A guide to common U.S. slang and idioms
Are you fan of saying, “At the 11th hour” or “Where the rubber meets the road”? Do you know what they really mean?
American English is full of slang and idioms that are almost incomprehensible—even to us—and yet slang is a vital part of language, one that’s practically unavoidable whether you’re chatting at the office or reading on the Internet. In American English as in other languages, slang is insider understanding, a sign that you’re truly in the know. Slang is constantly evolving and continually expanding.
With our non-U.S. readers in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some common terms and phrases you might be likely to bump into, along with explanations of what they mean.
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