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2013-02-10 17:18:48

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  1. (A) lady-killer:
    A handsome man; a man who charms women. This does NOT mean "killer of ladies!" :)
  2. Last but not least:
    Last in order but not last in importance. ex. "Last but not least I'd like to thank my parents."
  3. Last ditch (adj.):
    Final (*has a slight connotation of "desperate"*). ex. "They made a last-ditch effort to win the game, but came up short."
  4. (To) lay a finger on someone:
    To touch someone even very slightly. ex. "If you so much as lay a finger on him, you will be in trouble."
  5. (To) lay low:
    SEE "Keep a low profile"
  6. (To) leave a bad taste in someone's mouth:
    To leave a negative impression on someone.
  7. (To) leave someone high and dry:
    To leave someone helpless. ex. "Don't leave me high. Don't leave me dry." - Radiohead
  8. (To) leave someone in peace/ alone:
    To stop bothering someone. ex. "Leave me alone! I don't want to talk to anyone."
  9. (To) let off steam:
    To release energy or anger. ex. "Victor went drinking, and got into a fight. That's OK, he's just letting off a little steam."
  10. (To) let someone off the hook:
    To release someone from responsibility. ex. "Natalie said she didn't want to wash the dishes, but her mom didn't let her off the hook."
  11. (To) let something slide:
    To neglect something. To ignore something. ex. "I'm going to let it slide this time, but next time be more careful!"
  12. (A) lift:
    A ride. ex. "She gave me a lift to the airport."
  13. Little by little:
    Slowly, gradually. ex. "Little by little she started to like living in New York City."
  14. (A) little off:
    Not quite even, normal. ex. "There was something a little off about the way she was behaving."
  15. (To) lock horns:
    To argue. To have a dispute. To disagree.
  16. (To) look the other way:
    To ignore something on purpose. ex. "In some countries, customs officials can be paid to look the other way."
  17. (A) long shot:
    Something that has a slim (small) chance of happening. "They might win, but it's a long-shot."
  18. Lost cause
  19. (To) lose (someone):
    This is often used when someone is chasing someone OR being chased by someone. If you're being chased by someone and you manage to get away you can say - "I lost him!" - The person chasing you can say the same thing - "I lost him" :)
  20. (To) lose one's temper:
    To become angry.
  21. (To) lose one's train of thought:
    To forget what one was thinking/ talking about. ex. "What was I saying? I lost my train of thought."
  22. Lost in thought:
    Busy thinking.
  23. (To) lower one's voice:
    To talk more softly. ex. "Lower your voice, my parents are asleep."
  24. (A) lucky break:
    Good luck, good fortune. ex. "I was supposed to speak at the meeting today, but I found out it was cancelled. What a lucky break!"