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.

    Whether you want to resolve a friendly argument over how a saying or phrase originated or whether you just enjoy words, you'll probably find something here to interest you. Are you a professional writer? If so, you may find that these Pages could make your life easier.

    This is the largest collection of Phrases beginning with

  • O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?

  • O Ye, of Little Faith

  • Odds Bodkins

  • Off The Record

  • Off With His Head

  • Oh, they have slain the Earl of Moray and Lady Mondegreen

  • Okay

  • Okey-Dokey

  • As Old As Methuselah

  • As Old As The Hills

  • Old Fogey

  • Old Lang Syne

  • On a Good Footing

  • On A Hiding to Nothing

  • On a Lark

  • On A Wing and A Prayer

  • On Carey Street

  • On Cloud 9

  • On Cloud 9 : 2

  • On Queer Street

  • On The Ball

  • On The Bubble

  • On The Dole

  • On The Dot

  • On The Fiddle

  • On The Fly

  • On The Grapevine

  • On The Lam

  • On The Level

  • On The QT

  • Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

  • On The Wagon

  • On The Wagon : 2

  • On The Warpath

  • On With The Motley

  • On Your Beam Ends

  • On Your Beam Ends : 2

  • On Your Tod

  • Once in a blue moon

  • Once in A Blue Moon : 2

  • Once More unto the breach, dear friends, once more

  • One for the road

  • One for the road : 2

  • One-Hit Wonder

  • One Red Cent

  • One Sandwich short of a picnic

  • One small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind

  • One Stop Shop

  • One Over The Eight

  • One's Heart's Content

  • Oops-a-daisy

  • Open Season

  • The Order of The Boot

  • Out like a light

  • Out of Sight : Out of Mind

  • Out of Sorts

  • Out of The Jaws of Death

  • Out of The Mouths of babes and sucklings

  • Over A Barrel

  • Over A Barrel : 2

  • Oversexed, overpaid and over here

  • Over The Hill

  • Over The Moon

  • Over The Top

  • Over The Top : 2

  • Oxo Cube

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