Found 1,034 phrases starting with P:


perfect stormA powerful hurricane or other major weather disturbance, especially as produced by a combination of meteorological conditions.Rate it:
perfect stormA situation where a calamity is caused by the convergence and amplifying interaction of a number of factors.Rate it:
perp walkThe intentional public display before news cameras of someone in police custody, especially someone famous or notorious, for the purpose of satisfying public interest, demonstrating the authorities' effectiveness, or shaming the person.Rate it:
person of sizeA person who is significantly overweight.Rate it:
personal capitalFinancial resources or other wealth belonging to a particular person, especially when used for investment purposes.Rate it:
personal capitalGood reputation, credibility, or influence.Rate it:
personal computersPCsRate it:
peter outTo dwindle; to trail off; to diminish to nothing.Rate it:
Peter Pan syndromeThe supposed psychological phenomenon of immaturity among some men and women, who, like the fictional character, remain childish and fail to assume appropriate adult social roles and responsibilities.Rate it:
petits poissmall peasRate it:
petrol pumpcar fuel dispenserRate it:
phase inTo introduce something little by little.Rate it:
phase outTo remove or relinquish the use of something little by little.Rate it:
phone it into choose to deliver a message by telephone when etiquette demands the effort and respect conveyed by in person communicationRate it:
phone it inTo fulfill a responsibility with a minimum effort rather than the appropriate level of effort.Rate it:
phone it into make an unseemly timid performance; to be restrained and timid when bold action is called forRate it:
phone tagA situation in which two individuals attempting to contact each other by telephone repeatedly do not get a live person and instead trade messages, such as by voice mail.Rate it:
physical breakA short break in a meeting or in a classroom setting, intended to improve attention.Rate it:
pi%c3%a8ce de r%c3%a9sistanceA masterpiece; the most memorable accomplishment of one’s career or lifetime..Rate it:
pièce de résistanceA masterpiece; the most memorable accomplishment of one's career or lifetime.Rate it:
pièce de résistancemasterwork, masterpieceRate it:
pièce de résistanceThe best achievement of an author or artist, representing his major life effort.Rate it:
pièce de résistancemain course of a mealRate it:
pièce de résistanceThe finest part of something, especially a meal.Rate it:
pick apartUsed other than as an idiom: see pick, apart.Rate it:
pick apartTo review or analyse in great detail(idiomatic, transitive) To criticise (especially small details).Rate it:
pick apartTo criticise (especially small details).Rate it:
pick apartTo overcome by skilled execution.Rate it:
pick apartTo criticise (especially small details).Rate it:
pick cornersTo choose a preference (as in predicting which boxer will win a match).Rate it:
pick holesTo find weaknesses, errors or imperfections (in)Rate it:
pick of the litterThe best person or item in a group.Rate it:
pick onTo bully or make fun of a victim; to bother or harass.Rate it:
pick one's noseThe act of picking one's nose, insertion of a finger or other object into one's nostril.Rate it:
pick outto remove by pickingRate it:
pick outto selectRate it:
pick outto distinguishRate it:
pick outTo ornament or relieve with lines etc. of a different, usually lighter, colour.Rate it:
pick outto detect using one's senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste)Rate it:
pick outto send a long pass or cross to.Rate it:
pick out of a hatTo determine by chance.Rate it:
pick out of a hatTo substitute a guess for unavailable data.Rate it:
pick somebody's brainTo seek information from someone knowledgeable; to ask questions of someone.Rate it:
pick someone's brainTo seek information from someone knowledgeable; to ask questions of someone.Rate it:
pick upTo lift; to grasp and raise.Rate it:
pick upTo collect an object, especially in passing.Rate it:
pick upTo clean up; to return to an organized state.Rate it:
pick upTo collect a passenger.Rate it:
pick upTo improve, increase, or speed up.Rate it:
pick upTo restart or resume.Rate it:

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