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morning after

morning after  {n.},  {slang}
The effects of drinking liquor or staying up late as felt the next morning; a hangover.
One of the troubles of drinking too much liquor is the morning after.
Mr. Smith woke up with a big headache and knew it was the morning after.
Categories:noun slang



mouth-watering

mouth-watering  {adj.}
Smelling or looking very good to eat.
It was a mouth-watering meal.
Categories:adjective



mud in your eye

mud in your eye  {n. phr.},  {informal}
A cheering exclamation when people drink, much like "cheers!"
Each time John raised his glass he said, "Well, here's mud in your eye!"



yellow-bellied

yellow-bellied
yellow-bellied  {adj.},  {slang}
Extremely timid, cowardly.
Joe Bennett is a yellow-bellied guy, don't send him on such a tough assignment!
Categories:adjective slang



you said it

you said it or you can say that again  {interj.},  {slang}
— Used to show strong agreement with what another person has said.
"That sure was a good show." "You said it!"
"It sure is hot!" "You can say that again!"
Compare: SAY A MOUTHFUL.
Categories:interjection slang



you tell 'em

you tell 'em  {interj.},  {slang}
- Used to agree with or encourage someone in what he is saying.
The drunk was arguing with the bartenders and a man cried, "You tell 'em!"



you're telling me

you're telling me  {interj.},  {informal}
Used to show that a thing is so clear that it need not be said, or just to show strong agreement.
"You're late." "You're telling me!"
Compare: YOU BET, YOU SAID IT.



up to

up to  {prep.}
1. As far, as deep, or as high as.
The water in the pond was only up to John's knees.
Mary is small and just comes up to Bill's chest.
The shovel sank in the soft mud all the way up to the handle.
2. Close to; approaching.
The team did not play up to its best today.
Because of the rain, the number of people at the party didn't come up to the number we expected.
3. As high as; not more than; as much or as many as.
Pick any number up to ten.
There were up to eight fire engines at the fire.
4. or up till or up until — Until; till.
Up to her fourth birthday, the baby slept in a crib.
Up to now I always thought John was honest.
We went swimming up till breakfast time.
Up until last summer we always went to the beach for our vacation.
5. Capable of; fit for; equal to; strong or well enough for.
We chose Harry to be captain because we thought he was up to the job.
Mother is sick and not up to going out to the store.
6. Doing or planning secretly; ready for mischief.
What are you up to with the matches, John?
Mrs. Watson was sure that the boys were up to no good, because they ran when they saw her coming.
7. Facing as a duty; to be chosen or decided by; depending on.
It's up to you to get to school on time.
I don't care when you cut the grass. When you do it is up to you.
Categories:preposition time



up to par

up to par or  {informal} up to scratch or  {informal} up to snuff
1. In good or normal health or physical condition.
I have a cold and don't feel up to par.
The boxer is training for the fight but he isn't up to scratch yet.
As good as usual; up to the usual level or quality.
The TV program was not up to par tonight.
John will have to work hard to bring his grades up to snuff.
Compare: MEASURE UP.
Categories:informal



take a joke

take a joke  {v. phr.}
Accept in good spirit some derision directed at oneself.
My brother has a good sense of humor when teasing others, but he cannot take a joke on himself.
Categories:verb