -
)
muckey-mucks muckey-amuck
muckrake v (inf)
:

muckraker (inf)
: ,
( )

;
(
)
mucktracker (US)
- ,

[

]
muck up muck
muck-up ,

muckymuck high-muck-amuck
MUD acr 1. (= municipal utility
district)
2.
(= Multiple User Dimension) )

)
()

mud (US) ,
(
)
Mudcat State, the (US)
[.
]
mud-chicken (US)

Mudheads

mudslinger (inf)

mudslinging (inf)
(

)
muff 1. , ,
2. v ; ;
- 3. v [
] ( ) 4. v

MUG acr (= Macintosh


user group)

mug (inf) 1. ;
2. ( ) 3.
; 4. v
muggins (inf)
mug's game (inf) 1.
2. [
]
mug-shot (US) (
)
mugwump (US) 1.

[()
]; 2.
,

3.
( )
mule-skinner (US)

mull (inf) 1. ,
2. v ;
3. v (US) (over) ,

mulligan (US) 1.
2.
379

MULTIPLES
multiples n (inf)

mummies
(
)
mump v (inf) 1.
; ;
2.
munch v 1.
(
) 2.

( )
munchkin n (US)
[;
]
mung/munge v (US)
1. ;
; 2.
(
);

munge mung

mung up phr v (US)


, ;
mungy mod (US)

muni (US) ( municipal


bond) [
],

muppie
muppy/muppie n ( middleaged urban professional) :
-
(
, ,
. .; yuppie;
yuppie)
murder (inf) 1. -
[ ]
2. (US) -
[ ] 3. mod
(US) ,
4. mod (US) 5. mod
(US) . mod
7. v (
)
380

murphy (US) 1. (the ~)


,
-
-
2. v , -

Murphy's law (inf)

muscle car
(
,

)
muscle in on something
(US) 1. -;
- 2.
-
muscleman n (inf)
[ ]

MUSE acr 1. (=Mail


Users' Support Environment)

2. (= Multiple
User-oriented Synthetic Environ
ment) ,

3. (= Multi-user Si
mulation Environment)

()
mush (US) 1. ,
2. v

Musk-rats n (US)

Musk-rat State, the (US)

[.
]
muss (US inf) 1. ,
2. 3.
; 4. v ( ~ up)
; 5. v
,

muss up muss 4
mussy mod (US inf)
, ,

MY
must, a /i/must do, a/do, a n
(inf) ()
; ;

must do, a must,


must-hire list (US)

[
]

must-list n (US) 1.
,
2.

mutual mod (inf) ,

mux (US) 1.
2. v
muzzy mod (inf) 1.
, 2.
[, ] (
; . .)
MYOB acr (inf) (=mind your
own business)

my two cents
[ ] (
)

N
nabob n (inf) ,

nada n (US) 1. 2.
nail v 1. , ;
2. (inf) (
.) 3. 4. ,
;
5. ,
;
nail-biting (inf)
[]
nail down phr v (US)
; ; (
.)
nailed mod (US)
[ ]
nailer n 1.
2. (at) ( )
nailing mod ,
,
nail s o m e o n e down (US)

[
] -
nail s o m e o n e ' s hide to the
wall nail someone to a cross
nail s o m e o n e to a cross/
nail s o m e o n e to the wall/nail
s o m e o n e ' s hide to the wall
(US) [
] -
nail someone to the wall
nail someone to a cross
nail the bargain (inf)

382

nail-to-nail
: ,



naked mod :
[ ]
(,
)
naked bonds (US)

naked calls :
,

naked call writing
[]
:
,

naked contract (inf) ,

naked debenture
;

naked machine
:

naked option
: ,




naked position
: ,

NARROW
naked reserve (US)
(
),

naked truth (inf) [


]
naked warrant ,

naked writer
( naked op
tion)
NAM acr 1. (= National Associa
tion of Manufacturers)

() 2. (= North America)
3. (= net
work access method)
4. (= network access
machine)
5. (= numencal assignment module)
(
) 6. (=not a
number) 7. (= Net
Ware Application Manager)
-
NetWare
Nam n (US)
namby n (UK)



name (US inf) 1.
2.
3.
4. mod ;
;
namecheck v (
-)
namedrop/name-drop v (inf)

,

name-drop namedrop
name is mud (US) (-
) ; (-)

name of the game, the (inf)


1. [ ]
2. 3. [
] ;
NAP acr l. (= National Asso
ciation of Publishers)
()
2. (= National Attachment
Point)
() 3. (= net
work access point)
4. (= network access
protocol)
5. (= not at present)
6. (= network applica
tions platform)
7. (= network
access processor)
8.
(= network access provider)

[ ,
,
]
NAP company
-
napoo int !,
!
1. (US) ( nark,
narco)
2. nark 2; 8
narco 1
nark 1. ; 2.
( ) ,
3. , 4.
; 5. 6.
;
7. v (at) ,
8. v ( )
9. 1
narked mod (at, with)
,
narrowback n (US)
narrow gauge (inf)

narrow market [
] : 1.

[
383

NARROW
] 2.
,



narrow money (UK)
:
,

;

narrow shave narrow squeak
narrow {close} squeak/nar
row shave (inf) ,
;
, -
; ,
; [
] ;
;
nary, a mod (US) ;
;
nasty mod (inf) ;

natch int (US) ; ,


,
native ;
;
;

natter v (inf) 1. ,
2. ,
;
nattily mod (inf) 1. ,
2. , ,
natty mod 1. ,
; 2. ,
,
natural (inf) 1. ()
( -) ;
- 2.
,
3. ,
natural-born mot/(US)
;
[ ]
naughty mod (UK) 1.
; 2.

384

navigate v (inf) 1.
() 2.
( . .) 3.
()
navvy n (UK)
naw int (US)
naysayer n (inf) ,
( -);

nbg acr (inf) (= no bloody good)

nbl acr (inf) (= no bloody likely)

NBT/N.B.T. acr (US) (=no big


thing) - [
]; ; ,

N.B.T.
near mod (inf) ;
;
near go [
]
near money :
1.
,

,

2. ,
3.
,

near thing ;
()
neat mod (US) ,

neb nebbish
nebbish/neb 1.
, ;
2. mod ;

necessary, the n (inf) ,


( -);
neck 1. ,
2. catch {get; take} it in the
neck (US inf) )
; ;
[-

NETIQUETTE
] )
[ ]

neck and neck/nip and tuck


; ()
( ,
)
neck-deep knee-deep
ned (US)

Neddy n (UK inf) ( National
Economic Development Council)
-
()
need-be n (inf)
needful, the n (inf) ,

needle (inf) 1. n
; 2. v ;
; 3. v ,
4. v (US)
();
needle match (UK inf)
[ ;
. .]
ne'er-do-well n (inf)

negative (US) ;
- []
negative goodwill
(


)
Negro luck (US) ,

neither fish flesh nor fowl
neither fish nor fowl
neither fish (flesh) nor fowl
(inf) 1. - [ -],

[ ];
[ ]
2. [ ]
3. -
neither here nor there (inf)
[
]; [
]

neither hide nor hair (inf)


,
neon ribbons (US)
[ ]
nerd (US) 1. ,
2.
nerdling n (US)
[
]
nerd mobile (US) 1.
2.

nerd pack (US)
()
nerdy mod (US) ,

nerve n (inf) 1. ,
2. ,
nerves
nervy mod l. (inf) ,
, ;
2. ,
;
NEST acr 1. (= Novell
Embedded Systems Technology)

Novell 2. (= Novell
Enhanced Support System)

Novell
nestegg nest-egg
nest-egg/nestegg n (inf)
1. ,
; ,
;
, -
;
2.

NET acr l. (= National Educa
tional Television)
()
2. (= not earlier than) ,
Net (. Internet)
net god
:
net head
Netiquette n ( network
etiquette) :
385

NETIZEN
netizen n
Internet
net personality
Internet
net police

net result (US)


{ ,

)
netspeak n

net spider
: ,
,
Internet
net surfers (
) Internet
Net surfing
[; ] Internet
network v (US)
;


[
]
net writers
:
,

never better (inf)

never fear (inf) ;



never had it so good (inf)

never is a long day/never is


a long time/never is a long
word (inf) ;
; ;

never is a long time never


is a long day
never is a long word
never is a long day
never mind (inf) 1. [
];
[ !;
386

!; !] 2.
[ ; -
?; - ?]
nevermind n (US) ,
never-never n (inf) 1.
;
; ,
2. (the ~)
never-outs n (US) ,



never say die (inf)
[ ]
never-was/never-wuz/neverwuzzer (inf) ;
, , ,

never-wuz never-was
never-wuzzer never-was
NEW acr (US) (=net economic
welfare)

new (US) 1. n 2. n
3. acr (US) (= net eco
nomic welfare)

new ball game (US)
;
;
newbie n
[] (,
Internet)
new blood (US)
[ ]
new boy new chum
new chum/new boy/new kid
on the block (inf)
[ ]; ,

new collars (US)


:

(
1950-)
2040
new collar workers (US)
:

NICE
(
)
( 1950-)
2040

new deal (US) 1.
2. 3.

newgo new time


new kid on the block new
chum
new lease on life (inf)

new money (US)


1. ,
2. ,


3.
;

news digger-upper news
gatherer
news doctor

news gatherer/news hack/
news digger-upper

news hack news gatherer


newshawk newsman
newshawker newsman
newshen n -

news hound newsman


newsie/ newsy n
,
newsman/newshawk/newshawker/newshound n
, ,
News of the Screws
(UK)
The News of the World
newspaperese n
;
[ ]
newssheet n (US)
newsy 1. mod
[ ] 2. mod

,
3. newsie
newt n (US) 1. 2.
-
new time/newgo n
,
,


NEXT acr (= near-end


crosstalk)
;

NeXT n
(workstation),
NeXT, Inc
next prep (inf) ,
next off (US) 1.
2. 3.
Niagara of letters (US)

nib n ;
nibble 1. n ( )
[ ]
[ ] ( -)
2. v [
; ] 3. v
,
nibs n sing ,

NICE acr (= Natural Inter


face for Computing Environment)


nice chunk of change (US)

nicely mod (inf) ;
,
nicely landed upon

nicely left left 2
nice Nellie/nice Nelly (US
inf) , ;
, ,

387

NICE
nice Nelly nice Nellie
nice-nelly mod (inf) 1.
; (
) 2. -;
;

nice pair of shoes (inf) upon

!,
!
nicey-nice mod (US)

nicish mod (inf)
nick 1. n 2. n ,
3. v ( ~ it)
, 4. v
[
] 5. v
; [,
] ();
6. v , 7. v
() 8. v ; ;
9. v (US inf) ;
10. v (for) [
] (); (
- ) 11. v
12. v


nick down phr v (inf)
[
]
nickel (US inf)

nickel-and-dime (US) l. mod


; ,
2. v ,
3. v ,

nickel and dime something

(to death) (US)


( ),

nickel and dime something


to death nickel and dime
something
nickel note (US)

nickel nurser (US) ,

388

nickel up phr v

( )
nicker n (UK) 1.
2.
nick nick 3
Nicky n (UK inf) ( National
Incomes Commission)
(
)
nifty (inf) 1.
; 2. (UK)
50
3. mod (US) , ;
4. mod (US) ,

nifty fifty favorite fifty


nig v (US)
[ ]
Nigel n (UK)

nigger-driver
[] (
. .)
nigger in the woodpile (US)
- ,
;
[ ]
niggle (inf) 1. ;
[ ]
2. v 3. v
,
nightery
nightside n (US)
night spot nightspot
nightspot /i/night spot (US
inf) [ ]
NIL acr (= negotiable instrument
law) [
]
Nilky n (inf)
,
NIMBY/nimby n (US) ( Not
in My Back Yard)
: 1. ,

[ ]
[ ;
. .)] -

NITWIT
2.
(
),

nimby NIMBY
nin-com nincompoop
nincompoop/nin-com n (inf)
1. , 2.
,
nine v (US) 1. 2.

nine-bob note (UK) -


[]
nine old men (US)
:
Nineteen Suburbs Looking
for a Town/Nineteen Suburbs
in Search of a Metropolis (US)
-
Nineteen Suburbs in Search
of a Metropolis Nineteen
Suburbs Looking for a Town
nine-to-five 1. n
( 9-
5- ) 2. ,
3. mod
( );
( );
--; 4. mod
[
] ( ,
. .)
nine-to-fiver 1.
2. ,

3. 4.

ninety-eight (US) 1.
2. { ninetynine)
ninety-five (US)
,
ninety-nine n (US) 1.
,

2. ninety-eight 2
NIP acr 1. (= normal investment
practice)
2. (= non-impact

printer) 3. acr
(= Northern Ireland Parliament)

Nip/Nipper n (inf)
,
nip 1. mod 2. v
, 3. v ,
4. acr (= not in posses
sion)
nip and tuck neck and neck

nip-cheese/nip-farthing

nip-farthing nip-cheese
nip in phr v
,
nip in the bud (inf)
(-) [
(-) ]
Nipper Nip
nipping n (inf)
(.,
)
nippy (inf) 1. ;
2. mod ,

nit (US)/nitso (UK)/nitto (UK)


pron
nitery/nightery n (US)

nit-pick v (inf) 1.
2.
nit-picker (inf) ;
nit-picking n (inf)
;
;
nitso nit
nitto nit
nitty mod ,
nitty-gritty 1.
2. ()
- 3. ;
4.
, 5. mod
; ,

nitty-gritty of politics, the
(US)
nitwit n , ;

389

NIX
nix 1. , ; 2.
, 3. mod ; ;
4. mod 5. v
(US inf) (;
. ) ; ( ); (-)
6. v ; ;
; ;
7. int !, ! 8. int !;
!; ! 9. int (US)
!
Nixon nixon
nixon/Nixon (US)
; ;

N0 1. (= New Orleans) .
2. (=not operational)
,
No abbr 1. ( ) (= numb
er) ; 2. (= north)
1. (= normally open)
2. abbr (= north
ern) 3. No 1
no-account (US) 1.
;
[]
2. mod
; ,
3. mod
nob (inf) l.
, ,
; ;
2. abbr (= noble)
3. abbr (= nobility)
()
no bargain (US)
[ ]
nobble 1. ; ;
[ ]
(-) 2. v ,
3. v ,
; ;
4. v 5. v
, , 6. v
()
nobbier 1. ,
2. ,
3. 4. ,

390

nobby mod 1. ,
, 2.
, ,
no big deal/no biggie (US)
- [
]
no biggie 1. 2.
big deal
no-bill (US) ,

biz (inf) ( business)
,
noble 1.
;
,
2. (US) ,
3.
nobody, (US)
[] ;

nobody being the wiser


nobody the wiser
nobody home (US) 1.
;
[]
2. ;
nobody's fool (US) ,
;
, ;
,

nobody (being) the wiser
(inf) ;
;
no-brainer 1.
; ;
2. ,



no (ifs, ands or) buts about
it (inf) (
);
do (US)
[]
class 1.
2.
count (US)

NO LAUGHING
no cricket not cricket
nod, the n ,

noddle/noodle (US) 1.
, ,
2. v ,
no deal (US) 1.
; [
] 2. sale
no dice (inf) 1.
; [
] 2. sale
nod off phr v ,
,
nod through phr v (inf)

no earthly reason (US)
[]
no earthly use (inf)
; [ ]
no end (US) 1. ;
2. ()
;
no end of {to} something
(US) ; []
-;
no end to something
end of something
no fear (inf) ; (
) ;

no flies on
[ ]
no flies on someone (US)
1. [, ]
2. [
]
no-frills (US) 1.
[
],
2.

3. mod ,
; -
(, )
no-go 1. , ;
;
2. mod , ,

3. mod ,
; ;
4. mod {
) 5. mod
6. mod ,
7. mod ;

no-go area l.
; ,

2.
no good (US) no-good I
no-good (US) 1. n ( no
good) ;
2. mod ,

great /not much
;

great shakes (US) 1. [ -]


[];
[
]; 2.
,
no-holds-barred mod l.
;
2. , ,

no ifs, ands or buts about


it no buts about it
noise n (US) 1.
; ; 2.
;
;
3. (US)
,

,


no joke (inf) ,

kidding (US) ;

lamebrain (US)

laughing matter (inf)



391

NO-MAN
no-man n (inf)

no more room (US)

no more use as a sick


headache as good as a headache
no more use than a head
ache as good as a headache
non-achiever n (US inf)
; ,

no names no pack drill (inf)
;

nonbank bank loophole
bank
none of someone's bees
wax (US) -
[ -]
none of that! excl (inf)
!, !, !,
!; !
no-no (inf)
[ ]
nonpro (US) ,

non-starter (inf) 1.
, 2. -
; -,
[
]
non-U mod (inf) { upper
class)
; -;
; ;

noodle noddle
noodle-work n (US)
;
noon v/noon it (US inf)
{
)
noon it noon
n o o s e is hanging, the (US)
;
noov/noovo n (UK) 1. {
nouveau riche) {
,
392


) 2. { nouve; nouveau)
mod
nope int (US)
picnic (inf) ,

noplaceville (US)/nowheresville n
[
]
NOR acr (= notice of readiness)

NORM abbr (= normal)

Norm, abbr (= Norman) )


)
norm, abbr (= normalize)

North Star State, the (US)


[.
]
no sale/no soap/ deal/no
dice (US) int 1. () ;
2. ;
3. ; ;

nose 1. ; ,
; 2. v {on)
[
];
nose about nose around
nose around/nose about
phr v (US) ;

nosebag n ,

nose-count n (inf) 1.
{,
) 2.
nosedive (US)
(i/ .)
nose of wax 1.
, 2.

nose out phr v (inf) 1.


[] { . .)
2. {-

NOT
); 3.
[] {-);
(-)
noser 1. ,
2. ;
; 3.

nosey mod ;

noshery (US)
no show no-show
no-show / show (US)
1. , ,

2. ,
,

3.
4. ,
[ ]
,

(
)
no skin off one's back (inf)
[ ,
]
no skin off someone's nose
skin off someone's teeth
no skin off s o m e o n e ' s
teeth/no skin off s o m e o n e ' s
nose (inf)
-; [ ]
no slouch (US)
; ,
no soap 1. (US inf)
2. sale
no sooner said than done
(inf)

no stress/no sweat (US)


; [
]
no such thing (inf)
,
No such thing as a free
lunch There's no such thing as
a free lunch

no sweat no stress
nosy parker (US)
[
]
not. abbr (= notice) ,

not able to call one's time


one's own (inf)
;
,

not able to s e e the forest
for the trees (inf)


;

not a chance mt
Not a dime's worth dif
ference (US inf)
, :



(The Republican
party) (The
Democratic party)
not a leg to stand on (inf)
1.
[ ] 2.
,
( )
not a living soul (inf)
[ ]
not all it is cracked up to
be/not what it's cracked up
to be (inf) ,

not a marker on/not a
marker to (inf)
;

not a marker to not a


marker on
not a patch {patching} with
(inf) [
]
not a penny the worse (inf)
[ ]
393

NOT
not a pin to c h o o s e be
tween them (inf)
[ ;
]
not a rap (inf)
[ ]
not a shot in the locker (inf)
[ ]
not a thing (inf) ;
not by a jugful notfor Joe
not by a long shot (inf)

notch (US inf) 1. n ;
2. v []
; ()
not cricket/no cricket (US)
1. 2.
3.
not dry behind the ears
(US) [ ]
{ - )
note shaver (US)
not for all the coffee in
Brazil not for the world
not for all the tea in China
not for the world
not for anything in the
world not for the world
not for Joe/not by a jugful
(inf) [ ;
; ; ]
not for love or money not
for the world
not for nothing (US)

not for the world/not for
anything in the world/not for
love or money/not on your
life/not for all the coffee in
Brazil/not for all the tea in
China (US inf) (
); []
not for toffee
not grow on trees (US) 1.
2.
[
] ( )
not have a clue
( -)
394

not have a dog's chance


(inf)
not having it (US)
( -)
nothing doing (inf) 1. ;
;
[ ] 2.
( ..) 3.
[ - ;
] 4. ;

nothing loath nothing loth
nothing loth/nothing loath
(inf) ,
nothing much (inf) ,
;

nothing to be sneezed at
not to be sneezed at
Nothing to itl excl
!
nothing to make a s o n g
about /nothing to write home
about (inf)
[ ; ;
; ;
];

nothing to s n e e z e at 1.
,
2. -
[-]
nothing to speak of (inf)
1. ,
2. ;
nothing to write home
about nothing to make a song
about
not hold a candle to (inf)
[
]
not if I know it/not that
I know of (inf)
;
not in it (US)
[
]
not in the same league (US)

NOT TO TRUST
not just whistling Dixie (US
inf) ;

not know beans (US) (about)
()
not know from nothing (US
inf)
not know one's end of
something from the other
(inf)
-
not let the grass grow
under one's feet (inf)

not much no great
not one's of tea (inf)
, [ , -
]
not on your life not for the
world
not on your nellie not on
your nelly
not on your nelly/not on
your nellie 1.
[ ] 2.
[ ]
not quite the clean potato
not the clean potato
not quite the ticket not
the ticket
not spend in one place (US
inf) ;

not take no for an answer
(inf) -
not that I know of not if
I know it
not (quite) the clean potato
1. []
2. [
] 3.

not (quite) the ticket (inf)


() , ( )
not to be able to do a thing
for toffee
-; [
] -

not to be in the ball game


(US inf) ;

not to be much for some
thing not to be much on
something
not to be {not to go} much
on {for} something (inf) 1.
- 2.
-;
-
not {nothing} to be sneezed
at (inf)
not to be taking any (inf)
[
] ( -)
not to care a tuppence (inf)

not to give someone the
time of day (US)
- ,

not to go much for some
thing not to be much on
something
not to go much on some
thing not to be much on
something
not to have a bean
[ (
)]
not to know which way to
turn (inf) , ;

;
not too shabby 1. ;
2. ,
;
not to put too fine a point
on {upon} it (inf)
,
not to put too fine a point
upon it not to put too fine a
point on it
not to trust someone an
inch/not to trust someone a
yard (inf)
- [
-]
395

NOT TO TRUST
not to trust someone a
yard not to trust someone an
inch
Not to worry! excl (US) He
!
not up to much (inf)
[
]
not up to scratch/not up to
stuff (inf) ;

not up to stuff not up to
scratch
not what it's cracked up
to be not all it is cracked up
to be
not worth a bean not
worth a damn
not worth a button not
worth a damn
not worth a cent not worth
a damn
not worth a continental
not worth a damn
not worth a curse not
worth a damn
not worth a (tinker's) damn/
not worth a tinker's dam/not
worth a bean/not worth beans/
not worth a red cent/not
worth a button/not worth a
curse/not worth a darn/not
worth a dern/not worth a
doit/not worth a dump/not
worth a farthing/not worth a
fig/not worth a groat/not
worth a halfpenny/not worth
a jigger/not worth an old
song/not worth a pin/not
worth a pinch of snuff/not
worth a rap/not worth a row
of beans/not worth a row of
pins/not worth a rush/not
worth a snap/not worth a
straw/not worth three straws/
not worth a cent/not worth a
hill of beans/not worth a hill
of shucks/not worth a conti
nental 1.
396

;
2. 3.
,
not worth a darn not
worth a damn
not worth a dern not
worth a damn
not worth a doit not worth
a damn
not worth a dump not
worth a damn
not worth a farthing not
worth a damn
not worth a fig not worth a
damn
not worth a groat not
worth a damn
not worth a halfpenny
not worth a damn
not worth a hill of beans
not worth a damn
not worth a hill of shucks
not worth a damn
not worth a jigger not
worth a damn
not worth an old song
not worth a damn
not worth a pin not worth
a damn
not worth a pinch of snuff
not worth a damn
not worth a plugged nickel
(US)
;

not worth a rap not worth
a damn
not worth a red cent not
worth a damn
not worth a row of beans
not worth a damn
not worth a row of pins
not worth a damn
not worth a rush not
worth a damn
not worth a snap not
worth a damn
not worth a straw not
worth a damn

NUMBER
not worth a tinker's dam
not worth a damn
not worth a tinker's damn
not worth a damn
not worth a tuppence (inf)

[
]
not worth beans not worth
a damn
not worth three straws
not worth a damn
no two ways about it/no two
ways about that/there are no
two ways about it/there are
no two ways about that (inf)
1.
[ ;
] 2.
[ ]
no two ways about that
no two ways about it
nous n (inf) ;

nouve noov 2
nouveau noov 2
nouveau riche noove 1
November republicans (US
inf)
: ,


,


NOW acr (= National Organiza
tion of Women)
(,
,
)
now mod (inf)
;
NOW account ( negotiable
order of withdrawal account)

(


)

no way (US) excl ()


!;
! [ !]
now generation (US) (
) ,

nowhere mod (US) 1.
; 2.
3. ;
nowhere cat (US) ,
[
]
nowheresvilie noplaceville
no wonder (inf)
now you are talking excl (inf)
! [ !;
!]; !
noydb acr (inf) vulg (= none of
your damn business)

N.T.D. (UK) (=not top-drawer)


nub n (US inf) []
()
nudnik n (US) ,
[]
nuff said/nuf sed (US)
; ;
nuf sed nuff said
nuisance patent
: ,

,

1. ;
2. v
3. v ;
; 4. v

number (inf) 1. -
[ ]; ,
[ ] 2.
;
3. v ; ;
number cruncher 1.
[
] 2. (US)
397

NUMBER-CRUNCHING

3. 4.
5. ;
,
6.
number-crunching n
1.
[

] 2.

number one/numero uno
(US) 1. ();
2. 3.
4.
numbers {
)
number ten (US) ,
,
number two (US)
[ ; ;
. .]
numerati n (inf)
,

numero uno number one
nurse v 1. ;
2.
nurse a grudge (inf)

nursery finance/nursery fi
nancing
: ,

,



nursery financing nursery
finance
nut 1. n , 2. n
3. n ( );
( . .) .
(-) 5.
,

6. (US) 7. v
,
398

Nutmeggers n/Nutmeg Yan


kees (US)

Nutmeg State, the (US)


[. ]
Nutmeg Yankees Nutmeg
gers
nut out something
[] -
nutpick n (US)

Nuts/nuts excl !;
!; !
nuts 1. (the ~) , ;
2. mod (US) (on; over;
about) ( -
) 3. mod (on) ( ); , ( -)
4. Nuts
nuts and bolts (inf) 1.
(-);
2.
[ ]
nuts-and-bolts mod
;
nuts-and-bolts film
,
-
nuttiness n (inf) ,

nutty mod (inf) 1. (; over;


upon) ( -
); ( -) 2.
3.
; 4.

nybble 1.
2. nibble I
nyet (US) 1.
;
; 2. excl !
Nylies (US) ( New York
Life Insurance Companies)
-

nym rod n ,


oak/oaks mod (US) 1. ;
; 2.
; ;

oaks oak
oakum/oakus (US)
,
oak us oakum
... acr (UK inf) (= old-age
pensioner)
OAR acr (= overall rate of re
turn) 1. 2.

{
) 3.


OARS acr (= Opening Auto
mated Report Service)

{
,
-
)
oatsy mod (US) 1.
2.
. . old boy I
ocher ochre
ochre/ocher/oochre ;
{, );
oday n (US)
ODD acr (= optical data
disk)
oddball (inf) 1. n [
, ];
2. -

[,
] 3. mod ,
; ,

oddball scheme (inf)



odd-lotter (inf)

odd man out (inf) ,



[ ]
odds are that, the (inf)
,
odds-on mod (inf) 1.
2. ;
, ;
;

ODTA one damn thing after


another
OF acr (US) (= offshore funds)

{,
-
)
of a sort (inf)
,
OFF off 1
off (inf) 1. , 2.
3. v ,
, ;
{ -) 4. v
{);
off. abbr l. { OFF)
(= office) ; ,
2. (= officer) )
) 3. (= official)
399

OFF
4. (= offer)
5. (= offered)
6. (= official)
off again on again/on again
off again (inf) ;
; ;
,
off-artist n (US)
off base mod (US) 1.
, ;
; [
;
] 2. , ;

offbeat mod (inf)


, , ,

offbeat advertising
[] ;

off-center mod (ind)


;
;
off-color mod (US inf)
; (
.)
off-day (inf)
off-floor mod
( )
office 1. (the ~) ,
, ; 2. ,
[
] (
)
office drudge office rat
office rat/office drudge (inf)
; ;

officialese n 1.
;
; ;
,
2. [] (

- )
official family (US inf)

[ ; ]
400

offie (UK) 1.

2. ,

offish mod (inf) 1. ,
, 2.
[;
]
off-key mod (inf) 1.
; 2.
,
off-load v (inf)
off one's nut (US)
;
off one's own bat (inf) 1.
[
; ] 2.
[
];
off o n e ' s rocker/off one's
trolley (US) 1.
2.
off one's trolley off one's
rocker
off on something (inf)
-
[
]
off put v (inf) 1.
;
2. (
. .)
off-putting mod (inf) 1.
, ;
2.
,
off-side mod (UK)
( )
offspring n : 1.
,

2.

off the bat (US inf) ,


, ;

off the beam (US) 1.
, 2.
,

OILS
off the beaten path (US)
1.
2.

off-the-cuff (US) 1.
[ ]
2. mod (
); 3.
mod
off the hook mod (US)
1.
;
[
]; (
-) 2.
3. ;

off the map (inf) 1.


; , (
) 2. 3.
4. ;
5.
off-the-peg research (inf)
:
,

off the record (inf)



off-the-shelf mod 1.
[ ]
2. 3.
; ;
;
4.
5.
off-the-shelf company
[ ]
: ,


off the top of one's head
(inf) , ,

off the track 1.


[]
2. [
] 3.
()

off-the-wall mod (US inf) 1.


, ,
; ;
; [
, ;
] 2.
off-the-wall question (US
inf)
offtish oof
of sorts (inf) ,

of the first water (US)


; ;

-oholic suff (inf) ,


[] {-)
oil (US) 1. 2.
, 3. (,
) 4. ;
; 5. v
;

oil a palm/oil the wheels/oil


someone's fist/oil someone's
hand/oil someone's palm (inf)

(-) [
(-),
(-)]
oil can (US) 1. ,
2. ;
Oil Capital of the World (US)
[
(Tulsa; )]
oiler n (US inf) 1.
2.
3. 4.
(
) 5. 6.

oilie 1.
2.
-
oil it (US) []

oilman (inf)
( )
oil of palms (inf) 1.
2.
OILS acr (=open individual
license system)
401

OIL SOMEONE'S FIST


(
)
oil s o m e o n e ' s fist oil a
palm
oil s o m e o n e ' s hand oil a
palm
oil s o m e o n e ' s palm oil a
palm
Oil State, the (US)
[. ]
oil the wheels 1. (inf)
2. oil a palm
oily (UK) [
; ]
oily rag (UK) [
]
oink { one income, no kids)
,

oinker n (US) [
; 1
.
O.K./OK/okeh/okey (inf) 1.
, ,
2. mod ; ,
; 3. mod
, ; ;
4. v
, ;
5. v
ok n (US)
okeh O.K.
okey O.K.
okey-doke/okey-dokey/okiedokey int (US inf) !;
!; !; !
okey-dokey okey-doke
Okie (US) 1.
2.
()
{ )
3. 4.
,
okie-dokey okey-doke
old boy 1. { ..; old
cap) (inf) [
{,
)];
2. old man, the 1
402

old boy net old boy network


old boy network/old boy
net (inf) , ;
, [
( ) ]
old cap old boy 1
Old Dirigo State, the (US)
[. ]
Old Dominion, the (US)
[. ]
old-fogey/old-fogy n (inf)
,
[
]
old-fogy old-fogey
old hand (US) (at) ,
( -); ,
( -);

old hat (inf)
[ ]
old-hat mod (inf) 1. ,
2. ,

old head (US)


[ ]

old heave-ho (US)


oldie but goodie (US) -
[ -] ,

Old Lady, the Old Lady of
Threadneedle Street
Old Lady of Threadneedle
Street, the/Old Lady, the (inf)
-
[ ]
old lag (UK) ,

old line rails (US)




old man, the 1. ( old
boy, the) (US) ,
;
2. (US)
old moody (UK) -
[ ;
]

ONCE-OVER-LIGHTLY
Old North State, the (US)
[.
]
old one-two (US) ;
(,
, )
old pro (US inf)

Olds abbr (inf) (= Oldsmobile)
1.
(Gene
ral Motors Corp.) 2.
Oldsmobile
General Motors Corp.
old salt (inf) ,

old-timer n (inf) 1.
; ; 2.
[ ]

ologist n (inf) 1.
2. -

ology n (inf)
omnium-gatherurn n (inf)
1. ; ;
2. []

ON abbr (= Ontario)
( )
on mod (inf) l. (US)
; [
] 2. ;
3. ; ;
4. ,
5.
( )
on a bad {sticky} wicket
(inf)
;

on a dime (US)
[
]
on a fifty-fifty basis
fifty-fifty basis
again off again off
again on again

on a good wicket (inf)



on all cylinders (US inf) 1.
;

- 2. ,

on an easy street (inf)


even keel (US)
;
on a roll mod
[ ],
;

on a shoestring mod
;
[ ]

on a sticky wicket
bad wicket
a string the string
a tight leash (inf)
[
]
on board (
, )
on board with (US)

on call (US)

ONCE acr (=ON-Circuit
Emulation)
once in a blue moon (inf)

once-over, the n (US inf)


1. [;
] ;
; ,
2.
;
3.

once-over-lightly (US inf)

1.
; - [
] 2.
; ;
403

ONCER
;

3.
4. mod
; , - 5. mod
, 6. mod

oncer/oneser (UK)

on coat-tails of the
coat-tads of
deck 1. 2. (US
inf) 3.
;

ONE acr 1. (= Open Net


work Environment)
2. (= office network ex
change)

one (US inf) 1.
2. mod ,
one-armed bandit (inf)
(.
)
one-arm joint (US)

one
damn
thing
after
another /ODTA (US)
,
;
; , [
] ( ,
. .)
one-dollar-a-year man
dollar-a-year man
one-eye n (US inf) 1. ;
; 2. ,

one-eyed mod 1. ;
; 2. (US)
, 3.
4. 5.
, ;
6.
one for something, a (inf)
-
one for the books (US) [
]
404

one hell of hell of


one hell of a lot hell of
one-horse mod (inf) 1. ,
2. .
; 4. ,
5.
one in the eye for someone
(inf) 1. [] 2. []
-
one jump ahead (US) (
) {-
-)
one-man picture
:


one may whistle for it (inf)
[ ]
one means business (US)
-
; - [
] [ ]
one-off mod (inf) ,

oner n (inf) 1.
[ ] 2.
3. [ ]
4. 5.
[] ( -)
one's a s s is grass (US) vulg
-
; -
one's bag (inf) - [
; ;
; ;
; ; ;
]
one's best bet (inf)
[]
one's best shot (US) -

one's chicken -
[ ]
one's cup of tea 1. -
; -,
[ ]; -,
2. ,
[ - ]

ON ONE'S
one's days are numbered
(inf) -
[
]
one's department [ -
]
one's dish of tea/dish of tea
(inf) 1. , ; ; -
2. , ; ,

oneser oncer
one-shot (US) 1.
[ ]
2. mod 3. mod

one's line of country (inf)


- [ -
]
one smart apple (US)

one's meat (inf) -


; - ,

one's name is mud (US inf)
1. - () [
;
] 2. -
()
one's nose to the grind
stone ,

one's time (US inf) -
{ )
one thou/one thousand (US)

one thousand one thou
one-track mind ,
;

one-two n
one up one-up l
one-up (inf) 1. mod {
one up) ;

2. v { -)
[];
[

] ;
;
3. v { -) (
) [,
, .];
{-)
one-upman v one-up 2, 3
one-upmanship n (inf) 1.
;

;
2.

on (a) fifty-fifty basis (inf)

fly the fly 4
on-hold music (US) ,

ice (US) l. ;
( )
;
2. ;
3.
;
onion n (US) 1. 2.

3.
it (US inf) 1. 2. -
on its last legs one's
last legs
onliest mod (inf)

only way to go (US)
{ -
);
on-off talks (inf)

on one's beam-ends
[
] { ,
)
on one's bones
[ ]
on one's high horse (US)
[
]
405

ON ONE'S
on one's Jack/on one's
Jack Jones /on one's tod
(UK) 1. ; ;
; 2.

on one's Jack Jones


one's Jack
on one's {its) last legs (US)

[, ];

on one's own (bat) (inf) 1.
, ;
;
;
2. ;

on one's own bat one's


own
{upon} one's own hook
(US) 1. ; 2.
( ) 3.
[ ]
4. ;
;
on one's tod one's Jack
one's toes (inf) 1.
, , ;
2. 3.
4.
on o n e ' s uppers (US inf)
1. , ,
2. [
]
on pins and needles (inf)
;
[
() ] ( )
on pump (US)
on-scene show (US)

on second thought (US)
;

on shaky ground (US)
[]

someone (US)
- [ -]
406

on s o m e o n e ' s back (inf)


1. -;
- 2. some
one 's case
on someone's case/on s o
meone's tail/on s o m e o n e ' s
back/on someone's coat-tails
(US) 1. ; -
[
;
] 2.
-;
- ;

on s o m e o n e ' s coat-tails
1. the coat-tails of 2.
someone's case
on someone's tail 1.
-
2. someone's case
on s o m e o n e ' s watch (US)
-
on spec (inf) 1. ,
2.
on special (US inf)

on strap on the drip
on tap mod (US)
[
]; ,
;
[ ]
on-target mod (US) 1.
2. 3.
, , 4.
; 5. 6.
( )
on terms (inf)
[ ]
on the arm (US) 1.
(
) 2. ,
on the back burner (US)
(
[ ])
on the ball (US) 1.
(,
, ),

ON THE DEAD

2. ;
, ;
3. ;
, ;
4. ; ;
(
- ) 5. (-)
6.
() 7.
(- )
on {aboard} the bandwa
gon (US) 1.
(., );
[];
2.
[ ],
;
3.

on the barrel/on the barrel
head :
[ ]
on the barrel-head the
barrel
the beach 1. ,
2. ;
the beam (US) 1.
; [
] ;
2. 3.
[ ]
on the beaming (US) ,

the bean (US)



the blink (US)
[ ,
] ( )
on the block (US)

on the brain (US)
[
] ( -)
the brew (UK) 1.
2.

on the bum 1.
; ;

2. ,

3.
on the burola the
burrole
the burrole/on the bu
rola (US) 1.
2.
on the button (US) 1.

2. 3. ,
4. ;
the cards (US)
;
on the carpet l.
[ ] 2.
3.
( )
on the cheap (inf) ,
;
on the chopping block (US)
()

on the coat-tails of/on


coat-tails of/on s o m e o n e ' s
coat-tails (inf) 1.
(-) 2. ( -)
3. (US) -
;
-
[ -
]
on the crook ,

on the cross (US)
[
]
on-the-cuff mod (US inf) 1.
, ; 2.
3.
4.
, 5.
; 6.
on the curb the kerb
the cushion ;

the dead (US)


the dead level on the
level
407

ON THE DOLE
on the dofe (UK inf)

on the dot (US)
;
on the double (US)
; ,

on the drip/on the knock/


on (the) strap/on the lay-by
(UK) () [
]
on the earhole on the elbow
on the ear'ole on the elbow
on the elbow/on the earhole/on the ear'ole (UK)
;
[
]
on the fence (US)


, ,
,
-
on the fire (US) ;
;
on the floor (UK) ,

on the fly (US) 1. ;
; ( -)
2. ;
(-) 3. [
] 4. { on-thefly; on fly) ; ;
;
5. ( on-the-fly)
;
on-the-fly the fly 4; 5
on the fritz (US) 1.
[ ]
, ; 2.
3.

on the front burner (US)

;
; ,
on the gad

408

on-the-go mod (inf) 1.


[ ];
2. ;
; 3. go 1
on the heavy (US)

on the heels of something
(US) -;
-
on the hog (US) 1. ,
;
2.
the hook l.
2.
the hop (inf)
the hot seat in the hot
seat
on the house 1.
[ ];
2. [] (
)
on the in (inf) 1.
2. ,

on the inside l.

2.
on the job (US inf) 1.
; ;
() 2.
[ ] 3.

on the jump (inf) 1.
2. 3.

on the kerb/on the curb


( ,
)
on the knock 1. (UK) (
the knocker)
(
) 2. the
drip
on the knocker on the
knock 1
on the lay-by on the drip
on the legit 1. ,
2. ; ;

ON THE SHELF
the (dead) level (US)
; ;
on the loose (US inf)
; ()
on the make (US) 1.
;
[;
] 2. ;
3.
(-)
;

[ ];
;
;
on the map (inf) 1.
2. ,
;
;
;
3.
on the mat (inf)
[ ]
the mike (UK)

the money (US) 1. ,
[ ];
2. 3.
,
4. [
]
on the nail (
)
the never-never ,

the nod (inf) 1. ,
2.
the nose (US) 1.
[ ] 2.
, ; ,

on the off-chance (inf) 1.


2.
the outs (US) (with)
()
( -);
[ ]
( -)

the pad (US)


( )
the pan (US)

on the Q. . the quiet
the q. t. on the quiet
on the queer
on the quiet/on the q.t./qn
the Q.T. (US inf) 1. ;
, 2. no 3.
on the reservation (US inf)
() [
]
[ ; ]
on the rims (US) 1.
;
(
) 2.
;

on the rock the rocks
on the rocks/on the rock
(US) 1.
[ ];
, 2.

on the ropes (US)



on the safe side (US)

the same wavelength
(US) 1. []
;
; 2.

the shake (US)
[]
( ,
.)
on the shelf (US) 1.
[
]; 2.
;
;

3. ;

409

ON THE SIDE
on the side (US) 1.
[ ] ( ,
..) 2. ;
;
(-)
on the sidelines :
( )
(

,
)
the skids (US)
;
; ;

on the sly (US) ;



on the spot (inf) 1.
;
2. ; [
] 3.
4.
[
] 5.
,
,

on-the-spot (inf) 1.
2. mod
, 3. mod
,
on the spur of the moment
(inf)
on the stick (US inf)
,
on the straight 1.
2.
on the strap on the drip
on the street (US) 1.
2.
Wall Street ( . -)
[ -
.
-] 3. (
); (
)
on the {a} string (inf)
- [
];
410

on the stump (inf)


(,
);

on the take (US)


;

on the town/up on the town


(inf) 1.
-
;
2. (US)

[ ];

on the trot (inf)


[ ;
; ];
[
]
on the turf (US)
[ ] (
)
on the up and up/on the
up-and-up (US) 1. ;
2. ( )
3. ; ;
; ;
4. ,
;
5. ; 6. ;
; 7. ,
;
on the up-and-up the
up and up
on the warpath (inf)
[ ]
on the way out (inf) 1.
2. ;
[
]
on tick (inf) ,

onto a good thing (US)


-
[- ;
- ]

OPEN
on too many for someone
1. [ ] 2. -
;
on top 1. (US) ;
; 2. (UK)
;
(
-) 3. (of) (US inf)
[] (
-)
onto someone (US)
-;
-;
-
onto something (US)

-;
-
on velvet (inf) l.
2.
;
on whack (US)

wheels (US) 1.
, , 2.
3.

oochre ochre
oodles (US inf) ,

oof/ooftish/offtish ;
; ; ,

[ ; ]
oof-bird ,

ooftish oof
oof us (US) 1. ,
2.
oofy mod
oogle (US)
ooks ookus
ookus/ooks (US)
oomph , ,

OOPS acr (= object-ori
ented programming system)

1. (US) 2.
(inf) (= operator) , ;
3. (= opposite)

op-ed page
,
,
. .
open
() (
)
open a can of worms (US)
[ ]
[ ];

open and above board (US)

open-and-shut mod (US inf)
1. ; ;
, 2.
(
)
open contract (US)

open-end fund
:
,


,

open fire (US) (on someone)


( ) [ (-
) . .]
open house (US inf)
;
( ,
. .)
open jaw (US)
,


( ,

)
411

OPEN-MOUTH
open-mouth operations
:

() (Federal Reserve
System) -
[ ]

open one's head (US)


[]
open one's mouth too wide
(inf) 1. []
2.
[
]
open shop
;

;

open the kimono (US)


:

,
(
,



)
open up phr v (US) 1.
(-) 2.

operation Nudge/operation

Twist (US)
,



operation Twist operation
Nudge
operator n (inf) , ;

opinion shopping

:

, ,

412

,
,

(inf) ,
[
; ]
oppor/oppy abbr (inf) (= op
portunity)

abbr (= operate) ;
;
opt. abbr l. (= option) ,
, 2. (= op
tional) ,
3. (= optimum)

opt for phr v (inf)


(, )
optics n (US) :
,



opt in phr v (inf)
( -);
(-)
opt out phr v (inf)
( -);
;
OR 1. (= operations research)
)
) (
) 2. abbr ( Or.)
(= Oregon) ( )
3. (= original respondent) ,

4. (= optical
reader)
5. (= output ready)
6. (= owner's
risk) [
] 7. (= Operationally
Ready) [
] 8. (= Operational Re
liability)
9. (= operational re
search) (
) 10. (=on request)
[ ]


11. (= Organizational Role)
12.
(= object reuse)

Or. OR 2
or abbr (= oriental) 1.
[ ] 2.

Oracle n 1.
,
Oracle Corp 2. (UK)
,
ITV (Independent Television) (
)
Orange Book
:

(TSCEC)
orange goods
:
,


(,
)
orange pouch (US)
,


( )

Orange

State,

the

(US)

[.
]
oration v (inf)
,
ORB acr (= Object Re
quest Broker
;

order of the boot, the (UK)
[ ];
[ ]
ORG acr (= Office of the Re
gistrar General)

()
org n (US)
org. abbr l. (= organized)
2. (= origin)

) ; ) (
)
[ ] )
organize v (inf) ,
,
org-man n (inf) 1.
2.
orient abbr (= oriental)

ornery mod (US inf) 1.


; ;
2. ;
3. , 4.
,
orphan 1. :
,
,
[
,
] 2. mod
( );
(); ()
orphaned cluster
[] :
,
(File Allocation
Table) ,
(file
chain)
orphan file

orphan stock -
: ,


OSCAR acr (= optically
scanned character automatic retrieval)


Oscar oscar I, 2
Oscar 1. (US) ( Oscar)
; 2. (US) (
Oscar) 3. mod
(UK) ;
;
acr (US) (= Overtaken by
Events)

[ ]
413

OTHER
other body (US inf)
:

[

]
other fish to fry (inf)
;
other-shoe syndrome
: ,

,



... mod (UK inf)
; ;
OURS acr (=Open User
Recommended Solutions)

out (inf) l. n (US) ;


; {, )
2. (US) 3. (US)
, , ,
4. mod (US)
5. pred (
) 6. pred
[] 7. pred
8. pred
9. pred [
] 10. v 11. v
[ ]
[ ; ]
12. v [ ]
13. v (- )
14.
(= output) ) ;
) ;
)
)
out and out (US) 1. ,
2. ;
out-and-outer n (inf) 1.
,
2. -,
[] 3.
; 4.

414

outasight/outaslte mod (US)


1. ;
2. , ,
3.
outasite outasight
outfit n (inf) 1. []
( .) 2. (US)
,
3. ,

outfox v (inf)
out from under (US inf)

out-front mod (UK inf)
,
outgun v (inf) ,
,

out in (the) left field (US)

1. , ,
, 2.
3.
out in the cold (US) 1.
( -
); (
- ) 2.
,
out in the left field out in
leftfield
outlaw n (inf) ,

out of circulation (US inf)
1. 2.

out of collar ,

out of it 1.
[ ]
[ ];

2. [
] 3. out to lunch
out of kilter (US)
[ ] ,

out of left field (US)
;
[ ]
out of line (US) 1.
( ,

OUTSIDE
, ; ;
) 2.
;
out of one's ear 1.
2. ,
out of one's league (US)


out-of-sight mod 1.
, 2. (US)
[
] 3.
out of sync (US)
;

out of the hole (US inf) 1.


( ) 2.

out of the horse's mouth
1. ( ,
) 2.
( , )
out of the loop (US inf)
,

-
out of the picture (US)
1.
( ) 2.
; 3.
4, 5.
;
6.

out of the red (US)
,

out of the same stable (US)

( )
out of the swim of things
(US inf) (-)
; ( )
out of the top drawer (UK
inf) 1.
[
] 2.

out of the window (inf)


;

out of the wood out of the
woods
out of the woods/out of the
wood (US) 1.
[
; ] 2.
[
] ( , )
3.
out of the {this} world (US
inf) 1. ,
2., ,
out of thin air (US) ;

out of this world out of the
world
out-of-towner (inf) 1.
2.
;
out of wack out of whack
out of whack/out of wack
(US) 1. ,
; ,
;
2. (with)
out on a limb (US)
; ;

outrage n (inf)
[ ]
outs, the (inf)

outs and shorts


() (
)
outseg v (US) ()
;
(
)
outsert n (US)
[
]
outside 1. (inf)
; ,
( -)
415

OUTSIDE
2. mod , ,
3. mod {
)
outside chance (US)

outslicker v ,
outsmart v (US inf)

outtake show (US)


,

out the window (US) 1.


[];
[
] 2. :
[
],
[
] 3. [
] { ) 4. {
) 5. ( ;
) 6. {
, , .)
7. ,

out to lunch/out of it (US)
1. 2.
3.
[ ]
4.
over abbr (= overture)
, ;

over a barrel over the


barrel
over and above (inf)
,
over and above something
(inf) -;
-
over and done with (inf)
{-; -)
overdraw the badger

overhang n [
]: 1.
[ -
],

416

2.

3. ,


4.

overheating n :

[
]
overkill n (inf) 1.
;
; ; ;
2.

3. ,
,

overling n (US inf)
[ ]
over my dead body (inf)
,
;
overnight/overnighter n (US)
[ ],

overnighter overnight
overnights n (US)

over one's head (inf)
-
oversell v (US inf)

overshoot overshooting
overshooting/overshoot n
: 1. (UK)



2.
3. [
];
{,

) 4. 5.

OZZIES
oversight n (US)
overstay v (inf)
(, urn n)
over the {a} barrel (US inf)
1. 2.
[ ;
] 3.
;
,
4.
over-the-counter mod (US)
1. ,
(
);
2. (
) 3.
4. ()

over the hill (US) 1.


;
[ ] ,
( ,
. ) 2.
;

over the hump (US)


;
[
] (- );
;
; ( )
over the left (inf)

over the long haul (US) 1.


, 2.

over the odds (inf)


[] (
)
Over There over there
over there/Over There (US
inf) 1. 2. .
[ ]
over the top (US) 1.
(-);
2.
owe someone one (US)
1. - '
2. -
OWL acr (= Object Win
dows Library)
Windows;
Windows
own up phr v (inf) 1.
2.

. abbr (= Oxford)
Oxbridge n (inf) :
1. 2.

3.
[ ]
oyster n ,
[ ]
Oysters n (US)

Oyster State, the (US)


[ ]
Oz n
OZ abbr (= ounce)
Ozark State, the (US)
[. ]
Ozzies and Harriets


// (US)
{
)
1. (= private account)
2. (= procurement
authorization)
[ ] 3. (= per
sonal assistant)
4. (= public accountant)
5. (= passenger agent)
6. (= Permanent Appoint
ment) ;

7. (= Port Agency)
8. (= procurement authoriza
tion) [
] 9. (= Publishers Asso
ciation)
10. (= power of attoney)
11. (= Private Agency)
12. (= purchasing agent)
13. (= patent ap
peal)
14. (= payments agreement)
[
] 15. (= prosecuting at
torney) 16. (= Public
Act) 17. (= Pub
lic Assistance)
18. (= Precision Archi
tecture)
19. (= performance analysis)
;
20.
(= printer agent)

418

. abbr (= Pennsylvania)
[. ]
1. abbr (= paper) )
) 2. abbr (= patient)
3. acr (= psychoanalyst)

1. (= processing
and control element)
2. (= program
analysis control and evaluation)

3. (= Priority Access
Control Enabled)

;

;

PACED acr (= Program for Ad
vanced Concepts in Electronic De
sign)


Pacific sloper (US)

pack v (inf) [
]
package 1. (inf)
[
] (
,
, ,
..)
2.
3. 4.
[] 5. v ;

PAIN
; ,
;
package deal (US) 1.
[ ],
[ ] 2.
pack a
punch/pack
a
wallow/pack a wallop (US)
1. ;
( . .)
2.
pack a wallop pack a
punch
pack a wallow pack a
punch
packed jury (inf)

packet n (inf) 1. ;
2.
pack in phr v (inf) 1.
[, ] (,
. .);
2.
pack it in (US) 1.
2.
[]
pack off phr v (inf) 1. ()
[] 2.
,
pack of lies (US)

pack rat (US) 1.


[]
2. ,
[
] 3. ,
pack them in (US inf)
( -
)
pack up phr v (inf) 1.
, 2.
( .) 3.
-Man strategy (US)
:


-
PACT acr (= actual
computer time)

pact n (US)
PAD acr l. (=Port of Aerial
Debarkation)
2. (= preferred arrival date)


3. (= packet assembly/disas
sembly)
;
; /
4. (= packet
assembler/disassembler) /
;
/ ;

pad 1. (US) (the ~) ,

(
) 2. (
)
padded pred (US)

padding n (US)
( ),

paddle one's own canoe

(inf) 1.
2.
;
Paddy n
padre n (inf) ,
pad the bill (US inf)
[
; ]

page-one/page-oner n (US
inf) 1.
2. 3.
(
)
page-oner page-one
PAID acr (= Pan-African Insti
tute for Development)

pain pain in the ass, a
pain in the a s s , a (US) vulgl
pain in the neck, a (inf)/pain n
(US) 1. [
]; ;
419

PAIN
2. -
[
]
pain in the neck, a pain in
the ass
paint v (inf)
paint oneself into a corner
(US) ,

[ ]
paint the lily (inf)

paint the town (red) (US)
[]
paint the town red paint
the town
painted mod (inf) ,
, ,

painting the bus (US)


:

[ ;
]

painting the tape
:


[
]

paired shares [
] :

,
pair-off n :




PAIRS acr (= Picture and
Audio Information Retrieval Sys
tem)

PAIT acr (- Program for the Ad
vancement of Industrial Technology)


420

Paki/paki n 1.
2. (
),
[
- ]
paki Pah
paki-bashing n (UK)
(, . .)

[ ]
PAL acr l. (= passive activity
loss) ,

2. (= patent associated litera
ture) -
3. (= phase alter
nating line)
4. (= programmed ap
plication library)
5. (= pro
gramming application language;
program assembly language; Para
dox application language)
Para
dox; PAL
Pal. abbr (= Palestine)

palaver (inf) 1. n ,
2. n ,
3. n ; 4.
, 5. ,
6. v , 7. v
;
palimony n (US)
[ ;
],
[
]
pally mod (inf)
[ ]
palm v (US) 1.
2.
- (
) 3. [ ]
Palmettoes (US)

Palmetto State, the (US)

[.
]

PAPERHANGER
palm-greasing 1. ,
2. mod

palm off phr v (US inf) 1.


, 2. (with, on)
,
3.

palm-oil (inf)
palm-presser (US)

palooka/paluka (US inf)


1. 2.
3. ,
palookaville (US) 1.
2. ;
,
paluka 1
PAN acr 1. (= personal account
number)
2. (= primary account number)
3.
(= personal area network)

Pan (= Panama)
pan 1. (US)
(, . .);
2. v (US)
[ ]
Panama

panhandle (US inf) 1.


; 2. v
,
; 3. v
,
Panhandleites (US)

panhandler (US inf)
,
Panhandle State, the (US)
-
[. ]
panic button

panjandrum (inf) upon


,
pan-jerker n (US)

pan out phr v (US inf) 1.


, 2.
,
3. , 4.
;
5.
6. 7.
pan-out (US)
PAN-PIN pair

,
( PAN)
( PIN),

pantry audit acr
:



PAP acr 1. (= password
authentication protocol)
2. (= print
er access protocol)
3. (= Personnel Allo
cation Plan)

1. (US inf) [
],
2. (US inf)
3. abbr (= paper) ) ;
)
Paparazzo (inf)

,

paper 1. (US) 2.
[] ( )
3. 4.
;
(-);
5. [
] 6. () ;
7.
;
(, )
paperhanger/paper-hanger/
paper-pusher ,
[
]
421

PAPER-HANGER
paper-hanger paperhanger
paperhanging n
[ ]
paperless book

paper over phr v (US) 1.
(-
);
;
2. [] (-);

paper over the cracks (inf)



paper profit
[ ]
(.,
)
paper-pusher n 1. (
paper shuffler) ;
;
2. paperhanger
paper pushing

paper shuffler paperpusher 1
paper shuffling

paper tiger :

paperweight n (US)
,
,
-
papoose n (US) :
,


pappy guy (US) 1.
;
2.
PAR acr (= positive ac
knowledgement and retransmission)


par n (inf)
parakeet n (US)

parcel n (inf) (
)
422

pard n (US) ,
;
Pardon me for livingl excl
,
!
Pardon my French (US)


par for the course (inf)
, ;

PARIS acr (= Packet Auto


mated Router Integrated System)

Paris n
parish pump (UK inf)
:

park v (inf) (-
- )
parking n :


[ ]

( )
parking ticket (inf)
:

parky n (inf)
parlay n (US) [
]

parleyvoo (inf) 1.
2. 3. v
- 4. v (US)
( - );
(- )
parliamentary language (inf)
;

parlor caucus (US inf)






PASTEPOT
parlor pink (US inf)
: 1. ,



2. ,


parlour tricks (inf)

parlous mod (inf) ,

parson n (inf) ;
;
part v (inf) 1. ( -from,
~ with) ( -)
2.
part, abbr l. (= particular)
; 2. (= partial)
3. ) (= participating)
) (= participant)
4. (= partner)
5. (= partnership)
part from phr v part 1
parti abbr (inf) (= particular)
,
particular n (inf) 1.
2.

parting shot (US)


;

part with phr v part 1
party pooper (inf) 1. ,

;
2.
pass (US) 1. ( ) 2. ; 3. v
( -);
(
-) 4. v [
] ;
[]
5. abbr (= passenger)

pass, abbr (= passage) )


, ) [] (
)

passenger (UK inf)



pass go (US)
[ ]
pass in one's chips hand
in one's chips
pass muster (US)
[ ];
;
; [
];
pass out phr v (inf) ,

pass out of use (inf)



pass the buck

pass the buck to someone


[]
-
pass the hat (US)
[
]
pass up phr v (US inf)
( -);
(-)
paste 1. 2. v (US)
[]
( - ) 3. v
(US) (
)
paste and s c i s s o r s

pasteboard n 1.
2.
3.
paste bomb
[] :
,

(chat)

pasted mod (US)
( )
pastepot n (inf)

[]
pastepot job (inf)

423

PASTING
pasting n (US) ,

past post (US)


[
]
past praying for (inf)

pasty mod (inf)


[] ( )
PAT 1. acr (= performance
analysis tool)
2. acr
(=port and address translation)

3. acr (= Program Association
Table)
4. abbr (- pattern) ;
;
Pat n (inf)
Pat. abbr 1. (= patent)
2. (US) (= Patent Office)

pat mod (inf) 1. ,


, ; 2.
, 3. 4.
, 5.
;
pat. abbr 1. (= patent) )
) ,
2. (= patented) ;

patch 1. (US) ;
2. (US)
3.
(-)
4. :
,
5. v
:

patch up phr v (US inf)
(-)
pate n (inf) ,
pathfinder prospectus
-:
,

-
i
424

pathography n (US)
,
-
patronage (inf) 1.
;
(,
)1. ()
, ()
patronize v (inf) 1.

(, )
2.
[]
pats n (inf)
patsy n (US) 1. ;
; 2.
[] 3. ;
;
4.
patter (inf) 1.
; 2. v (inf)
(-)
PATTERN acr (= Planning As
sistance Through Technical Evalua
tion of Relevance Numbers)


(
)
pause n (inf)

pav n (inf)
pavement artist ,

pavement-pusher n (inf)

pavement salesman (UK)
: ,

paw n (inf)
pawl v (inf) 1. ;
2.

pawn v (inf) ,

PAWS acr (= protection
against wrapped sequence (numbers)

PC JUNKIE
PAX acr (= private auto
matic exchange)
;



PAY abbr (= payment) ;

pay an arm and a leg pay


through the nose
pay-as-you-go (inf) 1.
,
2.

3.
pay dirt (US inf) 1.
; 2.
[ ] 3.
, 4.
pay dues (US) 1.
[],

2.
3. 4.
[
;
]
pay for one's footing (inf)
1. [];
2.
(
)
pay lip service to s o m e o n e
-

pay off phr v 1. (US inf) ,
2. ;
3. []

payoff pay-off
pay-off/payoff n (US mf) 1.
2. 3.
, 4. ,
; 5.
; , 6.
(); ;
7. 8.
9. ; 10.
11.

payola n (US) 1. ;
( )
2.
3. 4.
pay on phr v (inf)

pay one's dues (US)


,
[] [
]
pay one's shot (inf) 1.
,
2. ;
3.
pay on the nail (mf)
();

payout n (inf)
pay-pegger n (inf)

pay-pegging n (mf)

payroll adjustment (US)

payrolls (inf)
( )
payrolls reduction (inf)

pay the earth (inf)
[]
pay the fiddler (mf) 1.
; 2.

pay the freight (US)
( -)
pay through the nose/pay
an arm and a leg (US) (for some
thing)
[ ]
pay up phr v (inf) ,
,
.. pel
.. (US) 1. ( PC)
(
) 2. mod ( politically
correct) ;

PC junkie

425

PDQ
PDQ PDQ.
P.D.Q./PDQ mod (US) (
pretty damn quick) [
]
pea CMP
peace dividend (US)
,


Peace Garden State, the
(US) [, . ]
peach l. (inf) - [
-] ;
2. (US)
3. [
] 4. v {against; on)
5. v ,
Peach State, the (US)
[. ]
peachy/peachy-keen
mod
(US inf) 1. ;
2. ;
;
peachy-keen peachy
peanut n (US inf)

peanut politician (US)

peanut politics (US)
;
;
peanuts n (inf) 1. ,
; 2.
3. ,

Peanut State, the (US)


[. ]
pearl diver 1. ;
2. ,

PEAS acr (= production engi
neering advisory service)
-

peccadillo n (inf)
; ;
(
)
426

pecker n (inf) ,
pecking order/peck order
(US) 1. () [
] -
[ ];
[
] 2.
[]
peck order pecking order
peck out phr v (inf)
[] (
)
peddle
one's
papers/go
peddle one's papers (US) 1.
2.
[
] 3. [
; ]

peddle out phr v (US)




pedigree n (inf)
(, ,
. .)

PEEL acr (= programm
able electrically erasable logic)


peeler (US) n 1. [
] 2.
[ ]
3. (UK)
peeper n (US)
peephole optimization

peerless leader (US) upon
:
,

peg 1. (,
);
2. v
[ ] 3. v
(,
); (,
) 4. v (US) ;
; 5. v (

PENNY-ANTE
~ away) ,
, ; ,
6. v (at) (

) 7. bring {take} some
one down a peg (or two) (inf)
[] -;
- [
-];
-
[ ]
peg away phr v 1.
2. peg 5
pegged mod
(
, )
pegged currency 1. ,

2.

pegged market (US)


(
)
pegging (of prices) n

; [
] ( )
pegging of prices cMpegging
peg out phr v (inf) 1.
2.
pelf n (UK) [
],

Pelicans n (US)

Pelican State, the (US)


[. ]
PEN acr 1. (= Poets, playwrights,
Essayists, Novelists) -
(
) 2. (= Peruvian new sol)
3.
(= Parity Enable)

pen abbr 1. (= peninsula)


2. (= penetrate)
3. (= penmanship) ;
[ ]

penality n (inf) 1.
2.
penalty envelope (US inf)
()

pencil v (US)

pencil jockey pencil pusher


pencil pusher/pencil shover/
pen-driver/pencil jockey (US)
,
; ;
pencil shover pencil
pusher
pen-driver n pencil pusher
penetrate v (inf)

penguin n (US)
,

penguin suit ;

;

Peninsular State, the (US)


[.
]
penman n (US inf) ,
[
]
pennies from heaven (inf)
;

Pennsy n (US)

penny 1. (US)
2. (US inf)
3. 4. (US)

penny ante (inf) 1.
2. ,

;
3. pennyante
penny-ante mod (US)
; ; ;
; ;
427

PENNY BANK
penny bank
(
)
penny blood

penny-dog v (US)
- [ ]
penny dreadful (inf) 1.
[
]
2.

penny dropped, the penny
drops, the
penny drops, the/penny
(has) dropped, the (UK inf)
,
penny has dropped, the
penny drops, the
penny-pincher (US inf)
1. , ,
2.
penny-pinching 1. n
; ( )
2. mod (inf) ,
penny stock
:

() [ (
)]
pennyweight n (US)
;
pennyweight job (US)

pennywhlstle mod (inf)
;
pennyworth n (inf)

pen-pusher (inf)
1. , 2.
, 3.
pension parachute
:
,
,

,
,

428

people pill
:

,


,

PEP acr l. (= personal equity


plan)
2. (= program evaluation pro
cedure)
3. (= patent examination pro
cedure) ()
4.
( packet encoding protocol)
5. (= Po
litical and Economic Planning)

(
) 6. (= productibility, engi
neering, planning)
,
7. (
pep) (= Public Employment Pro
gram)

pep (inf) l. , ,
; 2. v
; ;
3. PEP 7
pepful mod (inf) ;
,
pepper (US) ,
; ,

pepper-and-salt (US)

peppercorn rent (inf)

pepper-upper/picker-upper
(US) 1.
[
]; 2.
, [
]
peppily mod (US inf)
, ,

PERMAHOLD
peppiness n (US inf) ,

peppy/perky mod (US inf)


, ; ;

pep rally (US inf)
[ ]
PEPS acr (= Payment Exchange
Paper System)

pep s e s s i o n (inf) ,

pep talk (inf) 1.


, ;
2. ,
,
pep up phr v (inf)
, ; ;

perk I; 2
percentage (inf) l. (US)
, ; 2. ,
;
percentage bull/percentage
copper (US) -

percentage copper per


centage bull
percenter n (inf) ,

perch n (inf) ;

percolate v (US) 1.
[ ] 2.
[] (
)
perfect mod (inf) ,

perform v (inf)
[]
performance (inf) 1. ,
2.
performance panache (US)
( ,
, .),


performer n ,

Period! excl (US)


!; !; !
{,
,
)
period (= periodical)

period of digestion

: ,

peripatetic n (inf)

peripatetic gentlemen (inf)

perk (inf) 1. (US) (
perc) ) )
) ,
2. (
perks; perc) ) ;
[ ]
) ) ,
, )
; ,
( , . .)
) 3. v (US)
(
) 4. v ( ~ up)
, , 5. v ( ~ up)
( , .)
perkman n (US inf)
:
[ ],


perks perk 2
perk up phr v perk 4; 5
perky peppy
PERM/perm abbr (= perma
nent)
perm (inf) 1. n
2. v ,
3. PERM
permahold n (US)


429

PERNICKETY
,


pernickety/persnickety mod
(inf) 1. ,
, ;
2. 3. ;
;

(US)
perpendicular ,
; -
perpetual mod (inf)
, ;
;
persnickety pernickety
persuasion (inf)
[] ()
PERT acr l. (= program evalua
tion and review technique) )
:
(
,


)
)
2. (= project eva
luation and review technique)

PERT/COST


( PERT),
,
,

pert, abbr (= pertaining (to))
, ;

pesky mod (US inf) 1.


, ;
2. , 3.
, ,
peso n (US)

pessimal mod ,
,
430

PEST acr (= political, ecolo


gical, social, technological)
, ,
, ,


pestilent affair (inf)

PET 1. acr (= potentially exempt
transfer)
( )
2. acr (- performance
evaluation tools)
3. acr
(= positron emission tomography)
-
4. abbr (= petition)
; 5. abbr ( pet)
(- petroleum) ;
pet PET5
pet bank (US) : ,



peteman/peterman n (US)


peter n
Peter Funk (US) 1.
(
) 2. ,



peterman 1.
2. 3. CMpeteman
pet peeve (inf)
[ ]
pets acr (= prior to expiration of
term of service)

pettycoat influence (inf)



pewter n 1. , 2.

phantom (US) :
1. ,
, -

PHONEY
(
) 2.
3.
,
4.
,

phantom circuit
:


phantom competition
:

phantom freight
:
,

phantom income
: 1.
,

2.

,


,

phantom stock plan




(
)
phantom withdrawals
:


[
]

phase in phr v (US)


-
[ ]
phase out phr v (US)
[ ]

phase zero (US)


,
phedinkus n (US) ,
;
phenagle v (US) 1. ,
2. -

phenom n (US) 1.
2.
phenomenon n (inf)
, ,
phi-bete v (US) ;

phifft/piffed mod (US) 1.


( -, -)
2.
Phil abbr (= Philadelphia) .

Philadelphia bank roll


Michigan roll
Philadelphia lawyer (US inf)
:


Philip n (US)

& Philly
Philly/Phillie n (US inf)
.
phlizz n (inf) ,
phone (inf) 1. 2.
3.
4. v
phone book (inf)

phone freak
( ,

)
phoner (US)

phoney/phony/fony/foney (US
inf) 1. n ; ;
2. , ; ;
3. ,
4. 5. mod ,
, ;
; 6. v

431

PHONEY
phoney {phony; queer} as a
three-dollar bill (US) ,
, ;
;
phoneyman

phoney up/phony up phr v
(US inf) 1.
( , . .)
2.
phoniness (US) 1. ;
2. ,
3.
phoning (inf) 1.
2.

phony phoney
phony as a three-dollar bill
phoney as a three-dollar hill
phony up phoney up
photo (inf) 1. n ,
2. v ,
3. (= photographer)

nhotog n (US inf) 1.


2.
photo opportunity (US)

phutz v (US) ;
; ,
physical n (US inf)
physically mod (inf)

P.I. acr (= private investigator)



piastre n (US)
pic n (US inf) 1. 2.

picayune n (US inf) 1.


2. ,
pic {picture} factory (inf)

pick (inf) [); -


pick a hole in/pick holes in
(inf) 1. ;
- 2.
3.
432

picker-upper 1. (US)
,
[
] 2. pepper-upper
pick holes in pick a
hole in
pickily mod (US inf)
,
pickiness n (US inf)
,
pickle (inf) 1. n
;
2. (US) , 3. v (US)
;
pick-me-up n (inf)
pick on phr v (inf) ,
; ;

picksome mod (inf)


,
pick s o m e o n e ' s brain (US)
-

( -)
pick s o m e o n e ' s brains (inf)

pick the plum (inf)
;
[]
pick up phr v (inf)
( ); (
)
pickup n (inf) 1. ;
; ;
; () 2.
3. -
4.
5. 6. [
] (,
) 7.

pick-up mod (US) ;

pick up one's time (US)


( )
pick up on something (US)
1. - 2.
-; -

PIG
pick up the tab (US inf) 1.
( . );
2.
(
. .)
picky mod (\JS inf) 1.
, 2.
; 3.

picnic n (inf)
;
picture 1. (inf) (the ~)
2. (US inf) (the ~)
3. (inf) ; -
-
4.

;



picture chaser (inf)
( )
picture factory pic factory
picture show (US inf) 1.
2.
piddle (around) v (US)
;
[ ]
piddle around phr v piddle
piddler n (US) ,
; ,

piddling mod (US)


; ;
PIE acr 1. (= parallel inter
face element)
2. (= pro
gram interruption element)

pie n (US) 1. ;
2. ()
3. ;
[
. .]
pie-card 1.
: , ,
,
2. labor skate

piece n (inf) 1. (US) ,


( - )
2. (the ~) ,
piece of cake, a (inf) 1.
[] ;
2.

piece of change piece of

jack
piece off phr v (US) 1.
2.
3.
piece
of jack/piece
of
change 1. (US)
[ ] 2.

piece of the action, a (US)
[ ] (
, )
piece up phr v (US)
[]
pie-eyed mod (US inf)
,
pie-in-the-sky (US) 1. n (
) [
] 2.
[ ] 3. mod
-
;

piff n (UK) ,
piffed CMphifft
Piffle! excl () !;
!
piffle (inf) 1. ; ;
2. v 3. v
;

piffler n (inf) 1. 2.

piffling mod (inf)
piffy mod (UK) ;

PIG acr 1. (= passive income ge


nerator) ,

2. (= pro
gram idea generator)

Pig, the pig 4
433

PIG
pig n 1. 2.
3. ;
, 4. (
the Pig) 5. ;
6.
pigeon (inf) 1. ,
; ;
2. ;
; 3. (US)
4. (US)
[ ;
],

pigeonhole v (inf) 1.
[
] 2. ;

piggly-wiggly (US inf)



(
)
piggyback 1.
2.
;
3.
4.

5. mod
6. mod ;

piggyback

piggyback
acknowledge
ment
; ,

piggyback board piggy


back card
piggyback card/piggyback
board

piggyback entry 1. 2.

piggyback file
{
)
434

piggybacking n 1.
,

2.
,


3.
,
[ ]
,
[ ]
4.

piggyback lockup

piggyback memory


()
piggyback registration (US)

,
,

piggy bank (inf)
( )
pighead n (inf)

pigheaded mod (inf) ,
; ;
pig-headedly mod (inf) ;

pig in a poke (US)


[ ]
;
pig it (US) 1. ,
2.

pig on port (UK)


: ,
[ ]
,

pigpen n
, , #
pig's arse pig's breakfast

PINCH
pig's breakfast/pig's arse
vu/g/pg's ear (UK) 1.
2. () []
pigsconce n (inf) ,

pig's ear pig's breakfast


pike (US inf) 1. v () [
] 2. abbr (US)
(= turnpike) ,
;

piker n (US inf) 1.


[ ] ()
, ()
2. , 3.
4. , ,
5. ,
( -)
pile n inf) 1. ,
2. , , ,

pile it on (inf) ,

piles (inf) ,
pile-up n (inf) l. ,
2. , 3.

pile up the rocks
,
pilgrim (US) ,

pilgrimage n (inf) ,

pilgrimize v (inf)
,
pill (inf) 1.
2. 3. v
4. v
5. v ,
pill-bag (US)
pillow-puncher (US inf)
;
pill-peddler/pill-pusher/pillroller (US) 1. 2.
pill pull (inf) (

)
pill-pusher pill-peddler

pill-roller pill-peddler
pills (US)
PILOT acr (~ Programmed
Inquiry, Learning or Teaching)

[]
pilot 1. (US)
[]
2. (US) 3. (inf)
4. (inf)
(,
)
pilot film (US)
,

pimp (US inf) 1.


{ ,
) 2.
PIN acr l. (= personal identifica
tion number) [
] 2. (= Police
Information Network)
3.
(= Processor Independent NetWare)
Net
Ware
4. (= procedure interrupt nega
tive)

pin 1. (US)
;
2. v (inf) (-
); [] (-)
3. v (inf) , ,
4. v (inf) ,
5. v (US) ,
;
,
6. v (US inf) ;
7. v (US inf) ,
8. v (inf) (on)
(, );
(, ) 9. v
(inf) (on) ,

pinch 1. 2. (
) 3. 4.
5. (inf) 6. 435

PINCH-BELLY
[
] 7. [
-] 8. v
, 9. v ,
; 10. v
pinch-belly/pinch-gut (US)
,
pinched/pressed mod (for)
(
-)
pinch-gut pinch-belly
pinch-hit (US inf) 1. n
2. v (for) ,

pinch-hitter (inf) 1.
2. ,
pinch pennies (inf)
;
; [
]
pin down phr v (US)
(-)
; (-)

Pine Tree State, the (US)


[. ]
PING acr (= Packet InterNet Groper)
Internet
ping jockey (US) ,

ping-pong (inf) 1.
(-) 2. v
(-) - [
] 3. v
()
[ (
) ]
ping-pong buffers

ping-pong buffering

,


ping-ponging
( )
436

pinhead n (inf) , ,

pinheaded mod (inf) 1.


, 2. ,
[ ]
pink (inf) 1.
2. (US)
3. mod (
) []
4. v [] (-)
pink collar
:
(, ,
, ,
.)
pink-collar mod

pink herring
:

, ,

pinkie n (US inf)


pinko (US) 1.
[] 2. mod

;


pink sheets (US)
: ,
,
,
pink slip (US) 1.

;
2.
3. ,

pinkslip (US) v
pink-slipped mod (US) 1.
2.
pink tea, a (US inf) 1.
;
[ ]
2.

pink tea picketing


,

PIPELINE
Pink 'Un (UK inf)

{The Financial Times),

pin money (inf) 1.


2.

pinned mod (US)
pinochle
season/pinocle
season (US) [
] (
)
pinocle s e a s o n pinochle
season
pin on someone (US)
- ;
-
pin-size mod (inf) 1.
, 2.

pin someone's ears back

(US) 1. -;
-
2. -;
-
pinstriper (US) [ -
],

PIP acr 1. (= performance in


dexed paper) (
) ,


2. (= peri
pheral interchange program)

3. (= Picture-Ina-Picture)
4. (= pro
fessional image processing)

5. (= ProgrammingIn-Pictures) (
)
pip 1. (US inf) -
; 2.
:


;
3. v ,
4. v ,
{ ) 5. v
{ ) 6. v 7. v
{- )
PIPE acr (= Price and Informa
tion Project for Europe)

pipe (US) 1. [
] 2. 3.
; ;
4. () 5.
6. v ,
; , 7. v
; 8. v
; ;

pipe down phr v (inf)


;
pipedream n (inf)
; ;
, ;

pipelay v (US)
[
]
pipelayer (US) ,

[ ];
pipelaying n (US) 1.
[ ]
2.
,

pipeline n :
1. ,
( ),
;
2.
,



pipeline time (inf) 1.
2.

437

PIPE OFF
pipe off phr v (US)
[
]
piper (inf) ;
pipe up phr v (inf) ,

pipped at the post (UK inf)
,
PIPS acr (= paperless item pro
cessing system) (
)

pipsqueak (inf) 1. -
[ ]
2. ,

pirate software

piss and vinegar (US) vulg
,
piss-ant (US) vulg 1.
2. mod
,
piss-ant around phr v (US)
vulg

piss away phr v (US)


[]
()
pissed-off mod vulg 1.
; 2. ;
3. ;

pisser (US) vulg ,



pissing match (US) vulg ;

piss or get off the pot (US)


vulg
piss poor (US) 1.
2. ;
pistol (US) ,

pistol toter (US inf)
;

pit (US)
,

438

pit b o s s (US inf) 1.


2. ; ;

pitch 1. (US inf) ,


( ) 2.
(US inf) 3. (US inf)
; (-);
4. (US inf)
; (
);
[] 5. (US
inf) ;
( , ) 6.
(US inf) 7. ()
; ; 8. (US
inf) , , 9.
(US) ; 10.
(inf) 11. (US)
12. 13. v
(US inf) (-),
(-);
( ) 14. v (inf) ( - in; - //) (
-) [ (
-)] 15. v (US inf)
, ,
; 16. v (US
inf) 17. v (US
inf) [
] (-)
pitch a bitch (US) vulg
;
pitch in phr v (inf) 1.
; [
]; 2. pitch in
and help 3. pitch 14
pitch in and help/pitch in
(US inf) ;

- [ ]
pitch intopAr v 1.
2. pitch 14
pitch it strong (inf)
, ;
[
]
pitchman (US inf) 1.
; (,
)

PLASTIC
2. , [
] - (
),

pitch someone a curve
(ball) (US inf) 1. -
2.
-

pitch someone a curve ball
pitch someone a curve
pitch someone over the bar
(inf) -
[
]
pits, the n [
] [
; ]
pix CMpixes
pixes/pix n (US inf) 1.
2. [ ]
3.
pizazz cMpizzaz
pizzaz/pizazz n (US inf)
1. , , 2.
3. , 4.
5. 6. , ,
[ ]
place (US) 1.
2. v
plague (inf) 1. ,
; 2. v ,
; ,
plaguesome mod (inf) 1.
, 2.
plaguy mod (inf) 1.
, ; 2.
,
plain vanilla issue

PLAN acr (= personal local
area network)

plane v (inf)
plank v (US inf) 1. ( ~
down; ~ out; ~ up)
, 2.
(-; -)
plank down phr v plank 1

plank out phr v plank 1


plank up phr v plank 1
PLANS acr (= Planning Ana
lysis System)

plant 1. n ; 2. n
,
[ ] 3.
[] 4. )
) 5.
(inf) 6. v
(;
.) 1. v [] (
) 8. v
(inf) (
. ) 9. v
; 10. v
, () 11. v
() 12. v

( , )
Plantation State, the (US)
[. -
]
planting n 1. (inf)
[] (,
. .) 2.
(
, )
plant on phr v (inf)
,
plant something on some
one (US) ,

plaster (US) 1.
2. ,
3. ( ) 4.
5. 6. v
( ) 7. v ,

plastic 1. [
] 2. mod

3. mod
, , ,

plastic bonds

439

PLASTIC
plastic money
; ;

plateau (US) :

(

,

)
platinum card

platinum handshake
:
,

()

[

. .]
PLATO acr (= Programed Logic
for Automated Teaching Operations)



play 1. ;
2.
3.

4. v (inf) ,
5. v (US) ,
6. v (US)

play about/play around phr

v 1. ,
(, ,
. .) 2. (with) [
] (-);
( -) 3. (US)

[
]
play a five play the fifth
play a hard ball

play around play about


play a soft ball

440

play ball 1.
; 2.
; ;
3.
; 4.
,
play (the) ball {catch} with
someone (inf) 1. [
] - 2.
- 3.
-
play both ends (inf)

(
)
playboy n ; ;

play catch with someone

play ball with someone


play catch with something
(US inf) -
play down phr v (inf) 1.
, ;
( -) 2. ,
3.
,
play ducks and drakes (inf)

played played-out
played-out/played mod (inf)
1. , ;
2. ;
;
, ,
3. (US)
4. (US)
player n 1. 2. ,

play fast and lose (US) (with)
( -; -
) [
]
play first chair (US inf)

play footsie
[ ] (,
); ( -
- );
( -)

PLAY
play footsie with each other
[ ]
play for keeps (US)

play games with (US) 1.


2. (
)
playgirl (inf)
;
play hard (US)

play hardball (US) (with)
1.
(no -
) 2.
3.

play hell/play the devil (US)


(with) [
] ( -)
play {raise} hob 1. ;
; ,
2. ;

play hookey play wag
play hooky (US) 1.
2. play
wag
play horse (US) 1.
2. (with someone)
-; -
[ ]
playing chicken (US)
;
play in the big leagues (US)
[
] -
[ ]

play into someone's hands

(US) -
play it by ear (inf)

play it c l o s e to the vest (US
inf)
play it cool (inf) [
] [
( -)];
[ ,

] ( -);
;

play it cosy (US)
,

play it low on someone (inf)

[] ;
[]
-
play it rough (inf)

play it safe play safe
play jack (with someone)
; ;
[] (-)
play off phr v 1. (inf)
2. -
(
)
play one's cards right/play
one's cards well (inf) 1.


;
2.
[ ]
;
[ ]

play one's cards well
play one's cards right

play one's trump card (inf)


;
[ ]

play (the) percentages (US


inf)
;

play possum (inf)
[
; ] (

-)
play (it) safe (inf)
[
];
;
441

PLAY
play sailing (UK)

play Softball (US inf) 1. (with)


( -) 2.

play s o m e o n e for a fool
(US) -
; -

play s o m e o n e for sucker


(US inf) -
[ -
]
play the ball with someone
play ball with someone
play the catch with some
one play ball with someone
play the devil play hell
play the field (US inf) 1.

2. [

];

play the fifth/play a five


(US) -
(,
,
. .)
play the game (inf)
[
];
play the market (inf)
;

play the percentages play
percentages
play the wag play wag
play to the gallery
[ ;
]
play truant play wag
play up phr v
;
;
play (the) wag/play hookey/
play truant/play hooky (inf)
[] (;
. .)
442

play with fire (inf) [ ];



plea v (US)
,
,

plead a five plead the fifth
plead the baby act (US inf)

[
],

plead the fifth/plead a five
(US)
pleasure v (inf) ;

plenipo n (inf)
;
plenty mod (inf) 1. ;
2. ;
; , 3. ,
,
plonk 1. ,
; ,
2. 3. mod (inf)
;
plough around phr v (US)

plough back/plow back phr
v ;
()
ploughback/plowing-back n
1. []
() 2.

plough-backs

plough into phr v (inf) 1.
( -) 2.
,
plough under phr v (US inf)
,
plow back plough back
plowing-back cMploughback
ploy n (inf) ,
pluck v (inf) 1. ;
; 2.

PLUNDER
pluck a pigeon [
, ;
]
plucked pigeon

plucky mod (inf) ,


,
plug 1. (inf) [
] 2. (US inf)
3. (US)
4. (US inf) )
(.
,
, . .);
) ; )
5.
; 6. ,
7. v (inf)
{-) 8. v
; 9. v
(
) 10. v { ~
along; ~ away) {at)
[] { -
) . v {) 12. v
,

plug along phr v plug 10


plug a proposal (inf)

plug away phr v plug 10


plugged mod (inf)
( )
plugger n (US) 1.
2. .

plugging n (inf)
[ ] (
)
plug in phr v (US inf)
,
plugola n 1. {)
{
, ,
- )
2.
( ,
. .);

3. 4.

plum 1.
[ ];
[] {
, ) 2. (US)
[
] {
, , ,
);
plumb 1. mod (US)
, , 2. v (US
inf) ;
; 3. v
(inf) ;

plumber (US inf) ,


plum book (US)


:

{Policy and
Supporting Positions),


plummy mod (inf) 1.
, 2.
3.
plump (inf) l. mod
2. mod , 3. v
{/ ~ in) [
] { -) 4. v { ~
out) , 5. v (US
inf) :

plump for phr v (inf)


[ ]
plump in phr v plump 3
plumping mod {inf) ;
{ )
plump out phr v plump 4
plunder (inf) 1. 2. (US)
, 3. (US)

443

PLUNDERBUND
plunderbund n (US inf)
() ;

plunge 1. (US)
;
2. v (inf)
3. v
plunge deeply (inf)

plunge into an unpleasant
situation []

plunger n (inf) 1.
2. ,

3. 4.

plunging n (inf)
plunk 1. (US) 2. mod
(inf) , , 3. v
(inf) ( ~ down) [
] ()
plunk down phr v plunk 3
PLUS acr (= Programed Learn
ing Under Supervision)

plus (inf) 1.
2. prep
[; ]
plush (US inf) 1. ,
(;
. ) 2. mod (
plushy; plushery) ,
; 3. v
;
;
plushery plush 2
plushy plush 2
plute plutocrat
PLUTO acr (= pipeline under
the ocean)
plutocrat/plute n (inf)
pocket n (US) 1. ,
2.
pocketbook issue (US inf)
1. ,
2.
444

,
[
. .]
pocket cabbage/pocket let
tuce (US)
pocket lettuce pocket
cabbage
pocket litter (US)

(, ,
. .)
POD acr 1. (= port of debarka
tion) 2. (= port of dis
charge) 3. (= proof
of deposit)
(
, )
4. ) (= on delivery)
) (= payable on deli
very)
podmall (US)
,

Podunk (US) 1.
,
2. mod
( podunk) (
)
podunk Podunk 2
po-faced mod (inf) 1. ,
2.
point n (inf)
pointer n (inf) (
) , ; ;

point-head/pointy-head
n
;
point-headed/pointy-headed
mod ;

pointing n (inf)
point man (US) ,
(-);

,

points (US) []
[
]

POLICY
pointy-head point-head
pointy-headed point-headed
poison n (US) [
; ; ;
],
[,
, ]
poison pen (US)
:
,




poison pen letter
poison pill
: 1.
,
(
) 2.

, ,
,


poison
put
:

,


,
(,
,


)
poke n 1. (inf) ,
2. 3. ()
4.

poke

about/poke

around

phr v (inf) 1. [,
] ( -
) 2. ,
poke around poke about
poke a tip (US)
[
],

poke off phr v 1.


2.
poke one's nose into some
thing (inf) [ -]
poke one's nose into other
business (inf) [
]
pokerino n (US)
[ ; ;
]
pokesy mod (US)
, ,
pokey poky
poky/pokey/poogie mod (US
inf) 1. , ;
2. 3.

POL acr (= Problem-Oriented


Language) -
[ ]
I (inf) 1. n ,
2. n ;
;

;
; 3.
4. mod

la ck polack
polack/Polack/pollock/Pollock/polak (US)
polak polack
Polar Star State, the (US)
[. ]
pole v (US)

policy of holding an um
brella :


,
-
policy wonk (US) 1.
,

2.
,

445

POLISH
polish 1. n (US)
2. n (US)
3. n (US) ,
4. v (inf) { ~ up)
, ;
[] ( . .)
polish off phr v (inf) 1.
; [
] ( -) 2.
3. [;
] ( -)
polish up phr v polish 4
Political bellweather, the
(US)
[. - ]
political football (US)
[
]
political windbag ;
[]
politico n (US) ,

poll degree (inf)

Pollock
pollock 1
pollster n (US inf) 1.
2.

; ;
poil-taxer (US inf) 1.
2.

pollution rights (US)


,

(
,


)
Poly, the/poly, the (UK inf) n

poly (inf) 1. n
[ ] 2. mod
3. Poly, the
ponce oft phr v (UK inf) 1.
2.
446

pong (US)
pongo n ; ;

pony 1. n
2. (US)
; (, )
3.
[ ] (.,
) 4. v
5. v
; () 6. v
[ ;
] (-)
pony up phr v (US)
; ()
poogie
pooh-pooh/poo-poo v (US)
, ,

Pool n (inf) . (
)
poop 1. (US)
[],
[ ]
2. v ,
3. v 4. ( ~ out)
,
pooped (out) mod (US inf)
, ,
pooped out pooped
poophead n (US) ,

poo-poo pooh-pooh
poop out phr v 1. ,
; (
, . .) 1.
poop 4
poop sheet (US) 1.
[ ;
] 2. 3.
4.

poor as a church mouse


poor as a Job's turkey

poor as a Job's turkey/poor


as a church mouse (US inf)

1. 2.
poor-boy n []
( )

PORCUPINE
poor circumstance mere
circumstance
poor dogs :
,
[
; ] ,

poor laws (UK)


:

poor man's something, a
(US) - [
; ]
[]
poor mouth (US inf) 1.
[] 2. ,

poor-mouth v (US inf) 1.
(
);
2. ,
3. [] (
,
. .) 4.
( -, -);
;
poor stick (inf)
, ,

poor white trash white


trash 1
POP acr 1. (= point-of-purchase
(advertising)
;
2. (= point of presence)
;
3. (= point office pro
tocol)
pop (inf) 1. ( ~) [
]; 2. mod
, , ;
3. v
( ~ along; ~ around, ~ by;
~ down; ~ in; ~ over; ~ round)
[]
4. v ( ~ up)
[ ] (
) 5. v (

~ up) (
.) 6. v [
] 7. v
, 8.
(= population) 9.
(= popularly)
POP advertising (US)
,

pop along phr v pop 3
pop around phr v pop 3
pop by phr v pop 3
pop down phr v pop 3
pop for something (US)
-
pop in phr v pop 3
pop journalist (inf)
1. ,
2.
[]

pop off phr v (inf) 1.


2.
; 3.
4.
[ ]
popoff n (US inf) ,

pop over phr v pop 3


popped mod (US)

poppy n (UK)
poppycock n (US inf) ,
;
pop round phr v pop 3
popshop n (UK) 1.
2. ,

pop up phr v pop 4; 5
pop-visit n (inf)
; [ ]
;
porcupine n (US)
[ ]
porcupine provisions (US)

:
[ ]

447

PORK
pork n (US) 1.
[]:
[
. .],
2.

Pork Arthur tuxedo (US)


( )
pork barrel (US)
[ ;
]: 1. ,

. .
2. ,




pork-barrel legislation (US)

,


pork bellies (US)


pork-chopper n (US) 1.
,
2.
,


3. [
], [
]
porker n 1. 2.

porkey/porky mod (US inf)


1. 2. ,
3.
porky
PORT acr (= portable ra
diotelephone terminal)
;

Port, abbr a) (= Portugal)


) (= Portuguese)

448

port n (inf)
poser n (inf)
posh (inf) l. mod ,
; ;
2. v ( ~ up)

posh up phr v posh 2
posish /i (inf) 1. ,
2. ,
position n (US inf) 1. ()
[ ] (
); (
,
) 2. ,
3. ;
positive mod (inf)
, ;
p o s s mod (inf) ,

possible mod (inf) ,

POST acr 1. (= point-of-sale ter


minal)
,

2. (= pro
cedure on self-testing)
;

;
3. (= power on selftest)


post-Bang (UK)


( Big
Bang 2)
postcard pressure (US)

- [ ]
posted mod (US)

post-mortem (inf) 1.
[ ]
(, . .) 2.
( )
3. mod
(-);

POUNDER
post-mortem debate/post
mortem discussion (inf)
; ,
post-mortem discussion
post-mortem debate
post-mortem report
: 1.
,

2. ,

posy sniffer (US)

acr (= Prevention of Terro
rism)
(

)
pot 1. (inf) []
; 2.
(inf) (
. .) 3. (inf)
4. ( pots)
5.
,


6. v (inf)
; 7. v
, 8. v (inf)
(); [
]
pot. abbr (= potential)
potato n
potboil v (inf) 1.
, 2.
[
]
potboiler n (inf) 1.
, 2.
,
3.
( . .),
,

pot call the kettle black (inf)
,
, ;

pot is clean :
1.

2.
,
,

potlatch n (US inf) 1.


, ;
2. ,

Potomac fever Presidential


bee
pot protection (US)
: ,


[ ]
,

POTS acr (= plain old te
lephone system; plain old telephone
service)
;
; (
) ;

pots pot 4
potshot n (US)
potsky v (US) ,
,
potted mod (inf) 1.
, ( )
2. [] (
, . .)
potter n (UK)
potter about phr v 1.
2. ,
potty mod (inf) 1. ,
, 2.
, , 3.
( -);
( -)
pouch v (inf) ;
[]
pound n (US)
pounder n (US) ;

449

POUND OUT
pound out phr v (US)
(-)
pounds (US) ;
pound the books (US)
;
pound the pavement (US)
[ ]
[ -
( )]
pound to a penny (inf)
; , ;

pour cold water on some


thing (US)
pour man (inf)
pour money down the drain
(inf) [
]
poverty trap (US)
: ,


[

] (
,
)
pow (US)
POWER acr (= Perform
ance Optimization With Enhanced
RISC)

RISC-
power (inf) ,
power breakfast/power lunch/
power dinner (US)

[ ;
]
power broker/broker (US)
:
,

;
; ,
[

]
450

power dinner power break


fast
powerhouse 1.
[
]; 2.
[ ] 3.
[ ]
4. ,


5. mod (US)
( - )
power lunch power break
fast
powwow (US inf) 1. (
) [ ;
]; ,
; [
] 2. ;
3. v () [()
];

poxy mod ;
,
P.R. acr (US) (=Puerto-Rican)

prairie fire

Prairie State, the (US)


[. ]
prang (inf) 1.
2. , ;
3. ,
pratfall (US)

prayer (inf) ,

preacher's car (US)


(
)
preachify v (inf) 1.
;
[] 2.
,
precious mod (inf) 1.
, 2. ,
,
preem (US inf)
(, . .)

PRESS
pre-em (inf) 1. n
; ()
2. mod (
); ,
3. mod (
) 4. v {
pre-empt) {-)
; 5.
pre-emption
pre-empt pre-em 4
pre-emption/pre-em n (inf)
, ;
prefab (inf) 1.
[] 2. mod
; ;
3. mod
4. mod
[]
( )
prelims n (inf)

premium raid
:
[
]


PREP acr {= PowerPC Re
ference Platform)
PowerPC
Prep prep 1
prep (inf) 1. n { Prep;
~ school) )
) (US)
{

) 2. mod ,
3. v )

) (US)
4. v ) []
{- ) )
{- -)
preppie/preppy (US inf) 1.
[
] {.
) 2. mod

preppy cMpreppie
prep school prep 1
Pres 1. n 2.
pres
pres/Pres/prez/Prez n (US)
1. 2.
3. {)
pres. abbr (= presumption)
1. 2.

Presidential bee (in one's


bonnet)/Presidential bug/Pre
sidential {Potomac} fever (US)
:

Presidential bee in one's


bonnet Presidential bee
Presidential bug Presi
dential bee
Presidential fever Presi
dential bee
presidential timber (US inf)
: ,

presidential year (inf)



presquawk n (US)
,

press-agent v (inf)
,
pressed pinched
pressing the flesh
[
] {,
)
press on phr v (inf)
; ;
{, . .)
press on regardless (inf)
;

press pool (US)
,


451

PRESS
press the bricks (US)

press the fish (US)

pressure cooker (US)


,
[
]
pretty (inf) 1. (US) { penny) 2. mod
, 3. mod
[,
]
pretty pair of s h o e s (inf)
!,
!
pretty penny pretty 1
pretty-pretties (inf)
;
pretty print
{);

pretzel n (US) ;

previous mod (inf)


,
prewired program
[
]

prex/Prex/prexy n (US)
;


Prez pres
prez pres
price alert (US)
: ,
,
[
]

price bulge (inf)



price-nursing n
:


452

price ring :



price umbrella :
,
-
pricewise mod (inf)
[ ]
pricey/pricy 1.
[ ]
2. mod (inf) ,

prick up one's ears (inf)


[
]
pricy pricey
PRIME acr (= Prescribed Right
to Income and Maximum Equity)
:
,


primely mod (inf)
prime the pump
, ;

priming n (inf) ;

priming of economy
;

primo mod {US) ;
;
print, abbr (= printing)
;
private eye (US)

privates n (US)
[]
[ ]
privilege (US)
[]

PRO 1. acr (= public relations
officer)
; [
]
{; )', -

PROLE
();
( . .) 2.
(= Public Records Office)
3. abbr (= proficiency)
,
4. abbr (= prototype)
, 5.
pro 15
Pro abbr (= provost)
pro (inf) 1. n ;
[
]; 2.
; 3.
4. 5. 6.
- 7.
, [ ]
-; 8.
; 9. mod
10. mod [ ] (
-) 11. abbr (= progress)
; 12. abbr
) (= promotion) (
) ) (= promoted)
( ) 13. abbr
) (= procurement) ,
; (
) ) (= procure) ,
, 14. abbr
(= profession) 15. abbr
( PRO) (= procedure)
, ;

pro. abbr l. (= protest)


2. (= progressive) ,

process v (inf)

prod (US) 1.
2. (UK) 3. v

prod, abbr l. (= product)


; 2. (= production)
3. (= producer)

Prodigy n (US) :
,

,

, ,
,
. .
produce the g o o d s (inf)
1. 2.

3.
Prof./prof. abbr (= professor)
(;
)
prof (inf) 1. 2.
() 3. ,

prof, abbr 1. (= professional) a)


)
2. Prof.
professional idiot
:
,


professor n 1. -
2.
profit crunch (inf)

PROG/prog abbr 1. (= pro


gnosis) 2. (= progress)
; ;

prog abbr 1. (UK inf) (= pro


gram) (
) 2. (= programmer)
3. (= prognostic)
,
4. (= progressive) )
,
) 5.
PROG
program buddy

program
buddy
system

(
,
,
)
prole n (inf) ,

453

PROMISCUOUS
promiscuous mod (inf)
;
promise v (inf)
promise the moon (US)

promo (inf) 1. n
; ;
[ ] 2. mod

promote v (inf) 1. ,
2.
prompt mod (inf) 1.
2. ,
pronto mod (US inf) ,
, ,
PROP/prop abbr (= proposal)
;
prop PROP
prop, abbr 1. (= property)
, 2. (= pro
prietor) 3. (= propa
ganda) 4. (= propor
tion)
prop art abbr (= propaganda
art)
propeller-head n
: ,

proper mod (inf) 1.
2. 3.
properly mod (inf)
, ,
property (inf) ,
( ,
-
. .)
prophet of doom (US)
,

proposition (US inf) 1.
2. , ;
3. ,
4. v (,
. .)
protected bear covered bear
protection n 1. ( ~ mo
ney) ()

[ . .]
454

2. ( ~ money) ,
[
;
]
3.
,
[
]
protection money protec
tion 1; 2
provider n (inf) (
)
Provinces, the n (US inf)

Provo/provo n [
] ;
( , )
VO Provo
proxy solicitation (inf)
()

Pru (UK inf) ( Prudential)


:
()
prune n (inf) 1. ;
; 2. 3. (US)
, [
]
[ ]


prune-pickers n (US)

pruning the tree
;

pseud 1. ( pseudo)
; ;
; 2. ,

3. , 4. mod
,
pseudo pseud 1
psych (inf) 1. 2.
3. 4. v
( ~ up) ,
5. v ,
; 6. v
( ~ out) ; -

PULL

( -); (-
) 7. v ;
8. v (
~ up)
( -);
; 9. v
; 10. v

psyche v (inf) 1.
;
2. (US)
(
) 3.

psychological moment (inf)


[]

psych out 1. ()
[() ] (
-) 2. psych
psych someone up/psych
up someone (US inf)
-
( -)
psych up psych 4, 8
psych up someone psych
someone up
ptomaine-domain/ptomainepalace (US) ;

ptomaine-palace ptomainedomain
pub abbr 1. (= publication)
, 2. (= publicity)
. (= publish)
4. (= published) 5. (= pub
lisher) 6. (= publishing)
) )
7. (= public) ;
;
public crib (US)
:
[
; ;
]
publicity hound (US)
;
public purse (inf)

public trough (US)


,
;
,
, ,
. .,

pucker n (inf)
[ ] ;
, ;
;
pudding n (inf) 1. ,
2.
pudding-head (inf) n ,
,
pudding-headed mod <uif)
,
puff (inf) 1. 2. v
(; )
3. puffery
puffery/puff 1.
; 2. (
, . .)
puffing n (US)
[ ]
,
-
[];
(inf) 1. ; - 2.
puggled mod (US) 1.
, 2.
pukka mod (UK) ;

pull l. n (inf)
2. (inf) , , ;
3. (inf) [
] (,
. .) 4. v ,
; (
. .) 5. v ,
, 6. v (inf)
[] (- ,
, ) 7. v (inf)
(for) [
] (-
. ) 8. v (inf) (,
) 9. v

455

PULL
pull a blooper pull a boner
pull a boner/pull a blooper
(US) [
] , {
)
pull a fast one (US) ()
-
[
]; [
]; (-)
pull a line lay it on the line
pull a punch pull one's
punches
pull a Stroke (UK)
[ ]
pullback n (inf) 1.
, 2. ,

pull date (inf) (
)

pull down phr v (US inf) 1.


(
) 2. (,

)
puller (US inf) 1. ,
[
] 2. ,
3.
puller-in n (US inf) ,
;
pull in phr v (inf) 1.
2. 3.

pull {draw} in one's horns


(inf) 1.
2. [
];
[ ,
]; ()

pull no punches
[];

pull off phr v (inf)
, ;
[]
456

pull {take} one's belt (in a


notch) (US)
;

pull o n e ' s belt in a notch
pull one's belt
pull oneself by one's own
bootstraps pull oneself up
pull oneself together (inf)
[
]
pull oneself up (by one's
own bootstraps)/pull oneself
up by one's own bootlaces/
pull oneself by one's own
bootstraps (inf)
[ ];

pull oneself up by one's
own bootlaces pull oneself up
pull oneself up by one's
own bootstraps pull oneselfup
pull one's finger out 1. (
)
[
] 2.
pull one's punches/pull a
punch 1.
2.
[];
3.
[
] 4. [
]
pull one's slacks up pull
one's socks up
pull one's s o c k s {slacks}
up/pull up one's socks/pull
up one's slacks (inf) 1.
;
2. 3.
;
4. [
];

pull one's teeth (US inf)


- [
]

PULSING
pull one's weight (US) 1.
()
2.
[
];
pull out phr v (inf) 1.
;
( -)
[ ] 2. (
)
pull out all the s t o p s (US)
,
[ ];
[ ];
[
]
pull out of the fire (US)
1. []
2.
pull rank (US inf)
[ ]

pull rank on someone (inf)
- [
-]
pull ropes pull strings
pull round/pull through phr
v (inf) ( ,
, )
pull s o m e o n e ' s belt in (US)
-

pull someone's leg (inf)

1. -,
[]
-; -
; -
2. [] -
pull something out of the
bag (inf) 1.
2.

pull something out of the
hat (inf) -
[
]
pull strings/pull ropes/pull
wires (inf)
[ ];

[
];
-
pull the pin (US) 1.
2. 3.
[ ]
pull the plug (US) 1.
; ( ) ; (
-) 2.
3. []
4. ()
(-)
[ -
]
pull the rug out from under
(inf) 1. ;
2. (-)
3. -

pull the wool over some


one's e y e s draw the wool
over someone's eyes
pull through pull round
pull Up phr v (inf) 1.
; ;
2. [,
] ( )
pull up one's slacks pull
one's socks up
pull up one's s o c k s pull
one's socks up
pull up stakes (US inf)
[
]
pull wires pull strings
pulp n (US inf) 1. (
pulps) ,
,
2.
;
3. ; ;

pulps pulp I
pulsing schedule

(

)
457

PULVERIZE
pulverize v (inf)
[] ( )
pump v (US) 1.
(
) 2. ,

pump-handle (inf) 1.
2. v -
( )
pumpkin/punkin n (US)
,
pumpkin {punkin} roller (US)

pumpkin time (inf)





pump priming

;
[];
;
;

pump-priming device
[]
punch (inf) , ,
,
punch-drunk/punchy
mod
(inf) 1. ,
2. 3.

puncher n (US)
punch line (US)
[ ],

[
]
punchy mod (inf) 1. ,
; ,
2. punch-drunk
pundit n (US inf)
[]: 1.
[]
2.
[
; ;
]
458

pungle (up) v (US)


pungle up phr v pungle
punish v (inf)

punishing mod (inf) ;


;
punishment n (inf) 1.
[ ] 2. ;

punk 1. -
[] 2. ,
; ; ,
3. , 4.
; ; 5. mod
(inf) , ;
6. mod (inf) ,

punkin pumpkin
punkin roller pumpkin
roller
punk out phr v (US)
punt n : ,

punter n (UK) 1. (
) ; 2.

PUP acr (= peripheral unit


processor)

pup :

PUPs n acr (= performance unit
plans)

pure and simple (US)


; ;
pure play :
,

purgatory and hell


: ,



Puritan State, the (US)
[.
]

PUSSYFOOT
purple mod (inf)
, ,
push 1. (inf) ,
, 2. n
(inf) , ,
;
3. (inf) ;
4. (inf) 5.
[]
6. v (US inf)
[
] 7. v
8. v
( );
9. v ;
(
) 10. v

11. v
[ ] 12. v
[
] [
]
push about push around
push a pen (US inf)
[
];
;

push around/push about

phr v ,
; (-);

pushed mod (for)


( -)
pusher n (inf) 1.
, ;
[;
] 2. ,
[]
push in phr v (inf) 1.
, 2.
{ .)
pushiness n (inf) 1.
, ;
, 2.

pushing mod (inf)


, ,

push money (US)


()
[
]
push money program


push off phr v (inf)
)
push on phr v (inf) ;

push oneself (inf)

push one's luck (inf)


[] ;
push out phr v (inf) 1.
( ,
. ) 2. , (
)
pushover push-over
push-over/pushover n (US)
1.
; ;
; 2.
[ ];
3. [
]
push s o m e o n e ' s buttons
(US) , [ ,
] ,
[ ]
-; [ ]
-
push the boat (UK inf) (for)

( -)
push the envelope (US)
( -) [
]
push the panic button (US)

pushy mod (inf) 1. ;
; ,
2.,
pussyfoot (inf) 1.
2. (US)
3. v [
] ; [
, ]
459

PUSSYFOOTING
pussyfooting n (US)
:
[
]
[ ]
,

pussy's twister (US)


[ ],
[ -
] (, , )
put about phr v (inf)
(, )
put a con on s o m e o n e (US)
[]
-
put across phr v 1. (inf)
;
( . .); (
)', ()
2. (inf) []
(-); (-)
3. (inf) ;
;
( -);
4. (US) , 5.
(-) 6.

put a damper on something
(US)
- (, )
put a jerk in it (inf)
[ ];

put a job on someone (US)
-
put a newspaper to bed
put to bed 1
put a spanner in the works
(UK inf) [;
]
put a stopper on some
thing (inf) -
put away (US)

put a whammy on put the


whammy on
put dibs on have dibs on
460

put down phr v (inf) 1.


, 2. 3.

put-down n (inf) 1.
; 2.
; ;
,
[ ;
] 3. down-putter
put in phr v (inf) (for) 1.
[ ]
( -) 1. (
, . .)
put-in n (US) n
,
put in a plug (US) (for)
( -;
-)
put in mothballs (inf)

put in one's best {big} licks

put in one's big licks put
in one's best licks
put in one's car put in
one's two cents
put {shove; stick} in one's
oar/put {shove; stick} one's
oar in (inf) 1.
;
2.

put in one's two cents
(worth)/put one's two cents
in/put in one's car/put one's
car in (US inf) [
] ;

put in one's two cents
worth put in one's two cents
put in soak (inf)

put in the can (US) 1.


2.
put in the cooler (US)
[
]
put in the pin (
-)

PUT
put in the red
;
[]
put into cold storage (inf)
[
]
put it on ice 1. 2.
put it on the line lay it on
the line
put it on the street (US)
1. 2.
[
] 3. ,
put it on thick lay
put-off (inf) 1. 2.

put on phr v (inf) 1. ,


, ;
[
] 2. ;
,
put-on (inf) ;
; ;
put on a layaway
( )
put on an act (inf)
,
put-on artist 1.
; 2. ,
;

put one's best foot first


foot 7
put one's best foot forward
(US inf) 1.
2.
3.

put one's car in put in


one's two cents
put one's feet up (inf) 1.
2. [
]
put one's finger on (US)
1. ( ) [
] () 2.
[] -

put one's foot down foot 2


put one's foot in it put
one 'sfoot in one's mouth
put one's foot in one's
mouth/put
one's
foot
in
{into} it (US) 1. -
[ ] 2.
[]
put one's foot into it put
one 'sfoot in one's mouth
put one's guts into some
thing (inf)
-
put {lay} one's heads to
gether (US inf) [
] -
; (-)
; ()
put one's money on a
scratched horse (inf)
;

put one's money where
one's mouth is (inf)

put one's nose in (where
it's not wanted) (inf)
[ ]

put one's nose in where
it's not wanted put one's
nose in
put one's nose to the
grindstone ;

put one's oar in put in
one's oar
put one's skates on get
one's skates on
put one's two cents in
put in one's two cents
put on one's skates get
one's skates on
put on one's thinking cap
(US inf)
-
;
461

PUT
put on the blink
(-; -)
put on the clamps put the
clamps on
put on the dog (US)
-

put on the map (US)



[ ];

[
]
put on the nosebag (inf)
[] ( )
put on the Ritz/put on the
ritz 1. [

] 2. (US) -

put on the ritz put on the
Ritz
put on the shake/put the
shake on (US)
( -); (
-)
put on the spot (US) 1.
2.

put onto phr v (inf) () ( - )
put on wax (US)

put out to grass


put over phr v (inf) 1.
; ;
2. (US) ,
3. ;
( )
4. (US) (-);
5. [
] (-) .
7.
put-put (US)

put some ginger into some


thing (inf)
[ ]
462

put someone hep/put s o


meone hip ;
-
put someone hip put
someone hep
put someone in the picture
(inf) -
put someone next to some
thing (US inf) -
put someone on one's
guard (inf)
put someone on to some
one (inf) 1. - 2. [
; ] -
put someone on to some
thing (inf) 1. -
-; -
- 2. [
] -
put someone's nose out of
joint (US inf) 1. -
2. -
3. -

put someone's nose to the


grindstone grindstone 2
put someone's pecker up/
put up someone's pecker (inf)
[; ]
-
put someone through the
hoop(s) (inf) 1. 2.
-
put someone through the
wringer (US inf) ;
put someone up to (US)
- ( )
put someone up to the
ropes show someone the ropes

PUT
put someone wise (inf) (to

something) 1. -
( -); ; - (
-); -
; -
2. ,
( -
); ,
; ;
( ,
)
put some sweet lines on
someone lay some sweet lines
on someone
put something in the bank
(US inf) [ ]

put something on ice (US


inf) 1. -;
-
2.
put something on the back
burner -;
-
[ ]
put something on the line
lay it on the line
put something on the map
(inf)
put something on the
street (US)
;
- []
putter around phr v (US inf)
;
putter-offer n (inf)
(, );
,
put that in your pipe and
smoke it (inf) 1.
;
[
] 2.
; -

put the arm on someone


(US) 1. -
- ( );
- ( . .)
2. -
3. - 4.
[ ]
put the bee {bite} on
someone 1. -
; ;
(-) -
2.

[
] - 3.
- (
) 4.
[ ] -
5. - [
-]
put the best foot first
foot 7
put the bite on someone
put the bee on someone
put the boot in (UK)

put the cart before the


horse (inf) -

put the chill {freeze} on


someone (US) 1.
- 2.
-

put the clamps on/put on


the clamps (US) 1.
[ ] (-)
2. ( -)
put the crimp in ,
;
()
put the finger on some
thing (US) 1. [
] - 2. 3. [
]
put the freeze on someone
put the chill on someone
463

PUT
put the frighteners on (UK)
;
put the heat on someone
1. [] -
; -
2.
3.
(-) -
;
put the kibosh {kybosh} on
something (US) 1.
-; ;
; 2.
[ ]
put the kybosh on some
thing put the kibosh on some
thing
put the (tin) lid on 1.
; 2. (
um .) 3. ;
( ) 4.
put the lug on someone
(US) -
[
]
put the mockers on (UK)
1. [
] (- ) 2.
- []
3. (-)
put the screws {the squeeze)
on someone (US) 1.
-;
- (
-) 2.
3.
-;
put the shake on put on
the shake
put the skids on put the
skids under
put the skids under/put the
skids on (US) 1. (something)
[, ] (); ;
2.
[] ( -
); (-)
464

put the sleeve on someone


(US) 1. -
2. -
3. [
] - 4.
put the slug on someone
(US) 1. [ ]
- 2.
[
] -
put the squeak in
; ( -)
put the squeeze on some
one put the screws on someone
put the tin lid on put the
lid on
put the touch on someone
(US) -

put the {a} whammy 1.


2. ,
3.
4.
put the wind up (inf)
(-)
put through a course of
sprouts (US inf)

put through one's paces
(inf) (-)
[] ;
, (-)
putting out fires fire
fighting
put to bed 1. ( put
a newspaper to bed) (
)
2.
()

put to it (US) (
) ;
put to rights (US inf)

put two and two together
(US)
putty-head (US) ,

PYRAMIDING
put-up (inf) 1. -
2. mod
[] ;
;
put-up job (inf) 1. ;
; -
; ;
2. ,

put upon phr v (inf) 1.


2.
put-upon mod (inf) 1.
2. ;
3. [
] 4. [
]
Put up or shut upl (US)
1. !;
!
2. (-)
!; !;
, ! [
!]
put up s o m e o n e ' s pecker
put someone's pecker up
put up with (inf)
[ ] (-)
put words in s o m e o n e ' s
mouth (US)
, [],
-

Put your money where your


mouth is I (US)
! (
);
!
putz around phr v (US)
,
pyramid 1.

2. v
(US)


3. v (US)


pyramidal mod (inf)
,
pyramid climber (US)
: ,

pyramiding n 1.



2.
(
) 3.

4.

Q
Q (US) (.
)
quack 1. (US) , ;
2. v (inf) ,
; []
quadriad (US inf)
:

Quaker State, the (US)


[.
]
qual (US)

quality Joe (US) 1.


[ ] 2.
3.

qualm v (US) ,
, ;
quan quant 1
quant 1. (US) { quan)
2. )

,

)

,



[ ; ]
quarterback v (US)
; ;
quarter-to-two (UK)
466

Queen Anne is dead I excl


(inf) upon ! (

)
Queen City (US) -
[. ]
Queen City of the Lakes
(US) [. ]
Queen City of the Plains
(US) [.
]
Queen City of the Upper
Lakes (US)
[. ]
Queen City of Vermont (US)
[.
]
queen it (inf) (over someone)
1.
; [] (
) 2. ( )
queer 1.
2. mod , ,
3. v 4. v
[]
5. v , 6. v
(US) ,
queer as a three-dollar bill
phoney as a three-dollar bill
queer-beer n (US)

queer fish (US) [


]
queer for (US) 1. ;
, 2.

QUICKIE
[ ] (
-); [
]
queer go 1. 2.

queer oneself with some
one (inf)
-
queer s o m e o n e ' s
pitch/
queer the pitch for someone
(inf) -
[ -
]; -
; -
[ -;
-]
Queer Street/queer street
, ;
[ ,
] (, )
queer street Queer Street
queer the pitch for some
one queer someone's pitch
quench v
[ ]
ques n (
)
QUEST acr (= Quantitative Uti
lity Estimate for Science and
Technology)

quest (inf)
question marks
: ,

,

quetch (US) 1. ,
[] 2. v ,

quetor (US) 1.
2.
3. ,

queue-jump v (inf)
[ ] (-)
; (-)

queue-jumper (inf) ,
[ ]
(-) ; ,
(-)

quick and dirty (US) -


,

quick-and-dirty (US) 1.
, 2. mod
- [
, -];
[
]
quick-and-dirty routine (US)

quick {quickie} buck (US)
,
( );

quick fix (inf) 1.


;
( . .) 2.
3.
( [
])
4. ( quick-fix)
[
]
[ ]
quick-fix mod quick fix 4
quickie (inf) 1.

[] ( ,
) 2. -
[;
] ( )
3. - [
; ] 4.
(US inf)
5. (US)
6. mod
, ; ,
7. mod ,
,
quickie buck quick buck
quickie divorce (US)
: ,
467

QUICKIE
,

quickie strike (US)


:
,

quick in the uptake quick


on the uptake
quick of foot (inf)
, ,
quick off the mark (inf)
;

quick on the draw quick
on the trigger
quick on the trigger/quick
on the draw/trigger-happy (US
inf) 1. (
-); 2.
[
] 3.
,
4.
quick on {in} the uptake
(US) [
] ;
, ;

quick-over (inf) [
]
quick push (US) 1.
, ,
; 2.
3.
quid n (inf) 1.
2.
quidiet n (UK)

quidlets n (UK) 1.
2.
quiet title action
:

468




quiet title suit
:



quiff (US)
quill v (US)
quill-driver (inf)
, ,
quilt v (inf)
quirk [
] ()
quit (US inf) 1. ;
( ) 2. v (
); 3.
[] (-
)
quit cold (US inf)
(., )
quite some mod ,

quite something (inf)


[ ]
Quit it OUtI excl !;
!
quitter (US inf) 1. ,
;
2. ; ;

quit the ranks (inf)


;
quit while one is ahead (US
inf) -,
[
]
quizzee (US inf) 1.
2.

quote (inf) 1. 2.
3.
quotes
quote, unquote (US) 1.
2. ; ;

R
rabbit 1. n (inf) [
] 2. n , ,
3. -
{
) 4. (US)
,

,



5. v ,
;
rabbit away rabbit on
rabbit ears (inf) 1.
[]
2. ;
3.
( Internet)
rabbit on/rabbit away phr v
(inf) [
] ( -
); ,
RACE acr (= Research
in Advanced Communications for
Europe)

racked mod 1. ,
; [
] 2. [
]
racket 1. (inf) ;
; 2.
3.
(inf) (the ~) ,
4. (inf) ,

; , 5.
, , ;
, ,
; 6. v (inf) ,
7. v (inf) ( ~ about)
[]

racket about phr v racket 7


rackety mod (inf) 1. ,
2. ;

rack one's brain rack


one's brains
rack one's brains/rack one's
brain (US inf)
( -) [
( -)]
rack out phr v (US)

rack up phr v (US) 1.


; ,
2. 3.
4. () 5. ()
6.
RAD acr 1. (= random
access device)
2. (- ra
pid access device)
3. (= rapid
access disk)
4. (= rapid applications
development)
;
,

;
469

RAD

5. (= Research and Advanced Deve
lopment) -
-
[]
rad 1. (inf) 2. mod
(US) ; ;
3. (= radio)

radar alert
:



radical mod (US) 1. ,
2.
radic-lib/rad-lib (US inf)
-: ,


radiop n (US)
RADIUS acr (= Remote
Authentication Dual-In User Ser
vice)


rad-lib radic-lib
RAFT acr (= revolving accept
ance facility by tender)
,


()
raft (US inf) , ;
;
(US) 1. (US)
2. () ;
3. ( rags)
4. 5.
6. v [
] 7. v
[
] 8. v ,

business
: ,

rag-chewing (US) ,

470

rage (inf) (the ~)


(-);
( -);

ragged-ass raggedy-ass
raggedy-ass/ragged-ass mod
(US) vulg ;

ragger (US)
ragging 1. ;
(-) 2. ,
;
raggle-taggle show (inf)

rag-head 1. 2.
3.
rag money rag-money
rag-money / money npe ,
rags 1. ,
[ ] 2. (US)
3. rag 3
rag stock (US)
:

rags-to-reaches (US)
:
[ ],


ragtime mod ,

rag-top (US)

rag trade (inf) 1.
2.
3. 4.
5.
rag trader (US)

RAID acr 1. (= redundant
array of independent disks)

2. (= redundant array of inex
pensive disks)

raid 1. , ;
(
);

RAIN

2.

3.


( )
4. v [] (
)
raider : 1.
,


2. ( -firm) ,

(

)
raider firm raider 2
raider on the treasury (US
inf) :
[
]


Raids n (inf) ( recently
acquired income deficit syndrome)

,

raid the market



railroad v l. (inf)
[ ]
(- );
[ ]
2. (
);
railroad a bill through Con
gress (US inf)
()
railroad diagram

railroads rails
rails (shares)/railroads n
[
];

rails shares rails


rain v (inf) ,

RAINBOW acr (=RAdio


Independent Broadband On Wire
less)

Rainbow (bonds) n
,
(
)
Rainbow bonds Rainbow
rainbow-chaser n (inf)
; ,

rainbow chasing rainbow


hunt
rainbow hunt/rainbow chas
ing (inf)
rain check (inf) 1.
[ ] [
] -
2. () ;
;
rainmaker n (US) 1.

[] ( ,
);

2. (US)
,
(

)
rainmaking n (US)
(
);

rain on (someone's parade)
(US) 1. -;
- ;
-;
-;
-
2. -

rain on someone's parade

ram on

471

RAISE
raise v (inf) []
( . .)
raise a rumpus raise Cain
raise {make} a stink (US)
(about) (-)
; (
-; -)
raise Cain/raise hell/raise
the devil /raise the dickens/
raise heck/raise hob/raise
ned/raise
mischief/raise a
rumpus/raise the roof/raise
sand 1. [];
, 2.
3. (with)
(-; -);
(-; -);
(-)
raise eyebrows (US inf) 1.
(-)
2. ( -)

raise hay (US)


[ ];

raise heck raise Cain


raise hell raise Cain
raise hob 1. raise Cain
2. play hob
raise jack (US inf)
,
raise mischief raise Cain
raise ned raise Cain
raise oneself by one's own
bootlaces lift oneself by one's
own bootlaces
raise sand raise Cain
raise the devil raise Cain
raise the dickens raise
Cain
raise the dust (inf) 1.
, ;
2. ;
raise the roof hit the roof
raise the wind (US)
;
rake (in) v (inf) 1.
, ,
() 2. ;
472

rake in phr v rake


rake it in (inf)
[
]
rake off phr v (inf) 1.
[] ( - )
2. [ ] ()
rake-off n 1.
(, )
2. 3. ()
4. ( )
rake out phr v (inf)
[]
rake over (the) coals (US inf)
1. 2.
rake over the coals rake
over coals
rally 1. n (
, ); (
, ) 2. v
( , );
[] (
, ) 3. v

RAM acr 1. (= Random


Access Memory)

[ ]
2. (= reverse annuity mortgage)
3. (= re
serve adjustment magnitude)

4. (= resident access method)

5. (=real address mode)



ram n (US) 1.
2. 3. [
]
ram a bill through Con
gress (US inf)
()
Ramboid mod 1. ;
2.

rambunctious mod (US inf)
1. ,
2. , ;
3. ,

RAPE
RAMP acr (= Records and Ar
chives Management Programme)

()
ramp 1. (inf) ,
, 2.
, ;
(, ) 3. v
(inf) [
] 4. v ;
ram per , ;

RAMPS acr (= Remote Ac


cess MultiPort Server)

ramp up phr v (UK)
; (-)
ramrod v 1. (-
);
(-);
() 2. (into)
[] (-
-)
ramshack/ramshackle mod
(US)
ramshackle cMramshack
ram something down some
one's throat (US) -; - [
-]
RAN 1. acr (= revenue anticipa
tion note)
:

,

() 2. acr
(= regional area network)
; ,

3. (= random) ;
;
random walk
: ,
[
]

R and R (US inf) ( rest and


recreation; rest and recupera
tion) 1.
;
2.
range oneself (inf)
(, )
rank (US) l. mod
; ;
2. rank out
rank and fashion, the
,
rank and file (inf) 1.
(-
. .);
( . .) 2.
;
rank-and-file mod (inf)
;
rank out phr v/rank v (US)
1. (-
) 2. (-)
[ ( -)];
; ;
;
RAP 1. acr (= regulatory ac
counting principles)
2. acr (= reli
ability assurance program)

3. abbr (= rapid)
rap 1. n ; ;
; ;
( ) 2.
(inf) ; 3. (US
inf) () [
( )]; 4. v
; ( )
5. v (US inf)
; ;
( -) 6. v (US
inf) ; ;
(-; -
, . .);
(-) 7. v
8. v ()
rape v
( )
473

RAP GROUP
rap group ,



rapper (US) 1.
(, )
2. 3.
4. 5.
rap s e s s i o n (US)
; ;

rap sheet ;
( );

rap someone's knuckles

(US inf) -
rap to (US) 1. (someone)
( -) 2. (some
thing) ,
rare mod (inf)
rare bird (US) ,

[ ]
raring mod [
; . .]
raring to go

raspberry 1. ( razz,
razzberry) ) )
) [
]; blow {give; hand}
someone a raspberry/blow
{give; hand} someone a razz
-
;
- 2. get the raspberry/
get the razz )
;
) [
, ] 3. razzle-dazzle
rasper n (inf) 1. -
[
] 2. [;
] [ ]
rassle (US inf) 1. ,
2. (
. .) 3. v
4. v (with; against)
( -) [
474

( -)] 5. v
( -);
( -
)
RAT 1. (= ration)
; ;
2. acr (= Reliability Assurance Test)
3.
(= remote automation techno
logy)

4. (= Register
Alias Table)

rat 1. )
) , ;
2. ,
3. v
( ~ ) ) (
. )
) , (-);
( -) )
) ,
4. v ;

rat around phr v


;
ratbag 1. ,
2.
ratchet : 1.

[ ] 2.
(

)
ratchet effect
:
(
, , ,

..)
ratchet jaw (US) 1. ,
2.

rate v (inf) 1. 2.

rate with someone (US)
-;

RATTLING
ratface n (US) ;
;

ratfink n ; ;
,
rat-firm ,
[
]
rat-fuck v (US) vulg

rather mod (inf) []


( ,
)
ratherish mod (inf)
[ ;
]
rathole n (US) 1.
, ,
2. [
]
rational mod (inf) ,

rat on phr v rat 3


rat out phr v (on) ,
; [] (
);
;
( -)
rat-out n ;
{ )
rat race 1.
, 2.
;


3.
[ ; ];

ratracer n (inf)

RATS 1. acr (= random


access time slot)

2. abbr (= rations)

rat's a s s (US) vulg

rat's nest program
:

(
-
)
ratten v ;
;

ratter n 1. ,
2. , ;
3.
ratting n ,

rattle 1. (US) ,
2. v (inf) ,
; ;
, ; 3. v
,
rattle a piece of business
through (inf) ;
[ ]
rattle around phr v (US inf)
-
rattlebrain n (US) ,

rattled mod 1.
2. ;
rattler n (inf) 1. ,
, 2. -
[];
,
; ,
3. ,

rattles n (inf) 1. ;
(
) 2. ;

rattle s o m e o n e ' s cage (US)


, ; ;
,
rattle through phr v (inf)
1. 2.
,
rattling mod (inf) 1. ,
2.
; ;
3. ( ) 4.
, ;

475

RATTY
ratty mod 1. ;
2. , ;
3. ,
4. ;
raunch (inf) 1. ,
2.
hie cw raunchy
raunchy/raunchie/ronchie
mod (US) 1. 2.
RAVE acr (= Rendering
Acceleration Virtual Engine)
,

rave 1. (US)
(); 2.
(US) 3. (inf)
, 4.
; 5.

,


6. mod (inf)
raver (inf) 1. 2.
;

raving mod (inf)

RAW acr (=read after


write)
raw mod (inf) 1. ,
; 2.
[,
] ( , )
3. ,
4.
raw deal (inf) 1.
( -);
;
2. ;
3.
rawheel (US) ,

raw mode

raw soldier (inf) ,

razor v (US)
[]
476

razorback (US)

[]
razor job (inf)

razor-neck (US) ;

razz (US) l. v ;
; , ;
2. raspberry 1
razzamatazz 1. razzmatazz
1. razzle-dazzle
razz berry 1. razzle-dazzle
2. raspberry 1
razzle-dazzle/razzmatazz/razzamatazz/raspberry/razzberry
1. , 2. ,
3. [
] ;
[ ;
] 4.

razzmatazz/razzamatazz 1.
- [];
2.
[ ]; ,
3. mod ;
4. mod ,
( . .) 5. razzledazzle
re prep (inf) ,

reach v (inf) 1. (
- . .);
;
( -); (
. .) 2. (US)
( -) [ (
-)]; ( -) [
(-)]; (
. .)
reach for the sky (US)

[ ]
reach-me-down mod (US)
1. 2. 3.
4.

REASONABLY
reach-me-downs n (inf) 1.
2.
;
react abbr l. (= reaction)
2. (= reactor)
reaction (inf) ;
READ acr (= relative ele
ment address designate)

read (inf) 1. n ; ,
2. v
(-)
read between the lines (inf)
,
;
reader 1.
2. (US)
;
3. (US) 4. (US)
; 5. (US)
6. (US)

readies ready 1
readjustee (US inf) ,


read off phr v (inf) 1. ,


2. [
] ( . .)
read someone like a book
(US inf)
-; , -
-

read s o m e o n e the riot act
(US inf) 1. [
] (-) 2. [
] -;

ready l. { the ~;
readies) (),
2. mod ;
3. v
[] (
. .); 4. (
- up)

ready for Freddie (US inf)


[
]
ready rhino ,

ready to roll (US inf)


[
]
ready up (US) 1. phr v
2. excl
! 3. ready 4
real mod (US inf) ,
;
real bitch (US) vulg
[ ] [
]
real gone (US)
;
reality check (US)
-
,

reality programming
,

Real McCoy McCoy
real Simon Pure, the
[ ]
ream v (US inf) 1.
();
[;
] () 2. ( rim)
, ;

ream out s o m e o n e ream
someone out
reams n (inf) [,
, ] (
, . .)
ream someone out/ream
out someone (US)
[] -;
[] -
reasonable mod (inf)
[, ,
] ( , . .)
reasonably mod (inf)
;
477

REBEL
rebel v (inf) (against)
(-)
rebellion n (inf)
reboot cold boot
REC abbr 1. (= receive)
2. (= record) ) )
3. (= recorded)

1. (inf) ,
2. abbr (= reclamation)
,
rec. abbr (= recorder)
[ ]

recap (inf) l.
[ ]
2. , 3. v
(US) ,
recce n (inf) ,

receiving apron (US)


(,


)
recipe n

reckon v (inf) ,

reckon on phr v (inf)


,
recognize {see} someone's
hoof in something (inf)
- [
] -;
- [- ]
- (
)
record changer (US) ;

rec-v/recvee n (inf)
(,
. .)
recvee rec-v
Red l. n (US) 2. abbr
(= redemption) ,
red n 1. (the ~) ,
; [] (
)
478

2. ; 3. (inf)
; 4. abbr a) (= re
duced) ;
) (= reducing) ,
) (= reduce) ,
, ) (= reduction)
() 5. abbr a) (= re
demption) ; ;
) (= redeemable)
,
red apple (US)
:
(

)
red-brick university (inf)
- [ (

)]
: (
),


red-bricker n (inf)

red carpet (inf)

red carpet treatment (inf)


;

red cent (inf) 1.
2. 3.

red chips :


red-circle rates (US)
[ ],

red clause 1.
:


,
2. :
-

RED
,


Red Duster (inf)
:

red eye (US inf)


(
)
red face (US)
red faced (US) ,

red goods :

,
,


(,
)
red-handed mod (inf)
[
]
red herring/RH 1.
; ;
; ,

2.
[
]
red-hot 1. (US)
2. mod ; ;
; 3. mod (US)
, 4. mod

( )
red ink 1. ;
2.
(
)
red-letter day (US) 1.
2. [
]
red line v (US)
:
(

) [
]

redlining n (US)
:
(
)
[ ]

Red Muslims (US)


:

(National Indian Youth Council)
redneck red-neck
red-neck/redneck n (US) npe 1. (

, ,
)
2. (US) (
) 3. mod ;
[]
red one l. ,

2. : ,

red rash (US) :


Red Republican (US)
:
(
)
red-rogue n
REDs acr (= refunding escrow
deposits)
(
)
Red Sea Pedestrian
red tape/red tapery/red tapism/tape 1. ;
; ;
2.
-
3.
red-tape mod
; ;

red-tape merchant red


tapist
red-tape monger red tapist
red tapery red tape
479

RED
red tapism red tape
red tapist/red-tape monger/
red-tape merchant ,
; ;

reek (US)
referral service (inf)

refugee capital -
: 1. ,


2.
,

,

refusenik (inf) ,

reg n (inf) {
)
regardless mod (inf)
;

register v (inf) 1. ,
2.
{-); {)
reg-neg v

-

regs (inf) ;
; {, )
regular (inf) l.
[ ];
2. [
. .] 3. (US)
,
4. mod ,
, ;
5. mod 6. mod (inf)
,
rehab (inf) 1.
2. 3.
; ,
4. v ;

480

rehash v (inf) 1. (
)
2.
Reilly's balls (US) vulg
,
rejasing rejassing
rejassing/rejasing
[
..]
reinvent the wheel (inf)
[
] ;

relate v (inf) {to) 1.


( -) 2.
{ -) 3.
{-)
relevant mod (inf)
;
relieve someone of his
cash/relieve s o m e o n e of his
purse (inf)
[, ]
relieve someone of his
purse relieve someone of his
cash
reload v

reloader (US)
: ,

,


reluctant peers (inf)
: ,
,
{
)
Rembrandt :


,

remote circumstance
mere circumstance
remove v (inf) [
] {-)

RESKILL
rendezvous n
,
,
,

rentacop
rentacrowd rent-a-crowd
rent-a-crowd/rentacrowd n
:
( ,
)
rents (US inf)

REP 1. acr (= Recovery and
Evacuation Program)
2. abbr
(= repeat) 3. abbr (= re
present)
Rep abbr (US) 1. (= Republican)
[
] 2. (= Representative)
() 3. (= Repub
lic)
rep 1. (US inf) 2.
;
(- ,
) 3. (inf)
4. (inf) [
. .] 5. (inf) ,
6. (inf)
7. (mf)
8.
;

9.
() 10.
,
11.
12. ,

13. abbr (= report) ;
14. abbr (= reporter)
15. abbr (- repair)
16. abbr (= repealed)
17. abbr (= reparation)
, 18. abbr (US)
(= representative) )
)
()

repat n (inf) 1.
2.
repeater n (US inf) 1.
2. (US mf) ,


re peg v
( )
repel v (US) (
)
REPO ( (sale and) repur
chase agreement, (sale and) re
purchase operation)

():



(
)
1.
(
) 2.

3. v
(
) 4. abbr (US)
(= repossess)
(-);
5. abbr (= repos
session)

man 1. ,

(
) 2. ,


(inf) 1.
[] ( ) 2. abbr
(= reproduce)
reptiles [
; ] (,
)
RESIN acr (=RESet IN)

reskill v
(
.)
481

REST
REST 1. acr (= Representative
Scientific Test)
2. abbr {= re
striction)
rest abbr 1. (= restaurant)
2. (= restrict)
3. (= restricted)
result n (UK) { a ~)
1.

2. ;
resurrect v (inf)
{ , )
retail repo (UK) pe:
,


[ ],
retain acr (= remote technical
assistance and information network)


retard abbr 1. (= retardation)
, 2. (= retard
ed)
retread 1. (US)
; ;
, ;
,
2.
3.
4. ,

returnee n (inf) ,
[] {
, . .)
return from the dead


return migrant (inf)
{ )
reune v (inf) 1.
2.
rev (up) v (inf) 1.
{) [
] 2. [
] { . .)
3. , ;
482

, ;
, 4.
{ . .);
5. []
( - . .)
6. (
-
- )
revamp v (inf) 1.
2. ;

revenue enhancement (US)

{

"tax" )
revenue shortfall (US)

reverend n (inf) ,

reverse REPO ( reverse
repurchase operation)



{


)
revolving door
:




rev up rev
rewarding mod ,

RH red herring
rhino (US) 1. n ,
2. mod ,

rhubarb n 1. 2.
3. (UK)
; ,
rhyme of reason (US)

Rialto n 1. { rialto)
; 2. (US inf)
{

RIFLE
,

-) 3.

rial to Rialto l
rib 1. (inf) 2. v

rice-belly/riceman n (US)

Rice Birds (US)



rice burner (US)
[ ]
riceman rice-belly
Rice State, the (US)
[.
]
rich mod (inf) 1. ,
2. ; ;
3. ,
4. ( )
richard (US inf) ,

Richard Roe (
)
ricky-tick/ricky-ticky mod
,
ricky-ticky ricky-tick
ride (inf) 1. ; 2.
3. v (US)
; 4. v (US)
(
) 5. v (US)
[] ( -);
, ;
[ ] (-)
6. v (US) ,
, ;

ride a pony (US) 1.


, 2.
3.
;
4. , 5. ,

ride a {the} tiger (inf) 1.

[ ] 2.

ride herd on (US inf)


(-; -);
, ; ;

ride high (inf)


[]
ride off in all directions (US
inf)
[]
rider n (US)
: ,
,

ride shotgun (US)


, ;
ride s o m e o n e ' s a s s vulg
(US) ;
ride the boards (US)
( ) ,

ride the gravy train (inf) 1.
2.
, 3.
;
ride the tiger ride a tiger
RIF n (US) ( Reduction in
Force)
rif (US) 1. n
2. n 3. v
4. v

; 5. v

riff (US) [
]
riffed/rift mod (US)

riffraff mod ,

rifle approach
:
,


rifle technique
: ,

,
483

RIFT


,

rift riffed
rig (inf) 1. ; ;
2.
3. ,
, ; 4.
;
5. -
6. (US)
7. v [
]; [
] (-)
8. v ()
9. v 10. v (US)


rig an election (inf)
[]

rigging (inf) 1. ,
2. ,
right mod (inf) 1. ,
2. ,
right along (US inf) 1. ,
, ,
2. ,
right as a trivet right as
rain
right as rain/right as a tri
vet/right as the mail (inf) 1.
[
] 2.
right as the mail right as
rain
right away/right off (inf)
, , ,
,
right brocket
;
( )
right-down mod (inf) 1.
, 2.
,
right down s o m e o n e ' s alley
right up someone's alley
484

right {fust} down {up} s o


meone's street 1. -
[] 2. -

righteous mod (US) 1.


, , ,
;
; 2. ;

right-foot (US) 1.
2. mod
right joint (US inf)

right left and center (inf)


, ;
right money (US)

right now (inf) ,
, ,
righto/right-oh int (inf)
!, !, !, !
right off (US) right away
right off the bat (US inf)
, [ ,
; ]
right off the reel (inf)
, ; ,
, ;
right-oh righto
right on ,
; ;
[, ]
right-on mod 1. ,
; ;
2. ; ;
3. (US)
4. (US) 5. (US)

right out of the chute (US)



right side of someone, the
(inf) -
right up and down (US inf)
,
right up {down} s o m e o n e ' s
alley /up {down} s o m e o n e ' s
alley (US) 1. ,
- 2. , -
, -

RINKY-DINK
3.
- [
]
right up there (US)
[ ; ]
righty (inf) ;
;

right you are! excl (inf) 1.


!, ! 2. !;
!; ! 3.
!
rig-out n (inf) ; ;

rig the market (inf)


[ ]

rig up phr v (inf)
{-)
rile v (inf) ,
rim ream 2
rim-rack rim-rock
rim-rock/rim-rack v (US)
[ ],
[]
rind n (US) 1. ;
; 2.
ring 1. (inf) ()
2. ) :
;
)

,

3. make {run}
rings around/make {run} rings
round/run circles around
[ ];
[]
ring a bell (inf) (with) 1.
( -);
2. ()
ringer 1.
2. ;
3. ,
4.
(.,


) 5. ,
, -

ring in phr v (inf) 1. ,
2. [
] (-)
3. [ ]

ringing out/ringing up (US)
:
,
, ,

,

,


ringing up ringing out
ring off phr v ,

ring off the hook (US)


( )
ringster n (US inf) 1.
[
] 2.
ring-tail n (US) 1. 2.
ringtailed snorter (US) [ -]

ring the bell (US) 1.


, 2.
[
] 3. [
];
; 4.

ring the beil with someone


(inf)
-
ring the register (US)
[ ]
rinky-dink 1. n
; ; 2.

[]; [] ( 485

RIOT
) 3.
4. mod , ;
; ;
; 5. mod
, ;
6. mod ; (
);
riot ( ~) [
. .]
riot act (inf)

RIP acr 1. (= Routing Inter


net Protocol)
Internet 2.
(= Raster Image Processor)

3. (= Routing Information Pro
tocol)
4. (= Reductions in Per
sonnel)
rip n (US) 1.
2. ; 3.
4. , ;

ripe (US) 1.
[ ] 2. mod 3. mod

rip into (inf)
{-; )
rip off phr v 1. ;
; 2.
; 3.
; 4.
[ ];
()

{) 5.

rip-off 1. ;
( ); (
); ; ;
2. ; (
) [
]; , 3.

4. ,
[
] 5. [] (
) . mod ;
486

; [
] {
. .) 7. mod (
) 8. mod ,
rip-off artist (US) ;
;
rip on someone (US)
- ;
-;
-
ripper n 1.
2.
ripper act (US inf)
-:
,


{
,
,
. .)
ripping mod (inf) 1.
, ,
2.
rip-roaring mod ,
,
RIPS acr (= Regional Institute
for Population Studies)


ripsnorter n 1.
[] 2.
[] 3.
4.
5. [
] 6.

ripsnorting mod (US)

rise (inf) 1. n {
) 2. v ,
,
rising bottoms
:
,


[ -
]

ROCK
rising wedge
:
,


RITE (= right)
ritz (inf) 1. ;
2.
3. v ;

ritzy mod (inf) 1. ,
, 2.
, ;
3. ;
[]
river :
,


river and harbor bills (US)



: ,

,


rivets n (US) ;
roach-coach (US) ,

road, the n (US)

roadblock n (US)



- (

)
roadie n (inf)
[
]
roadshow n :
,
,


,

road-stake (US)

roarer (inf) ,
roast v (inf) 1. ;
2. (US)
[, ] {
)
roast beef circuit rubberchicken circuit
roast chicken circuit
rubber-chicken circuit
rob v (US inf) ()
robbery n (inf) [
] ()
Robert n (US) 1.
2.
robin n
Robinson Crusoe (US) 1.


2.

rob Peter to pay Paul (inf)



;

rob someone blind (US)
1. []
- 2.
-
rob the till (US inf)
,

robust program

rock 1. (US) ( rocks)
; () 2. ;
; 3. (inf)

rock bottom l. (inf)
2.
[ ] 3.
:
4. ( rock-bottom)
(, )
487

ROCK-BOTTOM
rock-bottom rock bottom 4
rocket n ,
rocket scientist
: [
],



,

rockhead (US)

rocks 1. (US)
() (Xerox Corp.) 2.
Xerox Corp.
3. rock 1
rocksy/roxy (US)
rock the boat 1.
; 2.

rocky mod (inf)
( , . .)
rod hot rod
roger int , ,
; ,
Roks n (US)

roll (US) 1. (,
); 2. (US)

[
] 3. 4. v
( );
5. v (inf)
; 6. v
()
roll a big deal (US)
,
roll around phr v (US)
[]
roll-back n (US) 1.
2.
roller/Rolls n
- (Rolls-Royce)
roller coaster
:
[
]
488

roll in phr v 1. (inf)


;
2. 3.
rolling mod (UK)
rolling in it/rolling in mo
ney (inf)
[ ]
rolling in money rolling
in it

rolling stone (US inf)


-: ,
,
-

roll out 1.
2. phr v
;
( )

roll out the red carpet for

someone (US)
-
roll over phr v (US)

rollover n
()
roll-over n (US) (
,
),

Rolls n (US inf) 1.


- (Rolls-Royce) 2.
roller
roll up phr v (inf)
,
roly poly certificate of de
posit
- [
]:

,
,


romp v (US) (with)
[] ( -)
ronchie raunchy
roofer n (inf)

ROTTEN
rook v (US) 1. ;
, 2.
3.

rookery n (inf) {
, )
rookie/rooky/rookty 1.
, 2.
, 3.
4. mod { );

rookty rookie
rooky rookie
ROOM acr (= real-time
object-oriented modeling)
-

room for rent (US) ,

root v 1. (inf) 2. (US)
{for) , ,
3.
4.
5.
rooter n (US) ;
,
root, hog, or diel (US inf)
, !
rooting-tooting mod (US)
1. 2. ,

rootle (around) v
{-); (
- .)
[ {-
.)]
rootle round phr v rootle
(inf) 1. n
, 2. v {into) [
] { -);
{- -) 3. v
;
,
[ ]
in someone
someone in
ropeline n (US)

,


{ ;

)
ropes, the n (US)

someone in/rope in

someone (US) 1. [
] - ( -
; - );
2. [
] -
ropey mod {US) 1. ,
2. ,
roping n (US)
,

rorty mod ; ,

rory mod

ROSE acr 1. (= Research


Open System for Europe)

2. (= remote
operation service element)

Rose City (US)
[. , . ]
Rose Garden strategy (US)

,
,

rosy mod ;

rot 1. (inf) , ,
2. v ; ;
3. v ;

rot about phr v
;
rots of ruck! excl (US)
!
rotten mod 1. ,
, 2. ,
;
489

ROTTEN
rotten apple (US)
[ ]
rotten borough (US)
:
[ ],



rotten egg (US) [
; ; ]

rotten luck (US) ,

rotten to the core (US) mod



rough mod (inf) ,
,
rough and ready (US)
,
rough and tumble (US) 1.
2.

rough-house (inf) 1. n
, ;
2.
3. v
( -) 4. v
,
roughneck n (inf) 1.
, 2. (US)

rough sledding (US)



rough time (US)
;
rough up phr v (US inf)

round (inf) 1. mod (US)


; 2. v {on, upon)
[] {
-);
3. v {on, upon) {
-) 4. v [,
] {-)
round dealing
;
rounder n (US inf) 1. ;
2.
490

{
, ,
.) 3. (US inf)
,

round file (inf) (
)

round-head (US) [
]
roundhouse mod (US)
,
round robin (US)
: ,
,
,
,

round-robin mod
; ;
round the bend (US)

round the houses (UK)


[]

round up phr v (inf) 1.


, 2.
3.

rousing mod (inf) [


] ( )
roust (US) 1. ; ;
2. v
- ;
3. v (US) []
{-); { )
roust out phr v (inf) ,

rout abbr (= routine) 1.


{ , )
2. ()
roving commission (inf)

ROW acr (= run-of-week)
{

)

RUBBISHING
row (inf) 1. n ,
; 2. n ,
3. v , ,
; 4. v
[ ]
row someone up (US)
-

row someone up Salt River


(US) [
] - ;
-
row up Salt River (US)

rocksy
ROY acr (= run-of-year)
{

)
Roy abbr (= Royal)

Royal, the n (UK inf)


()

royal (inf) 1. n
2. mod ,

royally mod (inf) 1.


, 2. ,
rub n (inf) ,
, ;

rub along phr v (inf) 1. {


~ together) ,
2.
[] 3.
-
4. - ;
;

rub along together rub


along 1
rubber 1. n (US)
; - 2. v
[],
3. rubber check
rubber check/rubber (US inf)
1. ,
; ,

{

) 2.
[]
rubber-chicken circuit/baked
chicken circuit/chicken-andmashed-potatoes
circuit/
roast chicken circuit/roast
beef circuit (US)

{
)

rubberneck (US inf) 1.
[ ] {
) 2. v
{
); {
)
rubbers n [
]
rubber sock (US)
;

rubber stamp (inf) 1. ,


,
2. ,
3.
;
4. (US)
[
],
[

]
rubber-stamp v (inf)
[ ]
{ )
rubber stamp legislation
(US)



[
]
rubbish 1. 2. v
3. v
rubbishing n 1.
2.
491

RUBE
Rube rube
rube/Rube n (US inf) 1.
; 2.
[ ]
3.
rub in phr v (inf) 1.
{- ) 2.
( -)
3.
rub it in 1. ,
2.
3. () [
] 4. ;
rub off phr v (inf) 1. (on)
(-;
. .) 2. ( -
);
[]
rub out phr v 1. ;
() 2.
(-)
rub s o m e o n e ' s nose in
something (US) 1.
- -
2.
rub s o m e o n e up the right
way (inf) []
- ( -)
rub up phr v (UK inf)
( . .)
rub up against (inf)
( -);
( -)
ruckus n (US inf)
; ;
ruction/ructions n (inf) 1.
, 2. ,

ructions ruction
ruff n (US)

ruffle v (inf) 1.
[];
2.
ruination n (inf) 1. ;
; 2.

492

rule v (US) 1. ;
2.
3.
4.
rule of thumb

rule the roost (US inf)
[; ;
] (, )
Rum abbr l. (= Rumania)
2. (= Rumanian) )
) ; )

rum mod (inf) ,
; ;

rumble 1. (US) ,
2.
3. (,
) 4. (US)
5. (US)
6. v (inf) ; ,

rumbustious mod (inf)


,
rum customer (inf)
[ ]
rumdum/rum-dumb n (US)
,
rum-dumb rumdum
rum go 1.
2.
rum-hole n
rummie rummy
rummy/rummie (US) 1.
2.
[
] 3. mod (
)

rumortrage ( rumor +
arbitrage)
:
,

rump s e s s i o n (US)
:

[ -

RUN
],

rumpus n (inf)
rum-runner (US inf)
[ ],

rum start (inf) 1.
2.
Run
(


)
run (inf) 1. ,
(-) [
(-)] 2. (US)

3. -
4.

,
(market maker) 5.
[ ]

6. run on the bank
runabout n (US inf)
: 1.
,
,
2.
3.

run against a snag


;

run against the clock (US)

run a make on (US)



run amok (US)
( )
runaround 1. (inf)
; ;
2.
; ( )

3. (US) ;

run at grass 1.
2.
run a tight ship (inf)
[
(-) ]
run away phr v (inf)
,
runaway ship
,

run away with (US)
( -);
( -)
run circles around ring3
run-down (inf) 1.
; ; ;
; 2.
3. [
. .] 4.
5. ;
6. mod
,
run downhill go downhill
run down some lines (US)
(with) []
( -)
run in phr v (inf) 1.
[]
2. (
)
run-in n 1. , ;
2. (US) 3. (US)
,
4. (US)
5. (US)
run into phr v (inf)
( -) [
(-)]
run into a stone wall (inf)
()
;

run (it) into the ground (US
inf) 1. [ ]
(-) (
[
]) 2. (493

RUN
) 3.
[ ]
4. ;
; (-)
run it down (US)
[ ] ;

run it fine (inf)


(, )
run it into the ground run
into the ground
run it up the flagpole (US)
[] ,

runner 1. (US) ;
; 2. (US) ,

[] 3. (UK)
, ;
4. (inf) ,
5. (inf)
,


running ahead of the ticket
(US)
: ,

,

running broker
: ,



running through the pot
:

,
(

)
run off
(


)
494

run off at the mouth (US)



run of paper (UK)
:
, ( . .),


run-of-the-mill (US) ;
;
run on phr v (inf)

run on all cylinders (US)


1. [
] 2.
;
;
run oneself into the ground
(inf)

run on the bank/run



;

run on the rims (US)
;
run out of gas (US)
[ ; ]
run over someone (US)


run rings around ring3
run rings round ring3
run round (inf)
run scared (US) ;
;
run
someone
into the
ground (US inf) 1.
- [ -
] 2.
-
run someone off his feet/
run someone off his legs (inf)
-

run someone off his legs


run someone off his feet
run someone over (US inf)
- [
-]

RYDER
run someone ragged (US
inf) -
[ ];
- [
]
run supporting action (inf)

runt n :
() [
],

Run that by (me) again/Run
that by (me) one more time
(US) , [
, ]
Run that by me again
Run that by again
Run that by me one more
time Run that by again
Run that by one more time
Run that by again
run the show (inf)
[] (-)
run through something (mf)
- ( )
run to (inf) (
)
run-up n (US) (
);
run without weights (US inf)
,

,

ruptured duck (US)

rush (US) 1. ,
2. ,
3. v [
] (-)
( ,
) 4. v (inf) (
); 5. v
[ ];
6. v

rusher n (inf) 1.
2.

,
[] 3. (US)

rush one's {the} fences (inf)



[ ]
rush season (inf)
,
rush the fences rush one's
fences
rush the s e a s o n (inf)
-
Russian n (US)
,

Rust Belt rust belt


Rustbelt rust belt
rust belt/Rustbelt/Rust Belt
(US) :
-
(


)
rustle (US inf) 1.
2. [] (,
) 3. v
4. v (
) 5. v [] (,
)
rustler n (US mf) 1.
, 2. ;

rustling behind the jalou
sies (US)
:


rusty mod (inf) 1.
, , 2.
( )
3. (
)
rutabaga n (US)
Ryder truck (US inf) : (

Ryder System, Inc.)
495

s
sab v (UK) 1. 2.
.
[] ( )
sabbing (UK) 1.
2.
SABENA acr (inf)
(= Such a Bloody Experience Never
Again)
[ ]
sabotage v (inf) (
-)
sachem (US inf) ,

sack (inf) l. n (the ~)
2. v ( ) 3. v
( ) 4. v
[] (
, . n.)S.v
sacker (inf)
sack up phr v
( )
sacred cow (inf) upon
: 1.
;
[] 2. [
; ],
;

sacrifice v (-)
SAD acr (= simple, average or
difficult) ,

sad mod (inf) 1. ;


2. ,
3. (US)
4. (US)
496

sad apple ;
saddle v (inf) ;

saddled mod (inf) 1. (with)


(-) 2. (US)

,
,

saditorial n (US)
()
Sad Mac
: ,


Macintosh

Sad Sack/sad sack (US inf)

1. , 2. ,

sad sack Sad Sack


SAFE acr (= secure access
facility for enterprise)


safe mod (inf) 1. ,
, 2. (UK)
;
safe bet (inf) [
]
safe harbour (US)
: 1. ,

,

2. ( ~ rule)

SALESMANSHIP
,

3.



(

) 4.
,


safe harbor rule safe
harbor 2

safe seat (US)


,

(
)
safety net (US)
,

,
,

Safirism n (US) 1.
2. ,


(William Sqfire)
sagebrush rebellion (US)
:


(
197080-
)
Sagebrush Rebels (US)
,


Sagebrush {Sage} State, the
(US) : 1. .
!,
Sage State, the Sagebrush
State, the
sail acr (= structural ana
lysis input language)

sail in phr v (inf)



sail into phr v (inf)
[] ( -);
[ ]
sail right through sail
through
sail (right) through (US)
( -);
(-);

SAINT abbr (= satellite inter
ceptor) - (
)
salad days (inf)
,
salami attack (US)

,
salami tactics (US)
1.
(
) 2.

[
] 3.
(
),
(
)
sale of work (US)

sales anchors (US)


, ,

sales angle (inf)
[ ]
sales arm
; (
)
sales drive
(
)
saleslady (US inf)

salesmanship n (inf)

497

SALES TALK
sales talk (inf)
[
. .];

Saltie (inf) ( Student
Loan Marketing Association)


SALT acr (= Subscriber
Automatic Line Test)

salt l. n (inf) [
] ; 2.
(US) 3. mod
( . .);
[]
salt a mine
,
(
);

[ . .]
salt-and-pepper mod (inf)
;
(
)
salt away phr v (inf)
[ ]
salt books/salt receipts
[
];

salt down phr v (inf)


; ,

salt-down stock
: ,


salted mod 1. (inf) ,


, 2.
( ,
. .)
Salt Lake State, the (US)
[. ]
salt-mine n (US)

498

salt name
(
)
salt prices
;

salt receipts salt books


saltshaker n

salve (US inf) 1. n


; 2. n
3. (,
) 4.
( ) 5. v ;
(-);
[] (-) 6. v
; [
]
SAM acr l. (= shared appre
ciation mortgage)

2. (= secure
access management)
3.
(= sequential access method)

4. (= serial access memory)

5. (= synchronous
address multiplexer)
6.
(= system administrator means)

7.
(= security access manager)
;
8. (= se
curity account manager)

Sam (US)
[ ] (
)
sam acr (= served available
market)

Sam and Dave (US) ;

sambo n

SANDWICH
same difference/same '
same o'/same same
(US) [ ];
,
same here (inf)
; (
);

same old sixpence, the (US

inf) [
, ]
same old story (inf)
[
]; ,

same same same


difference
same ' same ' same
difference
SAMP abbr (= sample) ,
;
Samurai n :

samurai bonds
,

Samurai CP
:

( )

sane ,
sand 1. (US inf) ,
,
2.
sandbag (US inf) 1.
, , ,
,

2. v (into)
, (
-) 3. v ;
(-
)
Sand-Cutters/Sand-Hillers
(US)
Sand-Hillers n 1.
2. Sand-Cutters

Sand Hill State, the (US)


[.
]
sandhog n (US) ;
[
]
Sand-Lappers n (US)

Sand-Lapper State, the (US)
[.
]
sandwich (inf) l. n (US)
,
,
2. v
();
; 3. v

sandwich board 1.
(
-
sandwich man) 2.

sandwich coin
(

)

sandwich course (UK) 1.

,



2.
(
)
sandwich generation
,
,
,

sandwich man -
,
sandwich spread
:
[ ]
[ ]

499

SANITIZE
sanitize v (US)
[ ],
[
]
SAP acr l. (=soon as possible)
2.
(= service advertisement protocol)

3. (= statement on auditing proce
dure) )
)
4. (= symbolic add
ress program) (
)
5. (= symbolic assembly pro
gram)
6.
(= system assist processor)
7.
(= service access point)
;

sap/saphead (inf)
, , ;
sapfu (US) ( surpassing all
previous fuckups) 1. n
2. mod
;
sapbead sap
saponaceous mod (inf)
; ; ;
,
sappiness n (inf)
sappy mod (inf) ,

Sarakins :

(
)
sarky mod (inf)
, , ,

sashay (US inf) 1. ;


(-) 2. v
,
s a s s (US inf) 1. ,
; 2. v
( );

500

s a s s y mod (US inf) 1. ,


; 2.
Sat abbr (= Saturday)
sat 1. acr (= sampler address
translator)
-
2. abbr (= satellite) (
) 3. abbr
(= satisfactory)

SATAN acr (= Security


Administration Tool for Analyzing
Networks)


satrap n (US inf)
[]
Saturday
night
special
1. ;

; 2.



(
)
sauce (inf) 1. ,
, ,
2. v , ;

saucebox n (inf) ()
sauce parlor (US) ;
;
saucer (bottom) n

,
(
)
saucer bottom saucer
saucer top
,

( )
saucily mod (inf) 1. ,
, 2. ,
, 3.
; ,
saucy mod 1. ,
, 2. ,

SAY UNCLE
savage (US) 1. n
( ) 2. mod
,
;

SAVE acr (= Society of Ame
rican Value Engineers)
-

save a mouthful (US)


(-) []
save by the bell (US)
[ - (
) ]
[ (-)
]
save for a rainy day (inf)

[ ]
save it! (US) excl !,
!
save one's bacon (inf)
;

save one's breath (inf)


[
]
save s o m e o n e ' s neck
save someone's skin
save s o m e o n e ' s skin/save
someone's neck (US)
- [
; ]
save the day (US)

savvey sawy
savvy/savvey 1. ,
; 2. mod
; ;
3. v ,
;
SAW acr (= stop-and-wait)

saw sawbuck
sawbones n
sawbuck/saw n (US)

Sawney (inf) 1. ,
2.

saw wood (US) 1.


[ ]
2.
SAX acr (= Stockholm Auto
mated Exchange)

say v (inf) ,

say a mouthful (inf) 1.


- [
] 2. -
[,
]
say one's piece (inf)
( -
)
say one's say (inf)
[ ]
say-SO n (inf) 1. ( the ~)
;
2. ,
3. (US) [
] ;
4. (US) [
]; ;
;
Says which? (US)
?
Says who? (US)
?
Says you] (US) 1.
, ! 2. ! [ -!]
say the truth and shame
the devil (inf)

say the word (US inf)


[ ];

say to oneself (inf)
( )
say turkey to one and
buzzard to another (US inf)


say uncle (US) 1.
; ; ;
, , 2.

501

SCAB
scab 1. n 2. n
,
3. v

scabby mod (inf) ,


;

scad/scads/skads (US inf)

1. (of) , ,
, , 2.
; 3.
s c a d s scad
scag skag
scale n (US) 1.
;
2.

scallywag (inf) 1. ,
, 2. ,

scalp (US) 1.
2. v
(
);
3. v

( ) 4. v
,
scalper n (US) 1.
(

) 2.
,
[ ]
;
,


3. (
) 4.
scalping 1.

2.
( )
scaly mod 1. ,
; 2. ,

scam 1. ;
2. v
, 3. v (US)
502

[],

scammer (US) ,

scamp (inf) l. n ,
; 2.
3. v
; (-
) [] 4. v

5. v
(US)
scamping
SCAN acr (= switched
circuit automatic network)

scandal sheet (US) 1.


2.

SCANS acr (= Scheduling and
Control by Automated Network Sys
tems)

scarce as hen's teeth (inf)

[]
scare, the ,

scarecrow patent :
(


)
scare {scrape} up phr v (inf)
(US inf) 1. 2. [
; ] ( )
scarf v (US) 1. 2.
[] (
)
scary mod (inf) 1.
2.
scate skate
scatterbrain n (US)

scavenger
: ,

SCHOL
scavenger sale (US)
, ,



scavenging 1,
2.
( )
scene 1. (inf) ;
{ )
2. (US) - ;
,
3. [
]
scenery (US)
,


schedule v (inf) ,
;
[ ] (-)
schemozzle (US) 1.
2. ,
schlemazel/schlemozzle/
shlimazl (US)
schlemiel/schiemihl/shlemiel ; ,
[]

schlemihl schlemiel
schlemozzle schlemazel
schlep/schlepp/shlep (US)
1. 2.
, 3. 4.
[ ]
5. 6.
7. v ;

schlepp schlep
schlepper/shlepper (US)
,

- ( -) [
- ( )]
schlock (US) l.
[, ];
2.
[ ]

( ) 3. mod
( schlocky) ;
[
]
schlockmeister (US)
,
[]
schlocky schlock 3
schloomp/schlump/shlump
(US)
schlub (US) 1.
;
2. mod ;
;
schiump schloomp
schmear (US) 1. ;
2. ; ;
3. v ;

schmegegge/schmegeggy
(US) 1. 2. ,
;
schmegeggy cMschmegegge
schmendrick/shmendrick
(US)

schmo/schmoe/shmo/shomoe
(US)
schmoe schmo
schmooze (US) 1. ;

; 2. v
,
sctimuck/schnook/schnuck/
shnook (US) 1. ;
, ;
2. ;
Schneider (US) l.
2. v
3. v

schnook schmuck
schnorrer/shnorrer (US)
1. , ; ,
2.

schnuck schmuck
schol abbr (= scholarship)

503

SCHOLAR
scholar (inf) ,

schtick (US) 1.
; ; 2.
, (-) [
]
schtoonk/shtoonk (US)

scillion skdhon
scissor-bill/scissors-bill
(US) 1. [
] 2. ,

3. ; ;
scissors (
)
scissors-bill sassor-bill
s c i s s o r s work (US)
scofflaw (inf) ;
,
[
. .]
s c o n c e v (US) 1.
( ,
. .) 2.
3. (-)
SCOOP acr (= Scientific Com
putation of Optimum Programs)

s c o o p 1. (US inf)
, ; 2.
(
,
)',
; () ,
;
3.
4. v (
~ in, ~ up) ()
5. v (US inf)
[ ] (
)
6. v
( );

7. v ,
,
s c o o p in phr v scoop 4
504

scoop the pool 1.

2.

s c o o p up phr v scoop 4
s c o o t s (US)
s c o p e out phr v (US)
(-)
scorched earth (policy) (US)
/
:
,


[
,

; .


] (

)
scorched earth policy
scorched earth
scorcher 1. -
;
2. -
[

. .];
3. (inf) ;
[]
;
scorching mod (
)
SCORE acr l. (= special claim
on residual equity)

2. (= Service Corps of Retired Exe
cutives)

score (inf) 1.
; ;
; ,
; , , ,
2. ;
; 3.
; ; []
4. ; ;

SCRATCH
[] 5. (US) (
,
) 6. (US) 7.
()
8. 9.
10. ) (

) ) ,
11. v (US)
;
( -);
12. v (US) (-);
; 13. v
; ;

score a connection (US)
1. 2.

score a hit (inf) l.


2.
3. [
]
score off phr v (inf) 1.
2. [
]
Scotch mod (US inf) 1.
, 2. ,

scotch v (inf) 1.
(-) 2.
[] (, )
Scotchman n (US)
,

Scotty n (inf)
s c o u s e mod (UK)
;

scouser () .

SCOUT acr (= shared currency


option under tender)

scoutmaster 1. (inf)
2. (inf)
; 3.
[] (,
, )

scrag 1. (US) 2. v
(US) 3. v
( -) 4. v (US)
5. v (US)
scrambled assortment (inf)
(

)
scrap (inf) l. n , ;
2. v ,

scrape n (inf) 1. ,
, ,
2. , ;

scrape (the bottom of) the


barrel (inf) 1.
[] () 2.

scrape the bottom of the

barrel scrape the barrel


scrape up scare up
scratch 1. n
2. n . (US)
, 4. n (US)
; 5.
6. (US)
7.
;
[ ] 8.
(
) 9.
;
; ,
10.
11. mod [
] 12. mod (US)
,
; 13. mod
; 14. v
(US) ( ~ out, ~ off)
-
,
15. v (US) (
~ out; ~ off)

16. v
; [
] 17. v ; 505

SCRATCH
[ ] 18. v
(US) (for)
(-)
scratch around phr v (inf)

scratch for oneself (inf)



scratch off scratch 14; 15
scratch out scratch 14; 15
scratch someone's back
(inf) -
scratch the surface (inf)
[ ] -

scream (inf)

scream bloody murder (US)
;
[ ]
screamer n 1. (inf)
; , [
, ]
2. , 3. (US
inf)
4.
5. (US) -
scream of a bunch (US inf)

screed (inf) ,
[ . .]
screen v (inf) 1. (
,
,
) 2.
[ ] (
.) 3.
(.,

)
screener screening person
screening person/screener n
(., ,

)
screeve n (US) 1.
2.
screw 1. (inf) ,
2. , ,
3. (US)
506

4. v ,
5. v (US) ,
6. v ( ~ over)
( -)
screw around phr v 1.
; ;
;
2.
[ ];

screw around with (US)
1. ( -) 2.
( -)
screwball n 1. ,
;
2. ,

screwdriver factory/screw
driver plant (inf) ,

, -
,
[
]
screwdriver plant screw
driver factory
screwed mod (inf) ,
;
screwed, blued and tattooed
(US) ;
[
]
screwed-up mod (US) 1.
2. ;
3. ,

screwjay mod (US) 1.


2.
screw off phr v (US) 1.
[
] 2.
screw over phr v (US) 1.
(-)
2. [] (-)
3. screw 6
screw someone out of
something (US) -
-
[ - -;

SCRUB
- ; - -
- ]
screw something out of
someone [
] - -
screw the pooch (US)
[]
screw {flub; trip} up phr v
1. , , ,
; (-
) 2.
screwup 1. []
();
[ ] 2. 3.
,
screw-up n (US)
screwy mod 1. ,
2. ,
3. ,

scribbler n (inf)
,
scribe n (US inf) ;
;
scrimey scnmy
scrimmage/scrummage n (inf)
1. 2.
scrimshank v (inf)
[ ];
,
scrimshanker n (inf) ,
,
scrimy/scrimey mod (US)

scrip n (US inf) 1.


2. 3.
4. ,
SCRIPT acr (=The Support for
Creative Independent Production Ta
lent)


()
script/scriptt n (US) ,

script doctor

( ,


,
)
scriptt script
Scrooge/scrooge n (inf)
Scrooge Scrooge
scrounder n ,
scrounge v l. ,
, ; 2. ()
, ,
;
3. (, ),

scrounge around phr v (US)
(for) 1. [] (,
-
) 2.
(-); (
, )
scrounge off phr v (inf) 1.
, 2.
( -) [ ]
scrounger n (inf) ,
;
;
scrounge up phr v (US)
, ;
scroungy mod (US)
;
scrub (inf) 1. n
[] 2. v ( ~
out) , ;
3. v ( ~ out)
[ ;
] 4. v ( ~
out) (
) 5. v ( ~ out)
() 6. v
; ; 7. v
;

scrubby mod (inf) 1.
, , 2.
,
scrub club (US)
[ ; . .],

[
]
507

SCRUB
scrub it (inf)
[] ( -)]
scrub out scrub 2; 3, 4; 5
scrub round phr v
[
]
scrummage scrimmage
scrumptious //(inf) 1.
, 2.
,
scrungy mod (US)
;
scud/scut n (US)
[]
scuffle v (US)
,

scupper v ,

scurry v (inf) (
-); ()
scurry through one's work

scut scud
scuttlebutt n (inf) ;
S C U Z SCUZZ

scuzz/scuz (US) 1. ,

[
]; ;
2. [
]
scuzzy (US) ( small
computer system interface)

SEA acr 1. (= Single European
Act)
2. (= Securities Exchange Act)

() 3. (= state economic area)
()
4. (= standard electronic as
sembly)
5. (= self-extracting ar
chive)
;
6. (- Science and Education
Administration)
508


7. (= Society for Education Through
Art)

sealed (up) mod (US)
; ,

sealed up sealed
sea-otter (inf)

Search mel (US) !


[ !]
season n (inf) ;
( ,
. .)
seasoned mod
:

(
)
seasoned issue
,

SEAT acr (= Stock Exchange


Automated Trading System)

SEATS acr (= Stock Exchange
Alternative Trading Service)



seatwarmer (US) ,

() [
()]
( ,


)
SEC acr l. (= Securities and
Exchange Commission)

() 2. (= single-error correction)

3. (= scientific and engineering
computation) -
4. (= single-edge
Contact)

SEED
s e c 1. (inf) ;
2. abbr (= secondary)
3. abbr (= second of exchange)
4. abbr
(= sector) , ,
() 5. abbr (= section)
) , ) )
) 6. abbr (= secretary)
) ) 7. abbr
(= secret) 8. abbr (= se
curity)
. (= secundum)

second n (inf)

secondaries (US)
:
,

second-chop mod
;

second-class mod (inf)

second fiddle (inf) 1.


2.
[ ]
3. 4. (
-)
second lining (US)
(-)

second nature (inf)

second nature to someone

(inf)
-
second off (US) -
second papers (US inf) 1.

;

2.

second-rate mod (inf)
,
second-rater n (inf)
, []

seconds n (US)

second storey work (US)

( )
second to none (inf)

second wind (inf)


[ ]
s e e s abbr 1. (= seconds)
2. (= securities)
sect, abbr 1. (= section) a) ,
) ) )
) ) )
2. (= sectional) ) )
/ )
)
security blanket -
[ -],


secy/sec'y n
sec'y secy
SEE acr 1. (= software en
gineering environment)

2. (= Society of Environmental
Engineers)

()
s e e (US) 1. 2. v
3.
, 4. v (inf)
,
s e e about phr v (inf)
(-)
SEED acr (= self-electrooptic effect device)

seed n (US) 1. 2.
,
;

s e e daylight (inf) ,
(-) [ ]

seed capital seed money


seed company

509

SEED
seed money/seed capital
(US)
;
;


seedy mod (inf) 1.
, , 2.
, ,
s e e eye to eye (inf)
( - -)
[ (
-)]
seefee n (US inf)

s e e how the land lies (US


inf) ; ;

seen better days (inf)
[
]
s e e no further than the end
of one's nose (inf)
[;
]; ;

s e e off phr v ,
; (-)
s e e one's way (clear) (inf)
;
, () [
]
s e e one's way clear see
one's way
seesaw n

s e e s e n s e (inf)
[]
s e e someone coming (inf)

[,

] - ( )
s e e someone right (inf)
-
s e e s o m e o n e ' s hoof in
something recognize some
one 's hoof in something
s e e the back {last} of
someone (inf) [
] -
510

s e e the chaplainl excl (US)


!
s e e the circus (US inf)
1.
2. [
]
s e e the color of s o m e o n e ' s
money (US inf) ,
-
[ -
( -)]
s e e the elephant (US)
;
;
s e e the handwriting {writ
ing} on the wall (US inf) ,
-

s e e the hang of something


-;
s e e the last of someone
see the back of someone
s e e the light (at the end of
the tunnel) (inf)
[ ]
()
; []

,
;

s e e the light at the end of
the tunnel see the light
s e e the writing on the wall
see the handwriting on the
wall
SEG acr (= special effects
generator)

s e g 1. n (inf) ( seggie)
;
; 2. abbr
(= segment)
seggie seg 1
self-made mod (inf)
[

]

SEM
self-service (mf)
[ ]

self-starter (mf)

sell l. (inf)
[ ] 2.
(inf) , 3.
(mf) , 4.
5. [
] 6. v (inf)
;
;
7. v (US) { ~
) {), ,
, 8. v
, ,
9. v
10. v (US) ,
, 11. v
12. v (US) {)
sell a bear 1.
{ ) 2. ,
[]
sell a bill of goods (inf)
1. [, ,
;
] 2. []
{- ) 3.
4.
sell a bull
{ )
sell a goldbrick ,

sell a wolf ticket/sell wolf


tickets (US) ,
;
sell for a (mere; an old)
song (inf)
[ ]
sell for a mere song sell
for a song
sell for an old song sell
for a song
selling n (US) 1. ,
2. ,
[
]

sell like hot cakes (mf)


[ ]
[ ],

sell on phr v sell 7
sell oneself (inf) 1.
;
;
2. ();
{
)
sell one's saddle (US)

sell the curb sell on the
kerb
sell on the kerb/sell on the
curb (inf) {
)
sell out phr v (inf)
[] {
)
sell-out n (inf) 1. ()
2. [ ],

3. , 4. ,
, 5.
, ;
sell out to the Yankees (US)


sell someone a pup
- ,
[] -
{ ),
{- ),
-
sell someone down the
river (US) -,
-
sell something short (inf)
-
sell to someone (inf)
- { -);
- { -)
sell wolf tickets sell a wolf
ticket
sem v (US)
;

511

SEMI
semi n 1. (inf)
,
2. (US)

semis 1. ,
2.

senate whip (US)


(
)
send in phr v (US)
[ ]
send-in (US)
send-off (inf)
send out to grass
send s o m e o n e about his
business (inf) 1. [
] - 2. [
] - 3.
- ;
-
send s o m e o n e away with a
flea in o n e ' s ear send some
one off with a flea in one's ear
send s o m e o n e from pillar
to post (US) 1. -
[
-] 2.
-
[ - ]
send s o m e o n e off {away}
with a flea in one's ear (inf)
-;
- []
send s o m e o n e packing/
send s o m e o n e to the right
about (inf) [;
] -
send s o m e o n e to Coventry
-;
-
send s o m e o n e to glory
send someone to the skies
send
someone to the
cleaners cleaner's 1
send s o m e o n e to the
cleaner's cleaner's I
send
s o m e o n e to the
clean-ups cleaner's 1
512

send someone to the right


about send someone packing
send someone to the skies/
send someone to glory
- ;
[] -
send someone up the river
(US) -
;
-
send to the showers (US)
(-)
send up phr v (US)
[ ]
send-up (inf) 1. ;
, 2.
;
send up a trial balloon (inf)
(-)
;
[
]
sensay sensayish
sensayish/sensay mod (US)

sepoy (US) :
[
]
seppo mod (US)

serendipity (US)
,

serious mod (US) ;

serve v (inf) [
] ( -)
serve notice (US inf)
;
serve out phr v (inf)
(- -)
serve someone right (inf)
- [ -
]
serve up phr v
[ ]
SET acr l. (= Securities Ex
change of Thailand)
2. (= selective

SET-UP
employment tax)


3. (= se
cure electronic transactions)
;

set (US inf) 1.
[ ;
]; ;
2. ;
3. mod (inf) [
] { -) 4. abbr
(= settlement)
s e t b a c k e r v (inf) ,

s e t {knock} back on one's


heels (US inf) 1.
; 2.
;
(-)

s e t down phr v (inf)


{-) () [
, ]
set off phr v (inf)
[]
s e t off on the right foot
foot 4
s e t off on the wrong foot
foot5
s e t of threads (US)
set of wheels (US)

s e t one's bag for some


thing (US)
- [ ;
-]
set one's best foot first
foot 7
set one's foot down foot 2
set one's stakes drive
one's stakes
set-out n (inf) 1. ;
2. , ; .
, 4. , ;
5. ;
; - 6.
;

set someone back on one's

heels knock someone back on


one's heels
s e t story by (US inf) 1.
2. .

setter n ;
s e t {start) the ball rolling
(inf) 1. [
, ]
2. ;

set the best foot first foot 7


s e t the world on fire (US)
-
[;
]
settle a score (inf)

settle for something (inf)


[] -;
-
settler n 1.
[ . .]
2.
settle someone's hash (US)
1. [] 2. -
set-to (inf) 1. ;
2. ,
3. ,
s e t to rights (US inf)

set up phr v (US) 1. (for some
one) {-
-) 2. { -) 3.
(-) 4.
[
] 5. ( -);
6.
[/ ];

set-up n 1. (inf) ,
, ; ;
2. (inf) , ;
; , 3. (inf)
[] ( )
4. ;
513

SET UP SHOP
5. (inf)
. (US) ;
; 7. (US)
, 8. (US) [
], ,
,

set up shop (US)


,
Seven Sisters (US)
: 1.
2.
3.


seventy 'leven (US inf) ,

sew up phr v 1. (inf) ,


, ;
2. (inf) ;
3. {-)
4. ;
5. ,
6.
[ ]
sexploitation n (inf)
(
)
sexy mod (US) 1.
, ,
2. ,

sftwr abbr (inf) (= software)


1.
; 2.

shack 1. mod (US) ;

2. v { ~ up) ,
;
shack up phr v shack 2
shade 1. n (US) ,
2. n (US)
3. mod , , 4. (US) v 5. v
{)
shading n (inf) 1. ()
2.
{ )
514

shadow v (inf) { )
shady mod (inf) 1.
, 2. ,
;
shaft 1. (US)
;
; , 2. v
{-); ,
3. v ,
, 4. v

shafting

shaft someone into some


thing (US) -
-
shag (US) 1. n
2. mod ,
3. mod

shagback mod (inf) 1.


2.
shagged out (US)
,
shaggy dog story (inf) upon
,
;

shag-nasty mod (US)


,
shake (US) 1. n 2. n
, 3. n {
, ) 4.
,
5. 6. {the ~)

[ ] 7. {the ~)
8. {the ~) 9. v
, 10. v
{); 11. v
;
[ ]
12. v ;
shake a free {loose} leg
(inf)

shake a leg (US inf) ,

SHAMPOO
shake a loose leg shake a
free leg
shake a stick at (US in

shake down phr v 1. (US)
{);
;
2. []
( -) 3.
( ,
); {
) 4. (US)
, ,
5. 6. {in) (
-); ( )
shakedown 1. (US)
, ;
2. (inf)
, 3. (US)


{
)
shakedown cruise (US inf)
;
shake it up (US) ,

shake oft phr v (inf)


;
shake out phr v 1.
2. (US inf) [
] ( )
shakeout n 1.
(

) 2.
;
(-
);
,
3.

;

shakers movers and shakers


shakes n (inf) 1. {the ~)
2. ,

shake someone down for


something (US)
[ ] { )
shake the pear {plum} tree
(US) 1.

,
; ;


2.
[
]
shake the plum tree
shake the pear tree
shake-up 1. ;

;

2.

3.
shaky mod (inf) ;
(
)
Shall we spin 'em or wonk
'em? (US)

? {
-
)
sham / shammy/shampers/
shampoo/cham/chammy/champers n (US inf)
shamateur n 1.
,
2. ,
shambles n (inf) sing
, , ; ,

shambolic mod (inf)


,
shame n (inf) (a ~) ,
;
shammus shamus
shammy sham
shamos shamus
shampers sham
shampoo sham
515

SHAMROCK
Shamrock/shamrock (US)

Shamrock Shamrock
shamus/shammus/shamos
(US) 1. , 2.
3. ,
4. 5.
6.
shanghai v (US) 1. (
-) [ ];
2.
[
. .] 3.
(-) [
]
shank (US inf) 1. [
] (, )
2. [ ]

shanty-town (US)

shape (inf) ,

shape up phr v (inf) 1.


[ ]
[ ]
[ ] 2. (US)
; (
) 3.
( -) 4. ,
5. (US) ;

shapeup (US) 1.

2.
[
]

shape up or ship out (US)

[/
]
share pusher :
[ ]
,

[ ],

516

share-pushing
,

shareware
(


)
shark 1. , ;
2. 3. 4. (US)
(-);
5. 6. (US) ;
7. (US) ,

- 8.
9.
[ ] (
) 10.
,
,


11. 12.
13. v , ,
; 14. v
;
;
sharker (inf) ;
;
shark repellent
: -

;

shark watcher
: ,

-
,
-,


Sharon (UK)

sharp 1. (inf) ,
; 2. (inf) 3.
[ #] (

SHELL
) 4. mod (inf) ,
, 5. mod (US)
, ; ;
6. mod (US)
7. mod ( ,
,
) 8. v ,

sharp customer (inf)


, ;
sharper (US)
sharpie (US) 1.
2. ;
sharp lawyer (inf)

sharp practice (inf)


, ;

shave 1. ,
; 2.
,

(,
. )3. (US)
4. v (-)
5. v (US) , ;
() 6. v
7. v
(US)
8, v

shaver 1. ,
2. (US)
shave the ladies
(
,
.)
shaving (inf)
shear v (inf)
[
]
shebang, the (inf) n 1.
2. , 3.
sheen (US)
sheenie sheeny 1
sheeny l. n ( sheenie)
, 2.
3. mod 4. mod
,

sheepshagger n (UK)
,
sheepskin n (US)
;


sheet 1. (US) ;
, ()
2. (inf) ; ;
3. (US) 4. (US)

sheets, the n (US)

shekels n (inf) ;
;
shelf registration
:
(
)

shelf-sitters n (US)
,

,

shelf warmer (inf)



Shell n (inf) ( Royal Dutch/
Shell) 1. (-
) 2.
( Royal
Dutch/Shell)
shell 1. (US) 2. v (US)
, 3. shell out
shellac/shellack v (inf)
, ,
shellack shellac
shellacking n (US inf)
, ,
shellback n ,
>
shell branch 1.
,


2.
517

SHELL
shell company shell corpo
ration
shell corporation/shell com
pany /shell firm
,

[
] (
,

)
shell firm shell corpora
tion
shell game (US)
):
[]
shell off shell out
shell operation



[] (
,

)
shell outphr v/shell off phr v/
shell v 1. [
()];
( ) 2.
3.
shells ;
shelve a project

shemozzle n , ;

shenanigans n (inf)

Shibosai bonds
: ,


shift v (inf) 1. (-
) ; ,
2.
shifter n (US) 1.
2. , 3.
4.

518

shiksa/shikse (US) 1.
2. ,

shikse shiksa
shill (US) 1. 2.
,
[ ] (
);
( ,
),
;
3. 4.
(US) , 5. v
[] (,
); ,
6. v []
( .) 7. v (for)
(, .);
8. v

shilling shocker shocker 3


shillyshally v (inf) ;
;

shindig (US inf) shindy


shindy/shindig (inf) ,
;
shine (inf) 1. , ;
2. ( ) 3. (US) ,

shined on (US)

shiner (inf) 1. [
] ( ) 2.
3. (US)
( )
shines (US inf)
,
shine someone on (US)
-
shine up phr v (US) (to)
( -)
shingle (US inf) 1.
( ) 2.
,

SHOESTRING
shingle clapper (US)
: ,
[
]
shinny/Shiny v (US) 1.
[] 2.

shinplasters :
,
[
]
shiny shinny
SHIP/ship abbr (= shipment)
) , ) ,

ship 1. v (inf) {); ( -)
2. SHIP
ship's husband ,


shirt mod (US) ,

shirtsleeve diplomacy (US


inf)
:


,
shirt-tail n (US) 1.
(

,

) 2.
3.
shirty mod (inf) ,

shit hits the fan (US) vulg


,
;
shit in high cotton (US) vulg
, ;

shit list (US) vulg
; ,

shlemiel schlemiel

shlep schlep
shlepper schlepper
shlimazl schlemazel
shlockmeister n (US)

shlump schloomp
shmendrick schmendrick
shmo schmo
shmoe schmo
shnook schmuck
shnorrer schnorrer
shocker n (inf) 1.
[ ] (-
) 2. -
[, ]
3. ( shilling ~)
4.

shocking mod (inf) 1. ,
, 2.
shoe (US) 1. [
]
2. mod ,
3. mod 4. mod

shoehorn (inf) 1. v (US)


, 2. shoemghorn
shoehorn someone out of
office (inf) -

shoeing-hom/shoehorn
n
1. ( - )
2. (
) 3. ,

shoeleather c o s t s
:
,

shoestring (US inf) 1.
2.
[
] 3. mod ,
4. mod ;
( )
shoestring district (US)
:

519

SHOE-STRING
,

,

,

shoe-string majority (inf)

shoestring trading
:
{ )
,
shoe the g o o s e (inf)
;

shogun bonds
:
{
)
shonk/shonker (UK)
shonker shonk
shonkie/shonky mod 1.
2. 3. ;

shonky shonkie
shoo-fly (US) ,

shoo-in (US inf) 1.


[] {
, . .)
2. - [ -],

shook up (US) 1.
2. 3.

shoot 1. (inf) ,
2. v (US inf)
3. v (US inf)
[ ] 4. v
(US) , 5. v (US)
;
shoot a line (US) 1.
2.
shoot down phr v 1.
[ ] ( ) 2.
, ; 3. (inf)
, ;
; ,
4. (US) [
520

] 5. {
); 6.
7. { ;
) 8.
shoot down in flames
shoot inflames
shooter n 1.
2. (US) ;

shoot for something (inf)


-
shoot for the sky (US)

[ ]
shoot from the hip (US)
-
[];

shoot (down) in flames


1. [
, ] {
) 2. [
] 3. [
{-) ]
shooting match (US)
,

shoot off one's bazoo


shoot one's mouth off
shoot off one's face shoot
one's mouth off
shoot off one's mouth
shoot one's mouth off

shoot oneself in the foot

(US)
[ ];
{ -);

shoot one's mouth off/


shoot off one's mouth/shoot
off one's face /shoot off
one's bazoo (US) 1.
2. .
, ;
,
4.
,
shoot one's wad (US) 1.
[ ]

SHORT
2. [
]; 3.
();

shoot out phr v (inf) 1.
, 2.
[] ( ) 3.
;
shoot-out n 1. ,
2.
shoot square/shoot straight
(US inf) 1.
[ ] 2.

shoot straight shoot
square
shoot the breeze shoot the
crap
Shoot the bull shoot the
crap
shoot the crap vu/g/shoot
the bull/shoot the breeze (US)
, ;
shoot the moon (inf)
( ;
. .),
shoot the sitting duck/
shoot the sitting pheasant
(inf) ,
;

shoot the sitting pheasant
shoot the sitting duck
shoot the works (US) 1.
;
;
[
; ] 2.
[ ]
3. [
] 4. [ ]
5. 6.

shop 1. (inf) ,
; ;
, ; the ~ )
) )
() 2. (inf)
3. (inf)

[
. .] 4. , 5. v (UK)
() ( -)
6. v
shop around phr v (inf) 1.
2.
(-)
Shop floor (inf)
shopper n (inf)

shopping list (US)
[ ]
shoppy (inf) 1.
2. mod -,
- 3. mod
,

shop steward (inf)


;
shoptalk (inf) 1.
2.

shop-worn (inf) mod ,

short (inf) 1.
2.
; 3.
(
) 4. ,
( ) 5.
(US)
( );
( )
6. (US) 7. mod
(
. .) 8. mod
(
) 9. v (US)
( ) 10. v
(US) (-) (
-), 11. v

short anchor (US)


:

(

)
521

SHORT
short and sweet (inf) 1.
( . .)
2.
short bit (US inf)

short change (
)
shortchange v (UK inf) 1.
2.
short change artist (US) ,
(); ,

Short-circuit v (inf)
, ; ()
short end (of the stick) (inf)
1. []
2. (US)
[ ] ( -)
3. ;
4. ,
short end of the stick
short end
shortfall n (inf) 1. ,
; 2.

short gilt (US)


short hairs (US) 1.
,
2.

[
],


shorthander n (inf)
)
short heist (US) ;

shorthorn n (US inf)


,
shortie n (US inf)

short leg (US)
: ,

short-list v (inf)

522

shorts n (inf) 1.
[ ];
[]
(, .)
2. ,
;
3. (US) (the ~)
;
4. (UK)
,
5.

short short
(, ),

short side
( ),

short skate (US) ,

short snorter (US) 1.


[ ],
2.
,

(
)
short squeeze ,
,
,



short-staker n (US)
,

shortstop v (US) 1.
2.
,

short strangle
:
(put)
(call)

short-tail n (US)

SHOVELWARE
shot 1. (inf)
2. ( ) 3.
, 4. n (inf)
{ . .) 5. (US)
6. (US)
,
(, ,
.) 7. (US) (
) 8.
, 9. mod (inf)
, 10. mod
(inf) ;
( ,
. ) 11. mod ;

shot down (US) ;


; ( ,
.)
shotgun mod (US) ;
;
shotgun approach
:
[
]

shotgun interview (US)

,
,


shot in the arm (US) ;
, ;

shot in the dark


;
shot in the eye (inf) ,

shot of (inf) ;

shot to hell (US)
;
shoulder hitter (US)
,

,


shoulder surfer (US) ,
,

-,



(

,
)

shouldn't happen to a dog

(US) ( -
),

shout 1.
2. (-) 3. v

(
)
shout from the housetops/
shout from the rooftops (US)
[
]; ;
(
)
shout from the rooftops
shout from the housetops
shout shop
:
shout the odds 1.
( ) 2. ,

shove (inf) 1. 2. v
(onto) ( -)
[ (-)] 3. v (US)
[ ]

shove around phr v (inf)

shove in phr v (inf)


[ ]
shove in one's oar put in
one's oar
shoveler (US) ,

shovelware n
[] (
CD-ROM,

,

523

SHOVE ONE'S
);
(

)
shove one's oar in put in
one's oar
shove
something
down
s o m e o n e ' s throat (US)
- -
[ -]
shove the queer (US)

show n (inf) 1. , ,
, 2. ,
, 3. (US)
( );
; ; ,
4. ,
5. (-) [() ] . -,
(, ,
. .) 7. ;
show and tell (inf)

showbiz n (inf) -,

showboat v (US) 1.
; 2.
;

showboating n (US)
: ,
,

showdown n (inf) 1.
[
]; ,
; ;
2.
; 3.
(
, , )
4. ;
5.

shower down phr v (US)


,
show-me mod (US inf)
,
524

Show-me State, the (US)


[.
]
show off phr v (inf)
,
,
[
];
show one's paces (inf)
( -
); [
]
show one's stuff (inf)
,
s h o w one's true colors (US)
[]
show someone the ropes/
put s o m e o n e up to the ropes
(US inf) [ ]
- (-);
-
; -

show up phr v (inf) 1.
();
2. ; 3. (US)
- [ -]

show willing (inf)


()
shriek
shrimp n
shrink n ;
;
shrinkage :
-
,

,
-

shrinking stocks
:
,
,

SICKENER
shrinks n :


shtick n 1. ; 2.
;
[]
shtoonk schtoonk
shuck 1. ,
; 2.
, ;
, 3. [
] ( . .);
4. v , ,
; ,

shuck and jive shucking


andjiving
shucking and jiving/shuck
and jive (US) ,

shucks (inf) 1. n ,
2. int (US) !, !
shunt v (inf) 1.
(- -
) 2. ( );
[ ;
];
(-) 3.
(,
. .)
shunter (inf) 1. ,
2. ( );
,

shunting n (inf) 1.
( )

2. (UK)

shush v (inf) 1.
; 2.
,
shut down phr v (inf) (on;
upon) (-)
shutdown n (inf)
[ ]
shut of (inf) (
-)

shut the books (inf)


;
shut the door close the
door
shut the doors close its
doors
shuttle n (inf)

shut up one's face shut up
one's mouth
shut up one's head shut
up one's mouth
shut up one's mouth/shut
up one's face/shut up one's
head (inf) [;
]
shut up shop (inf)
: 1. ;
(-)
2. 3.
[ ]
shy n (inf) 1. ;
[]
2. ( ) 3.

shyster n 1. ,

; [ ] (
);
[]
[ ] 2. ;
;
Siamese shares
:

, ,

siblings n ,
; -;

sick mod (inf) 1. ;
2.
3. ,
sickener n (inf) 1. ,
2. -
[; ] 3.
[ ]
(-) 4. ,
525

SIDE
side (inf) 1. ,
, 2.
3. (US)
side-bar mod (US) 1.
, 2.

Side car (US)


: -
,
[
]
{Standard and Poor)
12
(


)
sidekick n (US inf) l.
, 2. ,
;
side show (US inf)
:

{.,
),

{

)
sideslip n (inf)
;
sidestep v (inf) {
);
{ )
sidewalk superintendent (US)

sidewinder n (US) 1.
; 2.
sidy mod {inf)
siege (inf) [
] {)
Sierra State, the (US)
[. ]
sight (inf) 1. , ,
2. [
] 3. mod { ~)
,
signify v (inf) 1.
2.
526

sign into cell (inf)


sign off phr v 1. (US) {on)


[] {-

) 2.
, 3. (inf)
[] {
. .)
sign off on (US)
[ ]

sign on phr v {
. .)
sign on the dotted line (inf)
1. {-)
2. ,
3. [
]
sign-out n (inf)

sign up phr v 1. { , ..)
2.
sign-up n (US) 1.

2. 3. (
. .)
silent partner sleeping
partner
silent partnership sleep
ing partnership
silicon foundry
:


silk 1. (UK)
2. (US) {
)
silks (US)
silk stocking (US)
1. 2.
;
silk-stocking (US)
1.
{, ) 2. mod
,
3. mod ,

SING
silk-stocking district (US
inf) [
],

silky mod (US) ,
,
silly n (inf) ,

silly {funny} money


,
,

;

silly season (inf)


{-,
-


)
silver n (US) ; ;

silver bullet (US) (


) []

silver Jeff (US) 1.


2.

silver key ;
silver lining (US)

Silver State, the (US)


[. ]
silver wing (US) ,

simmer v ;

simoleon simoleons
simoleons/simoleon n (US)
; ; ;

Simon (US) 1. 2.
sixpenny 1
Simon Legree (US) ,
; [
]
simon-pure mod 1. ,
2. ,

simp n (inf) ,
,
simple as falling {rolling}
off a log (US inf) ,
,
simple as rolling off a log
simple as falling off a log
simple lifer (inf) ,

SIN acr 1. (= Spanish Interna
tional Network)
(
16 ,

) 2. (= Serial INput)

sin 1. (inf) ,
2. ahbr (= single) ;
;
Sin City (US)
[. -]
sinful mod (inf) ,

sing v (inf) 1. (inf) ,


2.
[
] 3.
4. (US) ,
5. (= sin
gular) ) ,
) ,
sing a different {new} tune
(inf)
[ ]
sing a new tune sing a
different tune

sing for one's supper (US

inf)
,
;
, (
)
single n (US inf) 1.
() 2.

sing low (inf)



[ ]
527

SING
sing small (inf) ;
[];

sink v [
] ( , )
sinker (US inf) ;

sink {soak} in phr v (inf)
( ) ( ,
.)
sinking
fund

: ;

sinking fund bonds
: ,

sink {get} one's teeth into


something (inf)
- [ ( )]; [ -]
sink or swim (inf) 1.
[ ]; ,
2.
;

sink the shop 1.
2.
[
]
sin tax (US inf)
( ,
,
. .)
Sioux State, the (US)
[.
]
SIP acr 1. (= Sharebuilder In
vestment Plan)
2.
(= Single In-line Package)

3. (= service identifica
tion packet)
4. (= Standard Inspection
Procedure)

528

SIR acr 1. (= selective


information retrieval)
2.
(= simplified information retrieval)

3. (= statistical infor
mation retrieval)
4.
(= serial infrared)
5.
(= signal-to-interference ratio)
/ . (= Society
for Individual Responsibility)

sis-boom-bah n (US)
(, )
SIT 1. (= situation) )
) 2. acr
(= communication and information
technology)

sit (inf) , ,

sit by {next to; with} Nellie/


sit by {next to; with} Nelly

SITE acr (= Satellite In


structional Television Experiment)


Sit fat (US) 1.
;

2.
sit-in n (US)

sit in the catbird seat sit
pretty
sit next to Nellie sit by
Nellie
sit next to Nelly sit by
Nellie
sit on (US) 1.
[ ] ( -;
-) 2. (
-); ();
(-)

SIZES
sit on a bomb/sit on a
sitting President (US inf)
bombshell (inf)
:
[ ]
,


sit on a bombshell sit on
sitting pretty (US) 1.
a bomb
2. ,
situash n (US)
sit on a gold mine (inf)
sit up (and take notice) phr v
-
(inf) ()

sit on a powder keg sit on


sit up and take notice
a volcano
sit up
sit with (inf) 1.
sit on a volcano/sit on a
(-) 2. (
powder keg (inf)
-)
,
[
sit with Nellie sit by Nellie
]
sit with Nelly sit by Nellie
si wash (US) 1. n
sit on one's hands (inf) 1.
2. v


[ ] 2.
[ ]
six-bits n (US)
-

sit pretty/sit in the catbir