Found 1,033 phrases starting with A:


after the factToo late; after something is finished or final.Rate it:
after the jumpUsed to introduce an inline advertisement in a webpage etc.Rate it:
after the Lord Mayor's showSaid of a disappointing or mundane event occurring straight after an exciting, magnificent, or triumphal event.Rate it:
after youA gesture, usually polite, urging another person to take a turn at something ahead of the speaker.Rate it:
after you, AlphonseAn exchange indicating excessive formality or effort at politeness, particularly where two people each refuse to go forward because each insists on allowing the other to go forward first.Rate it:
again and againRepeatedly.Rate it:
against all oddsDespite seemingly insurmountable opposition or probability.Rate it:
against the clockIn a time-restricted manner, to meet a deadline, hurriedly, timed.Rate it:
against the clockRunning out of time.Rate it:
against the collarIn a tight spot.Rate it:
against the grainContrary to what is expected; especially, of behavior different from what society expects.Rate it:
against the grainTo sand or plane a piece of wood parallel or nearly parallel to the fibers such that splinters forming ahead of the tool originate below the cutting surface.Rate it:
against the grainUnwillingly, reluctantly. It went much against the grain with him, i.e. it was much against his inclination, or against his pluck.Rate it:
against the lawUsed other than as an idiom: see against, the, law.Rate it:
against the lawIllegal, forbidden by law.Rate it:
against the run of playContrary to the flow of the game.Rate it:
against the worldTogether; as a group, unit, or couple.Rate it:
age before beautyA phrase said to allow older people to go before younger ones.Rate it:
age outUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see age,‎ out.Rate it:
age outTo become too old for an activity, program or institution; to become too mature for a behavior.Rate it:
agree to disagreeTo tolerate each other's opinion and stop arguing; to acknowledge that an agreement will not be reached.Rate it:
agree withUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see agree,‎ with.Rate it:
agree withTo not make one sick; to not cause nausea, vomiting or diarrhea when eaten.Rate it:
agreement in principleA legally enforceable, but incompletely specified, agreement between parties that identifies the fundamental terms that are intended to be or are agreed upon.Rate it:
aha momentThe moment or instance at which the solution to a problem or other significant realization becomes clear.Rate it:
ahead of one's timeShowing characteristics of changes yet to be; present in one's work before later advances in the field; coming earlier than could be generally accepted.Rate it:
ahead of the curveChanging before competitors.Rate it:
ahead of the curveAbove average; generally performing well.Rate it:
ahead of the curveFigurative expression asserting a position in advance of a result, solution, position, or postulation:Rate it:
ahead of the gameHaving completed a task before it is due; ready, prepared, or anticipating.Rate it:
AICMFPInitialism of and I claim my five pounds.Rate it:
aide-de-camplower ranked military officerRate it:
aim atTo design for a particular audience.Rate it:
aim toUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see aim,‎ to.Rate it:
aim toTo intend to.Rate it:
ain't no hill for a stepping horseNo big deal; no problem.Rate it:
ain't no mountain high enoughno barrier or obstacle will stand in one's way in reaching his/her objectiveRate it:
AINECInitialism of and it's not even close.Rate it:
air bagcar's safety deviceRate it:
air bedinflatable mattressRate it:
air commodoreRAF officerRate it:
air one's dirty laundry in publicto reveal one's secrets to the public.Rate it:
air outTo expose to air; to leave open or spread out, as to allow odor or moisture to dissipate.Rate it:
air outTo discuss in the open.Rate it:
air rageDisruptive behaviour on an aircraft.Rate it:
Air Your Dirty Laundry in PublicTo discuss your personal matters and conflicts publicly specifically when you argue with someone .Rate it:
airmailThe system of conveying mail using aircraft.Rate it:
airmailThe items of mail so carried.Rate it:
airmailTo send mail by air.Rate it:
airmailTo throw the ball well over a fielder's head where that fielder is unable to make a play on the ball.Rate it:

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