Found 1,540 phrases starting with B:


back upTo provide support or the promise of support.Rate it:
back upFor the non-striker to take a few steps down the pitch, in preparation to taking a run, just as the bowler bowls the ball.Rate it:
back upSo as to stop the ball, and prevent overthrows.Rate it:
back wallUsed other than as an idiom: see back, wall.Rate it:
back wallThe wall at the back of a racquetball or squash court, directly opposite the front wall.Rate it:
back waterA very remote, rural area.Rate it:
back-asswardAlternative form of bass-ackwards.Rate it:
back-asswardsAlternative form of bass-ackwards.Rate it:
back-burnerHaving low urgency; not currently important.Rate it:
back-cloth starAn actor who stands upstage, forcing the other actors to face him and turn their backs to the audience, in order to gain more attention to himself.Rate it:
back-of-the-envelopeApproximate, rough, simplified.Rate it:
back-to-backIdentical or similar and sequential.Rate it:
back-to-backWith one's back facing somebody else's back.Rate it:
backasswardAlternative form of bass-ackwards.Rate it:
backasswardsAlternative form of bass-ackwards.Rate it:
backfootTo put on the defensive; to put off balance.Rate it:
backhanded complimentan insult disguised as a compliment; a compliment which can be interpreted as an insult.Rate it:
backpedalTo distance oneself from an earlier claim or statement; back off from an idea.Rate it:
backpedalTo pedal backwards on a bicycle.Rate it:
backpedalTo step backwards.Rate it:
backseat driverA passenger in a car who insists on giving the driver directions.Rate it:
backseat driverBy extension, anybody offering unsolicited or unwelcome advice.Rate it:
backwaterThe water held back by a dam or other obstructionRate it:
backwaterA remote place; somewhere that remains unaffected by new events, progresses, ideas, etc.Rate it:
backwaterA rowing stroke in which the oar is pushed forward to stop the boat; see back waterRate it:
backwaterTo row or paddle a backwater stroke.Rate it:
backwaterTo vacillate on a long-held position.Rate it:
bacon fedFat, greasy.Rate it:
bacon-facedHaving a fat, sleek face.Rate it:
bacon-fedFat.Rate it:
bad appleA person who is not wholesome, honest, or trustworthy, especially one who has an adverse influence on others.Rate it:
bad bloodAn inherited immoral or disturbed nature.Rate it:
bad bloodA serious feud or grudge.Rate it:
bad bloodFeelings of hostility or ill will.Rate it:
bad boyUsed other than as an idiom: see bad, boy.Rate it:
bad boyA man whose rebellious nature makes him attractive to women.Rate it:
bad boy(slang) A male criminal.Rate it:
bad boyAn undesirable task.Rate it:
bad boyA powerful or impressive product or item.Rate it:
bad eggSomeone whose behaviour is reprehensible or irresponsible; a rogue.Rate it:
bad eggdisreputable characterRate it:
bad for youUnhealthy.Rate it:
bad formBehaviour which is contrary to social expectations, which is inappropriate or rude.Rate it:
bad hair dayA day when one's hair seems unmanageable.Rate it:
bad hair dayA day when several things seems to be unmanageable or go wrong.Rate it:
bad ironBad luck.Rate it:
bad jokeA situation that is badly planned, or illogical.Rate it:
bad luckill-fortuneRate it:
bad money drives out goodDebased coinage (with low levels of precious metals) replaces purer coinage (with higher levels of precious metals).(metaphorically) Mediocre talent drives away real talent.Rate it:
bad nameUsed other than as an idiom: see bad, name.Rate it:

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