Kiera sought an explanation, recalling he was not familiar with most slang despite his mastery of English.
At the blank look, she assumed the translator didn't pick up her slang and rephrased.
It is thus used of the fixtures, machinery, apparatus necessary for the carrying on of an in.dustry or business, and in colloquial or slang use, of a swindle, a carefully arranged plot or trap laid or fixed to deceive; cf.
This humane privilege was grossly abused, and thus gave rise to the slang phrase "to sham Abraham."
The word is of frequent use as a slang term - e.g.
During such periods of excitement it is even able, by the pressure of the muscles on the poison-duct, to eject the fluid to some distance; hence it shares with the cobra a third Dutch name, that of "spuw slang" (spitting snake).
But the typical "germania" is a mixture of slang and of the gipsy language.
P-r-s-t), a district embracing the rich lowlands on the Mediterranean coast from the neighbourhood 1 " Philistine," as a term of contempt, hostility or reproach, appears first in English, in a sense equivalent to " the enemy," as early as the beginning of the 17th century, and later as a slang term for a bailiff or a sheriff's officer, or merely for drunken or vicious people generally.
In poetical and figurative language "gale" is often used in a pleasant sense, as in "favouring gale"; in America, it is used in a slang sense for boisterous or excited behaviour.
It is from a combination of these two meanings that the thieves' slang phrase "ringing the changes" arises; it denotes the various methods by which wrong change may be given or extracted, or counterfeit coin passed.
It thus survives in American slang, with the meaning "impudence" or "assurance."
Because of this, "two bits" is still slang for twenty-five cents in the United States.
American English is taught in schools and American slang is practiced in bars everywhere.