Found 78 phrases starting with PR:


practice makes perfectIf one practices an activity enough, one will eventually master it.Rate it:
praise to the skiesto laud excessivelyRate it:
prawn cocktail offensiveA strategy of the Labour Party in winning over important people in the world of finance.Rate it:
pray tellPlease explain (something the requester does not yet understand).Rate it:
pray tellExpressing incredulity, please explain (some claim or position the speaker doubts).Rate it:
pre-warDescribing the most recent or significant war in a culture's history.Rate it:
pre-warDescribing the period before a war.Rate it:
pre-warDescribing the period before the outbreak of World War II in 1939.Rate it:
preach to deaf earsTo attempt to persuade a party that does not wish to listen or cannot be altered in its conviction.Rate it:
preach to the choirSpeaking as if to convince a person or group of something which that person or group already believes.Rate it:
preprogramTo predispose to certain thoughts or behaviours.Rate it:
preprogramTo program something in advance.Rate it:
present company exceptedThese negative remarks do not pertain to anyone who is currently listening to them (including the speaker).Rate it:
present daycurrentRate it:
press into serviceTo make someone perform a task or duty, especially one they are not prepared or willing to do; to make something serve a function, especially one it was not designed or intended for.Rate it:
press onto persist, continue to advanceRate it:
press studsnap fastenerRate it:
press the fleshTo shake hands and socialize, especially in a political gathering.Rate it:
press the panic buttonTo start to panicRate it:
press upan exerciseRate it:
pressed for timein a hurry, without spare time.Rate it:
pretty as a pictureVery pretty, very cuteRate it:
pretty passAn unsatisfactory situation.Rate it:
pretty pennyA considerable amount of money; a high price or a high income.Rate it:
pretty picturesImage supplements in a presentation: graphs, charts, etc.Rate it:
pretty upto prettify, to make pretty or prettierRate it:
pretzelA toasted bread or cracker usually in the shape of a loose knot.Rate it:
pretzelAnything that is knotted, twisted, or tangled.Rate it:
prevail uponTo convince; to persuade.Rate it:
prevention is better than cureit is better to prevent the creation of a bad thing, than to destroy it.Rate it:
price is rightThe cost of a thing is reasonable and of good value.Rate it:
price of tea in ChinaSomething that is irrelevant or unimportant, usually used to emphasize the lack of relationship of a non sequitur.Rate it:
price of tea in ChinaThe wholesale or retail price of tea in the country of China.Rate it:
price on one's headA compensation for capturing or killing a person, especially someone guilty of a crime.Rate it:
price out of the marketTo charge an exorbitant price for a service or product so that no one will purchase it.Rate it:
prick up one's earsTo listen attentively.Rate it:
prickly heatskin complaintRate it:
pride comes before a fallA person who is extremely proud of his or her abilities will often suffer a setback or failure, because he or she tends to be overconfident and to make errors of judgment.Rate it:
pride cometh before a fallAlternative form of pride comes before a fall.Rate it:
pride goes before a fallAlternative form of pride comes before a fall.Rate it:
pride goeth before a fallAlternative form of pride comes before a fall.Rate it:
pride wenteth before a fallAlternative form of pride comes before a fall.Rate it:
prima donnadivaRate it:
prime of lifeThe period of one's mature life when one is at a peak of health and performance.Rate it:
prior tobeforeRate it:
private branch exchangeTelephone lines.Rate it:
private enterpriseindividual initiativeRate it:
private eyeA private personal detective, employed to gather information about someone.Rate it:
private languageUsed other than as an idiom: see private, language.Rate it:
private languageA language which expresses one's inner thoughts, feelings, or experiences but which cannot be used for communication, since it is known to and understandable by only one person-the existence of which was famously argued by Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) to be impossible.Rate it:

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