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
    R.


  • Rabbit and Pork

  • Rack and Ruin

  • Rack Your Brains

  • Rag, Tag and Bobtail

  • Raining Cats and Dogs

  • Raining Stair-Rods

  • Raise Cain

  • Raise The Roof

  • Raspberry Tart

  • Rat-Arsed

  • Raze to the ground

  • Read Between The Lines

  • Read Between The Lines : 2

  • Read The Riot Act

  • Reading the riot act

  • The Real McCoy

  • Red Carpet

  • Caught Red-Handed

  • Red Herring

  • Red Herring : 2

  • Red in Tooth and Claw

  • Red Letter Day

  • Red Letter Day : 2

  • Red Light District

  • Red Sky at Night

  • Red Tape

  • Religion is the opium of the people

  • Rhyme nor Reason

  • Richard of York gave battle in vain

  • Richard The Third

  • A Riddle wrapped up in an enigma

  • Riding Shotgun

  • Right as Rain

  • Ring A Ring o'roses, a pocketful of posies, atishoo, atishoo, all fall down

  • Ring Down The Curtain

  • Ring-Fencing

  • Ring of Truth

  • Ring The Changes

  • Ring The Changes : 2

  • Rings A Bell

  • Rinky-Dink

  • Rise and Shine

  • Road Apples

  • The Road Less Travelled

  • Road Rage

  • Roll with the punches

  • O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?

  • Room to swing a cat

  • A Rose is a rose is a rose

  • A Diamond in The Rough

  • Round Robin

  • Round Robin : 2

  • Round The Bend

  • Route One

  • Rub It In

  • Rube Goldberg Contraption

  • Rule of Thumb

  • Rule of Thumb : 2

  • A Rum Do

  • Run A Mile

  • Run Amok

  • Run of The Mill

  • Run Out of Steam

  • Run The Gamut

  • Run The Gauntlet

  • Run The Gauntlet : 2

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