Found 241 phrases starting with Y:

you can't be half pregnantSaid of an either-or situation; there are only two available choices.Rate it:
you can't educate porkWhen somebody won't listen to reason.Rate it:
you can't fight city hall(chiefly US) Nothing can be done to change the situation, because it is a governmental decision.I see they're going to build the airport after all. I suppose you can't fight city hall.Rate it:
you can't get a quart into a pint potWhat is being discussed is not possible.They've asked me to get to New York by five o'clock, but you can't get a quart into a pint pot!Rate it:
you can't judge a book by its coverIt is not possible to make reliable judgments about things or people by considering external appearances alone.Rate it:
you can't keep a good man downA person who has talent, resolve, or moral strength will eventually succeed despite having been overlooked, injured, or defeated.Rate it:
you can't make a silk purse of a sow's earIt is not possible to produce something refined, admirable, or valuable from something which is unrefined, unpleasant, or of little or no value.Rate it:
you can't make an omelette without breaking eggsIn order to achieve something, it is inevitable and necessary that something should be destroyed.Rate it:
you can't make this stuff upThe reality is so bizarre, ironic, or comically coincidental as to be unbelievable.Rate it:
you can't polish a turd(vulgar) Something inherently bad cannot be improved.Rate it:
you can't put a wise head on young shouldersAlternative form of you can't put an old head on young shoulders.Rate it:
you can't put an old head on young shouldersYoung people inevitably lack the experience and wisdom which come with age.Rate it:
you can't run with the hare and hunt with the houndsYou can't have it both ways.Rate it:
you can't say fairer than thatThat is good, reasonable, or fair; one cannot hope for a better decision or outcome.Rate it:
you can't step in the same river twiceIt is not possible to repeat past experiences, as time changes all things.Rate it:
you can't take it with youIt is not possible to take one's material wealth to whatever world may await one after death.1900, E. Phillips Oppenheim, A Millionaire of Yesterday, ch. 6:"The clause whichRate it:
You Can't Teach an Old Dog New TricksMaking people change their habits or adjusting to new skills is impossible, It is very hard to make people change their waysRate it:
you can't teach an old dog new tricksIt is impossible, or almost impossible, to change people's habits or traits or mindset.Rate it:
you can't tell a book by its coverAlternative form of you can't judge a book by its cover.Rate it:
you can't unring a bellSome things can't be undone.Rate it:
you can't walk on iceOne cannot except to go onto the battlefield, without all of your equipmentRate it:
you could have fooled meWhat you now tell me is true I thought was false, or I nonetheless think is false; I don't believe you.Rate it:
you did it! congratulations!Used informally to deliver a sense of accomplishment to a person on their great achievement.Rate it:
you do youDo whatever you desire to do; be yourself.Rate it:
you don't dip your pen in company inkOne should avoid romantic relationships in the workplace.Rate it:
you don't dip your pen in the company inkwellAlternative form of you don't dip your pen in company inkRate it:
you don't dip your pen in the company's inkAlternative form of you don't dip your pen in company ink.Rate it:
you don't dip your pen in the inkwellAlternative form of you don't dip your pen in company ink.Rate it:
you don't know beans aboutYou Don't Have Any Idea About? Doing a task, performing a certain choreRate it:
you don't know shit from shinola!You don't know what the fuck you're talking about or what you are doing!Rate it:
you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blowsYou don't need an expert to tell you what you already know.Rate it:
you don't sayreally?; no kidding!; is that so? sometimes used sarcastically in response to the obviousRate it:
you donkeyYou silly personRate it:
you drained me dryYour incessant and extended discussion, queries and theories have been so exuberant that I am exhausted.Rate it:
you feel me?Internet shorthand for "you understand me?"Rate it:
you galsYou (plural).Rate it:
you get more with a kind word and a gun than you do with a kind word aloneIt is advantageous not to rely solely on being nice.Rate it:
you get thatThat's a normal occurrence; that's typical.Rate it:
you get what you pay forIn commercial transactions, the quality of goods and services increases as the prices increase, i.e., the more one pays, the better the merchandise.2003, Michael Blumenthal, "For Whom the School Bell Tolls," Time, 7 Dec.:Though it may sound unapologetically capitalistic to say soRate it:
you got itas an answer to a request : sure, no problemRate it:
you guysYou (plural).Rate it:
you had to be thereUsed to indicate to the interlocutor that the situation being talked about could only be properly understood if that person had been present.Rate it:
you happy jiu OKUsed to show snide disagreement.Rate it:
you have beautiful eyesUsed by the speaker to compliment the interlocutor's eyes.Rate it:
you have the advantage of meYou know my name, but I do not know yours; what is it, please?; you know me but I do not know youRate it:
you just had toUsed to scold someone.Rate it:
you kiss your mother with that mouthUsed to indicate that the other person's speech has become too obscene or vulgar.Rate it:
you knowUsed other than as an idiom: see you, know.Rate it:
you knowExpression signifying a pause or hesitation.Rate it:
you knowExpression used to imply meaning, rather than say it, such as when a person is embarrassed.Rate it:

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