Found 971 phrases starting with L:

laugh downTo cause to cease or desist by laughter.Rate it:
laugh downTo cause to be given up on account of ridicule.Rate it:
laugh in one's sleeveTo laugh secretly or to oneself.Rate it:
laugh like a drainTo laugh with a loud, coarse soundRate it:
laugh like a hyenaTo laugh hystericallyRate it:
laugh offTo respond to a negative situation lightheartedly, as though it were a joke.Rate it:
laugh one's head offTo laugh uproariouslyRate it:
laugh out of courtTo dismiss as silly something presented with genuine conviction or treated seriously.Rate it:
Laugh Out of the Other Side of Your MouthTo made to feel sad after some happiness and excitementRate it:
laugh up one's sleeveTo laugh secretly or to oneself.Rate it:
laughing all the way to the bankA person who has achieved success on a monetary scale when others doubted him.Rate it:
laughing gasnitrous oxideRate it:
laughing stockAn object of ridicule, someone who is publicly ridiculed; a butt of sport.Rate it:
laughing stockC. 1598, William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor, act 3, sc. 1.Rate it:
laughter is the best medicineIt is healthy to laugh.Rate it:
laundry listHence, a long list of items, especially an exhaustive one.Rate it:
laundry listOriginally, a list of articles of clothing that had been sent to be laundered.Rate it:
laundry on the fieldPenalty flags thrown during a football game.Rate it:
law LatinBarbarous Latin.Rate it:
law of the jungleThe survival of the fittest, strongest or most cunning.Rate it:
lawn sleevesUsed other than as an idiom: see lawn, sleeves.Rate it:
lawn sleevesThe sleeves of a bishop's ceremonial garments.Rate it:
lawn sleevesThe bishops of the Anglican or Roman Catholic churches.Rate it:
lawyer upTo exercise one's right to legal representation, especially on the occasion of refusing to answer law-enforcement officials' questions without the presence of such legal representation.Rate it:
lawyer upTo conduct matters in accord with legal formalities or so as to avoid legal risk.Rate it:
lawyer upTo arrange in a way reflecting legal advice.Rate it:
lay a finger onIf you lay a finger on my little brother, I'll have your guts for garters.Rate it:
lay a finger onTo merely touch.Rate it:
lay aboutTo strike blows in all directions.Rate it:
lay aboutTo set about, with infinitive or gerund.Rate it:
Lay an EggTo give a pathetic and shaming performance in somethingRate it:
lay an eggTo produce a failure or flop; to do something which is unsuccessful.Rate it:
lay an eggTo produce an egg.Rate it:
lay an eggThe act or performance which is substandard in one's capability. An act or performance which is substandard or below the typical level of one's usual production or output: An act, production or presentation of a noxious, negative, repulsive, boorish nature:Rate it:
lay asideTo reserve for future use; to save as a backup.Rate it:
lay asideTo put out of consideration.Rate it:
lay backTo lie down on one's back; to lie back.Rate it:
lay backTo make a short backwards pass to a teammate in an attacking position.Rate it:
lay byAlternative form of lay-byRate it:
lay downTo give up, surrender, or yield , usually by placing it on the ground.Rate it:
lay downTo specify, institute, enact, assert firmly, state authoritatively, establish or formulate .Rate it:
lay downTo stock, store for the future. See also lay by.Rate it:
lay downTo sacrifice, especially in the phrase "to lay down one's life.".Rate it:
lay downTo lie down; to place oneself in a reclined or horizontal position, on a bed or similar, for the purpose of resting.Rate it:
lay down the lawTo authoritatively or dogmatically assert what is permitted or not permitted.Rate it:
lay down the lawTo present the law that applies to a given case.Rate it:
lay down the lawTo promulgate law.Rate it:
lay down the markerTo set the standard.Rate it:
lay eggsTo produce a string of failures or flops.Rate it:
lay eyes onTo see; look at; glimpseRate it:

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