Found 709 phrases starting with O:

only daughterThe sole female among siblings.Rate it:
only fools and horses workPhilosophy of life that people who do not look for an easy way of earning a living are foolish.Rate it:
only game in townThe only opportunity, activity, or resource available.Rate it:
only Nixon could go to ChinaOnly a politician or leader with an impeccable reputation of upholding particular political values could do an action in seeming defiance of them without jeopardizing his support or credibility.Rate it:
only sonUsed other than as an idiom: see only, son.Rate it:
only sonA sole male child among multiple siblings.Rate it:
only the good die youngAlternative form of the good die young.Rate it:
only the tip of the icebergTip of the iceberg speaks to the relative size of an Atlantic iceberg as the exposed tip above the seas' surface is only one eighth of the actual vertical size of the entire mass. Seven eighths of the ice is below the sea level.Rate it:
only time will tellAlternative form of time will tell.Rate it:
ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny(biology, social sciences, art, philosophy) The physical, cultural, moral, or intellectual development of each individual passes through stages similar to the developmental stages of that individual's species, society, or civilization.1905, J. A. Harris, "The Importance of Investigations of Seedling Stages," Science, New Series, vol. 22, no. 554, p. 186:With reference to seedling stages the statement that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny must be made with great reserve.1961, M. E. Wolfgang, "Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)," The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science, vol. 52, no. 4, p. 367:Haeckel maintained that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, and this idea was incorporated by Lombroso into his parallelism between the criminal and the child.2002, B. S. Jackson, "Models in Legal History: The Case of Biblical Law," Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 11:For even if we accept that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," those responsible for the drafting of ancient legal documents were not children, and are hardly to be endowed with some form of infantile mentality.Rate it:
onwards and upwardsThings are getting betterRate it:
open a can of whoop assA good-humored threat of physical harm.Rate it:
open a can of whoop assI'm gonna open up a can of whoop-ass on ya.Rate it:
open bookSomething of which salient aspects are obvious or easily interpreted.Rate it:
open bookA person who through naivete responds candidly to questions or openly displays their emotions or intentions.Rate it:
open bookAn open book decomposition.Rate it:
open bookAn inside angle in the rock.Rate it:
open doorsTo lead to opportunities or (social) advantages.Rate it:
open endedwithout definite limitsRate it:
open fireTo begin firing at something or someone.Rate it:
open one's big mouthTo speak about things, when it would be better to stay silent.Rate it:
open one's legsTo open oneself up to sexual intercourse.Rate it:
open prisonpenal institutionRate it:
open seasonA period of time during the calendar year when authorities within a jurisdiction permit the unrestricted hunting of one or more kinds of animal wildlife.Rate it:
open seasonA situation in which someone is endangered, blamed, harassed, or opposed in a sustained manner by a number of others; a situation in which something is endangered or otherwise opposed.Rate it:
open seasonA situation in which or period of time during which some activity or circumstance routinely occurs.Rate it:
open someone's eyesTo become or be made aware of something that was not known or fully understood before.Rate it:
open the kimonoTo reveal details of one's business operations.Rate it:
opening of an envelopeAny kind of event or activity that may contribute to one's self-promotion.Rate it:
opening timehour at which a pub can start servingRate it:
opera housemusic venueRate it:
opportunity knocks at every man's doorEverybody gets opportunities.Rate it:
opposite numberA person who holds a position in an organization that corresponds to that held by another person in an other organization; a counterpart.Rate it:
opposites attractpeople who are completely different make ideal partners.Rate it:
opt inTo choose to participate in something.Rate it:
opt outTo choose not to participate in something.Rate it:
or elseotherwiseRate it:
or elseClean up your room, or else!.Rate it:
or elseGo now, or else you'll have to stay all night.Rate it:
or elseOtherwise or as an alternative.Rate it:
or soapproximately; there aboutsRate it:
or soabout, roughlyRate it:
or somethingOr something like that. Used to indicate the possibility that previously mentioned word may not be exactly correct in its applicability.Rate it:
or whatOr something else; allows for the existence of an unexpressed alternative to what was said.Rate it:
or words to that effectused to indicate a paraphrase or the chance of an error in the details of reported speech.Rate it:
orange squashsoft drinkRate it:
orange upTo make more orange.Rate it:
orange upTo make more prominent by making orange or adding orange colour.Rate it:
orange upTo become more orange.Rate it:
Oreo cookieA black person that appears to the community to embody the social and cultural features of a white personRate it:

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