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#54 to chuck something (adj) = to throw something

Examples:

He was given a red card for chucking the ball at the referee's head
Can you chuck me the car keys?

Note: The word chuck often refers to throwing something with great force or in an inaccurate way. In the picture for example, the girl is throwing the ball with energy so the word chuck is suitable here as an alternative for throw. Notice a different situation in my second example sentence:  here chuck is  used as a synonym for pass. In this context we don't have the meaning of great force or energy.
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#52 blinding (adj) = excellent, amazing

Example: Ibrahimovic scored a blinding goal in that match against England!
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#49 a spud  (n) = a potato

Example: I think you need to buy some spuds if you go to the supermarket.
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Welcome to my latest student - Julia from Switzerland!
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#53 to be the bee's knees (adj) = when something is excellent or very nice and it has the highest quality

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I used to play in a music group and we thought we were the bee's knees.
I make a special kind of chocoloate cake that the kids think is the bee's knees.
I love her so much. She's the bee's knees.
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#51 an airhead (noun) = a stupid person with superficial interests

Example: She's such an airhead. The only thing she's interested in is how she looks.
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#50 to know your onions (phrase) = if a person knows their onions it means they are very knowledgeable about a subject and how to do things in the correct way

Example: You should ask Dave to help you with that. He really knows his onions.
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Online English teacher working with English learners from all over the world using Skype and screen-sharing software. I'm using Google Plus for a series of posts about British English slang.
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