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2006.9.9-----Slang  (Hillbilly   & Head above water)

(2006-09-09 23:12:10)
分类: 英语习语
hillbilly
 
2006.9.9-----Slang <wbr> <wbr>(Hillbilly <wbr> <wbr> <wbr>& <wbr>Head <wbr>above <wbr>water)
 
   
Definition:  
A person from the country, typically with crude manners, speech and dress.

Example:  
 
1) When I stepped onto his property, the hillbilly came out of his shack, grabbed his shotgun, and yelled "Yeehaw!"
2) Man, I love that hillbilly music!

Etymology:  
 
This somewhat offensive term is used to describe poor people living in the hills of rural America - a 'hill' is a small mountain, and 'billy' is a man's name.

Synonyms:  hick
 
 
head above water
 
2006.9.9-----Slang <wbr> <wbr>(Hillbilly <wbr> <wbr> <wbr>& <wbr>Head <wbr>above <wbr>water)
   
Definition:  
 
Out of difficulty or trouble.

Example:  
 
1) After a disastrous last quarter, I think the company is finally above water.

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