Found 743 phrases starting with A:


any more for any moreDoes anybody have, or want, any more?Rate it:
any nook or crannyAny part of a place; anywhere.Rate it:
any oldUsed other than as an idiom: see any, old.Rate it:
any oldAny, absolutely any, any typical, a run-of-the-mill.Rate it:
any old nook or crannyAlternative form of any nook or cranny.Rate it:
any old thinganything at allRate it:
any port in a stormAn unfavourable option which might well be avoided in good times but which nevertheless looks better than the alternatives at the current time.Rate it:
any press is good pressBeing mentioned in the media is beneficial to the subject because it gets publicity.Rate it:
any way one slices itFrom any perspective; in every case.Rate it:
anyone's guessA mystery, something unpredictable.Rate it:
anything goesNo restrictions, guidelines, rules, expectations, parameters, requirements, dress codes etc.Rate it:
anything goesThere are no rules or restrictions.Rate it:
apa sâmbeteiapa sâmbeteiRate it:
apa sâmbeteiSaturday's waters.Rate it:
ape leaderAn old maid.Rate it:
apothecary's LatinBarbarous Latin.Rate it:
apple does not fall far from the stemAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:
apple does not fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.1842, E. A. Freidlaender (translator), Frederika Bremer (author), The Neighbours, ch. 10:It is impossible to look at Madam Rhen, without at once making the conclusion that she is pleasantness, hospitality, and loquacity itself; nor can one look upon her daughter Renetta without thinking, "the apple does not fall far from the tree!"1978, Dr. Isador Rosenfeld, "Doctor Asks Patient Rate it:
apple does not fall far from the trunkAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:
apple dumplin shopA woman's bosom.Rate it:
apple never falls far from the treeAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:
apple of somebody's eyeA favourite, a particular preference, or a loved one; the object of somebody's affections.Rate it:
apple of someone's eyeA favourite, a particular preference, or a loved one; the object of somebody's affections.Rate it:
apples and orangesSaid of a comparison of items that are not comparable.Rate it:
apply oneselfTo put forth a concerted effort; to try; to focus.Rate it:
après-skiA place "after skiing". Typically a bar or pub where people go after a day on the slopes to ease off and meet other people.Rate it:
april showers bring may flowersApril, traditionally a rainy period, gives way to May, when flowers will bloom because of the water provided to them by the April rains.By extension, that a period of discomfort can provide the basis for a period of happiness.Rate it:
apron stringOne of the pair of strings or narrow sewn cloth strips used to fasten an apron around the wearer's waist.Rate it:
apron stringA symbol of the domestic ties binding a male to a female (as a husband to a wife or a son to a mother).Rate it:
apron string holdAn estate held by a man during his wife's life.Rate it:
apron-string holdAn estate held by a man during his wife's life.Rate it:
arch dellThe head of a gang of female canters or gypsies.Rate it:
arch doxyThe head of a gang of female canters or gypsies.Rate it:
are you deafUsed other than as an idiom: see are, you, deaf.Rate it:
are you deafA rhetorical question asked to confront a nondeaf interlocutor who has been rudely neglecting to hear something.Rate it:
are you for real?Statements, actions. Body language, past history create an image of an individual in a particular situation.Rate it:
are you taking any medications?Asked mostly by doctors and nurses to ascertain whether certain drugs should not be given to patients, as they may interact adversely with other medications.Rate it:
are your ears burningSaid of somebody who was not present but was the topic of discussion.Rate it:
area of influenceUsed other than as an idiom: see area, influence.Rate it:
area of influenceA geographical area wherein a commander is directly capable of influencing operations by maneuver or fire support systems normally under the commander's command or control.Rate it:
argue outTo discuss to reach an agreed conclusion, or decision.Rate it:
ark ruffianRogues who, in conjunction with watermen, robbed, and sometimes murdered, on the water, by picking a quarrel with the passengers in a boat, boarding it, plundering, stripping, and throwing them overboard, etc. A species of badger.Rate it:
arm and a legA relatively high price for an item or service; an exorbitant price.Rate it:
arm candyAn attractive, seemingly romantic companion who accompanies a person in public simply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impression of sexual appeal.Rate it:
arm to the teethTo equip thoroughly with weapons.Rate it:
arm upto supply, or be supplied with, arms (weapons)Rate it:
arm's lengthBarely within reach.Rate it:
arm's lengthDistant, detached.Rate it:
arm's lengthIndependent, but related.Rate it:
armed forcesThe ServicesRate it:

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