Found 709 phrases starting with O:


one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:
one step aheadmaintaining a slight advantage; continuing to leadRate it:
one step at a timeSlowly and carefully, ensuring that each action has been completed successfully before taking the next.Rate it:
one step forward, two steps backA situation in which progress is more than offset by adverse developments.Rate it:
one swallow does not a spring makeAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:
one swallow does not a summer makeOne sighting or instance of an event does not necessarily indicate a trend.Rate it:
one swallow does not make a springAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:
one swallow does not make a summerA sign is not proof Rate it:
one swallow doesn't a spring makeAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:
one swallow doesn't a summer makeAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:
one swallow doesn't make a springAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:
one swallow doesn't make a summerOne sighting or instance of an event does not necessarily indicate a trend.Rate it:
one thousandUsed in a common chronometric counting scheme, in which each iteration is sequentially numbered and supposed to be approximately one second in length.Rate it:
one too manyUsed other than as an idiom: see one, too, many.Rate it:
one too manyOne or more serving too much of alcohol, which leads to drunkenness.Rate it:
one twowall passRate it:
one upTo outdo, to do something slightly better than a competitor's prior effort.Rate it:
one who hesitates is lostA person who spends too much time contemplating what to do may miss a valuable but fleeting opportunity.Rate it:
one's bark is worse than one's biteThe individual acts threatening but is relatively harmless.Rate it:
one's blood is upOne is very angry.Rate it:
one's blood runs coldOne experiences a visceral feeling of fear, horror, dread, or strong forboding.Rate it:
one's days are numberedSome period of time, such as a term of employment or a lifetime, is coming to an end.Rate it:
one's got to do what one's got to doA person must do what he or she feels obliged to do.Rate it:
one's heart in one's mouthvery scaredRate it:
one's jig is upAlternative form of the jig is up. [for one].Rate it:
one's socks offWith a large amount of effort or intensity.Rate it:
one's word is lawRequests or orders of (a person) should definitely be fulfilled.Rate it:
one-banana problemA problem with a low level of difficulty.Rate it:
one-hit wonderA musical performer or musical group known for a single hit song, especially after failing at later attempts at success.Rate it:
one-hit wonderA person or group known for achieving only a single major accomplishment.Rate it:
one-horse raceA horse race in which a single horse takes such a considerable lead that the other horses are no longer contenders to win.Rate it:
one-horse raceAn election campaign or other competitive situation in which only one competitor is entered or in which only one competitor has a realistic chance of winning.Rate it:
one-horse townA very small town.Rate it:
one-man bandA musician who plays several musical instruments at once.Rate it:
one-man bandAn organisation or business that is effectively run by only one person.Rate it:
one-night standA single sexual encounter between two individuals, where at least one of the parties has no immediate intention or expectation of establishing a longer-term sexual or romantic relationship. As the phrase implies, the relationship lasts for only one night.Rate it:
one-night standAn occasion when a performer or team of them expects to perform at a theater for a single evening.Rate it:
one-noteHaving only one opinion, outlook, tone, etc., especially as expressed repetitively; without variety or range.Rate it:
one-offOccurring once; one-time.Rate it:
one-starlow-qualityRate it:
one-track mindThat said to be possessed by someone who is obsessed with something or only able to think of one thing.Rate it:
one-trick ponyA performing animal that knows only one trick.Rate it:
one-trick ponyA person or group noteworthy for only a single achievement, skill, or characteristic.Rate it:
one-upTo outdo, to do something slightly better than a competitor's prior effort.Rate it:
one-upmanshipA succession of instances of outdoing a competitor.Rate it:
one-upmanshipThe art or practice of successively outdoing a competitor.Rate it:
onesie-twosieIndividually or in very small groups, rather in larger batches.Rate it:
onion seedUsed other than as an idiom: A seed produced by an onion plant.Rate it:
onion seedThe strong-flavored seed of black caraway or nigella, Nigella sativa, which is deep black with flat sides, like those of the onion.Rate it:
only daughterUsed other than as an idiom: see only, daughter.Rate it:

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