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A slang is a type of language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.

British slang is English language slang used and originating in the United Kingdom and also used to a limited extent in Anglophone countries such as the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, especially by British expats.

American slang is slang that is common in, or particular to, the United States.

Here we collect the most popular English slangs and phrases for English learners.

-to complain
I wouldn’t want to work with Chris because he always whines about everything!

-to sleep
I snoozed on the bus for a few minutes this morning!

take off
-to leave
Ann took off before the meeting was announced.

kick the bucket
-to die
John’s neighbor just kicked the bucket!

grab a bite to eat
-to go out to a restaurant
I’m hungry. Let’s grab a bite to eat somewhere.

check out
-to look at, watch, examine
We’re going to check out that new movie tomorrow after work.

-very intelligent person
Bill Gates must be a brain

-person who loves/is addicted to chocolate
I ate an entire box of chocolates and my sister
says I must be a chocaholic!

I took a lot of mula to the casino but when I returned, I didn’t have as much!

-snacks, like potato chips, popcorn, pretzels
Let’s get some munchies at the baseball game

penny pincher
-cheap, stingy person who rarely spend money
Megan never goes to restaurants because she’s
such a penny pincher

-person who is addicted to shopping
Sandra is a shopholic. She always goes shopping!