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tick up

phrasal verb
to increase slowly and by small degrees
As any maths teacher could tell you, that means pay cuts in real terms – and more disaffection, as wages in the private sector start ticking up
Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/02/2016

dime

noun
a perfect ten; the highest rating on a scale of 1-10; used to express how good something is
John Mayer's gig was a dime!
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 05/02/2016

ship

noun
relationship (used in textspeak)
I see a ship developing between them.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 05/02/2016

peep

verb
to check out
Peep this chick, dude.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 05/02/2016

OOTD

abbreviation
outfit of the day: commonly used in textspeak to prompt someone to post a picture of their current outfit or to share your current outfit with friends/followers
Here's my OOTD.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 05/02/2016

PAP

abbreviation
acronym used in textspeak meaning 'post a picture'
Wow! You had a cool party! PAP
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 05/02/2016

blood sausage

noun
a type of sausage that is made from pig's ​blood, ​fat, and ​grain. The two British words are "black pudding" and "blood pudding".
Submitted by: Caleb Judy from United States on 05/02/2016

Unicode

noun
a computer standard for encoding characters where each character is represented by sixteen bits
Unicode has 65,536 combinations, enabling it to encode the letters of all written languages as well as thousands of characters in languages such as Japanese, Urdu and Chinese.
Submitted by: Muhammad Osama Afnan Hanafi from Pakistan on 04/02/2016

have/be the whole package

to be attractive, funny, intelligent and to be the kind of man who people want to listen to forever
Oh my God ! He has an amazing voice! not only his voice. He's got the whole package
Submitted by: elra3y from Egypt on 04/02/2016

dad dancing

noun
the type of awkard or embarrassing dancing done by middle-aged men who think they are still young
Dad dancing, public displays of affection and using youth slang are the most embarrassing things parents do to make their children cringe.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/02/2016

SSD

noun
solid state drive: a chip-based storage device for a PC, a faster alternative to a hard disk
SSDs have no moving parts, so they are impervious to the shocks that can damage hard drives when laptops are bumped around or even dropped.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/02/2016

sortilege

noun
1
the act or practice of telling the future using random items such as playing cards
Some descriptions made technology assessment sound like blustery sortilege; others made it out to be a highly systematic and methodical process, with strict rules and procedures, tools and models.
2
magic or sorcery
Submitted by: Yasser Tariq from Pakistan on 03/02/2016

yorker

noun
in cricket, a ball bowled so that it hits the ground immediately under the batsman's bat, making it very difficult to hit
Submitted from United Kingdom on 03/02/2016

be in a state

to be nervous and upset
She was in a state on the day of her driving test.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 03/02/2016

be in a state

to be in disorder
The room was in a state as the children had been playing there.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 03/02/2016

dead cat

noun
a dramatic or shocking topic or idea that you introduce in order to distract people from an issue that is damaging you
Conservative election campaign manager Lynton Crosby is a known advocate of such a “dead cat” strategy.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 03/02/2016

throw a dead cat on the table

to divert attention from something that is damaging you by giving people something more dramatic or shocking to talk about
The key point is that everyone will shout 'Jeez, mate, there’s a dead cat on the table!'; in other words they will be talking about the dead cat, the thing you want them to talk about, and they will not be talking about the issue that has been causing you so much grief
Submitted from United Kingdom on 03/02/2016

dead cat bounce

noun
a temporary recovery in share prices after they have fallen substantially, caused by speculators buying in order to cover their positions
This could be just a nice dead cat bounce with no staying power.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 03/02/2016

SMH

abbreviation
shaking my head: used in textspeak in reference to something bad, unpleasant or unacceptable
That's not the way things get done, dude. SMH.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 03/02/2016

KonMari

adjective
1
refers to the KonMari method of tidying up and folding clothes made popular by Japanese lady Marie Kondo
The KonMari method calls for a 'systematic decluttering' of everything you own.
2
used as a verb
A few days ago I decided to take the plunge and KonMaried my clothes.
Submitted by: Finnfield from Finland on 02/02/2016

Pentateuch

noun
the first five books of the Old Testament, from a Greek word meaning "five vessels or scrolls"
The first five books of the Bible are referred to as the Pentateuch.
Submitted by: Doris from United States on 02/02/2016

lymphadenitis

noun
an infection of the lymph nodes that is often a complication of a bacterial infection of a wound or a virus
Submitted by: Georgia P. from Greece on 02/02/2016
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