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American Slang/Idioms starting with K
Keel over (v.)
: A rude way of saying "to die".
(To be) keen on
: To like; To be fond of;
ex: "I'm not really keen on this idea."
Keep a straight face (v.)
: To be able to listen to something that you want to laugh at but to not laugh, to suppress the laughter.
ex: "I couldn't keep a straight face."
Keep (one's) cool (v.)
: Not to become upset, agitated.
ex: "I'm surprised he was able to keep his cool."
Keep an eye on (v.)
: To watch. Be mindful of.
ex: "Keep an eye on those kids. They look suspicious."
: Great; amazing.
ex: "A killer new application", "A killer new product"
: A clumsy person.
ex: "My brother is such a klutz - He's always bumping into things and knocking them over."
: To talk negatively/badly of; to criticize, badmouth.
ex: "Don't knock it until you try it/ until you've tried it."
Knock (someone) up
: To get (someone) pregnant; Knocked up = pregnant.
Know it all(n.)
: Slightly derogatory ( =insulting) term to describe a person who thinks that he/she knows everything.
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