Search results for early days

We've found 71 phrases for early days:Sort:PopularA - Z


a smoke screenEarly sea battles demonstrated the value of gun smoke and smoke from burning ships to hide one battleship from one belonging to the enemy. Later, smoke was generated prior to commencing battle so as to make it more difficult for gun crews to spot the targeted vessel. This tactic became known as a smoke screen.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
at all hoursLate into the night or early morning; when people ought to be sleeping.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
beauty sleepSleep before midnight, on the belief that early sleep hours conduce to health and beauty.[1].Rate it:

(5.00 / 1 vote)
canary in a coal mineSomething whose sensitivity to adverse conditions makes it a useful early indicator of such conditions; something which warns of the coming of greater danger or trouble by a deterioration in its health or welfare.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
China syndromeA rare disease, first characterized in the early 1990s, which resembles poliomyelitis but which has somewhat different characteristics and occurs in persons vaccinated for poliomyelitis.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
cut one's teethTo begin; to gain early experience.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
day after dayFor an indefinite number of days.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
day larkOne who gets up early in the morning or goes to bed early.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
daysLife.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
daysPlural form of day.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
days of yorethe past; bygone days (nostalgic)Rate it:

(4.00 / 1 vote)
depression daze/depression daysMy life of 'Depression Daze' during Depression Days; 1929-1939Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
die on the vineTo fail at an early stage or never come to fruition, typically due to neglect, infeasibility, or lack of resources.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
dog daysHot weatherRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
dog days of summerhot summer day when you just want to sit under a tree and do nothingRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
draw stumpsTo declare an end to the days play, and remove the bails and sometimes the stumps.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
early bathBeing shown a red card in soccer.Rate it:

(5.00 / 1 vote)
early birdA person who wakes early or arrives early, typically before most others.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
early bird catches the wormAlternative form of early bird gets the worm.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wiseplatitude from Benjamin Franklin under the pseudonym Poor Richard.Rate it:

(4.33 / 3 votes)
falling glassThe wall-hung mercury barometer utilized in the days of sail presented approximately thirty inches of height level of the mercury in it's glass tube in fair weather. When a vessel sailed into a barometric Low Pressure region, the mercury level became lower and tended to indicate the presence of oncoming thunderstorms, gales, or a possible hurricane.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
festive boardEuropean reference to softwood-trenchers; {Early tableware was a wide softwood plank carved with shallow indentations for various food servings: When filled with appetizing, sumptuous portions it was referred, Festive BoardRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
flash in the panA career notable for early success not followed by significant accomplishment.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
front loadSomething assigned to the early period of a project or a program, especially something burdensome.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
get a jump onTo start early, especially to start before something begins or before others begin.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
get up with the chickensto wake up earlyRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
halcyon daysA period of calm, often nostalgic: “halcyon days of yore”, “halcyon days of youth”..Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
halcyon daysPeriod of calm during the winter, when storms do not occur.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
in all my born daysEver.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
in its infancyStill in an early stage.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
it's curtains for him!Black curtains, and clothing were often part of decor at funeral services in olden days.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
kitchen table softwareEspecially in the early years of personal computers, a set of computer programs developed by an entrepreneurial advanced amateur or self-employed professional computer programmer in his or her own home; software developed by a small business using the services of such programmers.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
leap yearPeriod of 366 daysRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
let a thousand flowers bloomDon't interfere with promising developments in their early stages.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
like turkeys voting for an early ChristmasAlternative form of like turkeys voting for Christmas.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
long shotSomething unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from the accuracy of early ship guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
miner's canaryAny thing, especially an organism, whose demise or distress provides an early warning of danger.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
miners' canaryAny thing, especially an organism, whose demise or distress provides an early warning of danger.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
montha collection of days make up a month, there are 12 months in a year, or 56 weeks in a year, or 365 days in a yearRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
morning personA person whose who wakes up without difficulty early each morning and who is alert and active during the first part of the day.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
night personA person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours, and who usually sleeps during part of the daytime.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
nighthawkA person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
nip in the budTo stop something at an early stage.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
oh dark hundredSome unspecified hour in the early morning.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
oh dark thirtySome unspecified hour in the early morning.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
on a cloudy day i saw a rainbow, on the day i saw you , you gave a stormOn better days there's a plot of getting ahead than on a bad day.Rate it:

(5.00 / 1 vote)
one of these daysOne day, some day (especially in warning of a negative consequence).Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
one of those daysA bad day.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
one's days are numberedSome period of time, such as a term of employment or a lifetime, is coming to an end.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
other days, other waysPeople of the past thought and acted differently.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)

We need you!

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