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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  • Earmark Something

  • Earn One's Stripes

  • Easy as pie

  • Eat one's words

  • Eat your heart out

  • Eating Crow

  • Eating Humble Pie

  • Egg on your face

  • Eleventh Hour

  • Even Steven

  • Everything but the kitchen sink

  • Everything's Jake

  • Every Tom, Dick, and Harry

  • The Early Bird catches the worm

  • Extraordinary Rendition

  • Excuse my French

  • Excuse me while I kiss this guy

  • Ear Candy

  • I'll Eat My Hat

  • Eaten out of house and home

  • Economical with the truth

  • Egg On

  • Eighty Six

  • Elementary my dear Watson

  • The Elephant in The Room

  • Elvis has left the building

  • Et Tu Brute

  • Ethnic Cleansing

  • Even at the turning of the tide

  • Everybody Out

  • Exceedingly Well Read

  • The Exception that proves the rule

  • Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog

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