(Business Insider) Whether theyre related to food football or feline friends American idioms can be colorful and confusing to people visiting from abroad. While phrases like shoot the breeze (to talk about unimportant things for a long time) and cold turkey (to abruptly withdraw from an addictive substance or behavior) have origins in US slang from centuries past others such as put up your dukes (to hold your hands up to prepare for a fight) and throw under a bus (to betray someone for your own gain) can be traced across the pond. Here are 22 phrases Americans say that leave foreigners completely stumped. When a task is easy or straightforward Americans will say its a piece of cake. Read More
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