Found 1,299 phrases starting with T:


twelve-ounce curlsDrinking beer.Rate it:
twent-twenty visionnormal eyesight, a perceptive view of the futureRate it:
twenty totwenty minutes before the next hourRate it:
twenty to the dozenvery fast, fluently (i.e. "to say twenty words to another's dozen")Rate it:
twenty winksa very short sleep, half as long as forty winks.Rate it:
twenty-twenty hindsightPerfect understanding of events only after they have happened.Rate it:
twiddle one's thumbsTo circle one's thumbs around one another, usually with the fingers interlaced, usually done idly while waiting or bored.Rate it:
twiddle one's thumbsTo wait or dawdle; to accomplish nothing useful or lack a useful occupation.Rate it:
twilight yearsOld age.Rate it:
twinkle in one's father's eyeA notional look of anticipation or hope (either for sex or a child) in one's father's eyes at or around the time of one's conception.Rate it:
twinkly-eyedhappy, of a happy character.Rate it:
twist in the windTo be unassisted and without comfort in a situation likely to result in distress or failure.Rate it:
twist in the windTo wait for an uncomfortably long period of time.Rate it:
twist of fateAn unfortunate turn of events.Rate it:
twist someone's armTo coerce, force, or cajole.Rate it:
twist someone's ballsto annoyRate it:
twist the knifeTo deliberately do or say something to worsen a difficult situation or increase a person's distress, irritation, or anger.Rate it:
two a pennyVery common; cheap.Rate it:
two birds with one stoneAny two things that were performed or completed at the same time by one action.Rate it:
two bobA small amount of value.Rate it:
two bobTwo shillings.Rate it:
two can play that gameThe tactics and/or strategies of an enemy can be used against him.Rate it:
two centsA nearly worthless amount, alluding to placing a copper penny on each of the eyelids of a pauper's or slave's body before burial.Rate it:
two centsOne's opinion or thoughts.Rate it:
two faceddeceitfulRate it:
two for twoIn baseball, meeting two out of two attempts at-bat. Specifically, it means the batter has reached base safely two out of two times.Rate it:
two for twoSuccessful at both of two efforts.Rate it:
two heads are better than oneSome problems may be solved more easily by two (or more) people working together than by one working alone.Rate it:
two left feetExhibiting particular clumsiness, especially at dancing or at soccer.Rate it:
two penn%e2%80%99orthOne's opinion or thoughts.Rate it:
two penn%e2%80%99orthTwo pennys' worth.Rate it:
two penn'orthTwo pennies' worth.Rate it:
two penn'orthOne's opinion or thoughts.Rate it:
two pennies' worthOne's opinion or thoughts.Rate it:
two sides of the same coinIndicates that two things are directly relatedRate it:
Two Sinkers anda CoffeeResponse to Coffeeshop Waitress's question; "What'll YOU Have?" . . .Customer's 'Response - - - 'Two Donuts and a Cup Coffee!Rate it:
two thumbs upA hand gesture indicating strong approval.Rate it:
two thumbs upThe strong approval itself.Rate it:
two wrongs don't make a right(ethics) A wrongful action is not a morally appropriate way to correct or cancel a previous wrongful action.1915, William MacLeod Raine, The Highgrader, ch. 15:"But when it comes to taking what belongs to anotherRate it:
two wrongs make a rightA logical fallacy whereby a wrongful action is justified by the commission of anotherRate it:
two's company, three's a crowdOne companion is better than two.Rate it:
two-bitCosting 25 cents.Rate it:
two-bitInsignificant or worthless.Rate it:
two-edged swordA double-edged sword; a benefit that is also a liability.Rate it:
two-edged swordUsed other than as an idiom: see two, edged, sword.Rate it:
two-fisted drinkerEither someone who can handle their liquor well, or an alcoholic clutching a drink in each hand.Rate it:
two-second ruleA rule of thumb for safe driving by which a driver must maintain a two-second distance from the vehicle in front.Rate it:
two-way streetA social interaction in which both parties are expected to give and take equally.Rate it:
tyre kickerA person who pretends to be interested in purchasing an item (especially a car), but who has no intention of buying it.Rate it:

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