HOW'S IT GOING?
Meaning: How are you?
Example: Hi Yuko! How's it going? Are you doing alright?
SAME OLD, SAME OLD
Meaning: Nothing is new; everything is the same
Example: Hi George. What's up?
George: Nothing much. Same old, same old.
Meaning: What's new in life?
Example: Hi George! What's up?
I'LL BELIEVE IT WHEN I SEE IT
Meaning: to believe something only after it happens
Example: I don't trust John's story at all. I'll believe it when I see it.
Meaning: to review or to study about something again
Example: We have a test tomorrow. Let's go over all the questions one more time.
BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF
Meaning: to stop worrying about something, finally
Example: My test is finished! Now I can breathe a sigh of relief!
LIKE THE BACK OF ONE'S HAND
Meaning: to know something very well.
Example: I know this city like the back of my hand. I was born and raised in this city.
TAKE OUT (sorry, not food!)
Meaning: to take someone out on a date.
Example: I'm going to take out Saki Chan this weekend for dinner and a movie.
HAVE A MIND FOR
Meaning: to be good at something naturally.
Example: He has a mind for numbers. He likes math very much.
Meaning: to spend time with someone.
Example: My friends and I hang out every Saturday and Sunday.
Meaning: A subject you're good at.
Example: Math is not my strong suit. But English is something I like.
ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Meaning: to be very happy.
Example: Since I got my new job, I have been on top of the new job, I have been on top of the world.
Meaning : to eat at a restaurant.
Example : Let's eat out. I don't want to cook tonight.
SLIP ONE'S MIND
Meaning : To forget
Example: Yesterday was my mom's birthday. But it totally slipped my mind.
Meaning : For sure; to be 100% sure
Example : It's a beautiful day. / Yes, no doubt.
Meaning : To get lucky or successful by chance.
Example : We lucked out in getting the concert tickets. They're really hard to get.
Meaning : very good; the best; excellent
Example : UCLA is a top-notch university in America. It ranks higher than Tokyo University.
Meaning : to like something a lot.
Example : I'm crazy about AKB48, especially Atsuko Maeda!
Meaning : Cool ; good ; great
Example : This is so awesome! I got an A on my English test!
Meaning : To be very certain; absolutely
Example : Can you go out tonight?
Yeah! For sure I can. Let's go!
ONE'S HEART RACES
Meaning : Heart beats fast because of excitement.
Example : My heart races every time I think her.
FALL HEAD OVER HEELS
Meaning : To be in love with someone; to be crazy about someone.
Example : I met her 2 weeks ago, but I'm already falling head over heals for her.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
Meaning : To be in love just after just meeting once.
Example : When Mike and Jennifer first met, it was love at first sight.
Meaning : Talking a lot.
Example : Erika is very chatty. She loves to talk.
Meaning : Similar between 2 people.
Example : The 2 speakers had some common ground.
Meaning : To A great degree.
Example : This was by far the best hamburger I've ever had.
GIVE THE SCOOP
Meaning : To tell someone about something, usually some kind of news.
Example : Give me the scoop! I want to know what happened with John and Amy.
THE BIG NIGHT
Meaning : A very important and special night.
Example : Tomorrow is the big night. I have a date with Amy.
Meaning : Expensive; cost a lot of money.
Example : My new car cost me a fortune.
Meaning : Recently. At the present time.
Example : Nowadays I don't have so much time to go see a movie.
Meaning : To go to; to attend
Example : I try to hit all the festivals in the summer.
DON'T KNOW THE FIRST THING
Meaning : Doesn't know anything about something. Have no knowledge..
Example : I don't know the first thing about cooking.
HAVE A KNACK FOR
Meaning : To have a talent or skill for something.
Example : He's not a good cook, but he has a knack for baking.
Meaning : To spend time with someone
Example : Anita and Mike hang out every Sunday.
HAVE 2 LEFT FEET
Meaning : doesn't know how to dance
Example : I have 2 left feet. I'm a really bad dancer.
GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER
Meaning: To learn things about each other.
Example: She and I spent all day getting to know each other. We're good friends now.
Meaning : To really want to do something very much.
Example : I'm dying to see the new Tom Cruise movie.
OF LIKE MIND
Meaning : 2 people with the same ideas.
Example : John and Meg are very similar. They're of like mind.
HAVE SOMETHING ON ONE'S MIND
Meaning : To be thinking about something.
Example : I have something on my mind that I want to talk to you about.
GIVE IT A SHOT
Meaning : To try something (new)
Example : I didn't want to try the strange food. But I gave it a shot and it was really good.
TAKE IT EASY
Meaning : To not work so hard, to relax. (挨拶する時によく使います。)
Example : See you next week, George. Take it easy.
Meaning : To finish with; the results (結局)
Example : I ended up staying home instead of going to the party.
HAVE GOOD TASTE IN.....
Meaning : To have good ideas or good choices.
Example : I think you have good taste in movies.
GRAB A BITE
Meaning : To quickly eat a meal.
Example : I am so hungry! But we don't have much time. Let's go grab a bite.
KEEP ONE'S FINGERS CROSSED
Meaning : To hope something will come true ; to wish for good luck.
Example : I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it won't rain tomorrow. I'm going to a HANAMI PARTY.
MADE FOR EACH OTHER
Meaning : To be compatible (お似合い)
Example : John and Keiko were made for each other. They're a great couple.
MEANING : To have a nice physique (nice body)
EXAMPLE : John is very well built. He goes to the gym and works out everyday.
PICK UP LINE
MEANING : A phrase that is used to attract someone of the opposite sex.
EXAMPLE : John used a pick up line to try and impress Anita.
WHERE ON EARTH
MEANING : Where ( said in a surprise tone )
EXAMPLE : Where on earth did I put my books?
HAVE A CRUSH
MEANING : To like someone. (romantically)
EXAMPLE : I have a crush on a girl I met last week.
GIVE A RING
Meaning : To call someone on the telephone
Example : I'll give you a ring tomorrow. Can you tell me your phone number?
KEEP UP WITH
Meaning : To stay up to date; to know current information
Example : I don't keep up with politics.
KNOW ONE'S STUFF
Meaning : To know a lot about something
Example : George is the top student in his class. He really knows his stuff.
START FROM SCRATCH
Meaning : To start at the very beginning
Example : The cake I baked wasn't very good. Now I have to startfrom scratch and make another one.
Meaning: To not like many things
Example; I'm very choosey with food. I don't like a lot of things.
Meaning: To like something or be interested in something.
Example: I am into music, but I don' like heavy metal.
HAVE A SEC
Meaning: To have some free time.
Example: Do you have a sec? Can you help me with my homework?