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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    This is the largest collection of Phrases beginning with G.



  • Gadzooks

  • The game is afoot

  • The game is up

  • A game of two halves

  • Gee Whiz

  • Generation X

  • Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration

  • Get A Leg Up

  • Get down to brass tacks

  • Get off on the wrong foot

  • Get one's goat

  • Get over it

  • Get The Gist

  • Get The Sack

  • Get The Kinks Out Of

  • Get thee behind me Satan

  • Get Underway

  • Get used to it

  • Get Your Dander Up

  • Get Your Dander Up : 2

  • Get your goat

  • Get Your Sea Legs

  • My giddy aunt

  • Act the giddy goat

  • Gift of the gab

  • Gild The Lily

  • Ginger

  • Ginger Up

  • Ginned Up

  • Give A Wide Berth

  • Give someone a break

  • Give up the ghost

  • Giving someone the bird

  • Glass Ceiling

  • Gloom and Doom

  • Go and boil your head

  • Go Berserk

  • Go By The Board

  • Go By The Board : 2

  • Go By The Book

  • Go Dolally

  • Go-Faster

  • Go Fly A Kite

  • Go Haywire

  • Go like the clappers

  • Go off at half-cock

  • Go out on a limb

  • Go Postal

  • Go pound sand

  • Go over like a lead balloon

  • Go to pot

  • Go to the dogs

  • Go to the mattresses

  • God is Dead

  • God rot Them

  • Godfrey Daniel

  • Going nineteen to the dozen

  • Going South

  • Going to hell in a handbasket

  • GOLF - Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden

  • Gone for a burton

  • Gone to the dogs

  • As Good As Gold

  • Good Bye

  • Good in Parts

  • Good Men and True

  • A good man is hard to find

  • Good Riddance

  • Good Samaritan

  • Goody Two-Shoes

  • Gordon Bennett

  • Got my mojo working

  • Grace of God

  • Grain of Salt

  • Grand Slam

  • Grandfather Clock

  • Granny Dumping

  • Grasp The Nettle

  • Grass Up

  • Graveyard Shift

  • Greased Lightning

  • The Great Unwashed

  • Green-Eyed Monster

  • Gregory Peck

  • Grin like a Cheshire cat

  • Grinning like a Cheshire Cat

  • Words ending in GRY

  • Guinea Pig

  • Gum up the works

  • Gung Ho

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