Found 1,034 phrases starting with P:


play with fireCommit one's self to do something extraordinary, dangerous, illegal, actions taken, lacking good judgement.Rate it:
plays downminimisesRate it:
plead the fifthTo invoke the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which protects witnesses from being forced to incriminate themselves.Rate it:
plead the fifthTo refuse to answer a question, or refuse to speak, especially when the response would reflect badly on the speaker.Rate it:
please take it down a notch or two!Your objections are expressed in strong tones of violence!Rate it:
please zip your lipA very direct and demanding expression to stop talking immediately. Zipping your lip is snippy, lippy figure of speech.Rate it:
pleased as punchPleased with one's actions or achievements.Rate it:
pleased as punchan expression of gratitude, joy, appreciation for some gift, service, reward, special treatment.Rate it:
plebChav slang, usually used as a form of disrespectRate it:
plow onto continue to do a menial or tedious task.Rate it:
plug awayTo persist or continue, as with an effort.Rate it:
plug inTo a plug socket.Rate it:
plum blossomUsed other than as an idiom: see plum, blossom.Rate it:
plum blossomThe blossom of the Prunus mume, the Japanese apricot or Chinese plum, a tree native to East Asia bearing an apricot-like fruit.Rate it:
plumber's helperA plunger, consisting of a large suction cup attached to a stick and used to remove blockages from toilets, sinks, or drains.Rate it:
plump upTo shake or arrange so as to be fatter or more evenly distributed.Rate it:
plus (literally) The more it changes, the more it's the same thing (sometimes loosely translated as the more things change, the more they stay the same).Although the outward appearance may change, fundamentals are constant.Rate it:
plus ça changeThe more it changes, the more it's the same thing (sometimes loosely translated as the more things change, the more they stay the same).Rate it:
plus ça changeAlthough the outward appearance may change, fundamentals are constant.Rate it:
plus foursknickerbockersRate it:
plus foursgolf trousersRate it:
PO'dAnnoyed, irritated, angry; depressed, fed up.Rate it:
poacher turned gamekeeperA person who now works against the same people they once supported.Rate it:
poachers gunUsed other than as an idiom. poacher's gunRate it:
poachers gunA small bore shotgun hidden in a walking cane.Rate it:
pocket moneychild's allowanceRate it:
pocket-sizedsmall enough to fit into a pocketRate it:
pocket-sizedsmall-scale, downsizedRate it:
poetry in motionGraceful, fluid movement.Rate it:
point blankThe distance between a gun and a target such that it requires minimal effort in aiming it. In particular no allowance needs to be made for the effects of gravity, target movement or wind in aiming the projectile.Rate it:
point manIn combat, the soldier who takes point; the soldier who assumes the first and most exposed position in a combat military formation; the lead soldier/unit advancing through hostile or unsecured territory.Rate it:
point manA most trusted assistant or associate; the person to upon whom one would most rely.Rate it:
point of no returnThe point in an aircraft's flight when there is insufficient fuel to reverse direction and return to the place of origin.Rate it:
point of no returnThe point in any journey, process, or sequence of events when it is no longer possible to reverse course or stop the process.Rate it:
point outTo identify with a bodily gesture, notably by pointing a finger or implement.Rate it:
point outTo tell, remind, indicate to someone.Rate it:
point the fingerTo accuse; to direct or imply blame.Rate it:
point the finger atTo accuse or blame.Rate it:
poisonA drink; liquor.Rate it:
poisonA substance that is harmful or lethal to a living organism.Rate it:
poisonSomething that harms a person or thing.Rate it:
poison penA usually intentionally rude, spiteful, and/or condescending piece of writing directed at a person, group, lifestyle, way of thought, or other target.Rate it:
poison tree bears poison fruitUnethical actions in the service of good intentions will have immoral or unethical consequences.Rate it:
poison-pen letterA missive which is malicious, insulting, and/or defamatory toward a person, organization, or point of view, especially one which is unsigned.Rate it:
poisoned chaliceA scheme or instrument for causing death or harm, especially one which eventually brings about the downfall of its creator; something which is initially regarded as advantageous but which is later recognized to be disadvantageous or harmful.Rate it:
pole up one's assAn extremely uptight personalityRate it:
poles apartTotally opposite.Rate it:
police beatUsed other than as an idiom: see police, beat.Rate it:
police beatA small police station, with a limited range of facilities, located in an officer's residence or in a shopping centre.Rate it:
polish offOr liquor.Rate it:

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