EXPAND – verbs
– MOVE OUT to expand, to bloom …1920s NZ sl.
– PATULICATE †* to be opened, or made wide; to become open, to expand …1656
EXPECT – verbs
– AIM to suppose, to conjecture; to anticipate, to forecast, to expect …1877 Eng. dial.
– CALCULATE to think, to expect, to believe …1830 US colloq.
– INTEND to expect …1914 Amer. dial.
– I-WENE † to expect; to hope; to think, to suppose ...a1000
– SPEC to expect …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
EXPECTANT – adjectives
– ALL ON END eager, expectant …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
EXPECTATION – adverbs
– TO ONE’S NOTION to one’s liking, up to one’s expectations or standards …1909 Amer. dial.
expectation – nouns
– BEHOPES hope, expectation …Bk1898 N. Ireland & Eng. dial.
– ESPERANCE hope or expectation …15C arch.
– I-WON † hope; expectation; resource; chance, fortune …c1275
– NINNY-WATCH a longing expectation or desire; a vain hope; a quandary …1746 Eng. dial.
– ONHING patient waiting or expectation; the act of meanly and lazily staying in a place; tedious delay …1866 Sc.
– OPINION † the thought of what is likely to happen; expectation; apprehension …a1548
– TIPPY-TOES the height of expectation …1859 Eng. dial.
– TO-HOPE † hope, expectation …c888
expectation – verbs
– COME UP TO CHALK to fulfil expectations; to be satisfactory …1836 US sl.
– COME UP TO THE CHALK to fulfil expectations; to be satisfactory …1836 US sl.
– CUT THE MUSTARD to be able to do something requiring youth or vigour; to come up to expectations; to reach the required standard …1891
– NOT ALL IT’S CRACKED UP TO BE well below expectations …E19
EXPECTED – adjectives
– SPERATORY † resting in hope or expectation; hoped for, hopeful, expected …1629
expected – nouns
– ODD-COME-SHORT-LIES an occasion or day close at hand …1824 Sc.
EXPEDIENT – adjectives
– BEHOOVEFUL useful, of use; advantageous, expedient; needful, necessary, due …1382 arch.
– BEHOVEFUL useful, of use; advantageous, expedient; needful, necessary, due …1382 arch.
– TIDEFUL † seasonable, opportune, right, fit, convenient, expedient …a1300
expedient – nouns
– TIDEFULNESS † a fit or expedient season; time of need …a1340
EXPEDITION – nouns
– FARE † an expedition …a1000
– GUY a walk; hence, an expedition or journey …1889 rhyming sl. for ‘Guy Fawkes’, a walk
– VAIGE a journey, trip, outing, or expedition …1825 Sc.
EXPEDITIOUS – adjectives
– HASTY speedy, quick, expeditious; swift, rapid; sudden …c1340 arch.
– RIDSOME ready, expert; expeditious, quickly dispatched …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SUDDEN † of persons: swift in action, quick to perform, prompt, expeditious …1591
– THROUGH active, expeditious …Bk1905 Sc.
expeditious – verbs
– RAP OFF A THING to do it expeditiously …Bk1905 Sc.
EXPEL – verbs
– ABSQUATULIZE to drive away, to expel …1839 Amer. sl.
– BUST OUT to expel or be expelled from school because of academic failure …1939 US sl.
– CAN to get rid of, to expel, to discharge, to eject, to jilt, to dismiss; to discharge from employment …1905 Amer. sl.
– DEBOUT † to thrust out, to expel, to oust …1619
– FIRE OUT to eject, to kick out, to expel or order from a classroom …1885 Amer. dial.
– KICK (SOMEONE) OUT ON HIS ASS to abruptly expel, reject, or dismiss someone from a place, position, etc. …1969
– SACK to expel from school or university …c1880 sl.
– SHOOT FORTH † to drive out or away, to banish, to expel …a1400
– THROW (SOMEONE) OUT ON HIS ASS to abruptly expel, reject, or dismiss someone from a place, position, etc. …1969
– VANQUISH † to expel or banish from a place …1536
– VENT † to eject or expel people out of a country…1609
EXPELLED – adjectives
– OUT ON ONE’S ARSE, OUT ON ONE’S ASS abruptly expelled, rejected, or dismissed from a place, position, etc. …1947
expelled – person
– FLUNKEE, FLUNKEY, FLUNKY one who is expelled, due to failing examinations …1920s sl.
expelled – verbs
– BUNK to be expelled from (public) school …L19 sl.
– GET THE GRAND BOUNCE to be expelled …Bk1904 Amer. college
EXPEND – verbs
– IMPEND † to pay to someone; to spend, to expend; to apply money; to bestow …c1486
– LAY FORTH † to spend, to expend …1584
– MEISLE to waste imperceptibly; to disappear gradually; to expend in a trifling manner …Bk1905 Sc.
EXPENDITURE – adjectives
– SUMPTUARY pert. to or regulating expenditure …1600
expenditure – nouns
– DIGS-AN-DRAKES wasteful expenditure …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– LARGESSE † lavish expenditure …1614
– LAVISH † profusion, excessive abundance, extravagant outpouring or expenditure; prodigality, lavishness …1483
– MIS-SPENDITURE †* wasteful expenditure …a1843
– MIS-SPENSE † improper or wasteful expenditure …1591
– ON-WAUR expenditure, outlay, trouble, labour …1898 Sc.
– SUMPT †* expenditure, expenses …a1560
– SUMPTUOSITY lavishness or extravagance of expenditure; magnificence or luxuriousness of living, equipment, decoration, or the like; sumptuousness; squandering, prodigality …1559
expenditure – person
– SUMPTUARY † one responsible for expenditure …1789
expenditure – verbs
– AXE to lessen expenditure …1923 Eng. sl.
EXPENSE(S) – adjectives
– ON A SHOESTRING at very small expense …1904 sl., orig. US
– SUMPTUOUS † of charges, expenses, etc.: involving a great outlay of money …1485
expense(s) – nouns
– ABLIGURITION † prodigal expense on meat and drink …1742
– AFFORDANCE ability to bear expense …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– DAMAGE cost, expense …1755 sl.
– EARTH, THE a great expense …1924 UK sl.
– EXES expenses …1864 sl.
– EX’S expenses …1864 sl.
– MOTH a great expense, an extravagance …1927 Amer. dial.
– NECESSARIES †* necessary expenses …c1449
– NUT a regular and recurring expense …1909 US sl.
– ONCOST extra or additional cost or expense …1725 Sc.
– SUMPT †* expenditure, expenses …a1560
– SUMPTURE †* expense …1727
– SWINDLE SHEET a document making fraudulent claims, esp. on an expense account …1923 sl., chiefly US
– WALK-ABOUT MONEY daily expenses, petty cash rather than a large amount that needs investing or depositing …1930s sl.
– X’S expenses …M19 sl.
expense(s) – verbs
– ARKANSAW to share expenses, esp. of a meal …1950s US sl.
– CUT AND CONTRIVE to practise economy so as to keep one’s expenses within one’s means …1876
– EAT IN DUTCH STREET to share expenses …1910s sl.
– SUMPTIFY †* to make great expenses or cost …1656
EXPENSIVE – adjectives
– BIG-BUCK expensive …1990s US Black sl.
– CHARGEFUL † onerous, burdensome; expensive, costly …c1529
– COSTING expensive …20C teen & high school sl.
– COSTIOUS † expensive, costly …1340
– DEAR AS SAFFRON, AS excessively dear, expensive …1881 Eng. dial.
– DEARTHFUL † adj. costly, expensive; high in price …1786 nonce word obs. exc. Sc.
– DEEP † said of things involving heavy expenditure or liability; expensive; heavy …1614
– DIGGING † dear, expensive, costly …1837 Amer. dial.
– DISPENDIOUS costly, expensive; lavish, extravagant, sumptuous …1727
– MAN very expensive …20C W. Indies sl.
– MEGABUCK very expensive …1992 US sl.
– PRICEY expensive …1932 sl.
– PRICY expensive …1932 sl.
– RITZY expensive and lavish …Bk1995 US sl.
– SALT of expense, cost: excessive in amount; costly, expensive, high in price. dear …1710 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SALTY expensive, costly, dear …1974 Amer. dial.
– STEEP expensive; chiefly applied to a price …1856 sl.
– STIFF expensive; chiefly applied to a price …1824 sl.
– SUMPTUOUS † costly or expensive to practise or maintain …1551-2 chiefly Sc.
– TOO RICH FOR MY BLOOD expensive …Bk1995 US sl.
expensive – nouns
– CAMAC anything that is over-complex or over-expensive to achieve its essentially simple purpose …19C Irish sl.
– LICKPENNY † something that makes the money go; something expensive …a1400
expensive – verbs
– BREAK THE BANK to be expensive …1612
– COST to be expensive …1895 sl.
– COST LIKE SMOKE to be very expensive …1887 Amer. dial.
– DEAR †* to make dear or expensive; to raise the price of …1424 Sc.
– KNOCK BACK to cost, as in ‘that will knock you back a bit’; to be expensive …1946 sl.
ò SET BACK to cost; to be expensive …1896 Amer. sl.
EXPERIENCE, EXPERIENCED – adjectives
– BEATEN † of persons: inured to anything, experienced …a1593
– BONE-SEASONED experienced …1968 Amer. cowmen’s usage
– DOWN THE TRACK experienced …1980s sl.
– DRY BACK OF THE EARS experienced, mature …1914 Amer.sl.
– DRY BEHIND THE EARS experienced; mature …1911 Amer. sl.
– FROM WHO LAID THE CHUNK of the most thoroughgoing or experienced sort; through and through …1896 Amer. dial.
– FROM WHO LAID THE RAIL of the most thoroughgoing or experienced sort; through and through …1889 Amer. dial.
– RAWHIDE of a person: tough, experienced …1883 Amer. dial.
– ROCKING-CHAIR lacking or not involving first-hand experience …US
– SALT † of experience, etc.: bitter, vexatious …c1500
– SALTED of persons: experienced in some business or occupation …1889 colloq.
– SAVEY wise, sagacious, experienced …1771 Sc.
– SEASONED experienced, as a soldier, etc. …1643
– STREET-WISE experienced in or possessing the necessary qualities for urban survival …1981 US
– VERSANT * of persons: skilled, versed, or experienced in a subject, practice, etc., as the result of having been occupied with it …1766
– VET veteran, experienced …1930s US sl.
- VETERATORIAN † crafty, cunning, subtle, wily, sly, deceitful; gotten by long use, experienced …1656
experience, experienced – adverbs
– BY THE SEAT OF ONE’S PANTS by instinct and experience rather than logic, expert knowledge, or technical aid …1938
experience, experienced – nouns
– COP an experience …1910s Aust. sl.
– FAND † the act of trying; trial, proof, experience …c1250
– FOND † the act of trying; trial, proof, experience …c1250
– HANDSEL the first use, experience, trial, proof, or specimen of anything; first taste, foretaste, first fruits; often with the notion of its being auspicious of what is to follow …1573
– UNIVERSITY OF LIFE. a ‘college’ attended by those who claim personal experience as infinitely superior to academic knowledge …20C sl.
experience, experienced – person
– FLAG UNFURLED a man of the world …Bk1893 rhyming sl.
– HARD TAIL an experienced man …1933 US sl.
– MAN OF THE WORLD a man who is instructed and experienced in the ways of the world and is prepared to accept its conventions …1778
– OLD BIRD an experienced, knowing person …c1887 colloq.
– OLD ROBIN an experienced person …L18 sl.
– OLD SOLDIER an experienced, but somewhat cunning man …E18 sl.
– OLD STAGER an experienced person …M16
– OLDSTER one who is no longer a ‘youngster’; an elderly person; an old person, or a more experienced person …1848
– OLD-TIMER one whose residence, membership, or experience dates from long ago …Aust. sl.
– VET an old-timer, an ageing or experienced person …1910s sl.
– WAR-HORSE a person who has long experience …1910
experience, experienced – verbs
– BE A DOG AT † to be experienced in or adept at …1589
– COP to experience, to undergo; to receive …M19 sl.
– CUT ONE’S EYETEETH to become knowledgeable or experienced; to acquire initial practice or experience in a particular sphere of activity …1697
– DA to live, to experience …1866 Sc.
– FALL DOWN (ON) to experience, to enjoy …1960s US sl.
– HEAR THE OWL HOOT to have many and varied experiences …1936 Amer. Western sl.
– JACKAROO, JACKEROO to pick up experience …L19 Aust. sl.
– KNOW (or HAVE) ALL THE ANSWERS to be knowledgeable or expert in everything; to be worldly-wise or experienced …1896 colloq.
– PASS THE BONE to share experience, to pass on information …1990s US college sl.
– SEE THE BIG ANIMAL to see or experience all that one can endure …1848 Amer. sl.
– SEE THE ELEPHANT to see what there is to see; to experience something to the end; to become jaded or disappointed …1844 Amer. dial.
– TAKE THE SHIT WITH THE SUGAR to accept that one must have both bad and good experiences …1990s Aust.
– THINK † to feel, to experience …1796 Sc.
– VIBE to experience, to enjoy …1960s US sl.
– WADE THE WATER to go through a certain experience, ‘to take the plunge’ …1857 Sc.
EXPERIMENT – nouns
– FANDING † a trying to do or find out something; an attempt, an experiment …a1000
– FONDING † a trying to do or find out something; an attempt, an experiment …a1000
– MAXIM a plan, contrivance; an experiment; a fad; a crotchet …1882 Eng. dial.
experiment – verbs
– OFFER to hold up or display for the purpose of testing the appearance of anything; to try; to experiment with …1892 Eng. dial.
EXPERT – adjectives
– ACE expert; hence, outstanding, great …1930 Amer. sl.
– ACEY best, excellent, expert, wonderful …1930s sl., orig. US
– AKAMAI smart, clever, skilful, learned, expert, ingenious …1840 Amer. dial. (Hawaii)
– CRACK excellent; first-rate; expert …Bk1942 Amer. colloq.
– DAB clever, skilful or skilled; expert; very conversant …18C colloq.
– DAISY pleasant; expert …L19 US sl.
– EXTRA excellent, unusually good; skilled, expert …1848 Amer. dial.
– FLASH knowing; expert; showy …1819 thieves’ sl.
– GAIN handy, expert, skilful, deft, dexterous; workmanlike …a1300 Eng. dial.
– GAINSOME expert, handy …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GAINY expert, handy …1691 Eng. dial.
– GUN expert, pre-eminent …1916 Aust. & NZ
– GUV expert …c1820 Oxford usage
– HAIR expert at something; determined …1936 Amer. dial.
– NACKETY deft, expert …1825 Sc.
– NAP expert, clever; particularly good at one’s trade, or at any game of skill …1881 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RIDSOME ready, expert; expeditious, quickly dispatched …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCIENCE skilful, proficient, expert …1926 Amer. dial.
– SCIENCED skilful, proficient, expert …1926 Amer. dial.
– SUBTLE of craftsmen, etc.: skilful, clever, expert, dexterous …a1300 arch.
– TIGHT † cunning, clever; dexterous, skilled, expert …1669 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– UP IN versed in, expert at …M19 sl.
– UP TO THE RIGS expert; wide-awake, knowing …Bk1903 sl.
expert – nouns
– GAME expert ability at a particular skill; knowledge; power or influence in a particular industry or environment …1950s sl.
expert – person
– ACE a person who stands out, excels, or represents perfection in any field, activity, or occupation; an expert; an adept …a1796
– ACE OF CLUBS an expert …L19 sl., orig. US
– ARTIST † a person skilled or proficient at a particular task or occupation; an expert …1594
– BARNBURNER an expert, a highly competent person …1971 US sl.
– BEAR an expert; an adept an excellent, admirable person …1905 US sl.
– BEAST an expert; one who is exceptionally good at something; an outstanding person …2012 US college sl.
– BEGGAR a person who is remarkably adept at or keen on a particular pursuit, subject, etc.; an expert, a specialist, an authority …1859
– BLADE an expert; a connoisseur; a wise man or one posing as such …1993 US sl.
– BRAIN SURGEON a person with a high level of intelligence or expertise; often used in a negative context …1987 humorous usage
– CAT an expert …1912 Amer. dial.
– COOLER an expert; an outstanding individual …L19 US campus sl.
– DAB a clever or dexterous person; a skilful person; an expert; a proficient; an adept …1691
– DABACH an expert …1939 Sc.
– DAB HAND an expert; a skilled person; an adept …1828 colloq.
– DABS a dabster; an expert …1887 Brit. sl.
– DABSTER a clever workman; an expert in any business; one skilled at anything; an adept; a versatile person …1708 colloq.
– DEAD HAND an expert …19C sl.
– DECLARER † one who explains or interprets …1527
– FEW an expert; someone to be reckoned with …1851 Amer. dial.
– FLY FLAT a would-be expert …c1885 turf sl.
– GURU a leader, expert, or authority in some field, esp. a charismatic or spiritual figure who attracts a devoted following …1960s Amer. sl.
– HACKER an expert in any field …1983 US sl.
– HEAVY HITTER a person of achievement; an expert …1980s US sl.
– HELL a person who excels; an expert; an admirable or impressive person …1934 US Black & jive sl.
– JIM-DANDY a very skilled or expert person …1966 Amer. dial.
– MACK DADDY a clever, proficient or influential man; an expert; the best …1993 Amer. sl.
– MAN OF SKILL – an expert in some particular subject, generally one called in by a Court to report on some technical matter in question …1946 Sc.
– MIVVY a person who is adept at something; an expert …1906 sl.
– NAP-HAND a clever workman; one expert at any business or at a game of skill …1887 Eng. dial.
– NATTLER one who is active with hands, feet, or tongue; an expert …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OLD DOG an expert in a given field …L16 sl.
– OLD HAND one who has been long employed or has experience in any business; one who is skilful in doing something; an expert, a veteran …1785
– ONE-ER a person or thing of a unique or very remarkable kind; a person preeminently addicted to or expert at something …1840 colloq.
– ONER a person or thing of a unique or very remarkable kind; a person preeminently addicted to or expert at something; an outstanding or excellent person or thing …1840 colloq.
– PISS-CUTTER a remarkable or capable person; a clever person; an expert …1975 Amer. dial.
– POINTY-HEAD an intellectual or expert; used disparagingly …1972 US sl.
– PUNDIT a learned person, expert, or authority …17C
– RINGER an expert …1848 Aust. & NZ sl.
– ROTTER an expert …1930s Aust. sl.
– SHARK an expert …Bk1934 college sl.
– SKULL a leader or chief; an expert …1880 US & Aust. sl.
– TARTAR one hard to beat or surpass in skill; an adept, a champion, an expert …1785 sl.
– WAJAN an expert …20C W. Indies sl.
– WAJANG an expert …20C W. Indies sl.
– WAJANK an expert …20C W. Indies sl.
expert – verbs
– BE A DAG AT to be extremely good or expert at …1890s Aust. sl.
– KNOW (or HAVE) ALL THE ANSWERS to be knowledgeable or expert in everything; to be worldly-wise or experienced …1896 colloq.
– TEACH ONE’S GRANDMA TO SUCK EGGS to instruct an expert; to talk old to one’s elders …Bk1904 sl.
– TEACH ONE’S GRANNIE TO GROPE HER DUCKS to instruct an expert …Bk1904 sl.
– TEACH ONE’S GRANNIE TO SPIN to instruct an expert …Bk1904 sl.
– TEACH ONE’S GRANNIE TO SUP SOUR MILK to instruct an expert …Bk1904 sl.
– WRITE THE BOOK to be very authoritative or seasoned; to be an expert …1980s Amer. sl.
EXPERTISE – nouns
– BRAIN SURGERY something requiring a high level of intelligence or expertise; often used in a negative context to imply that something is not difficult …1973 humorous usage
EXPIRATION – nouns
– ELAPSE † expiration, lapse, passing away of time …1793
EXPIRE – verbs
– BLOW to expire, to die …1845
– FAIL † of a period of time or anything that has a finite duration: to come to an end; to expire …1399
– PASS OVER THE GREAT DIVIDE to expire, to die …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
EXPIRY – nouns
– EFFLUX the lapse, passing away of time, or of a particular period; hence, expiry, end …1647
– EFFLUXION the lapse or passing away of time; the expiry or completion of a certain period …1621
EXPLAIN – person
– ENLARGER one who explains or enlarges on anything …1812 Sc.
explain – verbs
– CHEW IT FINE to explain fully or simply; to consider thoroughly …1936 Amer. dial.
– DAYLIGHT to enlighten; to explain …1970s US Black sl.
– DECLARE † to make clear or plain anything that is obscure or imperfectly understood; to clear up, to explain, to elucidate, to interpret …c1325
– DECODE to explain …World War II Amer. sl.
– DILUCIDATE † to make clear, plain, or evident; to free from obscurity; to elucidate, to explain …1538
– DROP SCIENCE to explain, to educate, to make sense …1992 US sl.
– ELIQUIDATE †* to make clear, to explain …1596
– EXPLANIFY to explain …1891 Amer. dial.
– GIVE WITH THE GOO † to explain fully …1946 Can. teen sl.
– INSENSE to cause to understand; to explain, to inform; to enlighten …1804 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– LAY IT ON THE LINE to explain thoroughly, with the implication that the hearer must act accordingly …1950s colloq.
– MARK SOMEONE’S CARD to explain, to point out, to warn …1940s sl.
– ONOPEN † to open up, to explain …c1200
– OPEN † to unfold the sense of; to expound, to explain, to interpret …c1200
– READ to explain, to solve …1800 Sc.
– RIDDLE to explain, to solve, to understand …1870 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RUN SHIT DOWN to discuss something; to inform someone; to explain something …1970 US sl.
– SALVE 1. † to clear up, to explain, to account for a difficulty, point in dispute, etc.; to overcome a doubt or objection; to reconcile a discrepancy …1571
2. † to make good, to smooth over something amiss, a troubled state of affairs, a defect, offense, disgrace, etc. …1575
– SAMPLE † to illustrate; to explain by examples or analogies; to symbolize …1613
– UNBOLT † to unfold, to explain …1607
explain – phrases
– MOUTH OPEN, STORY JUMP OUT used for explaining why something that was perhaps better unsaid was said …1988 Trinidad and Tobago
– THAT ACCOUNTS FOR THE MILK IN THE COCOA-NUT a rejoinder upon having a thing explained for the first time; that explains things …1850
EXPLANATION – adjectives
– LUCULENT of explanations: lucid, luminous …1597
explanation – nouns
– DECLARATION † the act of making clear or clearing up anything obscure or not understood; elucidation, explanation, interpretation …c1374
– DECLAREMENT † the act of showing or setting forth; exposition, explanation, manifestation, declaring …1646
– DOWN LOW, THE the information or explanation …Bk2006 US street sl.
– ÉCLAIRCISSEMENT a clearing up or revelation of what is obscure or unknown; an explanation …1673
– EXPLIFICATION an explanation …1843 Amer. dial.
– INCENSING instruction, explanation …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– SALVO † a solution, explanation of a difficulty; an answer to an objection; an excuse or evasion …1659
EXPLANATORY – adjectives
– ILLUMINATORY * explanatory, illuminative …1762
EXPLETIVE – adjectives
– ADJECTIVAL substitute for an expletive, as ‘you adjectival idiot’ …L19 Amer. euphemism
– ADJECTIVE euphemism for ‘bloody’ …L19, chiefly Aust.
expletive – adverbs
– PARAPLEROMATICALLY †* as an expletive, expletively …1698
expletive – interjections
– DAD-BURN! a mild expletive; blast it! …Bk1913-17
– GO DAIN IT! an expletive or imprecation …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
EXPLICITLY – adverbs
– EFFECTUALLY † pertinently, to the purpose, explicitly …1583
EXPLODE – verbs
– EXPLORE to explode …1902 Amer. dial.
– RIP OUT to explode …1848 sl.
EXPLODED – adjectives
– VENTED † exploded, blown up …1639
EXPLOIT – nouns
– FACT † a noble or brave deed, an exploit; a feat of valour or skill …1543
exploit – person
– ICEBERG SLIM a person who exploits others, i.e. a cold, heartless person …20C US sl.
– QUANDONG * a person who deceives, exploits, or imposes on others …1939 Aust. sl.
– SHARK someone who unscrupulously exploits or swindles others …1599
– USER a person who exploits others for their own gain …1978 Aust. sl.
– VAMP a woman who intentionally attracts and exploits men …a1911 sl.
exploit – verbs
– FATTEN FROGS FOR SNAKES to prepare a victim (including oneself) for exploitation by a criminal or trickster …1950s sl.
– GYPPO to cheat, to swindle; to exploit for one’s labour …1925 Amer. sl.
– MACK to lie or exaggerate in order to deceive, exploit, or influence someone; to convince or persuade in a deceptive way …1975 US Black sl.
– MAKE ONE’S ALLEY GOOD to exploit a situation; to improve one’s position …1924 Aust.
– PROMOTE to obtain exploitatively …1930 sl., orig. US
– SPONGE to obtain something from someone exploitatively or by living parasitically on other …1673 colloq.
– TAKE SOMEONE FOR BAD to treat someone as a weakling and exploit them accordingly …1980s US Black sl.
– TAP to obtain something from someone exploitatively …1901 sl.
EXPLOITABLE – nouns
– EASY TOUCH a situation which is easily exploitable …1970s sl.
EXPLOITATION – nouns
– ANGLE a scheme; a workable method of deception or exploitation …1920 Amer. sl.
exploitation – verbs
– TAKE THE FOOT OUT OF ONE’S ASS to rid oneself of ill treatment, of victimization, or exploitation …1960s US Black sl.
EXPLOITED – verbs
– CHUMP to act like a fool; to be exploited …1960s US Black sl.
EXPLORE – verbs
– CALL to search out, to explore …1810 Sc.
– EXPLODE to explore …1979 Amer. dial.
– EXPLORATE † to explore …1549
EXPLOSION – nouns
– BLOST an explosion …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLOW-UP an explosion …1867 chiefly US
– BUSTIFICATION an explosion; a disaster; a quarrel …1906 Amer. dial.
– BUST-UP an explosion; hence, a wreck, break-up, etc …1842 US sl.
– EXPLORE an explosion …1902 Amer. dial.
– POUNCE an explosion …1952 Amer. dial.
explosion – interjections & phrases
– BLOOEY!, BLOOIE! used to mimic the sound of an explosion …1910s, orig. US
EXPLOSIVE – nouns
– ASHCAN a high-explosive depth charge used by surface ships to destroy submarines …World War I United States Navy usage
– COOKIE an explosive device; a bomb …1942 US military sl.
– GELLY gelignite …1941 sl.
– JELLY gelignite …1941 sl.
– NITRO nitroglycerine …1935 sl.
– PETE nitroglycerine as used for safe-breaking …1931 sl.
– PUFF gunpowder or other explosives used for safe-breaking …1904 sl., orig. US
– SOUP nitroglycerine or gelignite, esp. as used for safe-breaking …1902 sl., orig. US
EXPORT – nouns
– NAVIGATION †* export …c1630
EXPOSE – person
– FLASHER a person who indecently exposes himself …1896 Brit. sl.
– WAGGER a man who exposes himself; a flasher …Bk1997 police usage
expose – verb
– BEWRAY † to expose a person by divulging his secrets, or telling something that one knows to his discredit or harm; hence, to expose or reveal the unknown doer of an act …c1300
– DECORTICATE to divest of what conceals, to expose, to disclose, to reveal …1660
– FLASH to expose oneself indecently …Brit. sl.
– FLASH ONE’S MEAT to expose the person …Bk1893 sl.
– OPPOSE † to expose, to subject …1589
– SET A SUNSHINING to expose to view, to display …1601
– SHOW UP to expose or reveal someone; to make another person seem inefficient, ridiculous or inferior …Amer. colloq.
– SKIN UP to expose a woman’s genitals and breasts …1986 Trinidad and Tobago
– UNBARE * to lay bare, to expose to view …1530
– UNCASE to uncover, to lay bare, to expose to view or observation …1587
– UNCLOAK to expose, to lay bare, to reveal …1659
– UNFACE to expose …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
EXPOSED – adjectives
– OPPORTUNE † conveniently exposed; liable or open to attack or injury …c1450
– SCAR open, exposed …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
EXPOSURE – nouns
– SHOW an exposure by a girl or woman of her thighs, breasts, or genitals to boys or men; usually said by boys from 10 to 15 years old …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
EXPRESSED – adjectives
– EFFABLE that can be expressed or described in words …1668
– ILL-TURNED † badly expressed …a1637
EXPRESSION (saying) – nouns
– CACEMPHATON †* an ill-sounding expression …1622
– KYRIOLEXY the use of literal or simple expressions, as distinguished from the use of figurative or obscure ones …1885 rare
EXPRESSION (face) – adjectives
– ADENOIDAL of a facial expression: open-mouthed, gaping …1918 colloq.
expression – verbs
– PUT ON A FACE to change one’s expression …L19 sl.
EXPRESSIONLESS – adjectives
– DEADPAN without expression; displaying no emotion …1928 US sl.
expressionless — adverbs
– DEADPAN in an expressionless, emotionless manner …1930s US sl.
expressionless – nouns
– DEADPAN an expressionless stare …1927 US sl.
expressionless – verbs
– DEADPAN to speak without expression, esp. in a situation that would normally demand some emotion …1930s sl., orig. US
EXPRESSIVE – adjectives
– ASPECTABUND †* expressive in face; exhibiting one’s feelings through the eyes or face …1708
– MARKING † expressive …1766
EXPULSION – nouns
– AX(E) a finishing action, such as a dismissal from a position, defeat in a game, expulsion from school, rejection of a lover, etc. …1883 Amer. sl.
– BANNITION † banishment, expulsion, esp. from a university …a1644
– CAN, THE a dismissal, removal, expulsion, rejection …1908 Amer. sl.
– DEBOUTEMENT † a thrusting forth, expulsion …1481
– FLUNK OUT expulsion from a college, etc. for failing an examination …1920 sl., orig. & chiefly US
– MOOCH departure or expulsion …1894 Amer. sl.
– SACK, THE expulsion from school …M19 sl.
EXPAND – verbs