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slay(1)

verb; folk etymology repurposing
to be amazing at something, to be in some way fantastic
 
It uses the word “slay” as in “to kill” in a metaphorical sense, similar to the phrase “killing it”, to indicate someone is being very successful at something. Like “killing it” it equates killing something to succeeding at it.
Etymology : A repurposing of “to slay” as in “to kill”
Source : slay, Wiktionary.org
Last modified: 28 November 2017


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