Found 1,100 phrases starting with W:


wear downTo have one's long hair styled in a free, low-hanging, unencumbered style; i.e., not in an up-do or ponytail.Rate it:
wear offTo diminish in effect.Rate it:
wear offTo disappear because of being abraded, over-polished, or abused.Rate it:
wear onTo irritate.Rate it:
wear onTo persist or continue with increasing exhaustion.Rate it:
wear one's heart on one's sleeveTo be extremely transparent, open, or forthright about one's emotions.Rate it:
wear outTo cause to become damaged, useless, or ineffective through continued use, especially hard, heavy, or careless use.Rate it:
wear outTo deteriorate or become unusable or ineffective due to continued use, exposure, or strain.Rate it:
wear outTo exhaust; to cause or contribute to another's exhaustion, fatigue, or weariness, as by continued strain or exertion.Rate it:
wear outTo become exhausted, tired, fatigued, or weary, as by continued strain or exertion.Rate it:
wear outOf apparel, displayed in public.Rate it:
wear outOf a shirt, not tucked into the pants; worn in a casual manner.Rate it:
wear outTo punish by spanking.Rate it:
wear out one's welcomeTo behave in an offensive, burdensome, or tiresome manner, with the result that one's continued presence is unwanted within a residence, commercial establishment, or social group.Rate it:
wear rose-colored glassesTo see the positive in things while being oblivious to the negative.Rate it:
wear something as a badge of honorDefiantly reinterpret something said to be negative about oneself as positive.Rate it:
wear thinTo lessen or weaken over time, as from overuse.Rate it:
wear too many hatsTo try to fill more roles at once than is realistically possible.Rate it:
wear upTo tire; to become tiredRate it:
Wear Your Heart on Your SleeveReveal your emotions that are subject to comments, make your feelings obvious rather than hiding themRate it:
weasel outTo shirk, avoid, or fail to fulfill (a task, responsibility, etc.)Rate it:
weasel outTo obtain or extract, especially with effort and by cunning methods.Rate it:
weather the stormTo reach the end of a very difficult situation without too much harm or damage.Rate it:
wedding ringjewellery itemRate it:
wedding-cakeExtremely ornateRate it:
wee small hoursHe worked into the wee small hours to get everything perfect for the opening day.Rate it:
wee small hoursThe very early morning, just after midnight, when most people are asleep.Rate it:
weed outTo remove unwanted elements from a group.Rate it:
weekend warriorA part-time soldier, or reservist.Rate it:
weekend warriorA person who indulges in a sport or pastime on an infrequent basis, usually on weekends when work commitments are not present.Rate it:
weigh againstTo be disadvantageous to someone.Rate it:
weigh downTo act as a ballast for.Rate it:
weigh downTo be too much for someone to cope with.Rate it:
weigh inTo bring in one's weight, metaphorically speaking, to bear on an issue.Rate it:
weigh inTo undergo a weigh-in.Rate it:
weigh upTo assess a person or situation.Rate it:
weight of the worldThe distressing combined burden of the problems, doubts, imperfections, and responsibilities associated with human existence.Rate it:
weird outTo, by weirdness, make someone feel uneasy or uncomfortable; to make one feel weird.Rate it:
welcome backSaid to someone coming back to somewhere they have been before.Rate it:
welcome homeSaid to someone coming back to their own home.Rate it:
welcome to my worldIndicates that the speaker is very experienced with a situation that is new to the interlocutor.Rate it:
weld togetherTo forge a social or emotional bond between people.Rate it:
weld togetherUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see weld,‎ together.Rate it:
welfare CadillacThe case of a person or group receiving public benefits, although the benefits are not actually needed by the recipient or are obtained by fraud.Rate it:
well ain't that the catfish in the trapA sentence commonly spoken in the Southern United States. It can often be used in place of "well, I'll be damned". Used to express surprise.Rate it:
well and goodBasically good, but with some shortcoming or limitation.Rate it:
well and trulyutterly; completely; without doubtRate it:
well begun is half doneMuch depends on the beginning of an endeavor.Rate it:
well donePerformed well.Rate it:
well done my boyCompletion of something special, a challenging task.Rate it:

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