Found 1,119 phrases starting with C:


clean someone's clockTo defeat decisively, in a physical fight or other competition or negotiation.Rate it:
clean upTo become clean, handsome, smart in appearance, e.g. for a special occasion, especially when it is out of character to be seen as such.Rate it:
clean upTo make a large profit; to win by a large margin, or to win a large amount, especially in gambling. Also clean house.Rate it:
clean upTo make an area or a thing clean; to pick up a mess; to tidy.Rate it:
clean up one's actTo reform; to improve one's habits.Rate it:
clear as a belltotally clear: distinct and unmistakeable, as a bell's tone is clearly heardRate it:
clear as mudUnclear, difficult or impossible to understand or interpret.Rate it:
clear cutdefiniteRate it:
clear cutHaving had all vegetation removed.Rate it:
clear cutStraightforward, obvious, simple, or basic.Rate it:
clear one's linesTo clear the ball away from a dangerous position.Rate it:
clear outto completely emptyRate it:
clear outto remove or eject (from), especially forciblyRate it:
clear outto leave quicklyRate it:
clear outto become emptyRate it:
clear the deckMove out of the area of congestion, evacuate an area for safety's sake. Make way for emergency crews, Listen to the Boss.Rate it:
clear the decksTo prepare for action.Rate it:
clear the decksTo remove, or fasten, all loose material, or partitions prior to a naval engagement.Rate it:
clear upTo clarify, to correct a misconception.Rate it:
clear upOf stormy weather, to dissipate, to become calm.Rate it:
clear your conscienceAn apology, a return of a book, pay-up on a forgotten loan, an overt action, a harsh, undeserved criticism of a subaltern.Rate it:
climb downAn abandonment, withdrawal from, or softening of a previously expressed opinion, policy, argument, etc.Rate it:
climb downUsed other than as an idiom. To descend by climbing.Rate it:
climb downTo abandon, withdraw from, or soften a previously expressed opinion, argument, etc.Rate it:
climb the wallsTo behave in a distressed or frantic manner; to feel very agitated.Rate it:
climb upTo make a gradual ascent or increase.Rate it:
climb upTo gradually ascend something.Rate it:
climbing the wallsPresent participle of climb the walls.Rate it:
clip clopsound of a horse walkingRate it:
clock inTo be measured at.Rate it:
clock inTo begin work.Rate it:
clock upTo accumulate a large amount of time.Rate it:
clock upTo accumulate a large distance.Rate it:
clog upto completely physically blockRate it:
clogs to clogs in three generations(UK) Wealth earned in one generation seldom lasts through the third (grandchildRate it:
close as waxMiserly.Rate it:
close downTo stop trading as a business.Rate it:
close downTo surround someone, as to impede their movement.Rate it:
close enough for government workIt is not worth investing additional time on perfecting this thing.Rate it:
close fistedstingyRate it:
close in onTo enclose around; to tighten or shrink; to collapse.Rate it:
close in onTo catch up with in a chase; to near the end of a pursuit.Rate it:
close in onTo near a goal or completion.Rate it:
close of playThe end of a day's playRate it:
close of playThe end of the final game (not to be confused with set or match) during a day at the All England Tennis Championships (Wimbledon)Rate it:
close of playThe end of the working dayRate it:
close offTo seal or block the entrance to a road, an area, or a building so that people cannot enter.Rate it:
close one's eyesTo ignore.Rate it:
close one's eyes and think of EnglandTo accept (rather than fight)-and distract oneself so as to be able to endure-bad or unwanted sex, or by extension any unpleasant but inevitable experience.Rate it:
close ranksto regroup forces, especially when this involves overlooking differences in order to face a challenge or adverse situation. Often implies making a show of unity, especially to the public.Rate it:

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