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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.
: 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).
"That's one tight game!"
: To destory.
"The band trashed the hotel room."
: 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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