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Quiz: How many of these American slang terms do you know?

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Just how many of these American slang terms do you know? Source: Shutterstock

When it comes to learning English, things can get confusing when you throw in all the slang and colloquial phrases that are native to the country.

English-speaking countries like Australia, America and the UK all have different slang terms and sayings.

International students often get stumped when they study abroad and find themselves in conversations riddled with unfamiliar terms.

For some though, exposure to American television and media has made them quite well-versed in American slang terms – even if they’ve never set foot in the country.

Just how proficient are you in American slang? Take this quiz to find out!

What does the expression 'pass the buck' mean?

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'Her eyebrows were on fleek'. What does this sentence mean?

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What does it mean when someone asks you for your 'John Hancock'?

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What is a 'Monday-morning quarterback'?

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What does it mean when someone says 'I call shotgun!'?

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Your friend asks you to 'spill the tea'. What does she mean?

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What's the meaning of 'shooting the breeze'?

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What does it mean when someone says 'put up your dukes'?

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You overhear someone saying they will be 'working the graveyard shift'. What do they mean?

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When someone says they're feeling 'under the weather', what do they really mean?

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Quiz: How many of these American slang terms do you know?
You're practically American!

Either you grew up in America or you've spent your teenage years watching shows like Friends and Seinfeld, 'cause your knowledge on American slang terms is excellent! You've got most of (or all!) the answers right. Congratulations - you'll fit in well in the home of the brave!
Your American slang need some brushing up!

You didn't get many of the answers right, so your knowledge on American colloquialism and slang could use some work. But if you're studying in the US or plan to, you'll be speaking like an American and picking up the slang soon enough!

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