“Pulling Teeth”

/pʊl/-ɪŋ/tiθ/

pulling-teeth

What does it mean?

– If you say that making someone do something was like pulling teeth, it was very difficult and they did not want to do it (source: The Free Dictionary).

– Meaning is it difficult to get information needed. All you get is one bit at a time! As difficult as pulling teeth! (source: Urban Dictionary).

– If something if like pulling teeth, it is very difficult, especially if trying to extract information or to get a straight answer from someone. (source: UsingEnglish.com)

Example Sentences:

“It’s like pulling teeth to get a straight answer from him.” (source: The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms).

“Interviewing movie stars can be like pulling teeth, but Nicole Kidman was a delightful surprise: relaxed, natural, and a lot of fun.” (source: The Dictionary of American Slang).

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“Outside the Box”

\at-‘sīd\ \thə\ \’bäks\

outside the box

What does it mean?

– different, unconventional, or from a new perspective (source: Wikipedia)

– to approach a situation or problem in a new way (source: English Daily)

– free; not bound by old, nonfunctional, or limiting structures, rules, or practices (source: The Free Dictionary)

– typically used with “think” or “thinking”; based on the idea that limiting your thoughts is like thinking inside a box, which can contain only a certain number of ideas (source: The Free Dictionary)

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“Train Wreck”

\’trān\ \’rek\

train wreck

What does it mean?

– an incident in which a train is severely damaged (source: The Free Dictionary)

– something or someone who has suffered ruin or calamity (source: The Free Dictionary)

– a disaster or failure, especially one that is unstoppable or unavoidable (source: A Way With Words)

– a disorganized, problematic, or chaotic person or thing (source: A Way With Words)

– an incongruous situation (source: A Way With Words)

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Last Show of Season 2 and We’re Goin’ Old School!

Old School 1

/ōld/ /sko͞ol/

To cap off a rockin’ Season 2, we’re going Old School! We are excited to see what you guys bring to the table for this one: think boom boxes, lunch boxes, Ford Pintos, homemade prom dresses, necking after math class, The Jimi Hendrix Experience on vinyl, chalkboards, time-out, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and the first time you saw Woody Allen fall in love with Diane Keaton on screen. Take it back, way back.

What Does it Mean?

1. A term used, usually approvingly, to refer to someone or something that is old-fashioned or traditional.

2. Anything that is from an earlier era and looked upon with high regard or respect. Can be used to refer to music, clothing, language, or anything really.

3. From back in the day

We want your stories of antiquity, from a time before iPhones and hybrid cars. Tell us about a moment you can’t seem to forget from the 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s. Do you recall an embarrassing or life-changing instant from high school or middle-school–something that changed your life forever? What about something that happened recently that reminded you of your age and made you feel old fangled?

We are OBSESSED with your stories and this your last chance to submit for Season 2, so what are you waiting for?!

Need a throwback for a little inspiration? Check out one of our favorite clips from Grease:

We Want to Hear Your Story. For real. You have until this Friday April 26th at 5 PM to send them in!

Miss the Boat!

/mis/ /T͟Hē/ /bōt/

missed the boat

What Does it Mean?

1. to miss out (on something); to be ignorant (of something).

2. to have made an error; to be wrong.

3. to be too late to get something that you want

We are looking for stories of missed opportunities and major mistakes. Tell us about a time you missed out on true love or the job of your dreams or an important flight. Or maybe you actually missed a boat! Ever been on a cruise ship that left you at the port? Ever walked away from something/someone great by mistake? Ever been late to something that later changed your life? We want to know about it for Miss the Boat coming up in April!

We Want to Hear Your Story. Seriously. You have until tomorrow, Friday March 29th at 5 PM to send them in!

If you need some inspiration listen to “Missed the Boat” by Modest Mouse!

Get ready for Miss the Boat at the MAC on April 23! Be sure to get your tickets early to save $5!

Playing the Field of Love, Sports or Sexcapades

Playing the Field

/plāi ng/    /T͟Hē/   /fēld/

FIELD FIXation

What does it mean?

-a sports term usually related to soccer, football or any sport played on a field.

-when a person dates numerous people but is in no serious relationships.

-to have many romantic or sexual relationships

As we prepare to hear some of the greatest dating woes and wins in Dallas history, let us take a moment to learn a little something about dating from the 40 Year Old Virgin…


Grab your Valentine or your best bud and bring them out to Playing the Field on February 12th! 

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