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
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  • Paddle your own canoe

  • Paint The Town Red

  • Paint The Town Red : 2

  • Pan Out

  • Paper Tiger

  • Pardon My French

  • Parthian Shot

  • Parting Shot

  • Pass The Buck

  • Pass The Buck : 2

  • Pass with flying colours

  • P D Q

  • Pearls Before Swine

  • Pears for your heirs

  • Peeping Tom

  • Peeping Tom : 2

  • Peg Out

  • Pell-Mell

  • The Pen is mightier than the sword

  • The Penny Drops

  • Pester Power

  • Peter Out

  • Physician - Heal Thyself

  • Pick and Mix

  • A Picture paints a thousand words

  • Picture-Perfect

  • As easy as Pie

  • Pie in the sky

  • Piece of Cake

  • Piece of Cake : 2

  • Piece of Piss

  • Pig and Whistle

  • Pig's Ear

  • Pig in a poke

  • A Pig in a poke

  • Pigeon-Chested

  • Pin Money

  • Take with a Pinch of Salt

  • Pipe Down

  • Pipe Dream

  • Piping Hot

  • Piss like a racehorse

  • A Place for everything and everything in its place

  • A Plague on both your houses

  • Plain Sailing

  • Plates of Meat

  • Play by Ear

  • Play Ducks and Drakes

  • Play Fast and Loose

  • Play It again Sam

  • Play The Giddy Goat

  • Play The Race Card

  • As Pleased As Punch

  • Pleased as Punch

  • Not Worth A Plugged Nickel

  • Point Percy at The Porcelain

  • Point-Blank

  • Point to Point

  • Politically Correct

  • Pommy-Bashing

  • Pond Life

  • Pony and Trap

  • Poor as a Church Mouse

  • Pop goes The Weasel

  • POSH - Port out, starboard home

  • Possession is nine points of the law

  • Pot calling the kettle black

  • Take Potluck

  • The Pot calling the kettle black

  • Pot To Piss In

  • Pound of Flesh

  • Pour Oil on Troubled Waters

  • Power Corrupts : Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  • Power Dressing

  • The Powers That Be

  • Praying at The Porcelain Altar

  • Preaching to the choir

  • Press into Service

  • Pretty Damn Quick

  • Pretty Kettle of Fish

  • Pretty Kettle of Fish : 2

  • Pretty Much

  • Prick up your ears

  • Prime Time

  • Primrose Path

  • The Proof of The Pudding

  • Pull out all the stops

  • Pull The Wool over one's eyes

  • Pull The Wool over one's eyes : 2

  • Pull Your Chain

  • Pull your finger out

  • Pull Yourself up by your bootstraps

  • Pull Up Stakes

  • Punch above one's weight

  • Push The Boat Out

  • Push The Envelope

  • Pushing The Envelope

  • Put A Damper On

  • Put a sock in it

  • Put a Spanner in the works

  • Put English on it

  • Put in the clink

  • Put my two cents in

  • Put on The Wooden Overcoat

  • Put on your thinking cap

  • Put on your thinking cap : 2

  • Put Paid To

  • Put The Cart before the horse

  • Put the dampers on

  • Put The Mockers On

  • Put Through The Hoop

  • Put The Wood in The Hole

  • Put Up Your Dukes

  • Put Your Best Foot Forward

  • Put Your Back Up

  • Put Your Nose Out Of Joint

  • Pyrrhic Victory

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