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45 Southern Phrases Explained for the Yankees Among Us

31. Tennis shoes

Athletic shoes of any kind, not just the kind you use to play tennis

32. Pitcher

Not a pitcher on a baseball team, but a plastic container to hold tea or lemonade.

33. Playing possum

Playing dead (as a possum does to escape danger); also used when someone is feigning sleep.

34. Reckon

To suppose or believe something is true.

35. Rode hard and put away wet

Unbelievably exhausted, like a sweaty horse that just got put back in the barn.

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