Search results for present

We've found 61 phrases for present:Sort:PopularA - Z


Christmas presentUsed other than as an idiom: see Christmas, present.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
Christmas presentA contemporary Christmas.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
no time like the presentA shortened form of there's no time like the present
(0.00 / 0 votes)
present company exceptedThese negative remarks do not pertain to anyone who is currently listening to them (including the speaker).
(0.00 / 0 votes)
present daycurrent
(0.00 / 0 votes)
there's no time like the presentNow (i.e., the present time) is an appropriate time to take a particular action.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
balls upThird-person singular simple present indicative form of ball up.
(5.00 / 5 votes)
account forTo explain by relating circumstances; to show that some one, thing or members of a group are present or have been processed.
(4.57 / 7 votes)
cheese downTo coil the tail of a rope on deck so as to present a neat appearance.
(4.00 / 2 votes)
fire awayTo begin to talk or present information quickly.
(4.00 / 3 votes)
put upTo present, especially in "put up a fight".
(4.00 / 3 votes)
be offTo be working against a present or former addiction to.
(3.00 / 1 vote)
dress upTo present in a favorable light.
(3.00 / 1 vote)
ahead of one's timeShowing characteristics of changes yet to be; present in one's work before later advances in the field; coming earlier than could be generally accepted.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
are your ears burningSaid of somebody who was not present but was the topic of discussion.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
as isIn its present state or condition, especially as a contractual condition of sale.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
as yetUp to the present; thus far.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
be aroundTo be alive, existent, or present.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
behind its timeShowing characteristics of the past; present in one's work after later advances in the field; coming later than could be generally accepted.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
blue-sky thinkingThinking that is not grounded or in touch in the realities of the present.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
bluewashTo tout a business or organization's commitment to social responsibility, and to use this perception for public relations and economic gain; to present a humanitarian front in this manner.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
break outTo bring out, use, or present.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
bulk billingPresent participle of bulk bill.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
bystander effectThat someone is less likely to help another if other potential helpers are present than otherwise.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
cakewalkSomething that is easy or simple, or that does not present a great challenge.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
carpe diemseize the day, make the most of today, enjoy the present
(0.00 / 0 votes)
cherry-pickTo pick out the best, or most desirable items from a list or group, especially to obtain some advantage or to present something in the best possible light.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
climbing the wallsPresent participle of climb the walls.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
come down the pikeTo emerge, come up; to approach or arrive on the scene; to present (itself or oneself).
(0.00 / 0 votes)
come down to usTo survive to the present day; to be extant in some form.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
come upTo emerge or become known, especially unexpectedly; to come to attention, present itself.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
cut a figureTo present an image; to make an impression.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
economical with the truthNot telling the whole truth, especially in order to present a false image of a situation; untruthful; lying. Often used with sarcasm or satire.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
get ahead of oneselfTo focus excessively on one's plans or on prospective future events without paying adequate attention to the present.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
going at itthird-person singular simple present indicative form of go at it
(0.00 / 0 votes)
got it going onalternative present indicative form of have it going on
(0.00 / 0 votes)
have one's head in the cloudsTo daydream; to think about matters other than the present reality.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
head in the cloudsDaydreaming; thinking about matters other than the present reality.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
here to staypresent, and set to remain permanently.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
horsetradingPresent participle of horsetrade.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
hospital passA poorly executed pass to a team-mate causing the receiver to present an easy target for a defender, and thus be tackled hard.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
in evidenceVisibly present; noticeable.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
in personactually present
(0.00 / 0 votes)
in the here and nowIn present practice rather than in theory; with the priority of palpably and actually existing.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
it's all grist to the millEverything referred to in the present context has some sort of use.1999, Simon Blackburn, Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (Oxford University Press paperback, ISBN 0199690871), ch. 7 section 6: "Kant
(0.00 / 0 votes)
lay down the lawTo present the law that applies to a given case.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
mind the storeTo remain present in a retail business, in order to maintain the security of the premises and to serve customers.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
nowhere to be foundnot present; missing or lost.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
out of the pictureNot included in the matter being planned or under consideration; not a factor or participant in the present situation.
(0.00 / 0 votes)
propose a toastAn introductory phrase, preceding a brief accolade to someone or something, after which all present ceremonially sip their champagne (or dump their beverage on the floor to express disagreement.)
(0.00 / 0 votes)

We need you!

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


The Web's Largest Resource for

Phrases, Verbs & Idioms


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network