Found 410 phrases starting with I:


iron eagleAn American military officer who has attained the rank of colonel but will not be promoted to the rank of general.Rate it:
iron maidenA medieval torture device consisting of a chamber lined with spikes which encloses upon and impales the victim inside.Rate it:
iron outTo remove with an iron.Rate it:
iron outTo resolve (a dispute); to solve (a problem).Rate it:
irons in the firetasks in progress.Rate it:
is itUsed other than as an idiom: see is, it.Rate it:
is itreally? is that so?Rate it:
is the pope catholicThe answer to the question is, obviously, resoundingly affirmative.Rate it:
it ain't over 'til the fat lady singsThere are more developments yet to come.Rate it:
it ain't the whistle that pulls the trainAlternative form of it's not the whistle that pulls the train.Rate it:
it can't be helpedIt's inevitable. There is no alternative.Rate it:
it does exactly what it says on the tinWhat is described or what one would expect with no further explanation needed.Rate it:
it figuresUsed to indicate that a preceding event or statement by another is an unsurprising accompaniment of known facts and circumstances.Rate it:
it goes to showA phrase used to say that: this recent fact or result confirms what we always thought.Rate it:
it is a wise child that knows his own fatherOne can never be sure of paternity.Rate it:
it is all fun and games until someone loses an eyeRough play results in injury.Rate it:
it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of godThe rich can afford more immoral behavior than the poor.Rate it:
it is easy to find a stick to beat a dog(rare or obsolete, proverb) If a person is determined to punish someone, they will find a way to do so.1596 Rate it:
it is not the whistle that pulls the trainAlternative form of it's not the whistle that pulls the train.Rate it:
it is raining cats and dogsThe cats and dogs are the rainRate it:
it is what it isThis circumstance is simply a fact and must be accepted or dealt with as it exists.Rate it:
it is what it isThis thing has its own distinct nature; this thing is itself.Rate it:
it isn't the whistle that pulls the trainAlternative form of it's not the whistle that pulls the train.Rate it:
it never rains but it poursUnfortunate events occur in quantity.Rate it:
it pays to advertiseGood qualities do not get rewarded automatically.Rate it:
it takes all kinds to make a worldDiversity is essential: the world would be incomplete if everyone were alike.He irons his clothes how?! That's crazy! Well, I guess it takes all kinds.Rate it:
it takes one to know oneThe person criticizing is as bad as the person being criticized.Rate it:
it takes two to tangoSome things need the active cooperation of two parties; blame is to be laid on both parties in a conflict.Rate it:
it's a day at the beachIt's a day of fun with no worries.Rate it:
it's a game-changerA crucial change in the state of affairs.Rate it:
it's a long road that has no turningencouragement when things are not going well. Just as a long road eventually has a turning, problems also eventually have a solution, even though one might have to wait.Rate it:
it's a piece of cakeEasily accomplished, nothing to itRate it:
it's about timeUsed to express impatience at the eventual occurrence of something that the speaker or writer considered to be long overdue.Rate it:
it's all goodUsed to express unconcern.Rate it:
it's all greek to meI don’t understand any of it; it makes no sense..Rate it:
it's all greek to meI tried reading the instructions, but it’s all Greek to me..Rate it:
it's all grist to the millEverything referred to in the present context has some sort of use.1999, Simon Blackburn, Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (Oxford University Press paperback, ISBN 0199690871), ch. 7 section 6: "KantRate it:
it's always somethinga sigh of hopelessness, resignation, regret, dismay, disillusionment, disappointment.Rate it:
it's an ill windAlternative form of it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.Rate it:
it's an ill wind that blows no goodAlternative form of it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.Rate it:
it's an ill wind that blows no one any goodAlternative form of it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.Rate it:
it's an ill wind that blows nobody any goodThere is usually something of benefit to someone, no matter how bad the situation.Rate it:
it's better to ask forgiveness than permissionThe value of acting promptly and making a mistake requiring forgiveness is greater than value of delaying to get permission.Rate it:
it's curtains for him!Black curtains, and clothing were often part of decor at funeral services in olden days.Rate it:
it's never too late to mendYouRate it:
it's not for us to wonder why, it's for us to do or die!Ask no questions, ponder nothing, hold no reservations, withhold no loyalty; Simply fall-in, join forces, obey my orders, follow through and prepare to make the supreme sacrifice in this horrific challenge!Rate it:
it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dogdetermination and perseverance will win out in the long run.Rate it:
it's not the whistle that pulls the trainBoasting and loud talk should not be mistaken for the work that produces real achievements; bravado is no proof of action.1956, James Reston, "Washington: It's Not the Whistle that Pulls the Train," New York Times, 1 July, p. E8:Rate it:
it's not what you know but who you knowFor success, and especially to obtain employment, one's knowledge and skills are less useful and less important than one's network of personal contacts.1951, G. P. Bush and L. H. Hattery, "Federal Recruitment of Junior Engineers," Science, vol. 114, no. 2966, p. 456:Eighty-four students referred to political influence as a disadvantage of federal employment with such remarks as: "There are too many political connections necessary . . . it's not what you know but who you knowRate it:
it's on meSomeone has offered to pay the costs associated with something.Rate it:

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