#134: Relationship Idioms from Friends TV Series

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101 Expressions from Friends 

Words to Know

  • Chillin’ like a villain: funny expression to say that you’re very relaxed and feeling okay.
  • Cool as ice: relaxed
  • Under your belt: accumulated experience in something
  • Notch your belt: accumulated achievements (including sexual conquests)
  • Chauvinistic: masculine to the point of offending women
  • Kinesthetic: related to the feeling of the senses or body
  • The Big Picture: Having a more ample, all-encompassing notion of reality
  • Without further ado: without any further delay or wait
  • Get the ball rolling: to get things moving
  • To Crash (on Somebody’s Couch): to sleep as a guest in a casual way
  • Nuisance: something that annoys or causes problems
  • Couchsurf (as an expression): to alternate sleeping on the couches of your friends
  • That’s what friends are for: expression used to justify doing good and helping friends
  • Drift apart: to gradually stop participating in a friendship and therefore feel disconnected
  • Driftwood: the type of wood that drifts in the ocean and ends up on beach somewhere
  • Come out of your shell: to become less shy and more vulnerable in social situations
  • (to be) Gang(ed) up on: to have several people outnumber and go against a person physically or verbally
  • Ciggy/ Cancer Stick: different ways to say cigarette
  • Opening Line: the first phrase you’d say to someone you’re romantically interested in
  • Pickup line: an eloquent phrase used to impress somebody you’re romantically interested in
  • Bum (a cigarette): to ask for something small for free (usually a cigarette)
  • Cheesy: something that tries too hard to impress but that lacks taste or sophistication
  • Friend Zone: when you get stuck being friends with someone you’re romantically involved in (often because you never “made a move”)
  • Make a Move: to try to initiate romantic relations with somebody
  • Breach: break the barrier
  • Have a Crush On: to secretly intend to be with somebody romantically
  • Be a Thing (with Somebody): the initial exciting stage of a relationship when you’re not “together,” but you are something not yet defined.
  • Hooking up: to have a casual romantic relationship with somebody (with or without sex) Read More Sex and Dating Expressions
  • Delve into: to explore a topic
  • TV Show: TV Series
  • Slap in the face: something that insults you in a surprising and painful way after previous harm done
  • Add insult to injury: something that insults you after previous harm done
  • Pour salt in their wounds: to intentionally aggravate an emotional pain

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