Phrases, Cliches, Expressions, Sayings

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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  • I Bear A Charmed Life

  • I don't give a fig

  • I don't give a jot

  • I have not slept one wink

  • I have nothing to declare but my genius

  • I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat

  • I have not got a clue

  • I See You stand like greyhounds in the slips

  • I spy with my little eye

  • I will wear my heart upon my sleeve

  • Icing on the cake

  • Identity Theft

  • If I had my druthers

  • If Music Be the food of love, play on

  • If the shoe fits, wear it

  • If You can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

  • If you think that, you have another think coming

  • I am stumped

  • I'll be there with bells on

  • I will give you that to boot

  • I will go to the foot of our stairs

  • An ill wind

  • In a Nutshell

  • In a Pig's Eye

  • In A Pickle

  • In a quandary

  • In A Trice

  • In an interesting condition

  • In Cahoots With

  • In Fine Fettle

  • In High Cotton

  • In Hock

  • In Jug

  • In Like Flynn

  • In Like Flynn : 2

  • In Limbo

  • In my mind's eye

  • In Someone's Bad Books

  • In Stitches

  • In The Bag

  • In The Bag : 2

  • In The Black

  • In The Box-Seat

  • In The Buff

  • In The Cart

  • In The Cart : 2

  • In The Catbird Seat

  • In The Club

  • In The Doghouse

  • In The Doldrums

  • In The Doldrums : 2

  • In The Limelight

  • In The Limelight : 2

  • In The Nick of Time

  • In The Offing

  • In The Pink

  • In The Pink : 2

  • In The Red

  • In The Red : 2

  • In Trouble

  • In Your Face

  • In The Twinkling of An Eye

  • Indian Giver

  • Indian Summer

  • Infra Dig

  • Iron Hoof

  • Irons in the fire

  • Is The Pope Catholic?

  • Is The Pope Polish?

  • Is this a Dagger which I see before me?

  • It came like A Bolt from the blue

  • It is all grist to the mill

  • It is better to give than to receive

  • It is Better to light a candle than curse the darkness

  • It is Meat and Drink to me

  • It is that man again

  • It never rains but it pours

  • It takes two fools to argue

  • It's a Doozy

  • It is a long road without a turn

  • It's All Fiddlesticks

  • Ivory Tower

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