Found 1,540 phrases starting with B:


belt and suspendersRedundant systems, affording mutual backup in the event of one failing.Rate it:
belt outto sing loudlyRate it:
bench jockeyA baseball term for a player, coach or manager who is annoying and distracts opposition players and umpires from his team's dugout bench with verbal repartee.Rate it:
bend one's elbowTo drink alcoholic beverages, especially at a public house or bar.Rate it:
bend over backwardsTo make a great effort; to take extraordinary care; to go to great lengths.Rate it:
bend over backwardsTo go all out for someone who fails to show appreciation.Rate it:
bend somebody's earSorry to bend your ear with the whole story, but I think you ought to know.Rate it:
bend somebody's earTo bore; to talk too long.Rate it:
bend someone's earTo bore; to talk too long, especially to one particular person.Rate it:
bend the truthTo change or leave out certain facts of a story or situation, generally in order to elicit a specific response in the audience.Rate it:
benevolent overlordA person in a position of power.Rate it:
bent as a nine-bob noteExtremely dishonest or criminally-mindedRate it:
bent as a nine-bob noteOstentatiously homosexualRate it:
bent onCompletely determined; obstinate.Rate it:
bent on a spliceAbout to be married.Rate it:
beside oneselfOvercome; consumed by an emotion.Rate it:
beside the pointIrrelevant, moot.Rate it:
best betThe best proposal or plan.Rate it:
best laid plansA proverbial expression used to signify the futility of making detailed plans when the outcome is uncertain.Rate it:
best of both worldsA combination of two seemingly contradictory benefits.Rate it:
best of the bunchThe best or most preferred person or item within a group.Rate it:
best regardsUsed as a polite closing of a letter.Rate it:
best thing since sliced breadAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:
best thing since sliced panAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:
best-kept secretA significant fact or characteristic that is not well-known.Rate it:
bet dollars to donutsTo suggest that something is very likely to be true or that one has a strong hunch about something.Rate it:
bet one's bootsTo be absolutely sure of something; to be certain enough to wager an essential possession.Rate it:
bet one's bottom dollarto be absolutely sure of something; to be certain enough of something to wager everything.Rate it:
bet the farmTo be absolutely certain, to have no doubts.Rate it:
better an egg today than a hen tomorrowIt is better to have a sure thing now than a possibility of more later.Rate it:
better dead than redIt is preferable to be deceased rather than to be either a Communist or ruled by Communists.Rate it:
better dead than RedAlternative form of better dead than red.Rate it:
better Dead than RedAlternative form of better dead than red.Rate it:
better halfspouseRate it:
better let your glasses up. it's fixing to come up a cloud.Roll the car windows up, a thunderstorm is happening soon.Rate it:
better safe than sorryIt is preferable to be cautious in one's choices and actions than to suffer afterwards.Rate it:
better than sexSuperlative; wonderful.Rate it:
better the devil you knowAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:
better the devil you know than the devil you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:
better the devil you know than the devil you don't knowSomething bad and familiar is better than something bad and unknown.Rate it:
better the devil you know than the one you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:
better the devil you know than the one you don't knowAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:
better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at allHaving experience of love, even if it ended, is better than having no experience of love.Love is worthwhile despite the pain involved in separation.Rate it:
better to light a single candle than to curse the darknessIn the face of bad times or hopelessness, it is more worthwhile to do some good, however small, in response than to complain about the situation.Rate it:
better watch your mouth!Watch what you say....Rate it:
between a rock and a hard placeHaving the choice between two unpleasant or distasteful options; in a predicament or quandary.Rate it:
between scylla and charybdisSimilar in meaning to between a rock and a hard place.Rate it:
between the hammer and the anvilWith the choice between two unpleasant or distasteful options; in a predicament or quandary.Rate it:
between the jigs and the reelsEventually, despite all the confusion.Rate it:
between the pipesBetween the goalposts; with respect to or playing the position of goaltender.Rate it:

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