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Definition 1: a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech - [noun denoting communication]

(colloquialism is a kind of ...) the style of expressing yourself

"he suggested a better formulation" "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (colloquial) the application of maximum thrust

"he moved the throttle to the firewall"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug

"she needed a fix of chocolate"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) difficult work

"the boss hoped the plan would succeed but he wasn't willing to do the heavy lifting"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) your occupation or line of work

"he's in the plumbing game" "she's in show biz"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) anything that requires little thought

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a risky and uncertain venture

"getting admitted to the college of your choice has become a crapshoot"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) cuddle and kiss

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out

"at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (informal British usage) aggravation or aggression

"I skipped it because it was too much aggro"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) small bird; adults talking to children sometimes use these words to refer to small birds

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (usually informal) especially a young rabbit

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an attractive outfit

"she wore her best bib-and-tucker"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an excavation; usually a quarry or mine

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an ambulance used to transport patients to a mental hospital

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a portable stereo

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) warm underwear with long legs

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) the main street of a town or city

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a small gasoline engine (as on motor boat)

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a small dirty uncomfortable room

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) filthy run-down dilapidated housing

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) a provincial British university of relatively recent founding; distinguished from Oxford University and Cambridge University

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an ostentatiously elegant hotel

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) anything that an adult person uses to reduce anxiety

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a building (usually abandoned) where drug addicts buy and use heroin

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) the best attire you have which is worn to church on Sunday

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) full ceremonial regalia

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) something with no concrete substance

"his dreams all turned to smoke" "it was just smoke and mirrors"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) elegance in dress or behavior

"she has a lot of class"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) the way something is organized or arranged

"it takes time to learn the setup around here"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) fortitude and determination

"he didn't have the guts to try it"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) the property of distance in general

"it's a long way to Moscow" "he went a long ways"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a clothing measurement

"a number 13 shoe"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) vastness of size or extent

"in careful usage the noun enormity is not used to express the idea of great size" "universities recognized the enormity of their task"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) something tedious and boring

"peeling potatoes is a drag"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) the quality of being attractive and exciting (especially sexually exciting)

"he thought she was really hot stuff"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) the organ of sight

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an informal term referring to the eye

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) the human nose (especially when it is large)

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a source of unpredictable trouble and complexity

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an emotional preoccupation

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an instance of deliberate thinking

"I need to give it a good think"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a center of interest

"the war on terrorism has put Saddam Hussein in the crosshairs"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) something causing excitement or stimulating interest

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) something causing antagonism or loss of interest

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an annoyance

"those children are a damn plague"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (plural) the most basic facts or elements

"he told us only the bare bones of the story"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) meaning relating to or pertaining to

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an attention-getting opening presented at the start of a television show

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a warrant to take someone into custody

"put out a pickup on that man"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an incomprehensible talk

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a crushing remark

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) voluble conversation

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an informal discussion (usually among men)

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (informal) a quick private conference

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a speech of exhortation attempting to instill enthusiasm and determination in a team or staff

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) the end of an enterprise

"they were on the homestretch when the computer crashed"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an impressively successful event

"the rock concert was a real barnburner"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) the live birth of a child

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a feeling of fear and revulsion

"he gives me the creeps"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a general feeling of boredom and dissatisfaction

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) pork sausage

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) any strong spirits (such as strong whisky or rum)

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a bunch

"a thick swad of plants"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) any tightly knit group of trusted associates

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) range of jurisdiction or influence

"a bureaucracy...chiefly concerned with turf...and protecting the retirement system"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (informal) a resort area in the Catskill Mountains of New York that was patronized primarily by Jewish guests

"many comedians learned their trade playing the borscht circuit"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) any large deep body of water

"he jumped into the drink and had to be rescued"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a reference to yourself or myself etc.; `take care of number one' means to put your own interests first

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an important influential person

"he thinks he's a big shot" "she's a big deal in local politics" "the Qaeda commander is a very big fish"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a female singer

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) someone deranged and possibly dangerous

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) someone who is a detective

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a stupid incompetent person

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) someone whose style is out of fashion

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a person who responds `I don't know' in a public opinion poll

"70% in favor, 13% opposed and 17% don't-knows"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a dealer in stolen property

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) someone who is unsuccessful

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a conservative who is old-fashioned or dull in attitude or appearance

"you may accuse me of being and old fuddy-duddy trying to stop young people having fun"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) alliterative term for girl (or woman)

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a man who is (usually) old and/or eccentric

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a user of (usually soft) drugs

"the office was full of secret heads"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a recruiter of personnel (especially for corporations)

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) someone who thinks he knows everything and refuses to accept advice or information from others

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a lazy person

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman

"she takes good care of her man"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) someone who is neither a highbrow nor a lowbrow

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a spokesperson (as a lawyer)

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) someone who passes bad checks or counterfeit paper money

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) executive who is very successful in bringing in business to his company or firm

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a person who is almost identical to another

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an undercover police officer who investigates other policemen

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) someone with a habitually sullen or gloomy expression

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) someone who spoils the pleasure of others

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a bore who is extremely formal, pompous, and old-fashioned

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a woman who sings popular songs

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) townsman unacquainted with country life especially a slick and flashy male city dweller

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a witty amusing person who makes jokes

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man

"he was faithful to his woman"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a very large profit

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a gift of public land or resources for the private gain of a limited group

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a source of income or livelihood

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) valuable goods

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) diamonds

"look at the ice on that dame!"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate

"he got a load on and started a brawl"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an unfortunate situation

"we're in the soup now"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) the actual state of affairs

"that's the size of the situation" "she hates me, that's about the size of it"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a state of depression or agitation

"he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a state of extreme exhaustion

"he was worn to a frazzle"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a state of sexual arousal

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a muscular cramp (especially in the thigh or calf) following vigorous exercise

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) an informal expression for a mildly depressed state

"in the dumps" "have the mopes"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a chance to do something

"he wanted a shot at the champion"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a situation offering opportunities

"he worked both sides of the street" "cooperation is a two-way street"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a single chance or instance

"he couldn't afford $50 a throw"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) an airless smoky smelly atmosphere

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) any composition having a consistency suggestive of soup

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a general term for building materials

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a time period of a week or more

"a week from Monday will be too soon!"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a time perceived as long

"I hadn't seen him in a month of Sundays"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) a long time

"something that happens once in blue moon almost never happens"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) understand

"He didn't figure her"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) walk

"let's hoof it to the disco"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) pay attention; be watchful

"Keep your eyes peeled for any policemen"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) try

"let's give it a whirl!"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) happen or take place

"Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) summarized or abridged

"a potted version of a novel"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (informal) absolute

"she is a living doll" "scared the living daylights out of them" "beat the living hell out of him"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) capable of being reached or attained

"a very getatable man" "both oil and coal are there but not in getatable locations"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) difficult to reach or attain

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) accurate and to the point

"a dead-on feel for characterization" "She avoids big scenes...preferring to rely on small gestures and dead-on dialogue"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) marked by excited activity

"a hot week on the stock market"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) very angry

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) roused to anger

"stayed huffy a good while" "she gets mad when you wake her up so early" "mad at his friend" "sore over a remark"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) furiously angry

"willful stupidity makes him absolutely livid"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) pretty and neat

"what a dinky little hat"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (informal British) sexually attractive

"a dishy blonde"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) the best of its kind

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) easily frightened

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) constitutionally lazy or idle

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) subject to accident or chance or change

"a chancy appeal at best" "getting that job was definitely fluky" "a fluky wind" "an iffy proposition"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) dazed from or as if from repeated blows

"knocked silly by the impact" "slaphappy with exhaustion" "punch-drunk with love"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) having or revealing stupidity

"ridiculous anserine behavior" "a dopey answer" "a dopey kid" "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (used informally) associated on close terms

"a close friend" "the bartender was chummy with the regular customers" "the two were thick as thieves for months"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) dressed especially in smart clothes

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (used informally) completely unclothed

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) stark naked

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal)

"comfortable clothes" "comfortable suburban houses" "made himself comfortable in an armchair" "the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable" "are you comfortable?" "feeling comfy now?"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')

"my throat feels bad" "she felt bad all over" "he was feeling tough after a restless night"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) extremely crowed or filled to capacity

"a suitcase jammed with dirty clothes" "stands jam-packed with fans" "a packed theater"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (informal) strikingly unconventional

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) cross-eyed

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken')

"a broken washing machine" "the coke machine is broken" "the coke machine is busted"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) damaged

"the gym has some of the most knocked-out equipment since Vic Tanny"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) having been got the better of

"I'm pretty beat up but I don't feel licked yet"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) very desirable

"a plummy leading role"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) destroyed or killed

"we are gone geese"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) impressively difficult

"a tall order"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship

"what a cushy job!" "the easygoing life of a parttime consultant" "a soft job"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) forthright and explicit

"a flat-footed refusal"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) under the influence of narcotics

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) abounding with life and energy

"the club members are a really live bunch"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) eagerly desirous

"anxious to see the new show at the museum" "dying to hear who won"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) luxuriously elegant

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) worked up emotionally by anger or excitement

"was terribly het up over the killing of the eagle" "got really het up over the new taxes" "he was suddenly het up about racing cars"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with

"crazy about cars and racing" "they are dotty about each other" "gaga over the rock group's new album"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) characterized by the absence of inessential features

"he got a no-frills introduction to the job"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) possessed by inordinate excitement

"the crowd went crazy" "was crazy to try his new bicycle"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) very expensive

"big-ticket items like cars and furs" "a big-ticket government program"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept

"he's a cool dude" "that's cool" "Mary's dress is really cool" "it's not cool to arrive at a party too early"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) very chic

"groovy clothes"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) currently fashionable

"the in thing to do" "large shoulder pads are in"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) no longer fashionable

"my mother has these prehistoric ideas about proper clothes"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) elegant and fashionable

"classy clothes" "a classy dame" "a posh restaurant" "a swish pastry shop on the Rue du Bac"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) flashily stylish

"a snazzy outfit"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) sore or lame

"a gammy foot"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) malodorous

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) crammed with food

"a full stomach" "I feel stuffed"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (used informally especially for emphasis) real or genuine

"a real honest-to-god live cowboy" "went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) very good

"he did a bully job" "a neat sports car" "had a great time at the party" "you look simply smashing" "we had a grand old time"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform

"she handed me a hopeless jumble of papers" "he is a hopeless romantic"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) very bad

"a lousy play" "it's a stinking world"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) returned for lack of funds

"a rubber check" "a no-good check"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) ill-tempered or annoyed

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) not homosexual

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) of questionable honesty or legality

"He established a dummy company through which he laundered vast sums of cash from shady middlemen and arms dealers"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) very funny

"a killing joke" "sidesplitting antics"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) faulty

"I've got this dicky heart"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) significant

"graduation was a big day in his life"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (informal) small and of little importance

"a fiddling sum of money" "a footling gesture" "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war" "a little (or small) matter" "a dispute over niggling details" "limited to petty enterprises" "piffling efforts" "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) trivial

"potty little details"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) informed about the latest trends

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) highly cultured or educated

"highbrow events such as the ballet or opera" "a highbrowed literary critic"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (used informally) very large

"a thumping loss"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) very large; appropriate to the size of a man

"a man-sized piece of cake"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) enormous

"a whacking phone bill" "a whacking lie"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (used informally) very small

"a wee tot"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) small and unimpressive

"we stayed in a dinky old hotel" "an insignificant sum of money"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) recently stolen or smuggled

"hot merchandise" "a hot car"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) recorded for broadcast

"a transcribed announcement" "canned laughter"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) favorite

"the fair-haired boy of the literary set"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (usually used colloquially) causing or accompanied by misfortune

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) marked by great zeal or violence

"real blood-and-guts fiction" "blood-and-guts football"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) incorrigible

"a bodacious gossip"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) extreme

"why is he in such an all-fired hurry?"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) sufficiently clothed to see visitors or appear in public

"are you decent?"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) mentally and emotionally stable

"she's really together"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

"in a frightful hurry" "spent a frightful amount of money"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (informal) very; used informally as an intensifier

"that is one fine dog" "a right fine day"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) remarkable

"that was some party" "she is some skier"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) leaving no balance

"my account with you is now all square"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) baffled

"this problem has me completely stuck"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) intensely affecting the mind especially in producing hallucinations

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) in fancy clothing

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) informal term for ridiculous and implausible

"he gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (informal) very unpleasant

"hellish weather" "stop that god-awful racket"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) very popular or successful

"one of the hot young talents" "cabbage patch dolls were hot last season"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) foolish; totally unsound

"a crazy scheme" "half-baked ideas" "a screwball proposal without a prayer of working"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)

"high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school" "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) upstart

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) denoting a company or law firm owned and run by members of the WASP elite who are generally conservative

"the politician tried to hide his white-shoe background"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) lucrative

"a juicy contract" "a nice fat job"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) proper or legitimate

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) used of a quantity or amount (especially of money) for emphasis

"a cool million bucks"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) not as expected

"there was something fishy about the accident" "up to some funny business" "some definitely queer goings-on" "a shady deal" "her motives were suspect" "suspicious behavior"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) not behaving normally

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition

"an all-right movie" "the passengers were shaken up but are all right" "is everything all right?" "everything's fine" "things are okay" "dinner and the movies had been fine" "another minute I'd have been fine"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) last in an indefinitely numerous series

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy

"a hot drummer" "he's hot tonight"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) inclined to club together

"a clubbable man"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) nonstandard

"so-called bad grammar"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) short

"eleven is one shy of a dozen"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) of the highest quality

"an ace reporter" "a crack shot" "a first-rate golfer" "a super party" "played top-notch tennis" "an athlete in tiptop condition" "she is absolutely tops"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) exceptionally good

"a boss hand at carpentry" "his brag cornfield"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) of very poor quality; flimsy

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) very poor in quality

"ropey food" "a ropey performance"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) utterly astounded

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) with eyes or mouth open in surprise

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal expletive) surprised

"Well I'm jiggered!"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British colloquial) not inclined to conversation

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline

"we were really pumped up for the race" "he was so pumped he couldn't sleep"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) avoiding waste

"an economical meal" "an economical shopper" "a frugal farmer" "a frugal lunch" "a sparing father and a spending son" "sparing in their use of heat and light" "stinting in bestowing gifts" "thrifty because they remember the great Depression" "`scotch' is used only informally"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) very tired

"was all in at the end of the day" "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere" "bushed after all that exercise" "I'm dead after that long trip"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) exhausted or worn out

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (British informal) poorly ventilated

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) extremely violent

"a knock-down-and-drag-out fight"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) ludicrous, foolish

"wore a goofy hat" "a silly idea" "some wacky plan for selling more books"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) extremely

"boiling mad"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) exactly

"fell plumb in the middle of the puddle"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) in a satisfactory or adequate manner

"she'll do okay on her own" "held up all right under pressure"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) at or in or to any place

"you can find this food anywhere"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) in or at or to some place

"she must be somewhere"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) to or in any or all places

"You find fast food stores everywhere" "people everywhere are becoming aware of the problem" "he carried a gun everywhere he went" "looked all over for a suitable gift"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (old-fashioned or informal) in a little while

"see you anon"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')

"the answer is obviously wrong" "she was in bed and evidently in great pain" "he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list" "it is all patently nonsense" "she has apparently been living here for some time" "I thought he owned the property, but apparently not" "You are plainly wrong" "he is plain stubborn"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) used as intensifiers

"terribly interesting" "I'm awful sorry"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) definitely or certainly

"Visit us by all means"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) definitely not

"the prize is by no means certain" "and that isn't all, not by a long sight"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')

"he was soundly defeated" "we beat him good"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) exactly

"he fell flop on his face"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) for a very long or seemingly endless time

"she took forever to write the paper" "we had to wait forever and a day"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) heartily or earnestly

"They fell to work dingdong"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States)

"way over budget" "way off base" "the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) if nothing else (`leastwise' is informal and `leastways' is colloquial)

"at least he survived" "they felt--at any rate Jim felt--relieved though still wary" "the influence of economists--or at any rate of economics--is far-reaching"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) regardless; a combination of irrespective and regardless sometimes used humorously

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')

"the results are surely encouraging" "she certainly is a hard worker" "it's going to be a good day for sure" "they are coming, for certain" "they thought he had been killed sure enough" "he'll win sure as shooting" "they sure smell good" "sure he'll come"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily')

"she was easily excited" "was easily confused" "he won easily" "this china breaks very easily" "success came too easy"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) in a relaxed manner; or without hardship

"just wanted to take it easy" "the judge went easy on the young defendant"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')

"he spoke slowly" "go easy here--the road is slippery" "glaciers move tardily" "please go slow so I can see the sights"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) absolutely not; never

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) (informal) with great speed or effort or intensity; used for emphasis

"drove like crazy" "worked like hell to get the job done" "this sprain hurts like hell" "ran like sin for the storm cellar" "work like thunder" "fought like the devil"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) in a hopeless manner

"the papers were hopelessly jumbled" "he is hopelessly romantic"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) directly

"he ran bang into the pole" "ran slap into her"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly')

"he was pushed roughly aside" "they treated him rough"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) very much

"thanks heaps"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) with a short hollow thud

"plop came the ball down to the corner of the green"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) straight down especially heavily or abruptly

"the anchor fell plump into the sea" "we dropped the rock plump into the water"

(colloquialism is the usage domain for ...) in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly')

"Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly" "how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank" "talking sweet to each other"

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