Search results for polite fiction

We've found 25 phrases for polite fiction:Sort:PopularA - Z


polite fictionA social scenario in which all participants are aware of a truth, but pretend to believe in some alternative version of events to avoid conflict or embarrassment.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegarIt's easier to persuade others with polite requests and a positive attitude than with rude demands and negativity.Rate it:

(5.00 / 2 votes)
bow and scrapeTo behave in a servile, obsequious, or excessively polite manner.Rate it:

(3.50 / 2 votes)
come againCould you repeat that? Repeat that please. a polite formula used when one has not heard or understood what has been saidRate it:

(2.50 / 2 votes)
best regardsUsed as a polite closing of a letter.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
bless youSaid to someone who has just sneezed, as a polite remark.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
come againUsed as a polite farewell to a visitor, inviting a return visit.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
eternal sleep(mythology, fiction, fantasy) A magical state of suspended animation, where-in the recipient is placed in a state of ageless, deathless, everlasting sleep. Well-known examples are Endymion, (the lover of the Greek moon goddess, Selene), and the princess from Sleeping Beauty.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
file off the serial numbersTo remove the copyrighted elements from an existing work of fan fiction so that it may be commercially published as original fiction.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
fourth wallThe boundary between the fiction and the audience.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
have a seatA polite directive to sit down.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
kind regardsUsed as a polite closing of a letterRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
kindest regardsUsed as a polite closing of a letterRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
ladies firstA phrase encouraging polite gentlemanliness, allowing the ladies to go before the men.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
pardon mePolite expression to get someone to repeat.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
rain checkIn social interactions, a polite way to turn down an invitation, with the implication one is simply postponing it and that another time would be acceptable.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
real superheroA crimefighter who imitates common characteristics of superheroes of fiction, typically by at least wearing colorful spandex clothes and a mask.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
ride shotgunProbably arose in early-20th-century Western fiction and movies to describe an employee armed with a rifle or shotgun riding next to a stagecoach driver for protection.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
say again"What did you say?" or "Repeat what you have said." A polite formula used when one has not heard or understood what has been said.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
stand on ceremonyTo act in a formal, ceremonious or overly polite manner.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
take the michaelAlternative form of take the mickey, usually considered more polite.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
truth be toldUsed when admitting something one might otherwise lie about, e.g. to keep up appearances or be polite.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
warm regardsUsed as a polite way to finish a letter.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
what do you sayUsed to ask or remind a child to say a polite expression.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
yours sincerelyA polite formula to end a letter, especially when the recipient’s name is known to the sender.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!