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happy hour
a period of time when alcohol (and some food) is less expensive in many restaurants
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thing -- do one's thing

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something a person doesn’t like very much (or) something that a person is not very good at doing

Singing Karaoke is not his thing, and dancing is not my thing!

thumbs up/down

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a visual way of saying something is right or good or that something is not right or bad

He gave a thumbs down after they asked him what he thought of the movie.

tick-tock

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the audio made by a clock

Back in the old days, the clocks went “tick tock, tick tock.”

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to-do list

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a list you make for everything you need to get done

My to-do list is getting really long.

up top

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when 2 people slap right hands in the air to show that something is great

Conversation:

Mike:  That was awesome, dude!

Gerald:  Up top!

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va va va voom!

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said when a sexy, voluptuous woman walks by

Va va va voom!

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vice versa

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in the opposite way that something is said or done

This time the boys are in the front and the girls are in the back, and next time it'll be vice versa.

victory dance

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done when you are successful or really happy about something

I ran my first marathon!

Vulcan Salute

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a hand gesture,first popularized in the 1960s TV show, Star Trek , means,

The little boy laughed every time his dad did the Vulcan Salute.

wait and see

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not acting so quickly

Conversation:

Wayne: Do you think our team will make the playoffs?

Connor: I don't know. We'll 'hafta' wait and see.

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