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    2 expressions

    what is the best english translation of "свой в доску " и "отбалдеть".

    My dictionary says the first means "one of the gang" but that doesn't always seem to fit in the contexts I see it.

    The second means "go crazy", "go nuts"??

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    «Свой в доску» means a person who is very friendly, whom we can trust.

    «Обалдеть» means «to be astonished» (like when somebody presented you a million dollars)

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    isn't Доска, a chalkboard ? or a whiteboard ? lol, sometime i just wonder where these russian saying come from.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    isn't Доска, a chalkboard ? or a whiteboard ?
    It is. It means almost any board (in the meaning a flat piece of some material).
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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