Found 187 phrases starting with LI:


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:
licky-lickycunnilingusRate it:
lie back and think of england. "think of England" refers to the importance of children.Rate it:
lie back and think of englandUsed to preface any unpleasant but inevitable experience.Rate it:
lie beforeto put oneself at the whim of, to bow down toRate it:
lie before(especially of something honorific) to be situated in front ofRate it:
lie detectorpolygraphRate it:
lie doggokeep quietRate it:
lie ill in one's mouthTo sound artificial or contradictory.Rate it:
lie in waitprepare an ambushRate it:
lie lowkeep quiet or unseenRate it:
lie through one's teethTo tell a gross or egregious untruth.Rate it:
life and limbExistence together with bodily faculties.Rate it:
life and soul of the partyA person who participates in entertainment events in a very enthusiastic manner and who has a leading role in inspiring others to join in the spirit of festivity.Rate it:
life is just a bowl of cherriesEverything in life is going great... or just the oppositeRate it:
life is like a box of chocolatesLife is full of surprises, you never know what will happen next.Rate it:
life is not all beer and skittlesNot everything about life is pleasurable.Rate it:
life of rileyAn ideal life of carefree prosperity and contentment.Rate it:
life of the partyA person who participates in entertainment events in a very enthusiastic manner and who has a leading role in inspiring others to join in the spirit of festivity.Rate it:
life's a bitchAn expression of acceptance of misfortune.1950, Joy Davidman, Weeping Bay, page 184:She'd have been willing enough to use them, poor dead little bitch. Life's a bitch. Life's a bad joke.Rate it:
life's a bitch and then you dieOne should expect the worst.Rate it:
life's not all skittles and beerSkittles and Beer refers to the carefree, indulgent bar life; skittles being a British pub game. Thus, life's not all skittles and beer means that not everything is about pleasure.Rate it:
life-or-deathOf critical importance to the survival of a living organism.Rate it:
life-or-deathHaving death as a possible or even likely outcome; perilous.Rate it:
life-or-deathOf critical importance to the success of a particular endeavor.Rate it:
lift a fingerTo make minimal effort; to help as little as possible.Rate it:
lift upTo elevate to a higher position.Rate it:
lift upTo lighten the mood of someone.Rate it:
light a fire underTo start sooner or move faster.Rate it:
light as a featherextremely light, having minimal weightRate it:
light at the end of the tunnelA better situation after long hardship.Rate it:
light bucketNickname for a reflecting telescope, especially one with a relatively large aperture and suitable for observing deep sky objects such as nebulae and galaxies.Rate it:
light in the loafersGay; homosexual.Rate it:
light intoAttack.Rate it:
light middleweighttype of boxerRate it:
light middleweightboxing categoryRate it:
light paintingThe artistic technique of moving a light source to selectively illuminate parts of the subject or scene a camera is recording (at a slow shutter speed), or to shine directly into the camera and in this way sketch.Rate it:

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