Found 678 phrases starting with W:


wack outTo become deranged.
wade inTo interrupt someone, or a situation, by doing or saying something abruptly, or forcefully, and usually without thinking about the consequences.
wade throughTo do a boring, repetitive research task.
wage warA figurative allusion to pay discrepancies.
wail onTo strike an opponent heavily and repeatedly in a fight.
wail onTo beat heavily on anything.
wait for itUsed to draw attention to and build suspense, often ironically, for a remark to come.
wait for the ball to dropTo wait in expectation of an occurrence.
wait for the other shoe to dropTo await a seemingly inevitable event, especially one which is not desirable.
wait for the other shoe to dropTo defer action or decision until another matter is finished or resolved.
wait on hand, foot and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.
wait on someone hand, foot and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.
wait on someone hand, foot, and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.
wait outTo wait through (something); wait (through) till the end; patiently endure.
wait upTo stay awake waiting for somebody to return.
wait upWait.
wait upon hand and footAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.
waiting gameA strategy or course of action in which one or more parties refrain from direct action until circumstances change in their favor.
wake up and smell the coffeeTo face reality and stop deluding oneself.
wake up on the wrong side of bedTo feel grumpy, irritable; to be easily annoyed.
walk a mile in someone's shoesTo experience what someone has experienced.
walk a tightropeTo undertake a precarious course of action.
walk all overUsed other than as an idiom: see walk, all, over.
walk all overTo dominate a person or a group; to have a person take a submissive or inferior role.
walk all overTo easily beat a competitor in a contest; to win without much effort.
walk and chew gum at the same timeTo do something very easy.
walk aroundTo walk with no real planned destination, but to just walk, to meander "around".
walk awayUsed other than as an idiom: see walk, away.
walk awayTo withdraw from a problematic situation.
walk awayTo survive a challenging or dangerous situation without harm.
walk awayTo defeat someone or achieve something.
walk away fromTo abandon or leave; to shun.
walk backUsed other than as an idiom: see walk, back.
walk backTo withdraw or back-pedal on a statement or promise; retract.
walk down the aisleto get married
walk in onTo enter suddenly or unexpectedly while something is happening; to intrude or interrupt by entering.
walk in the parkA recreational walk in a park.
walk in the parkSomething easy or pleasant, especially by comparison to something.
walk in the snowAn occasion when a momentous career decision is made, especially a decision to resign or retire.
walk intomeet with unwittingly
walk intoTo collide with.
walk intoTo fall into .
walk it offTo deal with an negative emotional event without complaint; to take it like a man.
walk it offTo walk or pace in order to relieve a pain or cramp.
walk like an EgyptianTo walk with one arm horizontally at the side, with arm bent at the elbow facing up, and the other arm horizontally at the side with arm bent at the elbow facing down.
walk of lifeAn occupation, role, social class, or lifestyle.
walk off withTo steal, especially by surreptitiously removing an unguarded item.
walk off withTo win, as in a contest and especially without significant effort.
walk off withTo make the strongest favorable impression in a theatrical or similar performance, in comparison to other performers.
walk on eggshellsTo be careful and sensitive, in handling very sensitive matters.

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