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Slang in American English - C

C

 

Call:
Prediction or decision.
The meteorologist made the wrong call. It didn’t snow at all.


Call it a day:
To stop for the day.
We decided our work was done and called it a day.

Call the shots:
To make the decisions.
I’m the one calling the shots. Got it?


Carbs:
Carbohydrates (nutrition term).
Some people have low-carbohydrate diets.


Cash:
Money. 
Did you bring any cash? I’ve only got my card. 

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Cash in:

Make money doing something.
Some people cashed in when they bought Google stock a long time ago. 


Catch some rays:
Get tan in the sun. Enjoy the sun.
Alright man, I’m going outside to catch some rays. 


Check out:
To see or look at. Also to pay at a store or where you pay at a store.
I checked out some Adam Sandler movies.
I’m gonna checkout now. Are you sure we don’t need to buy anything else?
  

Cheesy:
Cheap, lame.
Have you heard that new love song? It’s so cheesy.


Chick:
Girl or young woman. (Offensive to some people.)
A lot of girls don’t like being called “chick.”


Chill or Chill out:
To relax.
Chill dude. It’s not a big deal.

Let's chill out and binge-watch some TV.

 

Chillaxing:

Chill + relax. Take it easy.
I'm just chillaxing by the pool.
 

 

Chow down:
Eat quickly.
I’m about to chow down on these mashed potatoes!


Comfy:

Comfortable.
This shirt feels really comfy.

 

Con:

Cheat or deceive
The car salesperson tried to con me.

 

Cookout (Cook-out, Cook out):
A meal that is often cooked and served outside.
Are you still gonna come to my cookout Friday night?

Cool:

Awesome. Great. Super. Nice. Impressive.
That car is so cool!
 


Cool down:
After a fight or argument, to relax.
Cool down and think rationally.


Cop:
Police officer.
Some people strongly dislike cops. 


Couch potato:
Person who watches TV all day.
Don’t be such a couch potato. It’s a sunny day!


Crank up:
Increase volume.
Crank up the music dude!


Crash:
To sleep. 
Can I crash at your place after the party?  


Creep or Creeper:
A weird or strange person.
That old man is such a creeper. Ew.


Crummy:
Bad.
Did you have a crummy day?
 

Cushy:
Easy and comfortable.
Your job is so cushy. You just sit around all day!


Cut it (To not cut it):
Not be enough.
Listen, your apology isn’t gonna cut it. I’m still angry. 

 

Cut it out:
Stop.
Boys, cut it out. Quit fighting now! 


 

 

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