Found 50 phrases starting with QU:


quack like a duckTo appear to be exactly what one is.Rate it:
quake in one's bootsTo be frightened, scared, or nervous.Rate it:
Quaker gunA nonfunctional imitation of a gun or of a piece of artillery, typically made of wood and usually intended to deceive enemy forces into overestimating one's available firepower.Rate it:
quantum mechanicsSomething overly complicated or detailed.Rate it:
quantum mechanicsThe branch of physics which studies matter and energy at the level of atoms and other elementary particles, and substitutes probabilistic mechanisms for classical Newtonian ones.Rate it:
quarter ofquarter ofRate it:
quarter ofFifteen minutes before the next hour.Rate it:
quarter pastFifteen minutes past any hour.Rate it:
quarter-pounderA burger weighing approximately a quarter of a pound.Rate it:
quarter-pounderUsed other than as an idiom: see quarter, pounder: Anything weighing a quarter of a pound.Rate it:
queen beeA reproductive female (especially the only one) in a colony of bees.Rate it:
queen beeThe most important or dominant woman in an organisation or situation.Rate it:
queen of beastsThe lioness.Rate it:
queer as a clockwork orangeStrange, odd, unusual.Rate it:
queer as a clockwork orangeUnusually camp, unusually homosexual.Rate it:
queer bashingprejudice or violence against homosexuals.Rate it:
queer fishAn odd or eccentric person.Rate it:
queer one's pitchTo make a task more difficult for the speaker.Rate it:
queer someone's pitchTo make a task more difficult for the speaker.Rate it:
Queer StreetHard times; a difficult circumstance, especially financially.Rate it:
Queer StreetA stunned condition.Rate it:
quelle surpriseWhat a surprise.Rate it:
quelle surpriseWhat a surprise. "Quelle surprise.".Rate it:
question markDoubt or uncertainty.Rate it:
question markThe punctuation mark “?”, used at the end of a sentence to indicate a question..Rate it:
quiche-eaterA man who is effeminate or who lacks some putative masculine virtueRate it:
quiche-eaterIn computer programming circles, a person far removed from practice and concerned only with academic matters, unwilling to "get their hands dirty".Rate it:
quick as a flashExtremely quickRate it:
quick as a flashExtremely quicklyRate it:
quick as lightningis very quickRate it:
quick bucka large sum of money earned easily and quicklyRate it:
quick off the markfast to act or react.Rate it:
quick on the drawCharacterized by rapid response, as to a verbal remark or to a new situation; quick to act.Rate it:
quick on the uptakeAble to readily understand things; intelligent.Rate it:
quick-and-dirtyDone or constructed in a hasty, approximate, temporarily adequate manner, but not exact, fully formed, or reliable for a long period of time.Rate it:
quick-and-dirtyOf or pertaining to the creation or repair of software or hardware in a manner which permits operation within a brief period of time, although with compromised functionality or reliability.Rate it:
quick-fireHaving one thing coming rapidly after another.Rate it:
quicumque vultA forward girl, ready to oblige every man that shall ask her.Rate it:
quicumque vultThe Athanasian Creed.Rate it:
quiet as a mouseVery quiet, so as to not be heardRate it:
quiet downTo become quieter.Rate it:
quiet downTo reduce intensity of an activity.Rate it:
quiet downTo make someone or something become quieter.Rate it:
quiet the wavesA positive development, incident, action, minor miracle, change, reversal, retraction, in a situation and the possible positive effects.Rate it:
quieten downTo become quieter.Rate it:
quieten downTo reduce intensity of an activity.Rate it:
quieten downTo make someone or something become quieter.Rate it:
quit your day dreaming!Pay Attention To What YOU Are Doing!Rate it:
quite a bitA considerable amount.Rate it:
quote unquoteEmphasizes the following word or phrase for irony, as used almost exclusively in spoken language.Rate it:

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