||questions that accuse, on the carpet, the third degree
||"Why did you take the files?" he asked. "Stop with the pointed
questions!" I replied. "I didn't take the files!"
|poke fun at
||laugh at, make fun of
||Would you poke fun at someone who can't speak Chinese?
||(See a poker face)
||jail, prison, behind bars, in the clink
||Don't mention pokey in your resume. You don't want to
advertise your time in jail.
|polish off/polish it off
||eat all of it, drink it all
||Somebody polished off the last few cookies. Who ate them?
||a program or issue used by politicians to get votes, play political games
||A day-care program is a political football. Politicians use it to get the votes of parents with babies.
||appropriate, not racist or sexist
||Advertise for a salesperson. Use the politically correct term.
||very drunk, loaded, plastered, wasted
||Every Friday night he goes to the bar and drinks till he's polluted.
||tying the hair at the back leaving a tail of hair
||Stan pulled on Judy's pony tail as he walked past her desk.
||contribute, give some money, do your part
||Okay guys, it's time to pony up. Ten dollars will pay for a taxi into town.