Recently, I had reason to look at VOA (Voice of America) where there are many articles of interest. The group of articles that caught my attention is "Words and their Stories". An example of this is:
Bob always played with cold, hard cash --only coins and dollar bills. Sometimes my friend would clean up. He would win a lot of money on one card game. He liked to tell me that one day he would break the bank. What a feeling it must be to win all of the money at a gambling table!
Beginning with May 7th, 2006 there are are
various phrases as in the example above with an explaination of the phrase. The "slang" word(s) are highlighted, and the meaning of that word or phrase is then explained.