Found 669 phrases starting with L:


like the clappersVery hard or very rapidly.Rate it:
like the new timeFuriously or vigorously, repeatedly.Rate it:
like the sound of one's own voiceTo talk a lot.Rate it:
like the windquickly, at a high speed.Rate it:
like there is no tomorrowto an excessive degree, desperately, very quickly or very muchRate it:
like turkeys voting for an early ChristmasAlternative form of like turkeys voting for Christmas.Rate it:
like turkeys voting for ChristmasSelf-defeating or serving to bring about a situation detrimental to the person performing the action.Rate it:
like two peas in a podvery similar; a couple made for each otherRate it:
like water off a duck's backWithout immediate or lasting effects.Rate it:
like white on riceInseparable; in very close proximity; following closely.Rate it:
like white on riceInseparably; in very close proximity.Rate it:
lily-liveredCowardly, lacking bravery.Rate it:
limber as a dishragExtremely limber or flexibleRate it:
lime greencolourRate it:
limp dickA weak person.Rate it:
line in the sandA defining moment, a cutoff point.Rate it:
line one's pocketsTo accumulate personal wealth, especially in an illegal or morally objectionable manner.Rate it:
link whoreSomeone who goes to great lengths to get other people to link to his/her website or blog.Rate it:
link whoringThe practice of going out of one's way to place links to one's website on someone else's webpage.Rate it:
links tocan lead toRate it:
lionA stylized representation of a large cat, used on a coat of arms.Rate it:
lionA Chinese foo dog.Rate it:
lionA famous person.Rate it:
lionA large cat, Panthera leo, native to Africa, India and formerly to much of Europe. The term may apply to the species as a whole, to individuals, or to male individuals. It also applies to related species like mountain lions.Rate it:
lionAn individual who shows strength and courage, attributes associated with the lion.Rate it:
lionThe arms of the University of the West Indies are Barry wavy of six Argent and Azure an open Book proper bound Gules garnished Or on a Chief of the third a Lion passant guardant Erminois. Crest: A Pelican proper. . See talk page.Rate it:
Lion of JudahJesus ChristRate it:
Lion of Judahthe emperor Haile Selassie of EthiopiaRate it:
lion's denAny dangerous or frightening place.Rate it:
lion's denThe lair of a lion.Rate it:
lion's shareThe majority; a large or generous portion.Rate it:
lip serviceEmpty talk; words absent of action or intention.Rate it:
liquid courageAlcohol drunk to induce a feeling of courage in the drinker.Rate it:
liquorice allsortssweetsRate it:
listen inTo eavesdrop; to listen secretly.Rate it:
listen inTo listen without participating.Rate it:
listen upTo listen closely; to pay attention. Often used in the imperative.Rate it:
little emperorIn contemporary China, a child with no siblings who is regarded as overly protected and spoiled. (Seen as belonging to a generation which is a product of China's "one-child" policy.)Rate it:
little headThe glans of the penis.Rate it:
little oldUsed other than as an idiom: see little, old.Rate it:
little oldEmphatically, affectionately, or humorously little; ordinary or harmless (especially when trying to downplay the importance of something).Rate it:
little pitcherA child.Rate it:
little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:
little pitchers have long earsAlternative form of little pitchers have big ears.Rate it:
little womanUsed other than as an idiom: see little, woman.Rate it:
little womanwifeRate it:
live a lieTo conceal something about oneself, without the knowledge of which others cannot know one's true character or perspective.Rate it:
live and learnAn exhortation to gain knowledge from living experiences. Commonly used after an accident or misfortune to indicate a moral lesson.Rate it:
live and let liveTo be tolerant; to enjoy the pleasures and opportunities which life offers and to allow others to do the same.Rate it:
live by the sword, die by the swordOne who uses violence can expect a violent response. It is better to try to use peaceful means wherever possible.(figuratively) One can expect dire outcomes from any vice; used to convey poetic justice.Rate it:

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