Search results for ruffle someone's feathers

We've found 1,231 phrases for ruffle someone's feathers:Sort:PopularA - Z


tough loveThe compassionate use of stringent disciplinary measures, to attempt to improve someone's behavior.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
weigh againstTo be disadvantageous to someone.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
jerk-offSomeone who behaves rudely or inappropriately, or is ignorant of certain social norms, usually a male.Rate it:

(2.75 / 4 votes)
gang up onTo join together in a gang in order to overpower someone else.Rate it:

(2.50 / 2 votes)
as agile as a monkeyif you say someone is as agile as a monkey then you are saying that the person is able to move as fast and easy as a monkey; therefore, as agile as a monkey means being able to move as swift and easy as a monkeyRate it:

(2.40 / 5 votes)
you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.Rate it:

(2.33 / 3 votes)
burn a hole in one's pocketTo cause someone to be tempted to spend money.Rate it:

(2.00 / 1 vote)
last thing one needsSomething not wanted by someone, who is already burdened.Rate it:

(2.00 / 1 vote)
put downTo drop someone off, or let them out of a vehicle.Rate it:

(2.00 / 2 votes)
run offTo leave someone without prior advice.Rate it:

(2.00 / 2 votes)
take afterTo follow someone's example.Rate it:

(2.00 / 1 vote)
give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something, than to do something for them.Rate it:

(1.50 / 2 votes)
traffSomeone with a great sense of humor.Rate it:

(1.50 / 2 votes)
calm your titsCalm down! (Used to tell someone to relax when they are agitated, angry, overexcited, etc.)Rate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
cash cowSomeone or something which is a dependable source of appreciable amounts of money; a moneymaker.Rate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
daft as a brushDescribes someone who is known to do and say silly things.Rate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
dress down1) Wear casual or work clothing, informal clothes: 2) Speak To Someone In a Desultory Tone, A Commanding, Analytical, Superior, Critiquing Manner; . . . . . {Tell Someone 'OFF' }Rate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
fearA phobia, a sense of fear induced by something or someone.Rate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
hang (hang with)Spend time in the company of someone.Rate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
ride roughshod overTo act in a bullying or inconsiderate manner; to display disregard towards someone or something.Rate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
a magician never reveals his secretsA polite refusal by someone who has just done a magic trick to reveal how it works.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
achilles' heela weak point or fault in someone or something otherwise perfect or excellentRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
Aha-ErlebnisAn "aha experience". An experience which gives a sudden insight, solution or answer to a problem that has troubled someone for some time.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
all things to all peopleSomeone or something that entirely satisfies the expectations of everyone, no matter how diverse and conflicting those expectations may be.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
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:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
am I rightSaid by someone who has just stated what he or she considers to be an unassailable truth.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
and his motherServes as an intensifier for an inclusive noun or phrase such as everyone, anyone, each someone or all someones.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
angel's advocateSomeone who sees what's good about an idea and supports it.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
Appendix:Snowclones/I find your lack of X disturbingIndicates disapproval at someone lacking X.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
Appendix:Snowclones/that's X for youUsed to point out that a previously described behavior is typical of something, usually someone or a class of persons.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
Appendix:Snowclones/X is not going to Y itselfSaid to urge someone to do something to something.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
are you doing anything tomorrowAsks if someone is busy tomorrow, possibly to invite them to do something if they are available.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
are you feeling betterAsked to find out whether someone has recovered to some degree from past illness or unwellness.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
ark at eeUsed to draw attention to something or someone.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
army volunteerTo make someone perform a task or duty, especially one they are not prepared or willing to do.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
ask afterTo enquire about the health or progress (of someone).Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
ask roundTo invite someone to your house.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
attend toTo serve; to satisfy someone's needs as a servant would; to wait on.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
auf einem Bein kann man nicht stehenused to encourage someone to have another drink after their firstRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
aye aye, sirThe correct and seamanlike reply, onboard a Royal Navy (or U.S. Navy) ship, on receipt of an order from someone of senior rank or authority. It means "I understand the command and hasten to comply with the order."Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
bad eggSomeone whose behaviour is reprehensible or irresponsible; a rogue.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
bag outto criticise someoneRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
bane of one's existenceSomething or someone who poses a significant problem to an individual.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
bash inTo injure someone by hitting violently.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
bash upTo assault someone with the intention of causing physical injury.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
be at one's beck and callTo be in the position of serving someone in any way they desire, usually unwillingly.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
be glad to see the back ofTo be glad to get rid of someone; to be glad someone has left.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
be thereTo be available to provide comfort and support for someone, especially in a period of difficulty.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
be there or be squareUsed to encourage someone to go somewhere.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
be withTo agree with someone.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)

We need you!

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