In the dog house = To be on the bad side of somebody or to have someone angry with you
If I make a mistake with the cash flow, I'll be in the secretary's dog house.
Lopsided = Not balanced, all to one side
The recent election was a lopsided victory for Minshu-tou.
To chub up = To get fat
If I eat a lot of meat and sweets, I chub up very quickly.
To fuggedaboudit = Slang used in the Bronx section of New York city. It means it will never happen.
What are the chances of the Tigers winning the championship? Fuggedaboudit.
A nail-biter = Very close situation or a close sports game
The Tigers won a nail-biter, 6-5 last night.
Malarkey = A false statement, a hoax or a lie
The rumor that Matsui will play for the Tigers next year is a lot of malarkey.
A bang-up job = To do great work
Mr. Nomura did a bang-up job coaching Rakuten this year.
To break bread = To have a meal
It's fun to break bread with my friends after work.
The gift of gab = To be able to speak well
Mr. Obama has the gift of gab, so he is able to convince many people easily.
To kowtow = To bow or to give in easily to someone
Mr. Obama has been known to kowtow to China about anything.