Found 934 phrases starting with L:


lapsed academicA person formerly employed as a professor or researcher in a university or other institution of higher education, especially one who no longer attempts to remain current in his or her former academic field.Rate it:
Lard-OilAn oil from pork-fat-'LARD' whose viscosity was regulated according to environment in which it was utilized. The oil used in Railroad Switchman's signal-lanterns.Rate it:
large and in chargeDominating or controlling a situation with confidence and aplomb.Rate it:
larger than lifeOf greater size or magnitude than is naturally or normally the case.Rate it:
larger than lifeVery imposing, renowned, or impressively influential.Rate it:
larger-than-lifeOf greater size or magnitude than is naturally or normally the case.Rate it:
larger-than-lifeVery imposing, renowned, or impressively influential.Rate it:
lash downTo secure with ropes; to tie downRate it:
lash downTo rain heavily.Rate it:
lash outTo make a sudden blow.Rate it:
lash outTo make a fierce verbal attack.Rate it:
lash togetherTo connect with rope or twine, especially items that are not usually assembled together.Rate it:
lash upTo construct in a shoddy, makeshift manner.Rate it:
last burst of fireA final effort or warning.Rate it:
last burst of fireA state of exertion where one gives one's all; expending all of one's remaining energy in a final effort to achieve one's goal.Rate it:
last but not leastAn expression to start the last item of a list, emphasising that while it is listed last, it is just as important as the rest of the items.Rate it:
last chancefinal oppurtunityRate it:
last minutePoint in time, too close to a deadline to reasonably begin a critical task.Rate it:
last nail in the coffinAlternative form of final nail in the coffinRate it:
last of the big spendersSomeone who doesn't spend much money.Rate it:
last outTo survive or endureRate it:
last postmilitary bugle callRate it:
last resortThe only remaining, unwanted, option or choice.Rate it:
last strawA small addition to a burden which causes it to exceed the capacity.Rate it:
Last SupperThe Passover meal that Jesus ate with his disciples on the night before his death.Rate it:
Last SupperAn artistic representation of this event.Rate it:
last thinglate in the dayRate it:
last thing one needsSomething not wanted by someone, who is already burdened.Rate it:
last trumpForever.Rate it:
last trumpThe moment of God's final judgement on Earth.Rate it:
last wordA final decision, or the right to make such a decision.Rate it:
last wordThe final statement uttered by a person before death.Rate it:
last wordThe finest, highest, or ultimate representative of some class of objects.Rate it:
last-ditchFinal, as a last resort; done in desperation.Rate it:
latch onTo grasp firmly; to become attached to.Rate it:
latch ontoTo obtain, acquire or get and keep hold of something.Rate it:
latch-key childA child who returns home from school to an empty house and therefore must unlock/unlatch the exterior door with a key, especially a child of working or absent parent(s).Rate it:
latch-key childA child who returns home from school to an empty house and therefore must unlock/unlatch the exterior door with a key, especially a child of working or absent parent.Rate it:
late bloomerA person who lives a child's life comparatively later than their peers.Rate it:
late bloomerA person who reaches puberty comparatively later than their peers.Rate it:
late modelRecently designed or fabricated; new.Rate it:
later onGood-bye; see you later.Rate it:
lather upTo lather; to cover with sudsRate it:
lather, rinse, repeatIndicating that an action or process was repeated, or needs to be repeated.Rate it:
latter daymodernRate it:
laugh a minuteA funny thing or person.Rate it:
laugh all the way to the bankTo be happy due to the receipt of money.Rate it:
laugh downTo cause to cease or desist by laughter.Rate it:
laugh downTo cause to be given up on account of ridicule.Rate it:
laugh in one's sleeveTo laugh secretly or to oneself.Rate it:

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