Catcher in the Rye — Holden's Vernacular: Slang, Idioms, and Colloquialisms
Terms in this set (45)
a great time
Someone who stares at other people.
have to; ought to
Person who is worthy of mention in a negative way.
an unscrupulous person
ugly or inane
would you or what do you
to trick or inveigle
to prod or poke suddenly and playfully in the backside
someone who is lazy and doesn't do work
chewing the fat
to converse or gossip with someone
she kills me
She really surprises or amuses me.
making you blue
making you sad
it knocked her out
it amused her
"Boy, did she hit the ceiling."
She became very angry.
I was pretty loaded
I have a lot of money
Giving it to her
To have sexual intercourse with someone
Just for the hell of it
To do something for no reason
to make out, necking, canoodle,
They're both so nuts.
They are both crazy.
What you should be is not yellow at all.
You should not be a coward at all.
Shoot the breeze
To make conversation with someone.
You had to twist their arms.
To convince a person to do something
She was really putting it away.
She was eating or drinking really fast.
to call someone on the phone
maudlin, self-pitying, sentimental (often when drunk)
a big deal — To make a big stink! To make a big deal of something.
very good; very cool and popular
out of style or clichéd
very high-class or expensive
to make out, to canoodle
Someone who is well-known or a show-off.
fast, or done in a brisk manner
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