Englische Weisheiten 2

All good things come to an end.

All good things come to he who waits.

All good things must come to an end.

All Greek to me.

All Hands on Deck.

All Hat And No Cattle.

All Hell Breaks Loose.

All her dishes are chafing dishes.

All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

All in a Day's Work.

All in all.

All In Good Time.

All in One Piece.

All In The Same Boat.

All intents and purposes.

All is fish that comes to the net.

All is grist that comes to the mill.

All It's Cracked Up To Be.

All Jokes Aside.

All kidding aside.

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are moveable, and those that move.

All Mouth And No Trousers.

All of a Sudden versus All of the Sudden.
en] Confusing Words

All of a Sudden.

All of the Above.

All or none.

All Over But The Shouting.

All Over Hell'S Half Acre.

All Over The Board.

All Over The Map.

All Over The Place.

All politics are local.

All politics is local.

All Present and Accounted For.

All present and correct.

All publicity is good publicity.

All Rights Reserved.

All Riled Up.

All roads lead to Mecca.

All Roads Lead to Rome.

All set.

All Shook Up.

All singing, all dancing.

All Sizzle And No Steak.

All Spruced Up.

All sunshine makes a desert.

All Systems Go.

All Talk and No Action.

All Talk and No Trousers.

All that glisters is not gold.

All That Jazz.

All The Marbles.

All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think.
Nicholas Murray Butler (1862 - 1947)

All The Rage.

All The Same.

All The Tea In China.

All the way.

All the world loves a lover.

All the world's a stage.

All things are soon prepar'd in a well-ordered house

All Things Being Equal.

All things come to those who wait.

All Things Considered.

All things must pass.

All Things to All People.

All thumbs.
en] To not be good with your hands.

All to cock.

All together now.

All Told.

All Very Well.

All Wet.

All Wool and a Yard Wide.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

All Year Round.

All you can eat.

All you need is love.

All's Well That Ends Well.

Alley cat.

Allowed versus Aloud.
en] Confusing Words

All's fair in love and war.

All's for the best in the best of all possible worlds.

Allude versus Elude.
en] Confusing Words

Allusion versus Illusion.
en] Confusing Words

Almost doesn't count.

Alone versus Lonely.
en] Confusing Words

Along for the Ride.

Along in Years.

Along The Lines Of.

Aloud versus Out Loud.
en] Confusing Words

Alpha and Omega.

Alpha Mom.

Alphabet soup.

Already versus All ready.
en] Confusing Words

Alright versus All Right.
en] Confusing Words

Alter ego.

Alter versus Altar.
en] Confusing Words

Altogether versus All Together.
en] Confusing Words

Aluminum versus Aluminium.
en] Confusing Words

Always think before you speak, that you may be careful what you say.

Always versus All ways.
en] Confusing Words

Amateur Hour.

Amber Gambler.

Amber nectar.

Ambiance versus Ambience.
en] Confusing Words

Ambulance Chaser.

Amend versus Emend.
en] Confusing Words

Among versus Amongst.
en] Confusing Words

Amoral versus Immoral.
en] Confusing Words

Amount to the Same Thing.

Amped up.

An Acid Test.

An Acquired Taste.

An act of God.

An albatross around one's neck.

An Ape is an Ape, a varlet's a varlet,

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

An arm and a leg.

An army marches on its stomach.

An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.

An axe to grind.

An Axe.

An Early Bird.

An empty purse fills the face with wrinkles.

An empty vessel makes the most noise

An Englishman's home is his castle.

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
Nicholas Murray Butler (1862 - 1947)

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

An Eye for an Eye.

An eye-opener.
en] Something that makes you see or think about something differently from then on.

An handful of good life is better then a bushel of learning.
fr] Mieux vaut un poigne de bonne vie que plein muy' de clergie.

An humble-bee in a cowturd thinks himself a King.

An hungry man an angry man.

An ill labourer quarrels with his tools.

An ill stake standeth longest.

An ill wind.

An itch is worse then a smart.

An offer he can't refuse.

An Offer One Can't Refuse.

An old dog will learn no tricks.

An old flame.

An old knave is no babe.

An open and shut case.

An open mind is all very well in its way, but it ought not to be so open that there is no keeping anything in or out of it.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit.

An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.

An ounce of prevention is better than an ounce of cure.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

An Oxford scholar.

An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Analog versus Analogue.
en] Confusing Words

Analyse versus Analyze.
en] Confusing Words

Analysis versus Analyses.
en] Confusing Words

Anchors aweigh.

Ancient History.

And All That Jazz.

And All That.

And Change.

And Counting.

And His Mother.

And his wife go to every wake,

And How!

And So Forth.

And So On.

And The Like.

And Then Some.

Angel versus Angle.
en] Confusing Words

Angel's Advocate.

Anger dieth quickly with a good man.

Angle For.

Angry young man.

Anime versus Manga.
en] Confusing Words

Ankle biter.

Annuit coeptis.

Annus horribilis.

Another day, another dollar.

Another Nail In One's Coffin.

Another string in your bow.

Another think coming.

Answer Back.

Ante Up.

Ants In Your Pants.

Anxious versus Eager.
en] Confusing Words

Any colour-so long as it's black.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Any Port in a Storm.

Any press is good press.

Any Tom, Dick or Harry.

Anybody can do anything that he imagines.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Anymore versus Any more.
en] Confusing Words

Anyone versus Any one.
en] Confusing Words

Anyplace versus Any Place.
en] Confusing Words

Anytime versus Any Time.
en] Confusing Words

Anyway versus Any way.
en] Confusing Words

Anyway versus Anyways.
en] Confusing Words

Apart versus A part.
en] Confusing Words

Apologise versus Apologize.
en] Confusing Words

Apothecaries would not give pills in sugar unless they were bitter.

Appearances are deceptive.

Appearances can be deceptive.

Apple of my eye.
en] Something or someone a person cherishes more than anything else.

Apple of One's Eye.

Apple of Someone's Eye.

Apple pie order.

Apples and Oranges.

Apples and pears.

April fool.

April Fool's or April Fools'.

April is the cruellest month.

April showers bring forth May flowers.

April showers bring May flowers.

Are disesteem'd and held in scorn.

Are versus Our.
en] Confusing Words

Arm candy - see ear candy.

Arm Candy.

Armed to the teeth.
en] To be overly equipped or prepared.

Armor versus Armour.
en] Confusing Words

Arms akimbo.

Around the Clock.

Arrogance diminishes wisdom.

Arrogance is a weed that grows mostly on a dunghill.

Ars longa, vita brevis.

Art is long, life is short.

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Artefact versus Artifact.
en] Confusing Words


As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.

As alike as two peas in a pod.

As American as Apple Pie.

As Awkward as a Bull in a China Shop.

As bald as a coot.

As black as Newgate's knocker.

As bold as brass.

As brown as a berry.

As busy as a bee.

As busy as a one-armed paperhanger.

As clear as a whistle.

As cold as any stone.

As cold as cucumbers.

As cold as ice.
en] This expression is often used to describe a person that does not have a great deal of emotion.

As cool as a cucumber.

As crook as Rookwood.

As cute as a bug's ear.

As daft as a brush.

As dead as a dodo.

As dead as a doornail.

As different as chalk and cheese.

As Dull as Dishwater.

As easy as pie.

As Far as I Can Throw (someone).

As fast as greased lightning.

As fine as frog's hair.

As fit as a butcher's dog.

As Fit as A Fiddle.

As good as gold.

As good luck would have it.

As happy as a clam.

As happy as a sandboy.

As Happy as Larry.

As happy as....

As high as a kite.

As high as Heaven, as deep as Hell.

As I brew so I must drink.

As keen as mustard.

As mad as a hatter.
en] In the past, hat makers (hatters) were exposed to mercury.

As mad as a March hare.

As nice as ninepence.

As old as Methuselah.

As Old as the Hills.

As one door closes, another opens.

As Pale as A Ghost.

As Pale as Death.

As pleased as Punch.

As Poor as a Church Mouse.

As pure as the driven snow.

As queer as a nine bob note.

As Red as A Cherry.

As right as rain.

As safe as houses.

As snug as a bug in a rug.

As society is now constituted, a literal adherence to the moral precepts scattered throughout the Gospels would mean sudden death.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

As soon as an idea is accepted it is time to reject it.
Holbrook Jackson (1874 - 1948)

As straight as a die.

As the Crow Flies.

As the old cock crows, so crows the young.

As the passing moments fly, use them, everyone, as they pass by.

As they say on my own Cape Cod, a rising tide lifts all the boats.

As thick as thieves.

As thick as two short planks.

As welcome as flowers in May.

As white as snow.

As X as Y.

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.

As you make your bed, so you must lie on it.

As you make your bed, so you must lie upon it.

As you sow, so shall you reap.

Asap - As soon as possible.

Ashes to ashes dust to dust.

Ask a silly question and you'll get a silly answer.

Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.

Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies.

Ask no questions and hear no lies.

Ask not for whom the bell tolls.

Ask pardon for all wrongs, and thus dwell peacefully with all men, as much as lieth in you.

Ask the experienced rather than a doctor (the learned).

Ask thy purse what thou should'st buy.

Assent versus Consent.
en] Confusing Words

At All Costs.

At death's door.
en] This expression is used to describe a person that either looks seriously ill or actually is.

At Each Other's Throats.

At First Blush.

At last comes home by weeping cross.

At Loggerheads.

At one fell swoop.

At one's beck and call.

At one's wit's end.

At Sixes and Sevens.

At the drop of a hat.

At the Eleventh Hour.

At the End of One's Rope (Tether).

At the End of the Day.

At the narrow passage there is no brother and no friend.

At the top of your lungs.
en] In an extremely loud voice.

At wits' end.

At your fingertips.
en] Directly accessible.

Attack is the best form of defence.

Attain versus Obtain.
en] Confusing Words

Attorney versus Lawyer.
en] Confusing Words

Augur well.

Auld lang syne.

Aural versus Oral.
en] Confusing Words

Autumn versus Fall.
en] Confusing Words

Avenge versus Revenge.
en] Confusing Words

Averse versus Adverse.
en] Confusing Words

Avocation versus Vocation.
en] Confusing Words

Awaiting versus Waiting.
en] Confusing Words

Award versus Reward.
en] Confusing Words

Away with the fairies.

Awhile versus A While.
en] Confusing Words

Aww versus Awe.
en] Confusing Words

Ax versus Axe.
en] Confusing Words

Babe In Arms.

Babe In The Woods.

Babe Magnet.

Baby Blues.

Baby boomer.
en] A baby boomer is a person born that was born after the second world war.

Baby brain.

Baby bump.

Baby father.

Baby snatcher.

Babysitter Test.

Back And Forth.

Back At You.

Back burner.
en] If and issue is not important or urgent and you plan on putting off finding a solution then you can say you are putting the issue on the back burner.

Back Forty.

Back in the Day.

Back Of Beyond.

Back Office.

Back on One's Feet.

Back seat driver.

Back the field.

Back the wrong horse.
en] When you back the wrong horse the person or position you are supporting is actually the losing one.

Back to basics.

Back to square one.
en] To be back to square one means that you have to start a process over from the very beginning.

Back to the drawing board.
en] To go back to the drawing board means to start over on a project

Back to the Salt Mine(s).

Backing and Filling.

Backroom boy.

Backseat driver.
en] A backseat driver is a person who constantly tries to correct another person.

Backup versus Back up.
en] Confusing Words

Backward in coming forward.

Backward versus Backwards.
en] Confusing Words

Backyard versus Back Yard.
en] Confusing Words

Bacon - Bring home the.

Bad Apple.

Bad blood.
en] The feeling of anger between people usually caused by past events..

Bad books.

Bad Egg.

Bad hair day.

Bad Money Drives Out Good Money.

Bad money drives out good.

Bad mouth.

Bad News Travels Fast.

Bad rap versus Bad rep.
en] Confusing Words

Bad shape.

Bad Taste In One's Mouth.

Bad things come in threes.

Bad versus Badly.
en] Confusing Words

Badger to death.

Bag and baggage.

Bag lady.

Bag of bones.
en] A bag of bones refers to a person that is very underweight.

Bag of Tricks.

Bail Out.

Bail versus Bale.
en] Confusing Words

Bait and switch.
en] Often companies will advertise an item at a very low costs to attract customers.

Baker's dozen.

Balancing act.
en] When someone has to do many things at the same time it can be referred to as a balancing act.

Bald as a coot.

Bale out/bail out.

Ball and Chain.

Ball is in your court.

Balling the Jack.

Ballpark figure.
en] A rough estimate of something.

Bandy words.

Bane of your life.

Bang for your buck.
en] Best return on investment.

Bang on about.

Bang One's Head Against the Wall.

Banner Year.

Baptised versus Baptized.
en] Confusing Words

Baptism by Fire.

Baptism of fire.

Bar fly.
en] A person that goes to bars (pubs) on a regular basis.

Bar None.

Barbecue versus Barbeque.
en] Confusing Words

Bare One's Heart (Soul).

Barefaced liar.

Barefooted men need not tread on thorns.

Bark Up the Wrong Tree.

Barking dogs never bite.

Barking dogs seldom bite.

Barking mad.

Barking up the wrong tree.
en] Doing something that won't give you the results you want.
en] To pursue a goal that is not achievable.

Barkis is willin'.

Barnet Fair.

Barrel of laughs.
en] When someone is a barrel of laughs they have a good sense of humor and make lots of jokes.

Bashfulness is an enemy to poverty.

Basket case.
en] A basket case is a person that is confused and unable to think clearly.

Bass versus Base.
en] Confusing Words

Bat an eyelid.
en] When a person is said to not bat an eyelid that mean the person shows no emotion or reaction to a situation that normally a person would react to.

Bat from the pavilion end.

Bat/Play for Both Teams.

Bat/Play for the Other Team.

Bated breath.

Bats in the belfry.

Batten Down the Hatches.

Batten down the hatches.
en] To batten down the hatches means to prepare for a bad event.

Batten the hatches.

Batting a thousand.
en] It means to hit the ball everytime and used to say that someone is doing something perfectly.

Battle royal.

Bawl out.

Be A Barrel of Laughs.

Be a catch.
en] Be someone worth marrying/having.

Be A Cold Day In Hell.

Be a sport.

Be able to sell ice to Eskimos.
en] Be able to sell anything to anyone.

Be afraid, be very afraid.

Be all ears.
en] Be listening intently.
en] To be eager to hear what a person is going to say.

Be An Item.

Be careful what you wish for.
en] Be careful what you wish for means that even though you may think you want something.

Be enthralled.

Be Footloose and Fancy-Free.

Be glad to see the back of.

Be Head Over Heels (In love).

Be in Seventh Heaven.

Be in Two Minds (about something).

Be Like Chalk and Cheese.

Be Lovey - Dovey.

Be not a baker if your head be of butter.

Be not too hasty to outbid another.

Be on the Mend.

Be patient towards everybody, if you would have them bear with you.

Be Snowed Under.

Be still, my beating heart.

Be that as it may.
en] An expression that means "even though that is true" / "even so".

Be That As It May.

Be There or Be Square.

Beach bum.

Bean counter.

Bean Counters.

Bear Down.

Bear versus Bare.
en] Confusing Words

Bear with evil and expect good.

Bear with me versus Bare with me.
en] Confusing Words

Bearing versus Baring.
en] Confusing Words

Beast with two backs.

Beat a dead horse.
en] Continue or persist talking about a topic or issue beyond normal interest.
en] To continue discussing or doing something when it is a waste of effort.

Beat a hasty retreat.

Beat all your feathers as flat as pancakes.

Beat around the bush.
en] Spend a long time getting to the main point of what you're saying, especially because it's embarrassing.
en] To beat around the bush means a person is not getting directly to the point.

Beat Someone To The Draw.

Beat Someone to the Punch.

Beat swords into ploughshares.

Beat the living daylights out of someone.

Beating a Dead Horse.

Beating Around The Bush.

Beats me.
en] I don't know.

Beauty contest / Beauty parade.

Beauty draws more then oxen.

Beauty is a blossom.

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder.

Beauty is no inheritance.

Beauty Is Only Skin Deep.

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.
Godfrey Harold Hardy (1877 - 1947)

Because versus Since.
en] Confusing Words

Beck and call.

Bed of Roses.

Bedpost versus Bed Post.
en] Confusing Words

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