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English Slang Idioms (445)

"I tried to talk to her, but she gave me the .........-off. Are you sure she said I was cute and that she'd like to go to dinner with me?" Billy asked his sister.
"I'm going to lose weight. I've decided to ......... most of the sugar out of my diet and I'm not going to eat anything after 5 o'clock in the afternoon," Laurie said to Tammy.
"We're out of time. I'm sorry, but we're going to have to cut this meeting .......... We'll reconvene at 10 o'clock Tuesday," Julia said to the staff.
"The plant is closing down in a month. The ......... of it is that my wife and I moved from California solely for this job. Talk about bad luck," Jared said to Tom.
"I think Manuel is a good choice for Lilly. I'm sure he'll do ......... by her. He's a good guy, and anyone can tell that he cares about her a lot," Zack said to Marsha.
"You smashed pumpkins on Mrs. Ellison's front porch?! For .........! She's 80 years old. She can't clean those up. You two should be shot," Elizabeth castigated her two eighth-graders.
"I have absolutely no get-up-and-......... this morning. I just wanted to stay in bed and do nothing," Joanne admitted to Callie.
"I can't give you any formal statement. Off the ........., I can tell you that not all of the committee members are on the board because of their superior performance," John said to the reporter.
"Before, you didn't like the way the popular clique in school treated others, but now you're with them all the time," Rachel said. Emma responded, "Well, I realized that I couldn't change the way they behave or break them up — and they are kind of fun. If you can't ......... 'em, join 'em."
"We used to talk almost every day, but now I barely ever hear from you. You don't call and you don't return my calls. What .........?" Ashley asked Marybeth.