To celebrate the birth of a baby with a drink of alcohol or more usually an excuse for a drinking spree.
Congratulations Bill! How about we go out tonight to wet the baby's head?
A greeting, synonymous with greetings such as "What's going on?"
Hey man, what's crackin'?
In a bad situation, in a losing position.
The phrase comes from pool (or billiards). When the cue (white) ball is behind the eight (black) ball, a player usually has no shot.
I'm really behind the eight ball at work. I have too much work to do but we can't afford to hire anyone to help out.
French beverage made from passion fruit and cognac.
September 14, 2003
A phrase that means "and so forth" or "on and on;" it usually refers to something that is a minor detail or boring and repetitive.
This phrase comes from Yiddish, and became popular in the 1990's after it was featured on the popular TV show "Seinfeld."
Synonym: blah blah blah
1) Our history teacher told us about the Civil War, the shoelace tax of 1876, the election of 1880, yadda yadda yadda.
2) Jenna told me every single detail about her trip -- how big her room was, where she sat on the plane, yadda yadda yadda.
To leave in a hurry; also used as an imperative command meaning 'go away'.
1) We had to scram when the cops showed up.
2) Why are you trespassing on my property? SCRAM!!!
One's boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse.
This humorous phrase dates back to the 1800s, when it referred to a powerful or important person. In the 1970s, it began to refer to romantic partners.
1) I'd like you to meet Holly, my main squeeze.
2) The story is about a young man and his main squeeze, a cute coed named Nancy.