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grandstander

noun
someone who is in the habit of showing off
He is a notorious grandstander who talks the talk but never walks the walk.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 12/05/2017

grandstand

verb
to show off
The senator doesn't hesitate to grandstand if it makes her point.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 12/05/2017

showboat

nouninformal
1
someone who is in the habit of showing off
Jack is an outspoken person, but a big showboat.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 12/05/2017
2
also a verb
I'm sick and tired of watching Jack bullying people and showboating.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 12/05/2017

give thought to doing something

to consider or plan on doing something
It emerged that the actor, singer and wrestler known as "The Rock" was giving thought to running for president.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 11/05/2017

wait for the other shoe to drop

to wait for yet another inevitable thing to happen
When you see things going wrong and expect the other shoe to drop, it probably will.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 11/05/2017

have big shoes to fill

to have to work really hard in order to live up to the high standards set by your predecessor in the job
Whoever replaces Roy is sure to have big shoes to fill.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 11/05/2017

put yourself in someone's shoes

to imagine you in someone's position, facing the same situation as the other person.
What could I have done to solve the problem? Just put yourself in my shoes.
Submitted by: Odair José Galdino from Brazil on 13/06/2016

deadpan

verb
to pretend to be serious while you are joking
He deadpanned that he had been fired so realistically that everybody believed him.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 11/05/2017

somebody's hair is on fire

somebody is extremely excited or agitated
The only people whose hair wasn't on fire over the sacking of the FBI director were in the press office of the White House.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 11/05/2017

pass the smell test

to be morally acceptable
Robinson's removal as an independent investigator doesn't pass the smell test, and many believe it was done for political reasons.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 11/05/2017

shakshuka

noun
a dish made of tomatoes, herbs and eggs, which is popular in Middle Eastern countries, and is usually eaten for breakfast
Although it’s typically a breakfast food, shakshuka can be served any time of day — it makes a delicious eggs-for-dinner recipe.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/05/2017

zoodles

plural noun
zucchini noodles: thin strips of zucchini (also called courgettes) which are used as an alternative for pasta
Add chicken broth, lemon juice and zest, zucchini noodles, and favas and cook for 3-4 minutes, tossing with tongs, until zoodles are tender.
These are oodles and zoodles of deliciousness.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/05/2017

contronym

(also Janus word)
nounlinguistics
a word which has two opposite meanings, for example the adjective 'sick' or the verb 'cleave'
Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/05/2017

set the table for something

to create an atmosphere for something; to lay the groundwork for something
If they support neither option, they are sure to set the table for another crisis.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 11/05/2017

off the table

not dicussed or considered
A US official stressed that the infra-red data meant any speculation that a missile had been launched at the jet was simply 'off the table'.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 03/11/2015

keep something close to the vest

to keep something secret
In a world where ideas are currency, the best ones are kept close to the vest.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 11/05/2017

poopootov cocktail

noun
a bottle filled with human excrement used as a weapon by protesters or rioters
Opponents of unpopular Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro planned on using a new tactic dubbed the 'poopootov' cocktail to ward off security forces.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 11/05/2017

nesting doll

(also matryoshka)
noun
a traditional Russian toy made out of painted wooden dolls that fit one inside another
Answers to those interlocking questions remain, like Russian nesting dolls, hidden from view.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/05/2017

cloud egg

noun
a cooked egg in which the white is whipped and baked in the oven before adding the yolk
Submitted by: Kerry from United Kingdom on 11/05/2017

facet joint syndrome

nounmedical
pain at the joint between two vertebrae in your spine; also called osteoarthritis
Submitted by: Grapper from South Africa on 10/05/2017

Suh

short formvery informal
what's up?
Suh dude.....
Submitted by: Eddie from United States on 10/05/2017

expertness

noun
skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge
Riding these sleds requires a fair degree of navigational expertness.
Submitted by: Kyriakos Papoutsis from Greece on 09/05/2017
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