Found 279 phrases starting with BA:


babe in armsAn infant.Rate it:
babe in the woodsA person who is innocent, naive, inexperienced, or helpless.Rate it:
babe magnetA person, especially a man, to whom women are attracted.Rate it:
babes in the woodCriminals in the stocks, or pillory.Rate it:
baby bluesBlue eyes.Rate it:
baby bluesPeriod and feeling of depressiveness after giving birth; a less severe form of postnatal depression.Rate it:
baby upto treat as a baby.Rate it:
baby-killeran abortionistRate it:
baby-killera pregnant woman who receives an abortionRate it:
baby-killera person who advocates abortionRate it:
baby-killera long-range Zeppelin bomberRate it:
baby-killera Vietnam veteran returning to the United States, used by war opponentsRate it:
baby-killera saloon, used by the Temperance MovementRate it:
baby-killerUsed other than as an idiom: see baby, killer.Rate it:
babysitter testAn informal method for assessing the maturity, reliability, or probity of a person, inviting one to judge whether one would entrust this person with the care of one's own children.Rate it:
babysitter testA test for the ease of use of household appliances.Rate it:
back and forthunsureRate it:
back at youUsed to return a greeting.Rate it:
back awayOf your attention on the thing in front being avoided.Rate it:
back burnerA section of a stove used to keep some pots warm while one focuses on others.Rate it:
back burnerA state of low urgency; a state of low current importance.Rate it:
back downTo take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.Rate it:
back fortyThe remote part of a farm.Rate it:
back fortyThe most remote or inaccessible part of any place.Rate it:
back gammon playerA sodomite.Rate it:
back inTo reverse a vehicle into a space.Rate it:
back inA betting term from French hazardRate it:
back in the dayIn the past; at one time, especially a time which is fondly remembered.Rate it:
back in the saddleA return to work, return to military detachment, return to usual lifestyle.Rate it:
back intoTo back up or walk backwards and hit something.Rate it:
back intoTo reverse a vehicle into a space.Rate it:
back of beyondA very remote place.Rate it:
back of one's handA slap.Rate it:
back of one's handA display of disrespect or scorn.Rate it:
back offTo move backwards away from something.Rate it:
back offTo become less aggressive, particularly when one had appeared committed to act.Rate it:
back offTo lower the setting of.Rate it:
back officeThe IT and infrastructure support services for a company, separate from the public face of the business.Rate it:
back ontoTo reverse a vehicle onto something.Rate it:
back ontoTo overlook something from the rear.Rate it:
back outTo withdraw from something one has promised to do.Rate it:
back outTo reverse a vehicle from a confined space.Rate it:
back to our muttonsTo get back to the business at hand.Rate it:
back to square oneLocated back at the start, as after a dead-end or failure.Rate it:
back to the drawing boardBack to the beginning following an unsuccessful attempt.Rate it:
back to the wall(Can we clean up this sense?) A very difficult situation with no beneficial options available for action.Rate it:
back upAs a security measure.Rate it:
back upTo move backwards, especially for a vehicle to do so.Rate it:
back upTo move a vehicle backwards.Rate it:
back upTo provide support or the promise of support.Rate it:

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