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Slang in American English - R

R

 

Racket:
Loud noise.
I wish the neighbors would quit making so much racket.


Rain or shine:
The weather doesn’t matter.
The wedding will happen rain or shine. 

Rake in:

Make lots of money.
He’s raking in so much money he doesn’t know what to do with it! 


Red eye (n.):
Overnight flight.
Flying back from Hawaii, I had to take the red eye.

 

Redonkulous:
Ridiculous.
That game was redonkulous! I can't believe the US soccer team gave up a goal with just 20 seconds left!


Ride (also see Wheels):
Car.
Wow. That’s your new ride? Impressive. 


Ride shotgun:
To ride in the front passenger seat of a car.
I called shotgun, don’t even try to sit up front. 


Road rage:
Drivers who can’t control their anger and start yelling, honking, etc.
Sometimes, road rage gets out of hand and someone gets hurt. 


Rock:
To be awesome, great.
You’re traveling to India? That rocks dude. I can’t wait to do that!

 

Roll with the punches (roll with it):
Accept things or adapt to them and keep moving in life.
I know you're mad about your test, but you
gotta roll with it.  

Rough or Rough time:
Difficult.
Losing my grandma to cancer was a rough time in my life.


Rules:
Awesome.
This party rules! 

 

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