Found 743 phrases starting with A:


ad valoremproportionate to the estimated valueRate it:
Adam TilerA pickpocket's accomplice; the person who takes the goods a pickpocket steals and leaves with them.Rate it:
adams alewaterRate it:
add fuel to fireTo inflame a situation, to make a situation worse.Rate it:
add fuel to the fireTo worsen a conflict between people; to inflame an already tense situation.Rate it:
add insult to injuryTo further a loss with mockery or indignity.Rate it:
add upTo take a sum.Rate it:
add upTo accumulate; to amount to.Rate it:
add upTo make sense; to be reasonable or consistent.Rate it:
add up toTo have a particular effect.Rate it:
add-onsomething that has been or can be added to an existing object or arrangement.Rate it:
adding machineA pocket calculator that has very few functions.Rate it:
adds upTo enhance. " Law of attraction adds up to the success in life."Rate it:
adhocdone if necessaryRate it:
admiral of the blueA landlord or publican wearing a blue apron, as was formerly the custom among men of that vocation.Rate it:
adopt a positive agendaThousands of successful individuals maintain their goals have been achieved mainly because of their positive attitudes in all challenging projects and situations.Rate it:
adrenaline junkieOne who is seemingly addicted to the sensation of exhilaration associated with risky behaviors or exciting situations, and who actively seeks such opportunities.Rate it:
adroitVery skilled,proficient,proffesionalRate it:
AFFORDABLE UTILITY VEHICLEHatch back (two box) vehicle with 'utility vehicle' appearance/some features; 'donut tires', e.g. Ford Ecosport. Who Sez?Rate it:
after allin spite of everythingRate it:
after allIn the end; anyway; referring to something that was believed to be the case, but has now been shown not to be.Rate it:
after one's own heartOf a person: having the same ideas, opinions or behaviour as oneself.Rate it:
after Saturday comes SundayUsed other than as an idiom: see after, Saturday, comes, Sunday.Rate it:
after Saturday comes SundayA phrase sometimes attributed to fundamentalist Muslims, implying that they wish to kill the Jews, whose sabbath is Saturday, and then the Christians, whose sabbath is Sunday.Rate it:
after the factToo late; after something is finished or final.Rate it:
after the Lord Mayor's showSaid of a disappointing or mundane event occurring straight after an exciting, magnificent, or triumphal event.Rate it:
again and againRepeatedly.Rate it:
against all oddsDespite seemingly insurmountable opposition or probability.Rate it:
against the clockIn a time-restricted manner, to meet a deadline, hurriedly, timed.Rate it:
against the collarIn a tight spot.Rate it:
against the grainContrary to what is expected; especially, of behavior different from what society expects.Rate it:
against the grainTo sand or plane a piece of wood parallel or nearly parallel to the fibers such that splinters forming ahead of the tool originate below the cutting surface.Rate it:
against the grainUnwillingly, reluctantly. It went much against the grain with him, i.e. it was much against his inclination, or against his pluck.Rate it:
against the lawUsed other than as an idiom: see against, the, law.Rate it:
against the lawIllegal, forbidden by law.Rate it:
against the run of playContrary to the flow of the game.Rate it:
age before beautyA phrase said to allow older people to go before younger ones.Rate it:
agree to disagreeTo tolerate each other's opinion and stop arguing; to acknowledge that an agreement will not be reached.Rate it:
agreement in principleA legally enforceable, but incompletely specified, agreement between parties that identifies the fundamental terms that are intended to be or are agreed upon.Rate it:
aha momentThe moment or instance at which the solution to a problem or other significant realization becomes clear.Rate it:
ahead of one's timeShowing characteristics of changes yet to be; present in one's work before later advances in the field; coming earlier than could be generally accepted.Rate it:
ahead of the curveChanging before competitors.Rate it:
ahead of the curveAbove average; generally performing well.Rate it:
ahead of the curveFigurative expression asserting a position in advance of a result, solution, position, or postulation:Rate it:
ahead of the gameHaving completed a task before it is due; ready, prepared, or anticipating.Rate it:
aide-de-camplower ranked military officerRate it:
aim atTo design for a particular audience.Rate it:
ain't no mountain high enoughno barrier or obstacle will stand in one's way in reaching his/her objectiveRate it:
air bagcar's safety deviceRate it:
air bedinflatable mattressRate it:

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