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45 Southern Phrases Explained for the Yankees Among Us

41. Tore up


42. (To) carry on

To continue on foolishly, usually referring to a tantrum or fit.

43. (Too) big for your britches

To take yourself too seriously.

44. Upside

The long way of saying “on,” like smacking somebody upside the head.

45. Stompin’ grounds

Your hometown or where you’re from.

Southern phrases
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A version of this article was originally published in November 2013.

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