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Tag along (v.): To go with/ accompany someone. ex: "I'm going to the mall. You wanna tag along?"

Take a load off (v.): To relax. ex: "Come on in, sit down, take a load off."

Take off (v.): To leave, to get going, to be on one's way. ex: "We have to take off. See you soon!"

Take a joke: To have a sense of humor; Not to get offended at a joke directed towards you. ex: "Geez! I was only kidding. Can't you take a joke?"

That does it!:This phrase is used when one has had enough of something/someone, and decides to do something about it. ex: "That does it! I'm calling the police!"

That hit the spot: (When talking about food/drinks) That was really good; That's just what I needed.

Thick-skinned (adj.): Not easily offended; The opposite of "touchy". "He's thick skinned. He can take it."

Throw the book at someone: To impose the highest/most severe penalty on someone for a crime committed. ex: "After John got caught stealing again, the judge threw the book at him."

(To be) tripping on (something): to be high on something (usually drugs).

Tight (adj.): Close. "That's one tight game!"

Trash (v.): To destory. "The band trashed the hotel room."

Turn-off (n.): Something that makes you lose your interest. ex: "The fact that she smoked so much was a real turn-off."

24/7 (Twenty four seven): Non-stop, around the clock. ex: "That place is open 24/7. It never closes."

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