To step up to the plate.=Take responsibility.
If you want to be successful, you must step up to the plate every day.
To have a spunk.=To have guts.
A skate boarder needs a lot of spunk.
A bromance.= When two men are friendly.
President Obama and Prime Minister Abe are very friendly, equals a bromance.
A straphanger.= Someone who rides the trains everyday.
America is a car society but the Japanese are straphangers.
A bestie.= Best friend.
My bestie is my dog.
I am roughly 68 years old.
To reflect.= To think about the past.
When we get older, we tend to reflect upon our past lives.
To grin and bear it.= To put on a happy face when things go wrong.
If you are in a hot and crowed train, don't get upset. Grin and bear it.
What a wonderful world.=Everything is going to be OK.
The weather is hot and humid and the economy is bad. What a wonderful world!
To skate.=To get out of something bad, something that you don't want to do.
I often try to skate the dentist.