How Well Do You Know These American Slang Words And Phrases?

How well do you understand some of the words and phrases that come up in American English? Come and test your knowledge on this quiz!
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What word would be used as a verb meaning to leave abruptly?
Bail
Cut
Throw
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Feeling blue is usually said to describe what type of emotion?
Sadness
Happiness
Jealousy
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Which of these names is used to describe a lazy person who stays at home a lot?
Couch Tomato
Couch Potato
Couch Fry
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Which of these verbs means to fall asleep?
Crash
Crawl
Fall
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What are you doing if you give someone a ring?
Calling Them on the Phone
Falling In Love With Them
Writing Them a Letter
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What is it called when there is an abrupt increase in the price of someone?
Jack Up
John Up
Tom Up
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Which of these describes the destruction of something?
Trashed
Garbaged
Bagged
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Question 8/12

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Which best describes the verb jonesing?
Wanting to do something
Creepily following someone
Walking with a limp
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Question 9/12

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Which of these phrases means to tell a secret?
Spill the corn
Spill the beans
Spill the eggs
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Question 10/12

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Which of these means a person criticizing something after the fact with the advantage of hindsight?
Friday Fastballer
Sunday Swimmer
Monday Morning Quarterback
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Question 11/12

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Which of these means to ride in the passenger seat of a car?
Ride Shotgun
Ride Rifle
Ride Pistol
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Question 12/12

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Which of these phrases means to finish something?
Wrap Up
Cover Up
Flex Up
Result
You might not understand American English as well as you thought you did!

C+, Novice

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You may be able to hold a conversation speaking American English but a few words and phrases may still throw you for a loop!

B+, Intermediate

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You are clearly up to date on American English lingo! Great work.

A+, American

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1
What word would be used as a verb meaning to leave abruptly?
Bail
Cut
Throw
2
Feeling blue is usually said to describe what type of emotion?
Sadness
Happiness
Jealousy
3
Which of these names is used to describe a lazy person who stays at home a lot?
Couch Tomato
Couch Potato
Couch Fry
4
Which of these verbs means to fall asleep?
Crash
Crawl
Fall
5
What are you doing if you give someone a ring?
Calling Them on the Phone
Falling In Love With Them
Writing Them a Letter
6
What is it called when there is an abrupt increase in the price of someone?
Jack Up
John Up
Tom Up
7
Which of these describes the destruction of something?
Trashed
Garbaged
Bagged
8
Which best describes the verb jonesing?
Wanting to do something
Creepily following someone
Walking with a limp
9
Which of these phrases means to tell a secret?
Spill the corn
Spill the beans
Spill the eggs
10
Which of these means a person criticizing something after the fact with the advantage of hindsight?
Friday Fastballer
Sunday Swimmer
Monday Morning Quarterback
11
Which of these means to ride in the passenger seat of a car?
Ride Shotgun
Ride Rifle
Ride Pistol
12
Which of these phrases means to finish something?
Wrap Up
Cover Up
Flex Up