Found 697 phrases starting with A:


all cats are grey in the darkIn the dark, physical appearance is unimportant.
all clearpermission to proceed
all dressedused in reference to (ordering) or eating a pizza with "everything", meaning all toppings (mushrooms, peppers, etc.) on it
all dressed up and nowhere to goElaborately attired or otherwise fully prepared for an anticipated situation or activity which, nevertheless, fails to occur.
all duck or no dinnerAll or nothing.
all earsAwaiting an explanation.
all earsListening intently; fully focused.
all eyesGazing at devotedly.
all eyesHaving prominent eyes.
all eyesWatching alertly or attentively.
all eyes and earsTo be attentive.
all fired upExcited or energized; highly enthusiastic.
all fur coat and no knickersOf superficial appearance and with no real substance beneath.
all good things come to an endNothing lasts forever.
all hat and no cattleFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.
all hat, no cattleDresses like a cowboy, but isn't really a cowboy; a "drugstore cowboy"
all hell breaks looseVi A place or state of fury, turmoil, destruction, or chaos.
all hell broke looseA great disaster happened or chaos ensued.
all holidayA saying signifying that it is all over with the business or person spoken of or alluded to/.
all hollowAs a foregone conclusion.
all hollowCommon misspelling of all hallow.
all importantvital
all inexhausted
all intired out
all in a day's workA nonchalant dismissal of a significant accomplishment.
all in alleverything considered
all in allGenerally; for the most part; mostly.
all it's cracked up to beAs good as claims or reputation would suggest.
all kidding asideUsed to attempt to make a serious point in a jocular conversation.
all mouth and no trousersSuperficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance.
all mouth and trousersSuperficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance.
all nationsA composition of all the different spirits sold in a dram-shop, collected in a vessel into which the drainings of the bottles and quartern pots are emptied.
all of a suddenAdv suddenly, quickly.
all of a suddenwithout warning
all of the suddenSuddenly, rapidly.
all one's eggs in one basketDevoting all of one’s resources to one thing.
all one's eggs in one basketInvesting heavily in just one area.
all one's life's worthA momentous matter; a very serious risk; a difficult task or situation.
all outusing maximum effort
all outThe state of a side having no more men to bat, thus ending its innings.
all overDone; finished; complete.
all over but the shoutingThe substance of the contest is complete, leaving only the cheering.
all over grumbleInferior.
all over grumbleUnsatisfactory.
all over hell's half acreAll over the place; everywhere.
all over the boardShowing a wide range of values with no particular pattern.
all over the mapWidely scattered or distributed; numerous and differing greatly.
all over the placeEverywhere, especially chaotically or in such a way as to make a mess.
all over the placeInconsistent; lacking a clear pattern.
all over the shopEverywhere, scattered, disorganised.

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