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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.
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.
slang Excellent; fantastic; really great or impressive. Primarily heard in US. A: "How was the concert?" B: "Oh, it was totally awesome! I was, like, so moved by their performance!" Have you seen their house? Totally awesome, am I right?
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!
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(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.
Sl. very, very impressive. His motorcycle is totally awesome. It must have cost a fortune.
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mod. absolutely; completely. (Standard. Achieves slang status through overuse.) How totally gross!
mod. very, very impressive. His motorcycle is totally awesome. It must have cost a fortune.
mod. ignorant (of something). (see also cluelessness.) Everybody was totally clueless as to what to do.
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