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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  • Under My Wing

  • Under The Gun

  • Keep It Under Your Hat

  • Under The Weather

  • Get Underway

  • Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown

  • The Unkindest Cut of All

  • The Great Unwashed

  • Up A Blind Alley

  • Up A Gum Tree

  • Up The Creek without a paddle

  • Upper Crust

  • Upper Hand

  • Upset The Apple Cart

  • Up The Duff

  • Up to Snuff

  • Ups-a-Daisy

  • Urban Myth

  • The Usual Suspects

  • Using A Sledgehammer to crack a nut
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