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(I) just want(ed) to mention (something)

I want to tell you something; I have something to tell you. Hey, just wanted to mention that Bob was looking for you earlier. I just wanted to mention that it was so nice to see you last week! A: "Hey Holly, just want to mention that's 3:45." B: "Oh gosh, I've got to get on the road! Thanks for the reminder!"
See also: just, mention, to

(I) just want(ed) to tell you (something)

I want to say something to you; I have something to tell you. Hey, just wanted to tell you that Bob was looking for you earlier. I just wanted to tell you that it was so nice to see you last week! A: "Hey Holly, just want to tell you that's 3:45." B: "Oh gosh, I've got to get on the road! Thanks for the reminder!"
See also: just, tell, to

blotto(ed)

Extremely drunk, especially to the point of losing control or consciousness. I think you should call a cab for Tony—he's looking pretty blotto. It seems like my brother's only goal during college is to go out and get blottoed as often as possible.

BS

rude slang An initialism of "bullshit."
1. noun Something utterly untrue or wildly exaggerated. Don't give me that BS, Tom. I know you've been taking money from the register. Her entire speech was just a load of BS from start to finish.
2. noun Ridiculous nonsense. Used to express frustration, exasperation, or disgust. You mean we have to come in on Saturday for work, too? God, what a bunch of BS! This is BS! The teacher marked me down a whole letter grade just because I used a 14-point font on my essay.
3. verb To attempt to fool, mislead, or deceive someone. Don't trust a word those salespeople say. They won't hesitate to BS you if they think you might buy one of their cars. I could tell Sarah was BSing me, but I just let her keep talking.
4. verb To speak in a very foolishly boastful or arrogant manner. He loves to BS people with wild stories of his various exploits—dressed up for narrative purposes, of course.
5. verb To say something utterly ridiculous or nonsensical. Used to express frustration, exasperation, or disgust. They want us to start working 10-hour days? You've got to be BSing me!
6. verb To improvise something, especially in a brazenly haphazard or impetuous manner. I forgot all my materials for my presentation, but I managed to BS my way through it. You could tell he was just BSing his entire speech as he went along.
7. interjection Used to express utter disbelief for something someone else has said. A: "So then I woke up in the ICU with no recollection of what had happened!" B: "BS! Sarah saw you that night. None of what you just said ever happened." A: "Oh yeah? Well, I just so happen to know some very powerful people in the film industry." B: "BS. The only person you know is your cousin, and she just works as an electrician."

DQ

1. noun, slang An initialism of "drama queen," meaning a person (usually a female) who is given to having exaggerated or disproportionate emotional reactions to relatively minor events or situations. Since I was an only child, my mother tended to be a bit of a DQ about anything happening in my life. Ah, don't be such a DQ, Tom, they're not going to fire you for a simple mistake like that.
2. noun An abbreviation of "disqualification." The entire team got a DQ after several of their players tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
3. verb An abbreviation of "disqualify." A: "I can't believe they DQ'ed me from the tournament for such a minor thing!" B: "Billy, you punched another kid during the match."

ex out

To draw an ex (X) or series of exes over some written word or name so as to designate its removal or need to be disregarded. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ex" and "out." A: "Why is Amy's name exed out?" B: "Because she's not coming on the field trip anymore." Just ex out all of the words that you feel need to be deleted in the next draft.
See also: ex, out

g'ed up

slang Dressed in a manner or style associated with rap or hip-hop culture. You're squeaky-clean right now—we need to get you g'ed up.
See also: up

ID

informal An abbreviation for "identification."
1. noun A piece of identifying documentation. Excuse me, but I'll need to see some ID before I can let you in.
2. verb To verify someone's identifying document or some detail thereof. Make sure you ID every single person who walks through that door. No one comes in without clearance.

in (one's) stocking(ed) feet

Wearing only one's socks or stockings, but not one's shoes. I had just run out to grab the newspaper, but the door locked behind me. Now I'm stuck outside in my stockinged feet!
See also: feet

install(ed) base

business jargon The number units of a particular product or service that are currently in use, especially software or an Internet or computing platform. (Also referred to as "install(ed) user base" or simply "user base.") There have been fears that the computer giant's existing installed base may decline after their newest operating system is implemented.
See also: base

install(ed) user base

business jargon The number units of a particular product or service that are currently in use, especially software or an Internet or computing platform. (Also referred to as "install(ed) base" or "user base.") There have been fears that the computer giant's existing installed user base may decline after their newest operating system is implemented.
See also: base, user

just want(ed) to (do something)

Used as a polite or tactful introduction to something one is about to say or ask. Before you go, I just want to ask if you're doing OK. You've seemed a little off the past few days. We all just wanted to tell you how grateful we are for your hard work over the years. Hey, Tom. Just wanted to come by and wish you a safe journey to Tokyo!
See also: just, to

kayo

1. slang A phonetic spelling of "KO," an initialism for "knockout," a victory in boxing in which one's opponent is knocked to the mat and unable to rise within a specific amount of time. He's strong, but he lacks stamina. He'll try to win with a kayo in the early rounds, but if you can avoid his punches, you'll be able to tire him out. She's got more kayos than any other boxer in history.
2. verb, slang To achieve a victory by knockout. He kayoed his opponent in just 45 seconds. Don't worry about kayoing him—focus on your jabs, blocks, and footwork.
3. verb, slang To render someone unconscious. Be careful drinking that stuff. It'll kayo you! Sorry for not calling you back. I sat down after getting home from that hike and was instantly kayoed. He kayoed Jeff with a single punch to the head.

KO

1. noun, slang An initialism for "knockout," a victory in boxing in which one's opponent is knocked to the mat and unable to rise within a specific amount of time. He's strong, but he lacks stamina. He'll try to win with a KO in the early rounds, but if you can avoid his punches, you'll be able to tire him out. She's got more KOs than any other boxer in history.
2. verb, slang To achieve a victory by knockout. He KOed his opponent in just 45 seconds. Don't worry about KOing him—focus on your jabs, blocks, and footwork.
3. verb, slang To render someone unconscious. Be careful drinking that stuff. It'll KO you! Sorry for not calling you back. I sat down after getting home from that hike and was instantly KOed. He KOed Jeff with a single punch to the head.

mic up

informal To fit a portable microphone to a person or thing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mic" and "up." I still need to mic up the guests before we begin the interview. I don't like it when musicals mic the actors up. It's just really distracting to see. It turns out the police had mic'd up the company's office to record evidence of their illegal dealings.
See also: mic, up

OD

1. noun An initialism of "overdose," meaning to take on drugs. She died from an OD of fentanyl. The number of ODs in the country has skyrocketed in recent months.
2. verb To take an overdose, especially of a drug. I think she OD'ed—call an ambulance! I've taken so much cough syrup in the past few days that I feel like I'm gonna OD on it.
3. verb By extension, to consume or do something to an excessive degree. Candy, cupcakes, and ice cream? The kids are going to OD on sugar! I think I OD'ed on video games this weekend. I need a break.

OK

informal Originally used as a facetious initialism of "oll korrect" ("all correct"), part of a fad in Boston and New York in the late 1800s of using incorrect initialisms in place of common phrases. It can also be rendered phonetically as "okay."
1. interjection Used to express acceptance, understanding, acknowledgement, etc. A: "Hey, can you give me a ride home?" B: "OK. Hop in." OK, OK—we can have pizza for dinner tonight. Just stop whining about it! A: "I'm going out, I'll be back tonight." B: "OK, see you later."
2. interjection Used as a question word to seek or establish acceptance, understanding, acknowledgement, etc. We're going to move the meeting to Monday, OK? Look, I just want you to understand why I said what I said, OK?
3. adjective Satisfactory or agreeable. Was everything OK with your stay? I hope the food tastes OK. I've never made this recipe before.
4. adjective Fair, fine, or middling; neither especially good nor bad. The movie was only OK. Don't waste your money seeing it in the theater, but it might be worth a rental. My foot feels OK these days, but I'm not ready to run a marathon or anything.
5. adjective Safe; uninjured or unharmed. Sorry for making such a sharp turn there! Is everyone OK? A: "Marty, thank goodness! I was worried sick about you!" B: "I'm OK, Mom, really."
6. adjective Functioning, operating, or working properly. Thankfully, the computers are all OK despite the power surge. A: "Is it possible that the network is down?" B: "No, the network is OK. Something else must be causing the error."
7. adverb In a manner that is neither especially good nor bad. A: "Nice job!" B: "Thanks. I did OK, I guess. I think I probably could have performed a bit better in the middle of the song, but it was fine."
8. noun Approval, authorization, agreement, or endorsement. We can't start work on a new project until we get the OK from the boss. We've gotten OKs from three of the four stakeholders. We're just waiting for the last one before we take the next step in development.
9. verb To give approval, authorization, agreement, or endorsement (for something). You'll need the boss to OK any changes you want to make to the budget. The professor OK'ed my thesis proposal, so now I need to start really digging into my research for it.

okay

informal A phonetic spelling of "OK," originally used as a facetious initialism of "oll korrect" ("all correct"), part of a fad in Boston and New York in the late 1800s of using incorrect initialisms in place of common phrases.
1. interjection Used to express acceptance, understanding, acknowledgement, etc. A: "Hey, can you give me a ride home?" B: "Okay. Hop in." Okay, okay—we can have pizza for dinner tonight. Just stop whining about it! A: "I'm going out, I'll be back tonight." B: "Okay, see you later."
2. interjection Used as a question word to seek or establish acceptance, understanding, acknowledgement, etc. We're going to move the meeting to Monday, okay? Look, I just want you to understand why I said what I said, okay?
3. adjective Satisfactory or agreeable. Was everything okay with your stay? I hope the food tastes okay. I've never made this recipe before.
4. adjective Fair, fine, or middling; neither especially good nor bad. The movie was only okay. Don't waste your money seeing it in the theater, but it might be worth a rental. My foot feels okay these days, but I'm not ready to run a marathon or anything.
5. adjective Safe; uninjured or unharmed. Sorry for making such a sharp turn there! Is everyone okay? A: "Marty, thank goodness! I was worried sick about you!" B: "I'm okay, Mom, really."
6. adjective Functioning, operating, or working properly. Thankfully, the computers are all okay despite the power surge. A: "Is it possible that the network is down?" B: "No, the network is okay. Something else must be causing the error."
7. adverb In a manner that is neither especially good nor bad. A: "Nice job!" B: "Thanks. I did okay, I guess. I think I probably could have performed a bit better in the middle of the song, but it was fine."
8. noun Approval, authorization, agreement, or endorsement. We can't start work on a new project until we get the okay from the boss. We've gotten okays from three of the four stakeholders. We're just waiting for the last one before we take the next step in development.
9. verb To give approval, authorization, agreement, or endorsement (for something). You'll need the boss to okay any changes you want to make to the budget. The professor okayed my thesis proposal, so now I need to start really digging into my research for it.

op-ed piece

In journalism, an article that expresses a writer's viewpoint or opinion, rather than reporting factual information. "Op-ed" stands for "opposite" the "editorial page." I think our readers would really be interested in hearing the viewpoint of someone who only recently moved to the area. How would you like to write an op-ed piece for us? Why is there so much editorializing in this article? Oh, because it's an op-ed piece.
See also: piece

peed

slang Angry. A mild substitute for the slang term "pissed." (Also written as "p'd" and "p'ed.") I could tell that he was peed, so I just gave him some space to cool off.
See also: pee

PO'd

Very disgruntled, irritated, angry, or outraged. (A euphemistic abbreviation of "pissed off.") John was so PO'd when he found out that someone else had been given the promotion instead of him. There's no point in getting PO'd over a bad grade on your exam. Just study harder next time!

to get eighty-sixed

slang
1. To be ejected from an establishment without being served. The customer got eighty-sixed after drunkenly knocking over someone's table.
2. To be canceled or stopped. We had some great plans to renovate this property, but they got eighty-sixed because of budget constraints.
3. To be disposed of or thrown away. Ugh, this coleslaw smells rank. It needs to get eighty-sixed pronto.
See also: get, to

X out

To draw an ex (X) or series of exes over some written word or name so as to designate its removal or need to be disregarded. A noun or pronoun can be used between "X" and "out." A: "Why is Amy's name Xed out?" B: "Because she's not coming on the field trip anymore." Just X out all of the words that you feel need to be deleted in the next draft.
See also: out

X'ed out

1. Of an image or piece of text, having an ex (X) or series of exes drawn over it. Hyphenated if used before a noun. The X'ed-out sections of the map represent areas where we have already completed our search. The teacher caught the student drawing a picture of the principal with his eyes X'ed out.
2. Removed or eliminated from something. That single mistake in my application got me X'ed out from the competition. The passage ended up X'ed out of the movie due to censorship laws.
3. slang Killed. You oughta know better than to mouth off to a gangster like him. You're gonna end up getting X'ed out one of these days!
See also: out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

X someone or something out

to mark out something printed or in writing, with Xs. Sally X'd the incorrect information out. Sally X'd out the incorrect information. You should X Tom out. He's not coming. Please X out this line of print.
See also: out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

x out

v.
1. To make X-shaped marks on something to indicate that it should be deleted, canceled, or ignored: The editor will x out any offensive lines in your letter before publishing it. I wrote my number on the sheet and then, thinking again, I x'ed it out.
2. To remove someone or something from a list or record: Many details of the Spanish civil war have been x'ed out of the history books to make room for more recent events. My name should be on the admissions list unless they have decided to x me out.
See also: out
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

ok

verb
See ak

BS

1. n. bullshit; nonsense; deception. (Partly euphemistic. Usually objectionable.) Don’t feed me that BS! I know the score!
2. tv. to deceive or attempt to deceive someone with lies or flattery. (Usually objectionable.) Don’t try to BS me with your sweet talk!

DQ

n. Dairy Queen, a trade name for a franchise fast-food store specializing in frozen desserts. (Initialism. Teens and collegiate.) Let’s go to DQ, okay?

g’ed up

mod. well dressed; gangstered up. (Streets.) He’s fitted. You know, iced up and g’ed up.
See also: up

ID

1. n. some kind of identification card. (Initialism.) Can you show me an ID?
2. tv. to determine the identity of someone; to check someone for a valid identification card. The cops IDed the driver in less than thirty minutes.

KO

and kayo (ˈkeˈo)
1. n. a knockout. (The abbreviation is an initialism. Boxing.) It was a quick KO, and Wilbur was the new champ.
2. tv. to knock someone out. (see also KOed. Boxing.) Wilbur planned to KO Wallace in the third round.

kayo

verb
See KO

OD

1. n. an overdose of a drug. (Initialism. Drugs.) If you take an OD and no one is around, you may end up dead.
2. in. to purposely or accidentally give oneself a fatal dose of drugs. (Drugs.) I knew he would OD someday.
3. in. to die from an overdose of drugs. (Drugs.) Two kids at my school ODed last weekend.
4. n. a person who has taken an overdose of drugs. (Hospitals.) How many ODs did you get in here last weekend?

OK

and okay
1. interj. accepted; agreed. (Initialism. From a jocular, mispelled abbreviation Oll Kerrect.) So, he said, like, “okay,” and, like, I go “okay.” So we both go “Okay.” Okay?
2. mod. acceptable. This cake is okay, but not what I would call first rate.
3. mod. acceptably. She ran okay—nothing spectacular.
4. n. (someone’s) acceptance. I won’t give the final okay until I see the plans.
5. tv. to approve something. She refused to okay our plans.
6. Go to ak.

okay

verb
See OK
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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