Found 26 phrases starting with IF:


if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.Rate it:
if it ain't broke, don't fix itLeave something alone; avoid correcting, fixing, or improving what is already sufficient, as it could end up being detrimentalRate it:
if it quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck and looks like a duck, chances are it's a duckif something has all the attributes and appearances of being a certain thing, the probability exists that it is that thing.Rate it:
if it's all the sameIf it makes no difference; if nobody minds; if it doesn't bother anyone.Rate it:
if looks could killA phrase said upon catching sight of someone's giving you a particularly nasty look of discontent or disapproval.Rate it:
if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle(colloquial, vulgar, humorous) It is fruitless to speculate about counterfactual situations."We would have won the match if we'd had a decent goalkeeper.""And if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle!"Rate it:
if need beIf necessary; if there is a need.Rate it:
if needs beIf need be; if there is a need.Rate it:
if nothing elseAt the very least, as a minimumRate it:
if onlyI wish that; signifies a wish or desire.Rate it:
if pigs had wingsNever.Rate it:
if pigs had wingsShortened form of if pigs had wings they would fly.Rate it:
if pigs had wings they would fly(colloquial) Expresses speakers skepticism toward a hypothetical argument by another.Rate it:
if the mountain won't come to muhammadif the mountain won't come to muhammadRate it:
if the shoe fitsIf it has all of the characteristics of a thing, it probably is that thing.Rate it:
if there's grass on the pitch, play ballOnce someone has grown pubic hair or started puberty, they are sexually accessible.Rate it:
if you can't beat them, join themIf your adversaries are stronger than yourself, it is better to join the adversaries.Rate it:
if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchenIf you cannot handle the pressure, you should not be in a position where you have to deal with it.Rate it:
if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchenIf you cannot handle the pressure, you should not be in a position where you have to deal with it.Rate it:
if you lie with dogs you will get fleasIt is important whom to choose as one's closest acquanitances.Rate it:
if you love somebody, set them freeOne should be willing to let go of someone they love if they truly love them.Rate it:
if you love someone, set them freeOne should be willing to let go of someone they love if they truly love them.Rate it:
if you pay peanuts, you get monkeysOffering a low salary will not attract skilled employees.Rate it:
if you snooze, you loseA figure of speech, relative to remaining alert in any agenda, active project, or important action.Rate it:
if you want a thing done well, do it yourselfIt is better to do something oneself, than rely on others to do it well.Rate it:
ifs, ands, or butsModifications, limitations, or addenda; qualifications of any kind; speculations about whether a particular idea or enterprise is good.Rate it:

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