Because of this, "two bits" is still slang for twenty-five cents in the United States.
CARPET-BAGGER, a political slang term for a person who stands as a candidate for election in a locality in which he is a stranger.
American English is taught in schools and American slang is practiced in bars everywhere.
At the blank look, she assumed the translator didn't pick up her slang and rephrased.
In Stock Exchange slang the term is used of an operator who applies for a portion of a new security being issued, not with a view to holding it, but with the intention of immediate realization, at a profit if possible.