Found 967 phrases starting with A:


all-a-mortSad; at death's door.Rate it:
all-conqueringthis is used when you are describing someone or something as better than anyone else. They are at the top level they can beRate it:
all-over oneselfFeeling self-satisfied.Rate it:
alles anderes ist Menschenwerk“Everything else is the work of man.” “Everything else is a human construct.”Rate it:
allow forTo take into account when making plans.Rate it:
alma materthe university, school, or college that one formerly attended.Rate it:
almighty dollarThe dollar, satirically characterized as a being a god.Rate it:
almost doesn't countNear success (or correctness) is not deemed success (or correctness).Rate it:
alone in a crowdFeeling as though one does not fit in with the people around one.Rate it:
along aboutApproximately; at around some time.Rate it:
along the linesIn a general direction or manner.Rate it:
alright me babberA generic greeting.Rate it:
alright me loverA generic greeting.Rate it:
alright my babberAlternative form of alright me babberRate it:
alright my loverAlternative form of alright me loverRate it:
also known asUsed to introduce an alternative name; alias.Rate it:
also ranunplaced horseRate it:
Also-RanA Competitor, Activist, Advocate, 'Busy Body', 'Has-Been' {attempting to become an 'Is-Been'}Rate it:
aluminum showerUsed other than as an idiom: see aluminum, shower.Rate it:
aluminum showerThe result of a midair collision of two aircraft.Rate it:
aluminum showerA party or similar event at which aluminum household items are given, as for a wedding.Rate it:
aluminum showerAn event at which people give household items made of aluminum to the war effort.Rate it:
always a bridesmaid, never a brideSaid of a person who has potential that is never fulfilled.Rate it:
always be yourselfdon´t change the way you are. be you, be special. don´t be like othersRate it:
always the bridesmaid, never the brideAlternative form of always a bridesmaid, never a brideRate it:
am I rightSaid by someone who has just stated what he or she considers to be an unassailable truth.Rate it:
am i right or am i rightRhetorical question from somebody who has stated what they consider to be an unassailable truth.Rate it:
am I under arrestAsked to authority, to ascertain if one is being detained.Rate it:
amateur hourA situation or activity in which the participants show a lack of skill, sound judgment, or professionalism.Rate it:
ambassador of MoroccoA shoemaker.Rate it:
amber gamblerA driver of a road vehicle who accelerates when the traffic lights change from green to amber (instead of stopping, as required by law), gambling that no vehicle will cross his or her path; a driver who starts off when the traffic lights show red and amber together, but not yet green.Rate it:
amber nectarLager beer.Rate it:
amen curlerA parish clerk.Rate it:
American as apple pieHaving characteristics considered quintessential to American life; very American.Rate it:
American DreamA widespread determination by Americans to provide their children with a better upbringing than their parents were able to provide for them.Rate it:
American DreamA philosophy that with hard work, courage and determination, anyone can prosper and achieve success.Rate it:
an apple a dayHealthy eating and living using traditional temperate-zone fresh foods.Rate it:
an apple a day keeps the doctor awayApples are healthy and stave off illness.Eat healthy and you won't get sick.Rate it:
an apple for the teacherChildren would curry favor with teacher by bringing nice apple to her desk:Rate it:
an army marches on its stomachYou must eat properly if you want to perform tasks well.Rate it:
an axe to grindA grievance, with implications of confrontation.Rate it:
an englishman's home is his castle(UK) a proverbial expression of personal privacy and securityRate it:
an explosion of flavor!The reaction of the taste buds and the associated explosion of pleasant, sweet, toothsome, rewarding, overwhelming pleasurable response to food, drink or sweetmeats, desserts etc.Rate it:
an insult to one is an insult to allWhen individuals are insulted based on their characteristics, that insult also applies to everybody who shares them.Rate it:
an offer one can't refuseAn offer from one side in any transaction with terms so attractive that the other side is almost guaranteed to accept.Rate it:
an offer one can't refuseAn offer from one side in any transaction with the results of failing to accept so unattractive that the other side is almost guaranteed to accept.Rate it:
an old fuddy, duddyOne Whom Remains Stilted, Unwilling to React in an Up To The Moment Attitude; Dwells in the Past. Rejects modern approaches.Rate it:
an umbrella policyReference insurance terminology. An additional protection beyond the basic policy to cover the unusual, the vastly unpredictable, in a loss or damage incident.Rate it:
anaconda mortgageA loan arrangement in which all of the money borrowed from a lender, for whatever purpose, is secured by one's home, land, and other property.Rate it:
ancient historyThat which happened a long time ago and not worth discussing any more.Rate it:

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