Found 1,981 phrases starting with B:


band togetherform a groupRate it:
bandwagon fanA fair weather fan that has shown no past loyalty to a team.Rate it:
bandwidthwork loadRate it:
bandy aboutTo talk about something frequently, but without knowing the exact facts or truth of the matter.Rate it:
bandy aroundTo talk about something with others, but without knowing the exact facts or truth of the matter.Rate it:
bane of one's existenceSomething or someone who poses a significant problem to an individual.Rate it:
banga loud noise, usually a form of distractionRate it:
bang aboutTo make a lot of percussive noise while doing an activity.Rate it:
bang aroundTo make a lot of percussive noise while doing an activity.Rate it:
bang awayto strike or hit repeatedlyRate it:
bang awayto work tirelesslyRate it:
bang awayto constantly and irritatingly talk (about)Rate it:
bang for the buckEfficiency; cost-effectiveness; value.Rate it:
bang onExactly at.Rate it:
bang on aboutTo keep talking endlessly about the same subject.Rate it:
bang outTo do something quickly, in a slipshod, or unprofessional manner.Rate it:
bang strawA nick name for a thresher, but applied to all the servants of a farmer.Rate it:
bang to rightsCaught red-handed; in a guilty state.Rate it:
bang upExcellent.Rate it:
bang upHe’s doing a bang up good job..Rate it:
bang up coveA dashing fellow who spends his money freely.Rate it:
bang up jobSomething done very well; something performed above average or better than expected.Rate it:
banged upPhysically injured or wounded.Rate it:
banged upSpending time in prison or jail.Rate it:
bank nightAn event where patrons are enticed to buy entry tickets into some venue, for example a movie theater, with the anticipation that they will be entered into a drawing to win an amount of money if their ticket is drawn and they are on-site at the time of the winning.Rate it:
bank onTo be sure of something. To depend on it.Rate it:
bank upTo press a mound of something against something else.Rate it:
bank upTo make a mound to guard against something.Rate it:
bankbookpassbook, chequebookRate it:
bankbookwealthRate it:
banker's dozenElevenRate it:
banker's dozenBy analogy, a method of lending where the interest is deducted beforehand, archetypally borrowing twelve dollars (owing twelve dollars back, a dozen) but actually receiving only eleven.Rate it:
bankers' hoursAny easy job, especially one with a short working day.Rate it:
bankers' hoursThe period between 10am and 3pm.Rate it:
bankrupt cartA one-horse chaise.Rate it:
banyan dayIn British naval tradition, this originally referred to a day of the week when galley kitchens served no meat on board ship.Rate it:
banyan dayIn modern usage it refers to a picnic or cookout for the ship's crew.Rate it:
baptism by fireA change in initial attitude or ideals through a traumatic situation.Rate it:
baptism by fireA rite of passage through the survival or success of a crisis.Rate it:
baptism by fireA trying ordeal that was not experienced before.Rate it:
baptism of fireThe first experience of a severe ordeal, especially a first experience of military combatRate it:
bar flyA person who frequents bars or lounges to get drunk.Rate it:
bar noneWithout exception; excluding nothing else of the same kind.Rate it:
bar offto barricade with bars.Rate it:
bar outTo shut a teacher out of the classroom as a prank.Rate it:
bar sinisterA bend sinister or baton sinister in a coat of arms.Rate it:
bar sinisterThe state or characteristic of having been born out of wedlock; illegitimacy; bastardy.Rate it:
bar sinisterA state or characteristic which is dishonorable or shameful; a stigma.Rate it:
bar starA female who frequents bars or lounges, usually late at night.Rate it:
bar upto fit with bars (e.g. across a window or door)Rate it:

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