Phrases.net »

Phrases related to: break into

Yee yee! We've found 769 phrases and idioms matching break into.

ear tunnelA piece of jewelry that fits into a stretched earlobe hole and makes it seem like a peephole and makes it see-through.Rate it:

(3.00 / 2 votes)
falling glassThe wall-hung mercury barometer utilized in the days of sail presented approximately thirty inches of height level of the mercury in it's glass tube in fair weather. When a vessel sailed into a barometric Low Pressure region, the mercury level became lower and tended to indicate the presence of oncoming thunderstorms, gales, or a possible hurricane.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
jack inTo insert an electronic coupling into a receptacle; to connect to something, whether involving a physical medium or not.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
kiss my gritsA nice way of saying "eff you." Its a spin on the phrase "kiss my a**", written into a TV show from the 80s called "Alice". The saying was usually preceded by the name "Mel" who was the owner of the diner where Flo, the waitress who made the saying famous, worked.Rate it:

(3.00 / 2 votes)
kiss your money goodbyeThe giving, lending of one's funds to individuals or investing or buying-into an irresistible scheme, agenda, lottery program or unknown proposition.Rate it:

(3.00 / 2 votes)
pour outTo serve a drink into a cup or glass.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
que diable allait-il faire dans cette galère?Whatever induced him to get into that fix? Whatever business had he there?Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
ring upTo enter a payment into a cash register, or till in a shop.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
stop upTo increase the aperture of a photographic lens, moving from an f/stop represented by a higher number to an f/stop represented by a lower number and causing more light to pass into the camera.Rate it:

(3.00 / 2 votes)
zip upTo convert a computer file into a smaller package.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
kick downTo break or demolish something by physical bodily force.Rate it:

(2.80 / 5 votes)
accident of birthReference to the fact that various benefits or detriments to the life of a person arise from the circumstances into which that person was born, these being entirely beyond his control.Rate it:

(2.50 / 2 votes)
a day late and a dollar shortCome into the picture minus some necessary fundamental factors or entities.Rate it:

(2.00 / 1 vote)
chip shotA shot in which the ball is kicked from underneath with accuracy but with less than maximum force, to launch it high into the air in order either to pass it over the heads of opponents or to score a goal.Rate it:

(2.00 / 1 vote)
down the hatchInto the mouth and down the throat, especially with regard to the consumption of a beverage.Rate it:

(2.00 / 1 vote)
go awryOf a situation, to fall apart or unravel; to fall into disorderRate it:

(2.00 / 1 vote)
pie in the skyA belief that one's wildest dreams shall come true. A devotee, of pie in the sky is prone to believe the most impossible possibility. The taller the tale you can spin, the greater chance he'll buy into it!Rate it:

(2.00 / 1 vote)
split offTo break away from a group or mass.Rate it:

(2.00 / 1 vote)
sticks and stonesEvocative of the saying "sticks and stones may (or will) break my bones, but words (or names) will never hurt (or harm) me".1957, Brendan Gill, The Day the Money StoppedRate it:

(2.00 / 1 vote)
Behind the Eight BallGetting into trouble or difficult situation due to bad luck, a situation through which, one might not get out easilyRate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
crap one's pantsTo defecate into one's pants or other clothing.Rate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
dye in the woolTo dye woolen fibers before they are spun into thread.Rate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
garbage in, garbage out(computing, information technology) If input data is not complete, accurate, and timely, then the resulting output is unreliable and of no useful value.1963, Raymond Crowley, "Robot Tax Collector Seeks Indications of 'Fudging'," Times Daily (Alabama, USA), 1 April (retrieved 26 July 2010):Officials explained that the quality of the computer's work depends on the quality of the data fed into it. Neil Hoke, administrative assistant to Stewart, quoted an adage of computer men: "Garbage in, garbage out."2008, Roger K. Lewis, "'In Architectural Design, Brains and Talent Trump the Best Software," Washington Post, 19 July (retrieved 26 July 2010):The old caveat "GIGO"Rate it:

(1.00 / 2 votes)
jack o'lanternA vegetable, usually a pumpkin, but alternatively a turnip, carved into the form of a face and lighted within by a candle. Associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween.Rate it:

(1.00 / 2 votes)
sign inIn order to get into the office after hours, you'll have to sign in at the security desk.Rate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
ab ineunte (prima) aetate (De Or. 1. 21. 97)from one's entry into civil life.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
abstract awayto generalize concepts or their application by using abstraction into a more usable formRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
accordez-vous si votre affaire est bonne, si votre cause est mauvaise, plaidez. [j. b. rousseau , épigrammes, ii. 19]If you’ve a good case, try and compromise; If you’ve a bad one, take it into court.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
act inActing in or as something. committing into some work.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
ad (summam) desperationem pervenire, adduci (B. C. 2. 42)to be plunged into the depths of despair.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
aliquem (tertium) ad (in) amicitiam ascribereto admit another into the circle of one's intimates.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
aliquem disputantem facere, inducere, fingere (est aliquid apud aliquem disputans)to introduce a person (into a dialogue) discoursing on...Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
aliquem in errorem inducere, rapereto lead a person into error.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
aliquem in insidias elicere, inducereto draw some one into an ambush.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
aliquem in servitutem abducere, abstrahereto carry off into slavery.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
aliquem socium admittereto admit a person into one's society.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
aliquid (graeca) latine reddere or sermone latino interpretarito render something into Latin.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
aliquid e graeco in latinum (sermonem) convertere, vertere, transferreto translate from Greek into Latin.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
aliquid in risum vertereto make a thing ridiculous, turn it into a joke.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
aliquid, causam cognoscereto hold an inquiry into a matter.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
all nationsA composition of all the different spirits sold in a dram-shop, collected in a vessel into which the drainings of the bottles and quartern pots are emptied.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
aller planter ses choux (or, garder les dindons)To retire into the country.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
anni descriptiothe division of the year (into months, etc.)Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
AOBAway on break.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
arbores frondescuntthe trees are coming into leaf.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
Asiam in provinciae formam (in provinciam) redigere (B. G. 1. 45)to make Asia into a Roman province.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
at all hoursLate into the night or early morning; when people ought to be sleeping.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
aures alicuius obtundere or simply obtundere (aliquem)to din a thing into a person's ears.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
auto fill formEnter information into fields. Save information for future useRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
bald is boldShaving your head is a signal of power, dominion, focus - changing a bad situation into a brand-new trail...Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!