Found 1,012 phrases starting with A:


apple does not fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.1842, E. A. Freidlaender (translator), Frederika Bremer (author), The Neighbours, ch. 10:It is impossible to look at Madam Rhen, without at once making the conclusion that she is pleasantness, hospitality, and loquacity itself; nor can one look upon her daughter Renetta without thinking, "the apple does not fall far from the tree!"1978, Dr. Isador Rosenfeld, "Doctor Asks Patient Rate it:
apple does not fall far from the trunkAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:
apple dumplin shopA woman's bosom.Rate it:
apple never falls far from the treeAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:
apple of somebody's eyeA favourite, a particular preference, or a loved one; the object of somebody's affections.Rate it:
apple of someone's eyeA favourite, a particular preference, or a loved one; the object of somebody's affections.Rate it:
Apple of Your EyeA thing or a person greatly admired and loved by peopleRate it:
apples and orangesSaid of a comparison of items that are not comparable.Rate it:
apply oneselfTo put forth a concerted effort; to try; to focus.Rate it:
april showers bring may flowersApril, traditionally a rainy period, gives way to May, when flowers will bloom because of the water provided to them by the April rains.By extension, that a period of discomfort can provide the basis for a period of happiness.Rate it:
apron stringOne of the pair of strings or narrow sewn cloth strips used to fasten an apron around the wearer's waist.Rate it:
apron stringA symbol of the domestic ties binding a male to a female (as a husband to a wife or a son to a mother).Rate it:
apron string holdAn estate held by a man during his wife's life.Rate it:
apron-string holdAn estate held by a man during his wife's life.Rate it:
apropos of nothingWithout reference to anything.Rate it:
apropos of nothingWithout any apparent reason or purpose.Rate it:
arc upTo become upset or angry.Rate it:
arch dellThe head of a gang of female canters or gypsies.Rate it:
arch doxyThe head of a gang of female canters or gypsies.Rate it:
are you a man or a mouseAre you a courageous man or a coward?Rate it:
are you allergic to any medicationsAsked mostly by doctors and nurses to ascertain whether certain medications should not be given to patients.Rate it:
are you blindA rhetorical question to an individual who has failed to see or notice something.Rate it:
are you blindUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see are,‎ you,‎ blind.Rate it:
are you deafUsed other than as an idiom: see are, you, deaf.Rate it:
are you deafA rhetorical question asked to confront a nondeaf interlocutor who has been rudely neglecting to hear something.Rate it:
are you doing anything tomorrowAsks if someone is busy tomorrow, possibly to invite them to do something if they are available.Rate it:
are you feeling betterAsked to find out whether someone has recovered to some degree from past illness or unwellness.Rate it:
are you for real?Statements, actions. Body language, past history create an image of an individual in a particular situation.Rate it:
are you marriedUsed to ask whether the interlocutor does or doesn't have a spouse.Rate it:
are you OKAsking if the listener is OK.Rate it:
are you religiousA request for information about the listener's religious beliefs.Rate it:
are you singleUsed to ask whether the interlocutor does or doesn't have a partner.Rate it:
are you taking any medicationsAsked mostly by doctors and nurses to ascertain whether certain drugs should not be given to patients, as they may interact adversely with other medications.Rate it:
are you taking any medications?Asked mostly by doctors and nurses to ascertain whether certain drugs should not be given to patients, as they may interact adversely with other medications.Rate it:
are your ears burningSaid of somebody who was not present but was the topic of discussion.Rate it:
area of influenceUsed other than as an idiom: see area, influence.Rate it:
area of influenceA geographical area wherein a commander is directly capable of influencing operations by maneuver or fire support systems normally under the commander's command or control.Rate it:
ARFAcute renal failure.Rate it:
ARFAnalog radio frequency.Rate it:
argle-bargle morble whooshExpressing confusion as if under the influence of LSD.Rate it:
argue downUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see argue,‎ down.Rate it:
argue downTo haggle with to reach a lower price.Rate it:
argue downTo campaign against a proposition or vote.Rate it:
argue downTo win an argument, verbal conflict or debate.Rate it:
argue outTo discuss to reach an agreed conclusion, or decision.Rate it:
argue round and roundto talk with many digressions, not about subjectRate it:
ark at eeListen to you; listen to yourself; listen to it.Rate it:
ark at eeUsed to draw attention to something or someone.Rate it:
ark ruffianRogues who, in conjunction with watermen, robbed, and sometimes murdered, on the water, by picking a quarrel with the passengers in a boat, boarding it, plundering, stripping, and throwing them overboard, etc. A species of badger.Rate it:
arm and a legA relatively high price for an item or service; an exorbitant price.Rate it:

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