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English Slang Idioms (309)

All morning, he felt exhausted and barely got any work done. After a big cup of coffee, he ......... up a little bit and was able to get through about a third of the pile of paper work he had on his desk.
"I hate it when people call each other ......... names. I just got back from Nancy and Greg's house and they were horrible. He calls her Honey Bunny' and she calls him Her Big Bear.' It makes me sick even thinking about it," Amber said to Jessica.
"My business makes most of its money in the late spring and summer. The money starts to peter ......... as soon as the weather gets colder; usually, about mid-October," Fred said to Bill.
"When I was a kid, I had a ......... pal from Gabon, in Africa. I learned a lot from him about economics and poverty. I also learned a lot about hope and faith," Lisa said to Christian.
"Why are you trying to ......... a fight with my little brother? He said you have tried to start fights with him four times in the past week. He doesn't want to fight you or anyone. Stop bullying him!" Paul said to Ken.
"I can't believe that just happened! That guy tried to ......... my pocket! I felt his hand in my pocket and I felt my wallet being pulled out. He couldn't get it out all the way before I turned around and he ran off," Ken said to Phil.
"I can't find the key to my shed anywhere. Do any of you guys know how to ......... a lock?" Jacob asked Tom, Tim, and Aaron.
"Everyone grab a shaving kit. They are all similar. Grab the first one you come to. You don't get to pick and .......... You better hurry up!" the Drill Sergeant told the new recruits during their reception into Basic Training.
The prosecuting attorney for the state of California picked ......... the defense's case, methodically, until there was no doubt in anyone's mind that the defendant had committed the crime.
"Why do you have to pick ......... your sister every time she comes over? You are always criticizing her or putting her down. Is it necessary?" Rosa's roommate Kim asked.