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Welcome to EZ Slang!
Reduce your accent, speak more naturally, and understand conversational speech. EZSlang is designed to help you reach these goals rather than sounding like an English textbook . Enjoy!




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Themes

  • Study Abroad:
    Making New Friendships
    long time, no see / fancy / bump into / in ages / be up to / what's new / by the way / be in touch with / huh? / no way / put someone on / umm / let something slip / scoop / have (got) to run / take off / give someone a ring / reach me / catch you later / humph / you'd better believe it / wring someone's neck / lousy

    Relaxed Speech: YOU changes to YA.


  • Distance Education / Online Degrees
    pull an all-nighter / cram / flunk / goof off / ace a test / hit the books / sluff class / goof off / be a whiz at / with flying colors / catch on / bomb / whiz / sluff / drag / work like a dog / bite off more than you can chew / hang in there / hit the books

    Pronunciation Tip: TO changes to TA.


  • Job Hunting
    what gives? / away / nickel-and-dime / keep your head above water / workaholic / put in overtime / ends meet / get the ax / be in line for / work one's fingers to the bone / (for) peanuts / have connections / pull a few strings / line up / get your hopes up / pan out / get ahead / keep your nose to the grindstone / land a job / have your foot in the door / show your stuff / kiss up to / gotcha

    Relaxed Speech: AND changes to AN'.


  • Dating and Romance
    blind date / nip something in the bud / gee / get something off your chest / beat around the bush / uh-huh / have a crush on / be on cloud nine / stand up / lead someone on / dump / show true colors / promise the moon / Mr. Right / find the one / put up with / give the cold shoulder / tie the knot / rosy / make up / give-and-take / ah

    Relaxed Speech: HAVE TO changes to HAFTA.




  • Study Abroad and Travel
    you lucky dog / tag-along / feel itchy / paint the town red / kick back / find your way around / slip through one's fingers / hit / keep your eye out for / shell out / a steal / cover a lot of ground / buck / homebody / splurge / have a blast live it up / have a blast

    Pronunciation Tip: WANT TO changes to WANNA and WANTS TO changes to WANTS TA.


  • Budget Hotels and Reservations
    man / sweet / you're the man / awesome / pull someone's leg / nope / come across / dump / go online / book a hotel / be in the mood for / take a dip / lounge around / catch something on TV / bag that idea / hang out / be glued to the tube / drag / throw a party / be beat / crash / hit the sack / clean fun / play on TV / be on the same page / get some early shut-eye
    Pronunciation Tip: DO YOU changes to DO YA or DYA.


  • Making Money
    a rip-off / pay through the nose / fly-by-night / buck / sucker / take someone to the cleaners / pick up / be on sale / on a first-come, first-served basis / green / gimmick / have someone's number / cough up / wad / pay an arm and a leg / slash prices / blow money
    Pronunciation Tip: SHOULD HAVE and COULD HAVE change to SHOULD OF and COULD OF.




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