There’s a lot to love about Michael Curtiz’s White Christmas: the music, its homey warmth, and certainly star Bing Crosby’s otherwordly slang.

Here are a few choice phrases with a rough translation, so you can bring a little Bing into your everyday speech:

  • Slam-bang finish = a great finale
  • Hunk of dynamite = star performer
  • Mish-mosh = fight, scene
  • First sacker = first baseman
  • Scatback = fast, agile running back
  • Grab the cow = grab the milk
  • Time, time, cut! = slow down