> Anglish "Slang" Wordbook

Anglish sp. English
BackvbTo give one's support to some effort or person. 2. to bet on; wager. 3. to contribute money; bankroll
Back and fill phrTo be irresolute, vacillate. 2. to charm a potential victim, often with a lengthy, convoluted patter, before you subject them to a confidence trick.
Backbeat nAn underlying theme or quality. 2. one's heartbeat. 3. a secondary beat, in jazz music, that underlies the main theme.
Backbone nCourage.
BackbreakernA very difficult, exhausting, demanding job or physical task.
Back-burnernThe location of an idea, project, suggestion, etc., when it is kept on ready reserve for the time being, as "Put on the Back-burner."
Back-dooradjDishonest, dubious: " a sleazy little back-door business."
Back-dooring nAdultery, infidelity, betrayal.
Back-door mannAn adulterer, betrayer, cheat, a bird-dog. 2. an 'illicit' lover, one who sneaks in the back door when the husband is away.
Back-downvbTo retreat or recoil from one's position, problem; surrender, retract. 2. concede a loss in an argument.
Backed advDead: lying on one's back. 2. dead: on the back of those who carry one's coffin.
Back-ended adjEccentric, perverse, strange. 2. not according to the ordinary way.
Back-end-to adjIn confusion, in disorder, in chaos.
Backfire vbTo react in an expected and untoward manner.
Back fortynAn out-of-the-way barren piece of land, often 40 acres in size.
Back-hander nSlap in the face with the back of the hand.
Back-house nA privy, a toilet, a dunny.
Back in the days phrn former times; long ago, in times yore.
Back offphrTo stop annoying, bothering or harassing someone. 2 to soften or moderate; relent. 3. to slow down or go easier. 4. to recoil; concede a loss in an argument.
Back outvbTo cancel or renege on an arrangement.
BackroomadjHaving to do with political, organizational or personal expediency: 'As in a backroom deal."
Back seatadvAn inferior position.
Back seat driver nA passenger in a motor vehicle who gives unwanted advice to the driver, hence anyone who offers advice in a field he/she is not qualified.
Back someone upphrTo concur with someone; support someone's opinion or view; 2. to be ready to replace or stand in for someone
Back talk n.Retort in anger, heated argument, impudent or disrespectful reply.
BackupnA substitute or stand-in or something or someone ready to step in or replace.
Backwoodsyadj.Uncultivated, unrefined, rustic
Backyard (In One's Own Backyard) phrUsed figuratively to denote familiar territory, a field or domain in which one feels comfortable.
Banestar nBane-star; an anti-hero.
Barebones n.A skinny persons.
Bare-bonesadjUnadorned, spare; austere
Bark n.A cough
Barking ironsn.Pistols, guns
Barn-burnernAnything sensational or exciting;
BarnstormvbTo travel about as a politician, preacher or entertainer making short, but dramatic appearances in as many cities as possible.
Beak n.Judge, magistrate. 2. the nose
Bean n.The head
Beat nRythm
BeatvbTo avoid prosecution, fine for a crime. 2. area allocated to a policeman to patrol. 3. Having a tired, exhausted, disheveled look.
Beat adjTired out, exhausted.
Beat feet phrGet away fast, usually because you have done something wrong.
Beat itphrA command: telling someone to leave immediately. 2. to depart, decamp, flee, escape.
Beat one's brains outphrTo labor strenuously with the mind, often with the sense of having failed. 2. to threaten with bodily harm.
Beat-sheet nIn tv. and film making, a short summary of a story. 2. in US., a porn magazine.
Beat somebody from their bread phrSwindle, rob, cheat others financially.
Beat the boards phrDance, especially tap-dance.
Beat-upadjDamaged and battered by age and use: " a beat-up jalopy."
Beat up onphrTo attack and damage; criticize harshly, denounce an opponent
Beat n.A reporter's regular run of news sources and places, known as "The Beat"
Beats meintjAn exclamation or acknowledgement of not knowing or understanding something.
Beat your gums phrEat.
BeavernThe female genitals.
Beaver-shooternA man obsessed with peering at female genitals
Bed-ready adjSexually aroused; ready to copulate.
Bed-to-breakfast folks phrCity dwellers
Bedworthy adjPertaining to a desirable woman or man, one who is sexually aroused and ready to copulate.
Bedewed ppTo be sweating, applies usually to a woman.
Bee-linen.A direct course; the shortest route
Bend out of shape phrUpset, disturb, excite. 2. be high on drugs.
Bee-sting lips nLips swollen and puffed owing to the over-use of botox.
Bee-sting looks nFace swollen by the too much and too frequent injecting of botox.
Be goodphrAn interjection wishing salutations on parting
BehindnThe ass, rump, buttocks
Be-innA gathering of people, usually young, where they do nothing in particular
Bell-ringernA door-to-door salesman. 2. a person seeking political election
Bells and smells phrA style of religious worship emphasizing high ritual, including use of vestments, bells and incense, especially that of High Church Anglicanism or Anglo-Catholicism. Also 'Smells and Bells'
Bells and whistlesphrFrills, adornments and other unessential things.
Bell up vbTo telephone; ring someone.
Belly-ache phrTo complain; also belly-acher
BellyfulnThe limit that one can put up with; too much; surfeit
Belly laughphrA very loud and boisterous laugh, often appreciative
Belly-timber nFood.
Belly upphrAs in the phrase: " To go belly up," to die or pass away.
BeltvbTo strike, hit, beat. 2 to defeat in battle, to defeat in a sporting event
Belt outvbTo sing a song vigorously
Bend someone's mindphrTo have a very strong and often upsetting mental sway over someone
Bend over backwardsphrTo strive earnestly; make a great effort
Bend one's elbowphrTo drink often and heavily
Bender n. A drunken spree
Bent adjOf a criminal nature, illegal, unlawful. 2. aberrant; dishonest
Be therephrTo measure up to expectations
Be thereaboutsphrTo do something moderately well
Berth nA position in a sporting team
Bestsellerdom n.The most popular books
Better halfnA wife
Beyond the Stones phrThe world outside the so-called famous thoroughfares of a metropolis like London, New York, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Seoul. ('The Stones' referring originally to beyond the paved streets of London in the Victorian era)
Bin chicken nThe Australian White ibis, a wading bird.
Bird-dog n.One who steals another person's girl-friend. 2. young man who bereft of a partner of his own, tries to steal a woman from someone else. 3. unscrupulous stock broker's agent who scouts for gullible prospects.
Bitch shield nA hostile or frosty attitude adopted by a woman to deter unwanted suitors.
Bite the dust phrTo be killed, to die. 2. To go bankrupt, fail
Biters nTeeth, the grinds.
Bit-grinder nA computer.
Bitter-endern.A person who will not compromise or yield.
Bitter-water nMoonshine; liquor of a high alcohol content
Black-cloud nA doctor who attracts difficult or prolonged cases or an unusually high numbers of code blue calls.
Black gold n.Crude oil, oil, petroleum
Black-out n.Temporary loss of memory; failure of electricity supply
Blackwash n.To magnify defects and give prominence to them
Black work nThe mortuary and funeral business and profession.
Blade nA surgeon: dashing, bold, arrogant and often wrong.
Bleedvb.To get money out of someone, esp. in the form of a forced contribution
Blood on the moon phrA foreboding: menacing or suspicious situation or event.
Blood-suckers nLab technicians who take blood samples.
Blossom nosen.A heavy drinker
Blowhardn.A braggart
Blow off steamphrTo express one's anger forcibly
Blown mind nA gunshot wound to the head.
Blown the works phrSpill the beans, talk.
Blue-blower nA patient with severe and chronic lung disease,
Blue-eyed soul nA music genre where Caucasian singers sing soul music.
Blue-pipe nA vein.
Bone bendern.A wrestler
Bone boxnThe mouth
Bone eatern.A dog
Boneheadn.A stupid person, a dullard. 2. orthopaedic doctor.
Bone idleadjWilfully and incurably idle, lazy
Bone-stiff adjDead, deceased.
BoneyardnA cemetery, graveyard; bone-orchard. 2. an emaciated person or animal, esp. a horse
Book-hangover nThe feeling experienced when you finish a book and you suddenly return to the real world, but the real world feels incomplete or surreal because you are still living in the 'land' of the book.
Book smart adjBeing able to succeed scholastically, and not necessarily in the real world.
Book smarts nKnowledge gained from reading and studying.
Born daysn.A lifetime. an intensive form of days, as "In all my born days I have never seen such a sight."
Bow outvb.To withdraw, resign from a contest or life
Brain pann.The head
Brain stealern.A plagiarist
Brainsn.The brains, the manager, the head, the leaders, innovators
Breaderyn.A bakery
Breakbone nA wishbone of a chicken, a furcula.
Break evenphrTo end without winning or losing; to make no profit, to suffer no loss
Breakfast-to-bed folksphrLazy people
Break the icephrTo take the first step, to be introduced, to begin
Breakupn.Analysis, known as "The Breakup"
Breasthern.A short break from physical or emotional strife or turmoil
Bright nDaytime.
Bright in one's books phrShowing mental alertness. 2. good at learning.
Brimstone nA prostitute, (hot stuff).
Brimstome buster nA fire-brand, ranting religious preacher.
Brine hose nThe penis
Bringdown nAnything depressing, either a person, thing or circumstances.
Bring down vbTo depress.
Broadn.Any girl, a mistress, a prostitute
Broken.Without money
Broomtown nA city with a predilection for cleanliness. A recent survey named the five cleanest cities in the world: Alberta, Zurich, Luxenbourg, Adelaide and Singapore.
Brother-in-law nAn intimation that one has been indecorously familiar with another sister.
Brown-bean dust nCoffee.
Brown chalk nAmber.
Brown stonersn.Aristocrats
Brow stones nTHe eyes.
Buckvb.To oppose, stand up against
Buck-upphrTo brace oneself against illness, to take courage, to become embolden
Buck passern.A person who avoids work and responsibility by passing it on to someone else
Build-upn.The thread of a story, play, movie which links the various parts. 2. a reputation gained through deliberate use of publicity; artificial publicity
BurnvbTo defraud, hurt financially, hurt emotionally, betray.
Burn nA scathing remark or retort; a particularly cutting insult.
Burn vbTo criticize, reprimand, or berate (someone). 2. insult (a person) in a particularly cutting or scathing manner.
BurnedadjDamaged or hurt by the action of others.
Butter-fingersnOne who is clumsy and awkward, often dropping things
By one's lonesomephrAlone, independently, also on one's lonesome
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