Found 709 phrases starting with W:


wear out one's welcomeTo behave in an offensive, burdensome, or tiresome manner, with the result that one's continued presence is unwanted within a residence, commercial establishment, or social group.Rate it:
wear rose-colored glassesTo see the positive in things while being oblivious to the negative.Rate it:
wear thinTo lessen or weaken over time, as from overuse.Rate it:
wear too many hatsTo try to fill more roles at once than is realistically possible.Rate it:
weasel outTo shirk, avoid, or fail to fulfill (a task, responsibility, etc.)Rate it:
weasel outTo obtain or extract, especially with effort and by cunning methods.Rate it:
weather the stormTo reach the end of a very difficult situation without too much harm or damage.Rate it:
wedding ringjewellery itemRate it:
wedding-cakeExtremely ornateRate it:
wee small hoursHe worked into the wee small hours to get everything perfect for the opening day.Rate it:
wee small hoursThe very early morning, just after midnight, when most people are asleep.Rate it:
weed outTo remove unwanted elements from a group.Rate it:
weekend warriorA part-time soldier, or reservist.Rate it:
weekend warriorA person who indulges in a sport or pastime on an infrequent basis, usually on weekends when work commitments are not present.Rate it:
weigh againstTo be disadvantageous to someone.Rate it:
weigh downTo act as a ballast for.Rate it:
weigh downTo be too much for someone to cope with.Rate it:
weigh inTo bring in one's weight, metaphorically speaking, to bear on an issue.Rate it:
weigh inTo undergo a weigh-in.Rate it:
weigh upTo assess a person or situation.Rate it:
weight of the worldThe distressing combined burden of the problems, doubts, imperfections, and responsibilities associated with human existence.Rate it:
welfare CadillacThe case of a person or group receiving public benefits, although the benefits are not actually needed by the recipient or are obtained by fraud.Rate it:
well ain't that the catfish in the trapA sentence commonly spoken in the Southern United States. It can often be used in place of "well, I'll be damned". Used to express surprise.Rate it:
well and goodBasically good, but with some shortcoming or limitation.Rate it:
well and trulyutterly; completely; without doubtRate it:
well begun is half doneMuch depends on the beginning of an endeavor.Rate it:
well donePerformed well.Rate it:
well done my boyCompletion of something special, a challenging task.Rate it:
well metA greeting.Rate it:
well metWelcome, greeted.Rate it:
well metGreeted by a person of high respect or social status.Rate it:
well metUsed other than as an idiom: see well, met.Rate it:
well readeruditeRate it:
well to doquite wealthyRate it:
well, i neverAn exclamation of great surprise.Rate it:
well, well, wellIndicating pondering or consideration, often with sarcasm or mock surprise.Rate it:
well-oiledefficient, efficiently runRate it:
well-paddedFat, corpulent, pudgy.Rate it:
well-paddedWealthy, well-to-do.Rate it:
WendeDie Wende; the process or time of unification between the BRD and GDR to modern Germany.Rate it:
went to the windsbecame well knownRate it:
were you born in a tentAn admonishment said to someone who has left a door open.Rate it:
wet behind the earsInexperienced; not seasoned; new; just beginning.Rate it:
wet blanketA person who takes the fun out of a situation or activity, as by pessimism, demands, dullness, etc.Rate it:
wet boyA contractor assassin or hit man.Rate it:
wet dreamAn ejaculation or orgasm while asleep, often accompanying an erotic dream.Rate it:
wet dreamAn exciting fantasy; a very appealing, ideal thing, person, or state-of-affairs.Rate it:
wet one's beakTo drink a beverage.Rate it:
wet one's beakTo take one's share from the financial proceeds of illicit activity.Rate it:
wet one's pantsto wet oneself, to urinate in one's clothes when they're being worn.Rate it:

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