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 ~N~.



  • Nail Your Colours to the mast

  • The Naked Truth

  • Namby-Pamby

  • Name and Shame

  • Your Name is Mud

  • Name will be Mudd

  • Nasty, Brutish and Short

  • A Nation of Shopkeepers

  • Ne'er Cast A Clout till May be out

  • Needs Must

  • Neither a borrower nor a lender be

  • Neither fish nor flesh, nor good red herring

  • Neither Here nor There

  • A Nest-Egg

  • Never Knowingly Undersold

  • Never give a Sucker an even break

  • Never-Never Land

  • Never The Twain shall meet

  • New Kid on the block

  • Nice as Ninepence

  • Nice Kettle of Fish

  • Nickel-and-Dime

  • Nine days' wonder

  • Nine Days' Wonder : 2

  • Nip and Tuck

  • Nip in the bud

  • Nitty-Gritty

  • A No-Brainer

  • No Dice

  • No Holds Barred

  • No Man is an island

  • No more cakes and ale?

  • No Names, No Pack-Drill

  • No Rest for The Wicked

  • No Room to swing a cat

  • No Way, Jose

  • Not All it's cracked up to be

  • Not Enough Room to Swing A Cat

  • Not Fit to hold a candle

  • Not for all the tea in China

  • Not playing with a full deck

  • Not Tonight Jos├ęphine

  • Not Up To Scratch

  • Not Worth A Plugged Nickel

  • Not Worth A Whistle

  • Not Worth The Candle

  • Not Worth The Candle : 2

  • Nothing is certain but death and taxes

  • Nothing succeeds like success

  • Now is the winter of our discontent

  • To The Nth Degree

  • Nul Points

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