The Weekly Idiom and Headlines
To count on is to rely on or depend on someone or
There are elections for municipal government in
November. You may get a phone call and the person will say this to you.
Can I count on your vote?
Idiom: to be psyched
Definition: To be well prepared and ready for a
difficult challenge either physically or mentally. It also means you have
Before the Grizzlies play the game, the players try to psyche each
other up (make themselves ready for the game). In chess, players try to
psyche each other out by various means. To psyche them out is
to make them lose confidence and fail.
Children like to push their parents buttons.
Oh dear! A button is something
that bothers you and makes you angry. What is her hot button?
My friend said to her boyfriend, My way, or the
highway! She is telling him to choose her and her rules, or find a
My daughters music teacher is out of tune with
the times, but he is a good teacher of music anyway. He wears glasses with
plastic frames from about 1985; he drives a 1966 Toyota; he wears
older-style shirts. Old fashioned is a kind of synonym.
Dont worry. Ill give it my best shot. You
can also say, Give it a shot! I am saying that I will do my
best and try.
To have a crush on someone
The boy in Grade One had a crush on his pretty
teacher. He thinks that he is in love with her. He wants to marry her when
he grows up. This is called puppy love.
Do you think Kevin will be at the dance?
I think so, why?
I think he's really cute and nice. Sounds like you've got a crush on
They were high school sweethearts. They met in
high school and then married.
Idiom: to toss one's cookies; to speak to the big
white telephone; to talk to Ralph; to blow chunks (todays
children); to barf; throw up (polite) My child is throwing up
every 2 hours. What should I do? Definition: To vomit
I was sick as a dog. (I was very sick)
It isnt necessary to get a divorce. We can work it
out if you want. To work it out is to solve or work on a
It was, like, a big thing. Like is a word
that means kind of, close to, really you know. It
is a kind of filler word, close to the use of um and ah.
Having a 14-year-old keeps you honest. When they
ask you whether you drank alcohol before you were the legal age, you need
to answer truthfully.