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чувак  [choo-VAK] (masculine noun) – dude, man, guy

А кто этот чувак? Ты его раньше здесь видел? = Who is that guy? Have you seen him here before?

У тебя что, чувак, совсем крыша поехала? =  Dude, are you nuts?

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Сидеть как на иголках - to be on pins and needles

Сидеть как на иголках   - to be on pins and needles (= to be nervously waiting to see what is going to happen)


Перед экзаменом мы сидели как на иголках. = We were on pins and needles before the exam.

Сижу как на иголках, а вдруг не получится? = I'm on pins and needles, what if it doesn't work?


Literally the idiom means "to sit like on needles".

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