Found 290 phrases starting with N:


nervous hitA production which receives generally favorably notice, but is not assured of success.Rate it:
nest eggA natural or artificial egg placed in a bird's nest, to encourage the bird to lay its own eggs there.Rate it:
nest eggA savings; a reserve of money.Rate it:
nettle rashhivesRate it:
never a dull momenta reflective sigh, lament relative to possible or actual undesirable conditions or developmentsRate it:
never breathed a wordKeep secrets, never give away any sense of the situation.Rate it:
never change a running systemDon't change something that is workingRate it:
never in a million yearsAbsolutely not.Rate it:
never in a month of sundaysAt no time whatsoever.Rate it:
never in a month of sundaysNever in a month of Sundays would I have imagined that you'd be this tall in real life!.Rate it:
never leave anybody outNever forget a person dead or aliveRate it:
never look a gift horse in the mouthAlternative form of don't look a gift horse in the mouth.Rate it:
never mindDo not be concerned.Rate it:
never mindI withdraw my previous statement.Rate it:
never mindIt is not important; do not fret.Rate it:
never you mindDo not concern yourself with it; it is none of your business.Rate it:
new messagemessages coming to the inboxRate it:
new schoolA style, way of thinking, or method for accomplishing a task that is typical of the current era, as opposed to former eras.Rate it:
new standardSomething that is set when someone does the unthinkable, or does something better than anyone else.Rate it:
new townUsed other than as an idiom: see new, town.Rate it:
new townA town built to address housing shortages post World War II.Rate it:
next thing one knowssuddenly, out of the blue.Rate it:
next toAlmost; nearly.Rate it:
next to nothingVery little.Rate it:
nice as ninepenceNeat, tidy, in orderRate it:
nice as pieVery nice.Rate it:
nice guyAn adult male who seeks sexual attraction and romantic intimacy, but only finds cordial friendship and platonic love.Rate it:
nice guys finish lastPeople who are decent, friendly, and agreeable tend to be unsuccessful because they are outmaneuvered or overwhelmed by others who are not so decent, friendly, or agreeable.Rate it:
nickel and dimeSmall time; operating on a small scale; involving small amounts of money; petty or cheap.Rate it:
nickel nurserA miser.Rate it:
nickel-and-dimeAlternative spelling of nickel and dime.Rate it:
night and dayAlternative form of day and night.Rate it:
night and dayentirely different, oppositeRate it:
night outGoing away from one's usual residence for an entire night, and returning the next day.Rate it:
night outSpending the evening away from one's usual residence. The phrase typically implies going to a restaurant, going to watch entertainment, or other types of urban nightlife, starting from about 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and lasting until approximately 11:00 pm or later.Rate it:
night owlOne who stays up late at night or goes to bed late.Rate it:
night personA person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours, and who usually sleeps during part of the daytime.Rate it:
nightcapA beverage drunk before bed that is usually alcoholic.Rate it:
nightcapA warm cloth cap worn while sleeping, often with pajamas. Nightcaps were common in northern Europe before central heating was available, when homes were cold at night.Rate it:
nightcapThe second game of a doubleheader.Rate it:
nighthawkA New World nightjar.Rate it:
nighthawkA person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours.Rate it:
Nikon choirA large group of photographers simultaneously capturing images of a celebrity, producing numerous photographic flashes along with an accompanying din of clicking camera shutters.Rate it:
nine day wonderSomething that generates interest for a limited time and is then abandoned.Rate it:
nine livesDurability; near immunity to damage.Rate it:
nip and tuckSo evenly matched that the advantage shifts from one to the other, and the outcome is uncertain.Rate it:
nip in the budTo remove a bud from a plant to prevent flower and fruit from forming.Rate it:
nip in the budTo stop something at an early stage.Rate it:
no biggieNot a big deal, not something to worry about.Rate it:
no brainerSomething that supposedly doesn’t take much intellectual thought. Whoever says that something is a no brainer is usually the one with no brains.Rate it:

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