Found 621 phrases starting with P:


pachydermA member of the obsolete taxonomic group Pachydermata, grouping of thick-skinned, hoofed animals such as the rhinoceros, hippopotamus, elephant, pig and horse.
pachydermSomeone who is insensitive.
pachydermSomeone with thick skin. It is used for animals such as an elephant or a hippopotamus.
pachydermWhat others say about him or her.
pack awayTo store away, place out of the way, or stash, especially for the longer term.
pack awayTo eat a great deal.
pack upTo give in.
pack upTo clear away.
pack upTo put back together.
pack upTo move one's residence.
pack upTo prepare for shipping, as a gift.
packing heatCarrying one or more firearms on one's person, especially in a concealed manner.
pain in the assSomething that causes discomfort or is otherwise troublesome.
pain in the buttA nuisance; a source of trouble or annoyance.
pain in the neckSomeone or something which is annoying, irritating or inconvenient.
paint oneself into a cornerTo create a predicament or problem for oneself; to do something that leaves one with no good alternatives or solutions.
paint the town redTo party or celebrate in a rowdy, wild manner, especially in a public place.
paint with a broad brushTo describe a class of objects or a kind of phenomenon in general terms, without specific details and without attention to individual variations.
painting rocksPointless or futile work organised by the government, supposedly to increase employment but in fact merely disguising the unemployment level.
palace politicsThe relationships and interactions of top-level officials, advisors and other powerbrokers within a government, especially as involving internal rivalry and intrigue.
palm offTo attempt to pass off a counterfeit or inferior product as genuine.
palmed the ticketSharpie' kept his ticket, volunteered to 'Draw the Winning Ticket', reached into the barrel and withdrew his own 'winning ticket': It happened at the 'Marvin'' theater:
pan outBy swirling dirt or crushed rock in a pan of water, in the manner of a traditional prospector seeking gold.
pan outTo succeed; to proceed according to plan; to result or end up.
pancake dayshrove tuesday
paperA newspaper or anything used as such .
paperA sheet material used for writing on or printing on , usually made by draining cellulose fibres from a suspension in water.
paperA written document that reports scientific or academic research and is usually subjected to peer review before publication in a scientific journal or in the proceedings of a scientific or academic meeting .
paperA written document, generally shorter than a book , in particular one written for the Government.
paperWrapping paper.
paper trailA written record, history, or collection of evidence.
paper trailThe records left by a person or organization in the course of activities.
par for the courseTo be expected; normal; common; usual.
parade of horriblesA parade featuring a progression of people wearing comic and grotesque costumes.
parade of horriblesA rhetorical device employing a series of progressively more terrible results following from an act.
parcel outTo divide into portions or chunks; to ration.
pardon mePolite expression to get someone to repeat.
pardon meSorry; said as an apology.
pardon my frenchPlease excuse my swearing or bad language.
pare downTo reduce by paring or a similar gradual process.
park that thoughtAlternative form of hold that thought.
park the car in harvard yardA sentence used to illustrate that the Boston accent is non-rhotic; typically pronounced "pahk the cah in Hahvad Yahd".
parking lotA major thruway blocked by stop and go traffic.
parking lotAn open area, generally paved, where automobiles may be left when not in use.
part and parcelAn integral or essential piece; that which must be done or accepted as part of something else.
parting shotAn insult or barbed comment issued as the speaker departs or the conversation comes to an end.
party animalA person known for frequent, enthusiastic attendance at parties, especially one whose partying behavior is exuberant or excessive.
party crasherSomeone who attempts and often gains entry to a party or club to which they were not invited, often using social engineering techniques. The party crasher usually tries to blend into the party so as not to be kicked out.

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