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American Slang/Idioms starting with D
: Empty; quiet (said of bars, clubs, restaurants, etc.)
ex: "It's really dead in here tonight" (It's empty in here tonight/there are very few people here tonight)
: Extremely, totally, very
ex: "I'm dead tired." (I'm extremely tired.); "You're dead wrong." (You're totally wrong.)
: Pretty good.
:Overtly/openly sexual; obscene.
ex: "those lyrics are really dirty."
: To like. *this word is somewhat outdated/pass�*
: Short for "to disrespect" - To talk about someone in a disrespectful manner.
: to leave, get rid of (usually said of something that is "slowing you down" or is "unnecessary").
ex: "The thieves ditched the car and got on a bus."; "He ditched her at the altar."
Do an about face (v.)
: To radically change one's opinion/position.
ex: "He said he would support the bill, so everyone was surprised when he did an about face and voted against it."
: Strange person; someone without "social graces"; weirdo.
: To eat/drink quickly.
ex: "We downed a couple of beers and left for the club."
Doze off (v.)
: To fall asleep.
ex: "I dozed off during the movie."
ex: "What a drag!" (That's very disappointing)
: Someone who gets overly emotional/sentimental about things. Someone who thrives on the dramatic.
ex: "Betty is such a drama queen!"
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