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trick or treat
what children say on Halloween night when they knock on neighborhood doors to get candy
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snap fingers (in music or dance)

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keeping the beat of a song

(not spoken)

so what else is new

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Telling me something that I don’t already know

Conversation:

Jimmy: Did you hear that they are going to raise taxes again?

George: So what else is new?

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spoiler alert

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a heads-up that what you are about to read or hear will ruin the ending of the movie, TV show, or book that you are interested in

Conversation:

Martin: Hey, Roger... Have you seen the new horror movie that just came out?

Roger: Yeah, and spoiler alert, the killer was the boss all along.

Martin: Aww, man... Why did 'ya' tell me!?

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spot-on

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accurate or completely right

I'm changing the color of my bedroom walls to match the blue curtains. I was lucky to find a color that is spot-on.

stay tuned

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wait for more information

Stay tuned! As soon as I know all the facts, I'll let you know.

switcheroo

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make a change directly between 2 people or 2 things

Let’s do a switcheroo. You and Evet change places, OK?

tada!

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used when you accomplish something successfully and you’re very happy about it, meaning “I did it!”

I just finished the graphics for my PowerPower presentation. Tada!

talk to the hand

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a disrespectful way to show that you don’t want to listen to what someone is saying to you (usually among children)

Conversation:

Billy:  I’m 'gonna' tell mom that you didn’t clean your room.  

Joey: Talk to the hand ...

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Thank you?

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expresses sarcasm or uncertainty about whether a person should be grateful

Conversation:

Mom:  I’ll keep the vegetables warm on the stove for when you want seconds.

Son:  Umm ... thank you?  (he doesn't want anymore vegetables)

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That hurts!

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a reaction of somebody who is pinched or punched by another (usually a young person)

Stop it … that hurts!