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(one's) (old) china

slang One's close friend. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "china" is short for "china plate," which rhymes with "mate." Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Bring your china to the show then—the more, the merrier. It's always great to spend time with my old china. A: "How's Stu these days? Isn't he your old china?" B: "He is, but I haven't talked to him in a few weeks because he's been traveling for work."
See also: china


slang Money. Primarily heard in US. Come on, you know I don't make enough do-re-mi to go on an extravagant trip like that.

kiss mi neck back

An expression of shock or surprise, sometimes used humorously or sarcastically. Heard primarily in Jamaica. You're coming today? Kiss mi neck back—I thought you were getting in on Thursday. A: "Sorry, I'm going to be a bit late today?" B: "Oh, well kiss mi neck back! That's so unlike you!"
See also: back, kiss, mi, neck

mi casa(,) (es) su casa

Please, treat my home as if it were your own; help yourself while you stay here. Taken from a Spanish phrase that is translated literally as "my house (is) your house." A: "Do you mind if I have some of your cereal in the morning?" B: "Of course I don't mind! Mi casa, su casa!" And here is where you will be staying. Please help yourself to anything in the house—mi casa es su casa.
See also: mi


1. A friend. Usually said by one male to another. Primarily heard in UK. Hey, my old mucker! So good to see you!
2. old-fashioned A coarse, boorish person. Why on earth did you invite these muckers to such a fancy event?
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and do-re-me (ˈdoˈreˈmi)
n. money. (From dough.) It takes too much do-re-mi to live in this part of town.
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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