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Dennis Oliver's Idioms: P


pay the piper: face the consequences for something you've done.

"I stayed up too late tonight. Tomorrow I'll have to pay the piper."

plastic: credit card(s).

"Oh, no! I forgot to get any cash! I hope this restaurant accepts plastic!"

pooped: very tired; exhausted.

"I went to bed really early last night. I was pooped!"

pop quiz: unannounced short test.

"You shouldn't have missed class yesterday. We had a pop quiz."

pretty (adv.): rather; somewhat.

"That car's pretty expensive. Are you sure you can afford it?"

pull an all-nighter: study or work all night without getting any sleep.

A: "You look really tired."
B: "I am. I pulled an all-nighter to get ready for the meeting this morning."

pull someone's leg: tease someone by trying to make her/him believe something
that's exaggerated or untrue.

A: "Wow! Carl has done some really amazing things!"
B: "Don't believe everything he tells you. He was probably pulling your leg."



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