Found 669 phrases starting with L:


let one's hair downTo relax and enjoy oneself.Rate it:
let oneself goto cease to care about one's appearanceRate it:
let oneself goto relax and enjoy oneself without restraint.Rate it:
let ripTo get angry.Rate it:
let sleeping dogs lieTo leave things as they are; especially, to avoid restarting or rekindling an old argument; to leave disagreements in the past.Rate it:
let slideTo let go, allow, release, pass over without action.Rate it:
let slideTo tolerate a violation of a norm from.Rate it:
let slideTo allow the condition of something to deteriorate due to negligence or apathy.Rate it:
let slipallow to escapeRate it:
let slipTo divulge a secret, as by accident or mistake.Rate it:
let somebody downTo fail somebody; to disappoint or to fail to uphold a commitment.Rate it:
let somebody in onTo disclose; to tell somebody a secret or share privileged information.Rate it:
let someone down gentlyTo reject or refuse someone in a way that avoids causing hurt or disappointment.Rate it:
let someone have itTo attack someone with great force.Rate it:
let someone have itTo verbally assail someone.Rate it:
let someone in onTo disclose information to someone; to tell somebody a secret or share privileged information.Rate it:
let the cat out of the bagA figure of speech relative to someone revealing an important event or secret to the world thereby spoiling the entire thrust of a surprise.Rate it:
let the cat out of the bagTo disclose a secret; to let a secret be known, often inadvertently.Rate it:
let the chips fall where they mayTo allow events to unfold naturally; to accept what occurs without prejudice, worry, or regret.Rate it:
let the good times rollTo have fun or live fully; may imply letting things that are going well proceed.Rate it:
let the grass grow under one's feetTo be idle; to fail to make progress.Rate it:
let the perfect be the enemy of the goodTo insist on the total realization of a goal and reject any compromise, thereby decreasing the chance of achieving even a part of that goal.Rate it:
let there be lightUsed as a metaphor for the spread of wisdomRate it:
let there be lightUsed other than as an idiom: see let, there, be, light.Rate it:
let there be no reprisals, said the widow of the murdered manThe widow urged/begged that there should be no reprisals.Here the speaker could be ordering, advising, urging or begging (let there be) .Rate it:
let upslackenRate it:
let upTo lessen.Rate it:
let's not and say we didIndicates that the speaker does not agree with a proposed action of a group, and does not wish to participate.Rate it:
let's rollUsed to suggest that an action should begin.Rate it:
let-downA disappointment or anticlimax.Rate it:
letters after one's nameA list of abbreviations, separated by commas, representing the academic qualifications and civil or military honours achieved by a person.Rate it:
level bestThe very best that one can do.Rate it:
level offto get to a stable level, to cease oscillatingRate it:
level upTo progress to the next level of player character stats and abilities. Often used in role-playing games when the character has aquired enough experience points.Rate it:
level-headedSensible; rational; possessing sound judgment.Rate it:
lex dubia non obligat(law) A doubtful law is not binding.Rate it:
libel chillUneasiness or unwillingness to speak publicly or to write about a matter, as a result of the threat or suggestion of legal action should one do so.Rate it:
licence to print moneyA means of generating a large income with little effort.Rate it:
licence to print moneyThe authority to print money, usually given to a central bank exclusively as the issuer of currency.Rate it:
lick his bootsTo try too hard to please someone important.Rate it:
lick one's chopsTo anticipate something eagerly.Rate it:
lick one's chopsTo look forward avidly to eating something.Rate it:
lick one's chopsTo use one's tongue to remove moistness from the sides of one's mouth, as when salivating or at the conclusion of a meal.Rate it:
lick one's woundsHe's just off licking his wounds. He'll be back to try again.Rate it:
lick one's woundsTo withdraw temporarily while recovering from a defeat.Rate it:
lick outTo perform cunnilingus on.Rate it:
lick someone's assTo flatter someone (especially a superior) in an obsequious manner, and to support their every opinionRate it:
lick someone's assUsed other than as an idiom. to perform anilingus on someoneRate it:
lick the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.Rate it:
lickety-splitA mad rush; right now!; in this instant:Rate it:

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