Found 1,904 phrases starting with B:


bang aboutTo make a lot of percussive noise while doing an activity.Rate it:
bang aroundTo make a lot of percussive noise while doing an activity.Rate it:
bang awayto strike or hit repeatedlyRate it:
bang awayto work tirelesslyRate it:
bang awayto constantly and irritatingly talk (about)Rate it:
bang for the buckEfficiency; cost-effectiveness; value.Rate it:
bang onExactly at.Rate it:
bang on aboutTo keep talking endlessly about the same subject.Rate it:
bang outTo do something quickly, in a slipshod, or unprofessional manner.Rate it:
bang strawA nick name for a thresher, but applied to all the servants of a farmer.Rate it:
bang to rightsCaught red-handed; in a guilty state.Rate it:
bang upExcellent.Rate it:
bang upHe’s doing a bang up good job..Rate it:
bang up coveA dashing fellow who spends his money freely.Rate it:
bang up jobSomething done very well; something performed above average or better than expected.Rate it:
banged upPhysically injured or wounded.Rate it:
banged upSpending time in prison or jail.Rate it:
bank nightAn event where patrons are enticed to buy entry tickets into some venue, for example a movie theater, with the anticipation that they will be entered into a drawing to win an amount of money if their ticket is drawn and they are on-site at the time of the winning.Rate it:
bank onTo be sure of something. To depend on it.Rate it:
bank upTo press a mound of something against something else.Rate it:
bank upTo make a mound to guard against something.Rate it:
bankbookpassbook, chequebookRate it:
bankbookwealthRate it:
banker's dozenElevenRate it:
banker's dozenBy analogy, a method of lending where the interest is deducted beforehand, archetypally borrowing twelve dollars (owing twelve dollars back, a dozen) but actually receiving only eleven.Rate it:
bankers' hoursAny easy job, especially one with a short working day.Rate it:
bankers' hoursThe period between 10am and 3pm.Rate it:
bankrupt cartA one-horse chaise.Rate it:
banyan dayIn British naval tradition, this originally referred to a day of the week when galley kitchens served no meat on board ship.Rate it:
banyan dayIn modern usage it refers to a picnic or cookout for the ship's crew.Rate it:
baptism by fireA change in initial attitude or ideals through a traumatic situation.Rate it:
baptism by fireA rite of passage through the survival or success of a crisis.Rate it:
baptism by fireA trying ordeal that was not experienced before.Rate it:
baptism of fireThe first experience of a severe ordeal, especially a first experience of military combatRate it:
bar flyA person who frequents bars or lounges to get drunk.Rate it:
bar noneWithout exception; excluding nothing else of the same kind.Rate it:
bar offto barricade with bars.Rate it:
bar outTo shut a teacher out of the classroom as a prank.Rate it:
bar sinisterA bend sinister or baton sinister in a coat of arms.Rate it:
bar sinisterThe state or characteristic of having been born out of wedlock; illegitimacy; bastardy.Rate it:
bar sinisterA state or characteristic which is dishonorable or shameful; a stigma.Rate it:
bar starA female who frequents bars or lounges, usually late at night.Rate it:
bar upto fit with bars (e.g. across a window or door)Rate it:
barber's signA standing pole and two wash-balls, historically used outside barber's shops.Rate it:
bare one's soulTo reveal one's innermost feelings and thoughts, especially concerning one's doubts, regrets, or flaws; to tell one's personal secrets to others.Rate it:
bare one's teethOf an animal, to show one's teeth as a sign of aggression.Rate it:
bare one's teethTo show one's aggression.Rate it:
bargain awayTo dispose of in a bargain, usually with a sense of loss or disadvantage.Rate it:
bargain basementAn area within a retail store, especially an area located below ground level, where the least costly merchandise can be found.Rate it:
bargain basementInexpensive.Rate it:

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