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Semper Fi
Latin “semper fidelis” meaning “always faithful” -- spoken in the US Marine Corps as a connection that acknowledges another marine
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ask out

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ask someone to go on a date

Hey!  What about Nancy?  Did you ask her out yet?

attention span

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the period of time you can stay completely focused on something

Sometimes I have a short attention span when I’m reading my history book.

axed

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fired

Greg was axed from his job.

backfire

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when something doesn’t work the way you thought it would and instead in an opposite way than you wanted

I gave my girlfriend a ring, but it backfired. She got mad because she said it was too early in our relationship.

backup (2)

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a person that can cover for you if you are unable to do what you are supposed to do

I need you to be my backup in case I can’t make it to the meeting.

backup/a backup (1)

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a copy (in case the original is unavailable, lost, broken, old, etc.)

I have a backup for all my files so that I don’t have to worry if something happens to them.

baggage

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issues that you might bring with you when you're starting a new relationship

You have so much baggage! You got fired from your last job, you couldn’t make the payments on your apartment, and you never seem to stay in a relationship for more than 6 months.

bail

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leaving for no apparent reason while others are depending on you

Conversation:

Shirley:  Unfortunately Tim bailed, and he left us alone to do all the work by ourselves.

Robert:  No way ... That's totally messed up.

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baller

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high-end and flashy

That 'baller' sure has expensive taste! He's always wearing the latest shoes like Jordan's and Gucci. 

ballpark figure

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an estimate; an approximate price

Conversation:

George:  Give me a ballpark figure for your used car.  It's 'kinda' old.

Ray:  OK ... how about $2,000?

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