LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||11/JAN/2006 2:34 PM|
Shop talk = Conversation related to one’s job, office, profession, etc.
To talk shop = To converse with a colleague about your/his/her job, office, profession, etc.
No dice. = Impossible, to be unable to do something, to disagree (When said to show disagreement with another speaker, this can sound rude. It is sometimes used with "to be".)
The Big Kahuna = The boss (Said humorously)
Have you seen the Big Kahuna this morning? I need to talk to him about the project.
Steve's the Big Kahuna here.
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