Found 995 phrases starting with A:


about timeFar past the desired time.Rate it:
about toIndicates something that will happen very soon; indicates that something is imminent.Rate it:
about turnA complete change of opinion, direction, etc.Rate it:
about turnAn about face; a military command to a formation of soldiers to reverse the direction in which they are facing.Rate it:
above and beyondMore than is expected or required.Rate it:
above and beyond the call of dutyExtremely heroic, more heroic that what is expected.Rate it:
above boardHonestly, reputably.Rate it:
above one's bendOut of one's control or power.Rate it:
above parMore than par for the hole or courseRate it:
above parBetter than the average or normal standardRate it:
above parHaving a price below its face valueRate it:
above the curveWith above average innovative performance or quality, especially a trailblazer developing advances before competitors.Rate it:
above the foldThe term "above the fold" refers to the part of a webpage that users can see without scrolling down.Rate it:
above the lawExempt from the laws that apply to everyone else.Rate it:
above the saltOf high standing or honor.Rate it:
above waterOut of difficulty, especially financial.Rate it:
absence makes the heart grow fonderWhen someone or something is faraway, you realise how much you love (or miss) them or it.Rate it:
absent mindedforgetfulRate it:
absente reoThe defendant being absent.Rate it:
absorb oneself inTo become preoccupied by.Rate it:
absque hocThe technical words of denial used in denying what has been alleged.Rate it:
absque impetitione vastiWithout impeachment of waste.Rate it:
abstract awayto generalize concepts or their application by using abstraction into a more usable formRate it:
abstract awayto omit, ignoreRate it:
abstract ideaUsed other than as an idiom: see abstract, idea.Rate it:
abstract ideaAn idea separated from a complex object, or from other ideas which naturally accompany it; as the solidity of marble when contemplated apart from its color or figure.Rate it:
abstract nonsenseDetails which involve diagram chasing.Rate it:
abstract verbUsed other than as an idiom: see abstract, verb.Rate it:
abstract verbA verb of motion whose motion is multidirectional (as opposed to unidirectional) or indirect, or whose action is repeated or in a series (iterative), instead of being a single, completed action. Abstract verbs are always imperfective in aspect, even with prefixes that are normally associated with the perfective aspect.Rate it:
abuse of distressa wrongful using of an animal or chattel distrained, by the distrainerRate it:
abut onTo border on.Rate it:
academy awardoscarsRate it:
accident of birthReference to the fact that various benefits or detriments to the life of a person arise from the circumstances into which that person was born, these being entirely beyond his control.Rate it:
accident waiting to happenA thing or situation which is almost certain to eventually lead to an accident.Rate it:
according toAccording to him, every person was to be bought. - Thomas Babington Macaulay.Rate it:
according toAccording to the directions, the glue takes 24 hours to dry.Rate it:
according toBased on what is said or stated.Rate it:
according toIn a manner conforming or corresponding to; in proportion.Rate it:
according toOur zeal should be according to knowledge. - Thomas Sprat.Rate it:
according to CockerDone properly, correctly and reliably; in accordance with proper procedure and established rules.Rate it:
according to hoyleIn strict accordance with the rules, especially of card games; in the proper or expected manner.Rate it:
account forTo explain by relating circumstances; to show that some one, thing or members of a group are present or have been processed.Rate it:
account ofTo esteem; to prize; to value.Rate it:
account toTo answer to; to be responsible to.Rate it:
accredit withTo attribute to.Rate it:
ACDNRAutomatic Call Dispenser: Not Ready.Rate it:
ace in the holeA hidden or secret strength, or unrevealed advantage.Rate it:
ace intoTo be barely admitted into something, or to be admitted only at the last minute.Rate it:
ace of spadesThe playing card belonging to the spades suit and featuring one pip.Rate it:
ace outTo defeat others in a contest; to do better than others in a competition.Rate it:

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