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(totally) awesome

slang Excellent; fantastic; really great or impressive. Primarily heard in US. A: "How was the concert?" B: "Oh, it was awesome! I was, like, so moved by their performance!" Have you seen their house? Totally awesome, am I right? That game is totally awesome, huh? I knew you would love it!
See also: awesome

(totally) tubular

slang, cliché Really excellent; awesome. Originated as surfer slang, referring to the cylindrical passage of a wave formed by its crest tipping forward in an arc. A: "My mom said we could have a party here next Saturday!" B: "Whoa, tubular!" My son said the pizza was "totally tubular," so I guess that means he liked it. That Mario game is totally tubular, huh? I knew you would love it!
See also: tubular

a totally different ballgame

A situation that is completely different from what one is used to or expecting. Living away from home is a totally different ballgame for most young adults. I used to babysit, but having a child of my own is a totally different ballgame. Yeah, I thought I was good at science, but college Chemistry is a totally different ballgame, let me tell you.

be in the dark (about someone or something)

To not know something about someone or something, especially information that other people are privy do. Somehow, everyone knew that Alicia had quit school except for me—I was totally in the dark. No, I don't know who's going to get the promotion—now that I'm off the executive board, I'm in the dark about a lot of things. We were in the dark about Sarah's new boyfriend for a long time before she finally introduced him to us.
See also: dark, someone


1. adverb To a great or extreme degree. My brother is, like, so totally annoying. I wish he would just leave me and my friends alone! Yuck, no thanks. Broccoli is totally gross!
2. interjection Used in conversation to express one's assent. A: "I couldn't wait around for Jeff all day—I had things to do!" B: "Oh, totally. How annoying!" A: "Wanna come to the mall with me?" B: "Totally! When are you leaving?"

totally clueless

slang Completely or utterly ignorant or lacking in understanding. Dad, you are just totally clueless when it comes to this sort of thing! They brought in this new manager to run the project, but he is totally clueless about the most basic stuff!
See also: clueless, totally
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(I've) seen worse.

a noncommittal and not totally negative judgment about something or someone. Alice: How did you like the movie? John: I've seen worse. Bill: What do you think about this weather? Gladys: Seen worse.
See also: seen, worse

totally awesome

Sl. very, very impressive. His motorcycle is totally awesome. It must have cost a fortune.
See also: awesome, totally
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


mod. absolutely; completely. (Standard. Achieves slang status through overuse.) How totally gross!

totally awesome

mod. very, very impressive. His motorcycle is totally awesome. It must have cost a fortune.
See also: awesome, totally

totally clueless

mod. ignorant (of something). (see also cluelessness.) Everybody was totally clueless as to what to do.
See also: clueless, totally
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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