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couch potato

Meaning/Usage: Used when someone watches too much television.

Explanation: This was created for someone watching too much television because in some western countries, a person usually sits on the “couch” and eats “potato” chips while watching television.

My husband is a couch potato.  He sits in front of the TV all day long.
“You have a huge belly because you’re a couch potato.”
“I should be more active and less of a couch potato.”

A:  “James.  We’re going to play basketball.  Do you want to play?”
B:  “No, I’m going to watch TV today.”
A:  “You did that all day yesterday.  You better stop being a couch potato or you’re going to get a big fat belly.”

Other Common Sentences

Good luck trying to get his attention.  He’s glued to the television.

Read one’s mind

Meaning/Usage: When someone says something that you were also thinking about.

Explanation: This is a stronger way of saying, “I was thinking of that too.”

You read my mind.
“I was going to suggest that.  You must have read my mind.”

A:  “Do you want to go play pool?”
B:  “You read my mind.  That’s exactly what I was thinking too.”

feel blue

Meaning/Usage: Feel sad

Explanation: Long time ago, blue was related to the rain. Whenever the fictional god Zeus was sad, he would make it rain (crying).

What a gloomy day.  It makes me feel blue.
Whenever I feel blue, I like to listen to upbeat music.
“Matt’s feeling a little blue right now.  Let’s go cheer him up.”

A:  “Where is Matt these days?  I haven’t seen him in a while.”
B:  “He feels a little blue because he can’t find a girlfriend.”
A:  “Let’s go cheer him up.”

Other Common Sentences

“I feel a little depressed right now.”
“I don’t know why, but I just feel sad.”
“Even though it’s a nice day, I feel gloomy inside.”

fender-bender

Meaning/Usage: A small car accident

Explanation: “Fender” is the car body part that is right above the tire. “Bender” is derived from bend. Since the fender is a small part compared to the hood and door, and bend is not as bad as break or crack, combining these two indicates that the accident is very small. Like a small dent or scratch.

I got into a small accident. It was just a fender-bender.
“I got into a fender bender in the parking lot.”
“I can’t believe the damage is going to cost me 800 bucks. It was just a fender bender.”

A: “I got into a car accident.”
B: “That sucks. You didn’t get hurt did you?”
A: “No. It was just a fender bender.”

Other Common Sentences

“It was a small accident.”
“I rear ended him, but luckily there was no damage.”

chicken

Meaning/Usage: Being afraid or scared

Explanation: Chickens are very timid, afraid or scared of many things. It is common to use animals to express traits such as “sly as a fox” or “strong as a bear.”

There’s nothing to be scared of.  Don’t be a chicken.
“Everyone thinks I’m a chicken because I didn’t go bungee jumping with them.”
“Stop being a chicken and just go.”

A:  “Did you ask Martha on a date?”
B:  “No.  I was about to, but I got a little nervous.”
A:  “You’re such a chicken.”

Other Common Sentences

“I didn’t know you were afraid of insects.  You’re a scary cat.”
“He’s a coward.  He wouldn’t even go on the roller coaster ride.”
“Jack is scared of everything.  He’s such a sissy.”

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