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American Slang/Idioms starting with W
: Conversational form of "want to".
ex: "He doesn't wanna come."
: Past one's prime.
ex: "They're playing the casino circuit, like all the other washed-up rock stars."
: Very drunk, high.
ex: "We got so wasted last night."
Watch your back!
: Be careful; Watch out. *this is often meant as a threat or warning*
: Strange person. *fairly negative*
: Wealthy; Rich.
ex: "She comes from a well-to-do family."
: Weak, cowardly person.
: Hyper, (overly) alert.
ex: "I'm all wired from the two espressos that I drank."
: Lacking in strength or character; not concrete;
ex: "He gave me some wishy-washy excuse."
Work up the courage (to do something)
: To build up enough confidence (to do something); not concrete;
ex: "She finally worked up the courage to ask him out."
Wrap (something) up (v.)
: To finish (something); To Bring something to a close.
ex: "OK, let's wrap things up for today."
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