Found 633 phrases starting with R:


ray of lightan inspiring or enlightening person or thingRate it:
razor edgeA difficult or dangerous positionRate it:
razor strappedThe violent WHIPPING of a recalcitrant, errant, disobedient grammar school boy with a two-inch wide by thirty inch long by one/quarter inch thick cowhide strap or belt. Punishment was generally for a misdemeanor and the beating was generally by the schoolmaster, school Principal, janitor or a person designated by the Principal to administer the 'thrashing': 'Crying out' or screaming by the school boy was met by harsher thrashing and Yelling' from the maddened 'THRASHER': The well 'WELTED'STRAPPED victims were forced to return to their classroomRate it:
razor-sharpAs sharp as a razor, extremely or ultimately sharp.Rate it:
razor-sharpVery clever or quick-witted.Rate it:
re runrepeatRate it:
reach a critical massWhen one works, reworks, tries every trick in the book, one can attain the verge of an explosion.Rate it:
reach an early graveTo be sentenced to death before the age of 18.Rate it:
reach an early graveTo die young. To die before the age of 80.Rate it:
reach an early graveTo resign near the start for good.Rate it:
reach for the starsTo have high hopes, to be ambitious.Rate it:
reach-aroundManual stimulation of a sexual partner's genitals during anal or vaginal intercourse from behind.Rate it:
reach-aroundAn ostensibly thoughtful gesture, especially one performed to win favour or mitigate unfair treatment.Rate it:
read between the linesTo infer a meaning that is not stated explicitly.Rate it:
read like a bookTo be able to discern someone's thoughts from his or her body language or other behavior.Rate it:
read lipsTo lipread.Rate it:
read me out!To understand a person very well.Rate it:
read my lipsUsed to emphasize a following statement.Rate it:
read outTo read something and say the words to inform other people.Rate it:
read outTo read some data and inform the person using the device.Rate it:
read somebody the riot actTo scold or berate somebody; to reprimand.Rate it:
read somebody's lipsTo discern what somebody is saying by watching the shape of the mouth rather than by hearing the sounds of the words.Rate it:
read someone the riot actTo scold or berate somebody; to reprimand.Rate it:
read someone's lipsTo discern what someone is saying by watching the shape of the mouth rather than by hearing the sounds of the words.Rate it:
read someone's lipsTo pay close attention (often imperative).Rate it:
read someone's mindTo guess or deduce what someone is thinking.Rate it:
read to filth (or) read for filthBasically to scold, or to get called out on something; to reprimand, to degrade, to cuss out, to correct, to set them straight, to tell them what's what & who's who.Rate it:
ready upto prepare for use, to get readyRate it:
real dealA thing or person which is genuine, authentic, or worthy of serious regard.Rate it:
real jobA hobby that takes all of a person's free time.Rate it:
real jobA job that can't be replaced advantageously by a machine or a procedure.Rate it:
real jobA job which requires the employee to, work regular hours for a consistent wage that often exceeds the provisions of applicable minimum wage legislation. A job that produces a living wage.Rate it:
real macoyThe genuine thing, neither a substitute nor an imitation.Rate it:
real mccoyThe genuine thing, neither a substitute nor an imitation.Rate it:
real mckoyThe genuine thing, neither a substitute nor an imitation.Rate it:
real men don't eat quiche(aphorism, humorous) The stereotypical man does not do things that are considered effeminate, as to do so would imply they are effeminate.Rate it:
real superheroUsed other than as an idiom: see real, superhero.Rate it:
real superheroA crimefighter who imitates common characteristics of superheroes of fiction, typically by at least wearing colorful spandex clothes and a mask.Rate it:
real timeUsed other than as an idiom: see real, time.Rate it:
real timeThe time duration required by a computer system to complete a particular taskRate it:
reality checkA check or review to make sure something is consistent, reasonable, etc.Rate it:
reality checkA wake-up call, reminder.Rate it:
reap the harvestMy plan for this quarter is to concentrate upon one main item in our brief catalog and hope to reap a harvest from this thrust!Rate it:
reap what one sowsTo receive as a reward or harvest in the same measure as one's exertions, in a good or a bad sense. To receive justice.Rate it:
rearrange the deck chairs on the titanicTo do something pointless or insignificant that will soon be overtaken by events, or that contributes nothing to the solution of a current problem.Rate it:
reasonable personA fictional person used as a comparative legal standard to represent an average member of society and how he or she would behave or think, especially in determining negligence; sometimes formulated as "a person of ordinary prudence exercising due care in like circumstances."Rate it:
reasonable personUsed other than as an idiom: see reasonable, person.Rate it:
rebajasThis word is used a great deal in shop windows in Tenerife -- it means discounts in SpanishRate it:
rebound relationshipA relationship proceeding a longterm relationship, usually short in duration and used to help mend the "broken heart".Rate it:
rebrousser cheminTo retrace one's steps, to turn back.Rate it:

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