Search results for back and forth

We've found 2,875 phrases for back and forth:Sort:PopularA - Z


needs a swift kick in the slats!Depression Expression; Threats and assertions of physical violence toward certain individuals during 'hard times' was common. Circa 1929-1939.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
nem mas, nem meio mas"absolutely not!", "but me no buts", as a response and means of interrupting another person who started a phrase with mas.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
new normalThe current prevailing situation, when it has emerged recently, differs dramatically from the previous one and is expected to remain.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
nice guyAn adult male who seeks sexual attraction and romantic intimacy, but only finds cordial friendship and platonic love.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
nice guys finish lastPeople who are decent, friendly, and agreeable tend to be unsuccessful because they are outmaneuvered or overwhelmed by others who are not so decent, friendly, or agreeable.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
nigger richGet paid and spend all your money leaving you broke till next payday where you will do the same exact thingRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
night outGoing away from one's usual residence for an entire night, and returning the next day.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
night outSpending the evening away from one's usual residence. The phrase typically implies going to a restaurant, going to watch entertainment, or other types of urban nightlife, starting from about 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and lasting until approximately 11:00 pm or later.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)
nine day wonderSomething that generates interest for a limited time and is then abandoned.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
nip in the budTo remove a bud from a plant to prevent flower and fruit from forming.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
nip slipThe brief accidental exposure of a woman's breast, usually partially and on the side.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
Nixon goes to Chinathe ability of a politician with an unassailable reputation among his or her supporters for representing and defending their values to take actions that would draw their criticism and even opposition if taken by someone without those credentials.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
Nixon in Chinathe ability of a politician with an unassailable reputation among his or her supporters for representing and defending their values to take actions that would draw their criticism and even opposition if taken by someone without those credentials.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
Nixon to Chinathe ability of a politician with an unassailable reputation among his or her supporters for representing and defending their values to take actions that would draw their criticism and even opposition if taken by someone without those credentials.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
no man is an islandAll people are connected to other people and dependent on other people.1623, John Donne, Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
no more Mr. Nice GuyAn implied individual has ceased being pleasant, and will now resort to unpleasant means to get their way.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
no plan survives contact with the enemyIt is a reality of conflict that, after a plan against an enemy is begun, there will always be unexpected elements resulting from opposition that require improvisation and deviation from the original plan.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
no sé qué y no sé cuántoblah blah blah, this and thatRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
no slave to fashionA person whose style of clothing and appearance are unconventional, informal, or slovenly; a person who takes little interest in how he or she is dressed.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
no strings attachedWhen something is given free and clear without any conditions of payment or personal service in return.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
nobody's perfectUsed when someone's mistakes or flaws are acknowledged, to remind that everyone else makes mistakes and has flaws1995, New York Magazine Vol. 28, No. 5, 30 January 1995, The de-moralization of society (Book Review)Hypocrisy, particularly in sexual matters, is excused on the grounds that hey, nobody's perfect, and at least folks back then felt bad enough to lie.2000, Madonna, Nobody's PerfectI feel so sad. What I did wasn't right. I feel so bad and I must say to you: Sorry, but nobody's perfect. Nobody's perfect. What did you expect? I'm doing my bestRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
none of your beeswaxA riposte to badgering questioning, expressing a refusal to answer, and an insistence that the questioner cease prying any further.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
nose in the airThe body language most of us have experienced when a friend passes you in public and with head tilted back and nose in the air gives you a first class snub!Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
nosebleed seatA seat high in the back of bleachers, stands, or the balcony at a theater.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
nosebleed sectionThe seats high in the back of bleachers, stands, or the balcony at a theater or stadium.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
not here to fuck spidersUsed to indicate one has serious business to pursue and should not be wasting time.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
not in kansas anymoreNo longer in quiet and comfortable surroundings; in the big city.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
not outnot dismissed and having not retired.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
now hear thisAn instruction to cease activity and listen to the announcement that will follow.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
off like a bride's nightieMaking a rapid departure; away. [From 1960.](Australia, horse racing) Moving quickly and resolutely.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
off like a bride's nightieMoving quickly and resolutely.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
off one's gameC. 1910, Ralph Henry Barbour, "The Dub" in The New Boy at Hilltop and Other Stories.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
off the chainCrazy and exciting; delirious and wild. By analogy to a frenetic dog when unleashed.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
off the railsWhen you've lost it all, When your world and life is upside down!Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
old moneyThe monetary system used in the United Kingdom before decimalisation and consisting of pounds, shillings, and pence.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
old schoolCharacteristic of a style, outlook, or method employed in a former era, remembered either as inferior to the current style, or alternately, remembered nostalgically as superior or preferable to the new style, the older denoting something that would be considered out of date or out of fashion to some, but as such, is considered by others as cool and hip.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
omegaThe twenty-fourth letter of the Classical and the Modern Greek alphabet, and the twenty-eighth letter of the Old and the Ancient Greek alphabet, i.e. the last letter of every Greek alphabet. Uppercase version: Ω; lowercase: ω.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
on all foursOn one's hands and knees.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
on balanceExpression Offered By Many In The Judiciary', Viewing Something in A Fair And Balanced Manner:Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
on itIn full control and having full grasp of the situation.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
on like Donkey KongAn intensifier used in the same contexts as it's on, go on, and other expressions using the word on, but to express greater emphasis.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
on premiseTraditional method of installing and customizing software on the customer’s own computers that reside inside their own data center.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
on the bubbleHolding the last qualifying position with qualification still in progress, and thus liable to lose that position.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
on the cardsCertain, likely to happen. Foretold and expected but not yet brought to pass.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
on the outside, looking inExcluded from a group, process, or opportunity, and feeling downhearted as a result.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
on the ropesLeaning against the ropes of the boxing ring, as when exhausted and nearing defeat or collapse.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
on the squareHonest and open.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
on the uptakeIn understanding or in the ability to absorb new information; especially in the phrases "quick on the uptake" and "slow on the uptake".Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)

We need you!

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