Phrases



Our database is made from Phrases, Idioms and Sayings that are in common use in English. Basically that includes anything that most people will have heard before and will recognise the meaning of.

  • The many thousands of phrases that are used every day in colloquial speech, like the whole nine yards, go for it and kiss and make up.


  • Cockney Rhyming Slang like apples and pears and currant bun.


  • The list is long and comprehensive and currently contains more than 1,000 entries. We continuously add new phrases as they become known and as a subscriber you will also have the option of sending them to us.

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  • Dance Attendance On

  • A Daniel come to judgement

  • Darby and Joan

  • Dark Horse

  • The Darling Buds of May

  • Date Rape

  • Davy Jones' locker

  • Daylight Robbery

  • Dead as a Dodo

  • Dead as a Doornail

  • Dead cat bounce

  • A dead ringer

  • Deus ex Machina

  • Designer Stubble

  • Between The Devil and the deep blue sea

  • The Devil Incarnate

  • The Devil takes the hindmost

  • The Devil to pay

  • A Diamond in the rough

  • A Diamond is Forever

  • Die-Hard

  • The Die has been cast

  • Different Kettle of Fish

  • Differently Abled

  • Dirt Bag

  • A Dish fit for the Gods

  • A Does Not Know shit from Shinola

  • A Dog Days

  • Dog in the Manger

  • Dog's Bollocks

  • Dog's Breakfast

  • Dog's Dinner

  • In the Doldrums

  • Done a Runner

  • Done to a turn

  • Donkey's Years

  • Do not call us, we will call you

  • Do not change horses in midstream

  • Do not count your chickens before they hatch

  • Do not go there

  • Do not have a clue

  • Do not keep a dog and bark yourself

  • Do not look A Gift Horse In The Mouth

  • Do not Poke The Bear

  • Do not pull my leg

  • Do n't throw the baby out with the bath water

  • Do not try to teach your Grandma to suck eggs

  • Double Dutch

  • Double Whammy

  • Down at Heel

  • Down The Pan

  • Down The Tubes

  • Draw a Blank

  • Drink like a fish

  • Driving while Black

  • Drop-Dead Gorgeous

  • Dog Watch

  • Dot Your I's And Cross Your T's

  • Doubting Thomas

  • Down In The Mouth

  • Down The Hatch

  • Down To The Gnat's Ass

  • Down To The Short Strokes

  • Down To The Wire

  • Draw The Line

  • Dressed To A Tea

  • Dressed To The Nines

  • Drive Carefully

  • Drive Someone Doolally

  • Drop a Dime

  • A Drop in the Bucket

  • Dropping like Flies

  • Drummed out of the Army

  • Play Ducks and Drakes

  • Dust Up

  • Duvet Day

  • Drop The Hammer

  • Drum Up Support

  • Ducks In A Row

  • Dust to Dust

  • Dutch Treat

  • Dyed In The Wool

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