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20 -- 20/20 hindsight
having a better understanding of the way something should have been done after it has already occurred
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anything else?

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more of whatever you need or would like

Conversation:

Server:  Can I get you anything else?

Customer:  No thanks.  Everything is great.                                                                                                                                         

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anywho

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a fun way to say anyhow

Anywho … we finally made it to our destination.

Are we clear? / Let's be clear.

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a question that asks if you completely understand what is being said to you (mostly spoken by someone who has authority)

Conversation:

Boss:  You understand that if you don’t begin arriving on time to work, you will be fired.  Are we clear?  

Worker:  Yes … crystal clear!  

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arm move

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when a guy stretches his arm and then puts it around a girl

Check it out. Tim’s doin’ his best arm move on that girl!

as hell/like hell

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to a high degree

The Bar Exam was hard as hell! I sure hope I passed it.

as soon as I can

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as soon as possible

Conversation:

Mark:  When are you giving me the money?

Sheila:  I’ll pay you back as soon as I can.

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as we speak

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the same time something is being done

As we speak, your father is on his way from the airport.

atta boy/atta girl (or) that a boy/that a girl

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great job (sometimes with a pat on the back)

That a boy, Tommy.  You’re riding your bike without my help!  

aw

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said when something is said or when someone has sympathy for another

Conversation:

Rogelio:  My mom is in the hospital. 

Nohemi:  Aw, I’m sorry to hear that.     (and)

Child:  Mommy, I’m scared. 

Mom:  Aw … you’re ‘gonna’ be okay, honey.

awhile

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a relatively short period of time

It's been awhile since I've talked to Annie.  I think I'll give 'er a call to see how she's doin'.