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back in the day • pickle • muscle
with you • whammy
  1. Paying the tax and the fine was a double .
  2. I was a good singer .
  3. He tried to down the food, but couldn't .
  4. I'm , bro. I totally agree.
  5. You vegetables with vinegar.
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1287 Foods We Hate

Josh and Todd talk about certain foods they really dislike eating or refuse to eat.

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back in the day

Back in the day like there were certain foods I hated

Back in the day means a long time ago. Notice the following:

  1. Back in the day, there were no computers.
  2. She used to walk to school back in the day.

pickled

I really don’t like pickled plums.

Pickled means preserved with vinegar. Notice the following:

  1. Pickled radishes last longer than fresh ones.
  2. She pickled lots of fruits and vegetables for the winter.

muscled down

I muscled down a few more and left the rest on the plate.

To muscle down is the force something down. Here it means to swallow. Notice the following:

  1. I muscled down the carrots, even though I don't like them.
  2. She muscled down four bites of chicken.

I'm with you

I’m with you, man. I've made that same mistake.

"I'm with you means "I agree".Notice the following:

  1. I'm with you. Tennis is the best sport.
  2. "I prefer dogs to cats". "I'm with you".

double whammy

So that was a double whammy, right?

A double whammy is when two things, usually bad, happen at once. Notice the following:

  1. I crashed my bike and I was late to work. It was a double whammy.
  2. What a double whammy; it's unhealthy and it tastes bad.