slang and unconventional english

Probably familiar ?  :

1.  glad rags  : one’s best clothes , ca. 1906AlaskaCruise

2.  between you and me and the bedpost : between the two of us , ca. 1830

3.  blind drunk  :  ca. 1830weird man

4.  brush up  :  to revive one’s knowledge of something , ca. 1933

5.  take the cake  : to carry off the honors ;  be the best , ca. 1880

6.  call it a day  :  to  state one’s decision to go no further ,  ca.  1934

7.  codger  :   an old man ,  ca.  1756Irish American policemanblack bart

8.  cop : a policeman , abbr. of copper ,  ca. 1859

9.  cook one’s goose  :  to ruin , defeat , kill  , ca. 1859

10.  stuffy  : stand-offish  , ca. 1926

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cough dropbonus .      cough-drop  :   an attractive girl , South Africa , 1942sexy indian girl

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