Found 669 phrases starting with L:


l'esprit de l'escalierThe experience of thinking of a devastating rejoinder only after leaving the scene of the debate.Rate it:
L-bomban expression of love, usually one that provokes a significant change in a relationshipRate it:
la goutte d'eau qui fait d%c3%a9border le vaseThe drop of water that makes the vase overflow.Rate it:
la goutte d'eau qui fait d%c3%a9border le vaseThe final thing that is too much and forces a reaction; the straw that broke the camel's back.Rate it:
labor of loveA task performed voluntarily without expectation of reimbursement; an altruistic work or undertaking.Rate it:
labour of loveUK spelling of labor of love.Rate it:
laced-upFastened with a lace.Rate it:
laced-upFixed in the sprockets of the projector.Rate it:
laced-upRestrained; uptight.Rate it:
ladies and gentlemenUsed to address an audience.Rate it:
ladies firstA phrase encouraging polite gentlemanliness, allowing the ladies to go before the men.Rate it:
ladies manAlternative spelling of lady's man.Rate it:
ladies' loungeUsed other than as an idiom: see lady, lounge.Rate it:
ladies' loungeA room in a pub or hotel, separate from the main drinking area, in which drinks are served; originally a place for women to drink in when not welcome or not comfortable in the traditionally male-oriented public bar, and latterly a more genteel area than the public bar. Rate it:
ladies' manAlternative spelling of lady's man.Rate it:
lady abbessA bawd, the mistress of a brothel.Rate it:
lady gardenA woman's pubic hair, and the area around it.Rate it:
lady of the nightProstitute.Rate it:
lady or tigerA pure gamble with highly divergent outcomes.Rate it:
lady's manA man who attracts women and enjoys their company.Rate it:
lady's manA womanizer.Rate it:
lager loutsdrunken hooligansRate it:
lame jokeAn attempt at humor which is perceived to have been used previously to the point of being cliche, or was never funny to begin with.Rate it:
land a windfallTo win a valuable prize, become an heir to a cash legacy, experience a valuable one of a kind item dropped in your lap.Rate it:
land of opportunityA nickname for the United States.Rate it:
land of plentyA utopia that provides for all one's needsRate it:
land on one's feetTo be lucky, or successful, often in difficult situations.Rate it:
land poorIn a condition of poverty as a result of inability to meet tax payments or other financial requirements for one's land holdings.Rate it:
landing gearaircraft's undercarriageRate it:
landing stripA cultivated pubic hair pattern in which much of the pubic hair is removed, leaving only a central vertical line or rectangle.Rate it:
landing stripA runway for aircraft, especially one which is auxiliary or temporary.Rate it:
lap dogA small dog, kept as household pet, whose light weight and companionable temperament make it both suited and disposed to spend time resting in the comfort of its master's lap; a dog bred to behave in this manner.Rate it:
lap dogA person who behaves in a servile manner, such as a sycophantic employee or a fawning lover.Rate it:
lap of luxuryA position or situation in which one is spoiled and indulged.Rate it:
lap upTo consume by lapping.Rate it:
lap upTo revel in, to overtly enjoy.Rate it:
lapsed academicA person formerly employed as a professor or researcher in a university or other institution of higher education, especially one who no longer attempts to remain current in his or her former academic field.Rate it:
Lard-OilAn oil from pork-fat-'LARD' whose viscosity was regulated according to environment in which it was utilized. The oil used in Railroad Switchman's signal-lanterns.Rate it:
larger than lifeOf greater size or magnitude than is naturally or normally the case.Rate it:
larger than lifeVery imposing, renowned, or impressively influential.Rate it:
larger-than-lifeOf greater size or magnitude than is naturally or normally the case.Rate it:
larger-than-lifeVery imposing, renowned, or impressively influential.Rate it:
lash outTo make a sudden blow.Rate it:
lash outTo make a fierce verbal attack.Rate it:
last burst of fireA final effort or warning.Rate it:
last burst of fireA state of exertion where one gives one's all; expending all of one's remaining energy in a final effort to achieve one's goal.Rate it:
last but not leastAn expression to start the last item of a list, emphasising that while it is listed last, it is just as important as the rest of the items.Rate it:
last chancefinal oppurtunityRate it:
last minutePoint in time, too close to a deadline to reasonably begin a critical task.Rate it:
last of the big spendersSomeone who doesn't spend much money.Rate it:

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