Staycation = To take your vacation at home. Similar to 寝正月
Since I had no money this year, my new year's holiday was a staycation.
A scapegoat = Someone who is made to take the blame for mistakes of others
Mr. Hatoyama is now the scapegoat for his party.
To stash = To put away, to hide or to save
Every payday I stash my money in the bank.
Technotard = Someone who knows nothing about computers
At first, my secretary was a technotard but she is improving everyday.
Lay the smack down = A slang word which means to act strongly and severely
When my sons were unruly, I would always lay the smack down.
Honest-to-God-truth = For sure not a lie
Matsui will hit 30 home runs this year and that's the honest-to-God-truth.
To lay your money down = To bet on something
Baseball fans that are talking about a strong Tiger team, please lay your money down.
To bet your bottom dollar = To put your full faith in something
You can bet your bottom dollar that Toyota will return as the world's number one car maker.
Hard pressed = Difficult to do
If I eat too much, I will be hard pressed to lose weight.
A sick bay commando = Someone who often goes to the doctors due to illness
Due to the extended flu season this year, there were quite a number of sick bay commandoes in Osaka.