Found 996 phrases starting with A:


ace outTo have a lucky streak; to experience a stroke of good fortune.Rate it:
ace up one's sleeveA surprise advantage of which others are not aware.Rate it:
Ace up Your SleeveA matchless hidden advantage and ability of a person that nobody else knows about and that no one else could ownRate it:
ache forTo desire, or want something, or someone, very much.Rate it:
achilles' heela weak point or fault in someone or something otherwise perfect or excellentRate it:
acid dropboiled sweetRate it:
acid testA rigorous test or appraisal of the quality or worth of something.Rate it:
acid testTo test for the truth.Rate it:
ack ackanti aircraft fireRate it:
acknowledge the cornTo cop a plea; to admit to a small error but not a larger one.Rate it:
acquired tasteA taste which is not natural or innate, but which has developed through habit or learning.Rate it:
acquired tasteSomething that is appreciated only after having initially been regarded as unappealing or unpleasant; a person who is regarded as difficult or dislikable but of whom at least some have grown to approve.Rate it:
across the boardA racing bet where one bets that the same competitor will place in first, second and third.Rate it:
across the boardPertaining to all categories or things.Rate it:
across the pondOn the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.Rate it:
act as tourch bearerWhen someone play significant role in others lifeRate it:
act inActing in or as something. committing into some work.Rate it:
act like a bull in a china shopTo act rudely or clumsily in a delicate situation.Rate it:
act of CongressAuthorization that is extremely difficult to get, especially in a timely fashion.Rate it:
act onTo act decisively on the basis of information received or deduced.Rate it:
act one's ageTo be mature and not childish.Rate it:
act outTo go through the process of a scene from a play, a charade or a pointless exercise.Rate it:
act outTo express one's feelings through disruptive actions.Rate it:
act upTo misbehave; to cause trouble.Rate it:
act upgive troubleRate it:
act up toTo equal in action; to fulfill in practice.Rate it:
act uponTo take action on the basis of information received or deduced.Rate it:
acting funnyActing 'funny' means that a person is behaving differently towards you or a group of people.Rate it:
actions speak louder than wordsIt is more effective to act directly than to speak of action.Rate it:
activist judgeA judge or justice who makes rulings based on personal political views or considerations rather than on the law, or who issues rulings intended to have political effects.Rate it:
activist justiceA justice (usually referring to a member of a Supreme, High or Appellate court) who makes rulings based on personal political views or considerations rather than on the law, or who issues rulings intended to have political effects.Rate it:
ad fontesGo to the sources: An expression emphasizing the importance of conducting fundamental research and of consulting primary sources.Rate it:
ad infinitumwithout any limitRate it:
ad infinitumendlesslyRate it:
ad nauseamuntil people are sick ofRate it:
ad valoremproportionate to the estimated valueRate it:
Adam and Eve not Adam and SteveImplying that only heterosexual relations are normal.Rate it:
Adam TilerA pickpocket's accomplice; the person who takes the goods a pickpocket steals and leaves with them.Rate it:
adams alewaterRate it:
add fuel to fireTo inflame a situation, to make a situation worse.Rate it:
add fuel to the fireTo worsen a conflict between people; to inflame an already tense situation.Rate it:
Add Fuel to the FireTo boost up one’s anger or trouble more with your deeds or words, when he/she is already facing worst situationRate it:
add insult to injuryTo further a loss with mockery or indignity.Rate it:
add insult to injuryTo further a loss with mockery or indignity; to worsen an unfavorable situation.Rate it:
add oilTo make extra effort.Rate it:
add onAlternative form of add-onRate it:
add upTo take a sum.Rate it:
add upTo accumulate; to amount to.Rate it:
add upTo make sense; to be reasonable or consistent.Rate it:
add up toTo have a particular effect.Rate it:

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