Found 1,499 phrases starting with P:


paint outTo obliterate by painting over.Rate it:
paint outTo describe, possibly so as to misrepresent.Rate it:
paint the town redTo party or celebrate in a rowdy, wild manner, especially in a public place.Rate it:
paint the wagonTo get things done.Rate it:
paint with a broad brushTo describe a class of objects or a kind of phenomenon in general terms, without specific details and without attention to individual variations.Rate it:
painting rocksPointless or futile work organised by the government, supposedly to increase employment but in fact merely disguising the unemployment level.Rate it:
pair offTo separate into groups of two.Rate it:
pair offTo join two people into a relationship.Rate it:
pair offTo agree with one of the opposite party or opinion to abstain from voting on specified questions or issues.Rate it:
pair upTo put into pairs; to put into a group of two.Rate it:
pair upTo get into pairs; to join together to make a group of two.Rate it:
pal upTo form a small group.Rate it:
pal upto become friends with.Rate it:
palace politicsThe relationships and interactions of top-level officials, advisors and other powerbrokers within a government, especially as involving internal rivalry and intrigue.Rate it:
pale in comparisonto appear unimportant in relation to something else.Rate it:
pale rider"The Pale Rider"; another name for Death, "The Grim Reaper", "the angel of death"; and one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.Rate it:
palm offTo attempt to pass off a counterfeit or inferior product as genuine.Rate it:
palmed the ticketSharpie' kept his ticket, volunteered to 'Draw the Winning Ticket', reached into the barrel and withdrew his own 'winning ticket': It happened at the 'Marvin'' theater:Rate it:
pan outBy swirling dirt or crushed rock in a pan of water, in the manner of a traditional prospector seeking gold.Rate it:
pan outTo succeed; to proceed according to plan; to result or end up.Rate it:
pancake dayshrove tuesdayRate it:
paperA newspaper or anything used as such .Rate it:
paperA sheet material used for writing on or printing on , usually made by draining cellulose fibres from a suspension in water.Rate it:
paperA written document that reports scientific or academic research and is usually subjected to peer review before publication in a scientific journal or in the proceedings of a scientific or academic meeting .Rate it:
paperA written document, generally shorter than a book , in particular one written for the Government.Rate it:
paperMoney.Rate it:
paperWallpaper.Rate it:
paperWrapping paper.Rate it:
paper flowerUsed other than as an idiom: see paper, flower.Rate it:
paper flowerA plant, Bougainvillea glabra, and its flower head, so called for the papery bracts.Rate it:
paper flowerA plant, the peach-leaved bellflower, Campanula persicifolia, and its flower.Rate it:
paper flowerA plant, Psilostrophe cooperi, and its flower.Rate it:
paper overTo superficially hide or disguise without addressing it; to provide a veneer of normality or success.Rate it:
paper tigerA seemingly fierce or powerful person, country or organisation without the ability to back up their words; apparently powerful but actually ineffective.Rate it:
paper trailA written record, history, or collection of evidence.Rate it:
paper trailThe records left by a person or organization in the course of activities.Rate it:
par delictumThe par delictum rule prescribes that a party should not obtain satisfaction from a court of law with where his own conduct is wrongful.Rate it:
par for the courseTo be expected; normal; common; usual.Rate it:
Par for the CourseSomething that is usual and conventional, as expectedRate it:
parade of horriblesA parade featuring a progression of people wearing comic and grotesque costumes.Rate it:
parade of horriblesA rhetorical device employing a series of progressively more terrible results following from an act.Rate it:
parade passed someone bySomeone missed out on the joys of life, an opportunity, or popular movementRate it:
parade passed someone bySomeone no longer has what it takes to remain competetive and thus has no future in a particular role.Rate it:
paradise on earthAn ideal or idyllic place.Rate it:
parcel outTo divide into portions or chunks; to ration.Rate it:
pardon mePolite expression to get someone to repeat.Rate it:
pardon meSorry; said as an apology.Rate it:
pardon my frenchPlease excuse my swearing or bad language.Rate it:
pare downTo reduce by paring or a similar gradual process.Rate it:
park that thoughtAlternative form of hold that thought.Rate it:

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