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1

get a buzz on (slang)

to drink alcohol

2

frosh (slang)

a freshman

3

crap-fest (slang)

something in which there will be a lot of crap involved, something of poor quality, bad

4

bust (one's) hump (slang)

to insult, complain, criticize

5

dodgy (slang)

suspicious, shady, immoral, illegal

6

fence (slang)

a person who purchases known-stolen goods to re-sell them

7

drop the ball (slang)

to lose, defeated, fail

8

drink like a fish (slang)

to drink alcohol to excess

9

To get your ducks in a row

To get your ducks in a row means to organise your things well. It's American English. (With the recession looming, the government has to get its ducks in a row and invest in job creation.) (The company's owner has given his managers a few days to get their ducks in a row. If they don't improve their performance he'll fire them.)

10

a sitting duck

If someone is described as a sitting duck it means they are vulnerable to criticism or attack. (The platoon ended up behind enemy lines. With no reinforcements from Central Command they were sitting ducks.)

11

shrinking violet

a very shy person, used humorously

12

The road to hell is paved with good intentions

The intention to engage in good acts often fails. The phrase is also sometimes interpreted as meaning that good intentions may have unwanted negative consequences.

13

interjection

(technical) a word or phrase used to express a strong feeling such as shock, pain or pleasure, exclamation

14

cheese and rice

(interjection) Jesus Christ!

15

god's gift to

something excellent for, OK, good

16

Chock-a-block (chockablock) (BE)

completely full of people or things

17

cranck

1-an eccentric person, someone who has unusual ideas and acts strangely 2-powdered methaphetamine

18

think tank (BE)

a group of people with experience and knowledge of a particular subject, who work to produce ideas or give advice (a leading member of Tory think tank)