Found 677 phrases starting with D:


different as chalk and cheeseTwo things which are superficially alike but very different in substance.Rate it:
dig deepTry especially hard.Rate it:
dig inTo begin eating.Rate it:
dig inTo make a burst of hard work.Rate it:
dig in one's heelsTo act in a determined manner by firmly maintaining one's beliefs, demands, situation, etc. in the face of opposition.Rate it:
dig one's own graveTo behave in a way that is likely to have future negative effects on oneself.Rate it:
dig outTo find, or retrieve something by removing overlying material, or material that hides itRate it:
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dig outUsed other than as an idiom: see dig, out.Rate it:
dig out of a holeTo save someone or something from trouble.Rate it:
dig upTo discover something by digging; to unearth.Rate it:
dig upTo excavate something.Rate it:
dig up dirtTo examine in order to find negative information for public opinion, usually with the purpose of embarrassing or discrediting a person.Rate it:
dim bulbA person who is slow-witted.Rate it:
dimber damber upright manThe chief of a gang of thieves or gypsies.Rate it:
dime a dozenSo common as to be practically worthless.Rate it:
dime's worthAn insignificant amountRate it:
diminishing returnsA condition in which additional inputs into an organization, project or process produce progressively fewer or lower-quality additional outputs, and may, in extreme cases, cause the total quantity or quality of outputs to decrease.Rate it:
dinner partysocial eventRate it:
dip a toe intoTo enter or get involved in tentatively and for the first time.Rate it:
dip intoUsed other than as an idiom: dip into.Rate it:
dip intoTo spend some of one's savingsRate it:
dip intoTo read parts of something.Rate it:
dip outTo leave a place without telling anyone.Rate it:
diplomatic fluAn illness feigned by one or more government officials or other public figures as an excuse for an absence really based on political reasons.Rate it:
dirt fileA compilation of negative gossip or facts about someone.Rate it:
dirt napA state of permanent rest; the state of death.Rate it:
dirt-poorIn a condition of extreme poverty.Rate it:
dirty copA police officer or prison guard who is corrupt or unethical.Rate it:
dirty laundryA clothes hamper or other container used to place unclean or soiled laundry.Rate it:
dirty laundryLaundry that is unclean or soiled.Rate it:
dirty laundryUnflattering facts or questionable activities that one wants to remain secret, but which some other may use to blackmail with.Rate it:
dirty lookAn unpleasant or disdainful look or expression, often directed at someone.Rate it:
dirty moneyMoney that is illegally gained, illegally transferred or illegally utilized. Especially money gained through forgery, bribery, or thievery.Rate it:
dirty old manAn adult male - usually middle-aged or elderly - who acts in a lecherous or lewd manner.Rate it:
dirty wordA word that is considered vulgar, not necessarily sexual in nature.Rate it:
dirty wordThe name of a topic that a person does not like to hear or discuss.Rate it:
dirty workOne or more unpleasant tasks, assignments, or employment duties, especially those of a disreputable or illicit nature.Rate it:
disagree withTo cause (a person or animal) to feel sick.Rate it:
disagree withUsed other than as an idiom: disagree with.Rate it:
disc jockeyradio presenterRate it:
discomboberateAlternative form of discombobulate.Rate it:
discretion is the better part of valorAlternative form of discretion is the better part of valour.Rate it:
discretion is the better part of valourIt is often wise to refrain from seemingly brave speech or action.1597 Rate it:
dish outOn to a dish ready for eating.Rate it:
dish outTo distribute or deliver something.Rate it:
dish the dirtTo tell salacious gossip.Rate it:
dish upTo serve cooked food.Rate it:
dishpan handsHands which are rough, reddish, and dry, as from irritation and chafing caused by immersion in hot water mixed with detergent.Rate it:
dismal scienceNickname for economics or for the field of political economy.Rate it:

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