Englische Weisheiten 5


Caught red-handed.
en] Phrase

Caught red-handed.
en] To be seen doing something wrong or illegal.

Caught Up in Something.
en] Idiom

Caught with your pants down.
en] Idiom

Caught with your pants down.
en] To be caught with your pants down means to be noticed in an embarrassing position.

Cause Raised Eyebrows.
en] Idiom

Causing a Commotion.
en] Idiom

Cautiously Optimistic.
en] Idiom

Caveat lector.

Cease and Desist.
en] Idiom

Cement Something Together.
en] Idiom

Censure Someone.
en] Idiom

Center around or center on.
en] Idiom

Center of Attention.
en] Idiom

Center on Something.
en] Idiom

Center versus Centre.
en] Confusing Words

Certainly Not!
en] Idiom

Certificate versus Diploma versus Degree.
en] Confusing Words

Chaise Lounge.
en] Idiom

Chaise lounge.
en] Phrase

Chalk and Cheese.
en] Idiom

Chalk and cheese.
en] Phrase

Chalk up vs. chock.
en] Idiom

Champ at the Bit.
en] Idiom

Champ at the bit.
en] Phrase

Champagne taste on a beer budget.
en] Idiom

Champing at the bit vs. chomping at the bit.
en] Idiom

Chance would be a fine thing.
en] Phrase

Change Horses in Midstream.
en] Idiom

Change of Heart.
en] Idiom

Change of heart.
en] To have a change of heart means to change the way you fell about something or someone.

Change of weather is the discourse of fools.

Change One's Tune.
en] Idiom

Change tack.
en] Idiom

Change your mind.
en] Decide differently or have a different opinion than before.

Changing of the Guard.
en] Idiom

Channel Surfing.
en] Idiom

Channel surfing.
en] Phrase

Character is greater than any career.

Charity begins at home.

Charity begins at home.
en] Phrase

Charity covers a multitude of sins.

Charley Horse versus Charlie Horse.
en] Confusing Words

Charley horse.
en] A muscle cramp or spasm that usually occurs in the legs.

Charley horse.
en] Idiom

Charley horse.
en] Phrase

Charm offensive.
en] Phrase

Charm the Pants Off.
en] Idiom

Charmed life.
en] Phrase

Chase Rainbows.
en] Idiom

Chasing rainbows.
en] Trying to do something that can't be achieved.

Chasing tail.
en] Idiom

Chat About Something.
en] Idiom

Cheap at half the price.
en] Phrase

Cheap Shot.
en] Idiom

Cheapside is the best garden.

Cheapskate.
en] Idiom

Cheat at Something.
en] Idiom

Cheat death.
en] Idiom

Cheat on Something.
en] Idiom

Cheaters never prosper.

Cheaters Never Prosper.
en] Idiom

Cheaters never win and winners never cheat.

Cheats never prosper.

Check Back on Something.
en] Idiom

Check Back with Someone.
en] Idiom

Check in versus Check-in.
en] Confusing Words

Check Luggage.
en] Idiom

Check Out of Somewhere.
en] Idiom

Check That.
en] Idiom

Check up on Someone.
en] Idiom

Check, Please!
en] Idiom

Checkered Career.
en] Idiom

Checkout versus Check out.
en] Confusing Words

Checks and Balances.
en] Idiom

Checkup versus Check up.
en] Confusing Words

Checkup.
en] Idiom

Cheek by jowl.
en] Idiom

Cheek by jowl.
en] Phrase

Cheer Up.
en] Idiom

Cheer Up.
en] To become happier.

Cheese Off.
en] Idiom

Cheque versus Check.
en] Confusing Words

Cherchez la femme.
en] Phrase

Cherry ripe.
en] Idiom

Cherry-Pick.
en] Idiom

Chew someone out.
en] Idiom

Chew someone out.
en] To verbally scold someone.

Chew the cud.
en] Phrase

Chew the Fat.
en] Idiom

Chew the fat.
en] To chew the fat is to talk socially without speaking of anything too important.

Chick flick.
en] Phrase

Chicken feed.
en] Idiom

Chicken-Hearted.
en] Idiom

Chickens Come Home To Roost.
en] Idiom

Chickens come home to roost.
en] Phrase

Chicks before dicks.

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer.
en] Idiom

Childcare versus Child Care.
en] Confusing Words

Children and fools tell the truth.

Children and Fools Tell the Truth.
en] Idiom

Children are poor mens riches, are certain cares, but uncertain comforts, when they are little make parents fools, when great, mad.

Children should be seen and not heard.

Children should be seen and not heard.
en] Idiom

Children should be seen and not heard.
en] Phrase

Child's Play.
en] Idiom

Child's play.
en] Something so easy a child could do it.

Chill Out.
en] Idiom

Chilled to the Bone.
en] Idiom

Chills down the spine.
en] Idiom

Chin Music.
en] Idiom

Chin Up
en] Idiom

China plate.
en] Idiom

Chinese Whispers.
en] Idiom

Chinese whispers.
en] Phrase

Chink in the Armor.
en] Idiom

Chinless wonder.
en] Phrase

Chinwag.
en] Idiom

Chip off the Old Block.
en] Idiom

Chip off the old block.
en] Phrase

Chip off the old block.
en] To be a chip off the old block means to closely resemble your parent.

Chip on his Shoulder.
en] Idiom

Chip on your Shoulder.
en] Idiom

Chip on your shoulder.
en] Phrase

Chip on your shoulder.
en] To have a chip on the shoulder is to be bitter or resentful about how they have been treated.

Chit-chat.
en] Phrase

Chock Full of Something.
en] Idiom

Chock-a-block.
en] Phrase

Chock-full.
en] Idiom

Choir versus Chorus.
en] Confusing Words

Chomp at the Bit.
en] Idiom

Choose vs. Chose.
en] Confusing Words

Chop and change.
en] Phrase

Chop Chop.
en] Idiom

Chop Shop.
en] Idiom

Chop-chop.
en] Phrase

Chow down.
en] Idiom

Chow down.
en] Phrase

Chow down.
en] To eat, especially a lot of food.

Christmas card verses.
en] Phrase

Christmas comes but once a year.

Christmas Comes But Once a Year.
en] Idiom

Chuck a Wobbly.
en] Idiom

Chuffed to bits.
en] Pleased and happy.

Chump Change.
en] Idiom

Church Ain?t Over 'Til They Quit Singing.
en] Idiom

Church ain't over until the fat lady sings.

Circle the Wagons.
en] Idiom

Circumstances Alter Cases.
en] Idiom

Cite versus Site versus Sight.
en] Confusing Words

City bike.
en] Idiom

City Slicker.
en] Idiom

Civility Costs Nothing.
en] Idiom

Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Civilization exists precisely so that there may be no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses.
Georges Bernanos (1888 - 1948)

Claim to Fame.
en] Idiom

Claret would be port if it could.

Claw me, claw thee.

Clean as a Hound?s Tooth.
en] Idiom

Clean bill of health.
en] Idiom

Clean bill of health.
en] To have a clean bill of health is to be healthy and have nothing wrong.

Clean break.
en] Idiom

Clean break.
en] To make a clean break means to leave someone or something quickly and completely.

Clean slate.
en] Idiom

Clean slate.
en] To start something with a clean slate means to start over without your past affecting your present.

Clean sweep.
en] Idiom

Clean sweep.
en] To make a clean sweep is to win is to win absolutely everything in a contest or sweepstake.

Clean Up Nicely.
en] Idiom

Cleanliness is next to godliness.

Cleanup versus Clean up.
en] Confusing Words

Clear as a bell.
en] Idiom

Clear as mud.
en] Not easy to understand.

Clear blue water.
en] Phrase

Clear Something for Publication.
en] Idiom

Clear the Air.
en] Idiom

Clear the air.
en] To get rid of unpleasant air and replace it with fresh air.

Clear the Table.
en] Idiom

Clear the Way.
en] Idiom

Click bait.
en] Idiom

Click With Someone.
en] Idiom

Client versus Customer.
en] Confusing Words

Cliff-hanger.
en] Phrase

Climatic versus Climactic.
en] Confusing Words

Climb on the bandwagon.
en] Phrase

Climb the corporate ladder.
en] Advance in a company by being promoted.

Clip Someone's Wings.
en] Idiom

Clip versus Magazine.
en] Confusing Words

Cloak and dagger.
en] Phrase

Clod-hopper.
en] Phrase

Clog up.
en] Phrase

Clogs to clogs in three generations.

Close but no cigar.
en] Idiom

Close call.
en] Idiom

Close lipped.
en] Idiom

Close lipped.
en] To be reluctant to talk about something.

Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

Close only counts in horseshoes.

Close quarters.
en] Phrase

Close Ranks.
en] Idiom

Close shave.
en] A close shave is a narrow escape from danger or harm.

Close shave.
en] Idiom

Close the book.
en] Idiom

Close the book.
en] To close the book on something is to end it completely.

Close to the heart.
en] Close to your heart refers to something your care a lot about.

Close to the heart.
en] Idiom

Close your eyes and think of England.
en] Phrase

Close, but no cigar.
en] A narrowly missed attempt or guess.

Close, But No Cigar.
en] Idiom

Close, but no cigar.
en] Phrase

Cloth versus Clothes.
en] Confusing Words

Clothes don't make the man.

Clothes make the man.

Clothes maketh the man.

Cloud cuckoo land.
en] Idiom

Cloud cuckoo land.
en] Phrase

Cloud nine.
en] Phrase

Club sandwich.
en] Phrase

Clutch at straws.
en] Phrase

Coast is clear.
en] Idiom

Coast is clear.
en] The coast is clear is said when it has been determined that it is now safe to proceed.

Cobbler, keep to your last.

Coblers and tinkers are the best ale drinkers.

Coca versus Cocoa.
en] Confusing Words

Cock a snook.
en] Phrase

Cock and bull story.
en] Idiom

Cock and bull story.
en] Phrase

Cock-A-Hoop.
en] Idiom

Cock-a-hoop.
en] Phrase

Cockney rhyming slang.
en] Phrase

Cock-sure.
en] Phrase

Cock-up.
en] Phrase

Cocoa versus Cacao.
en] Confusing Words

Code monkey.
en] Idiom

Cogito ergo sum.
en] Phrase

Coin a phrase.
en] Phrase

Cold as any stone.
en] Phrase

Cold comfort.
en] Phrase

Cold Day in Hell.
en] Idiom

Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.
en] Idiom

Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.
en] Phrase

Cold feet.
en] Idiom

Cold feet.
en] Phrase

Cold feet.
en] To become afraid to do something you had already said you would do.

Cold hands, warm heart.

Cold Hands, Warm Heart.
en] Idiom

Cold Hard Cash.
en] Idiom

Cold Shoulder.
en] Idiom

Cold shoulder.
en] Phrase

Cold sweat.
en] Idiom

Cold sweat.
en] To break out in a cold sweat means to be very afraid of something.

Cold Turkey.
en] Idiom

Cold turkey.
en] Phrase

Cold turkey.
en] To go cold turkey means to abruptly stop doing something addictive, such as smoking or drugs.

Cold versus Flu.
en] Confusing Words

Cold weather and knaves come out of the North.

Colder than a witch's tit.
en] Phrase

Coleslaw versus Coldslaw.
en] Confusing Words

Coliseum versus Colosseum.
en] Confusing Words

Collaborate versus Corroborate.
en] Confusing Words

Collaborate With.
en] Idiom

Collectable versus Collectible.
en] Confusing Words

College versus University.
en] Confusing Words

Collude With Someone.
en] Idiom

Color versus Colour.
en] Confusing Words

Colour up.
en] Phrase

Coma versus Comma.
en] Confusing Words

Come a cropper.
en] Phrase

Come By Something Honestly.
en] Idiom

Come Clean.
en] Idiom

Come clean.
en] Phrase

Come hell or high water.
en] Idiom

Come hell or high water.
en] No matter how difficult something is to accomplish, you will get it done.

Come of age.
en] Idiom

Come on down.
en] Phrase

Come Out in the Wash.
en] Idiom

Come Out of the Closet.
en] Idiom

Come out of your shell.
en] Idiom

Come out of your shell.
en] To become more confident and social instead of shy.

Come out swinging.
en] Be confrontational and strongly defend yourself at the beginning of a debate.

Come Out Swinging.
en] Idiom

Come Rain and Shine.
en] Idiom

Come rain or shine.
en] Come rain or shine means something will happen no matter what the circumstances are.

Come rain or shine.
en] Idiom

Come to a head.
en] Idiom

Come to a head.
en] To come to a head is to reach a critical or crucial stage.

Come to Grips With.
en] Idiom

Come to grips.
en] Idiom

Come to grips.
en] To come to grips means to deal with or solve a problem.

Come to Terms With (Something).
en] Idiom

Come up trumps.
en] Phrase

Come what come may.
en] Phrase

Comedy of Errors.
en] Idiom

Comes With the Territory.
en] Idiom

Cometh the hour, cometh the man.

Comfort women.
en] Idiom

Comfort zone.
en] Idiom

Coming Down the Pike.
en] Idiom

Coming in on a wing and a prayer.
en] Phrase

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Common sense is not so common.

Common sense.
en] Phrase

Company man.
en] Idiom

Compare to versus Compare with.
en] Confusing Words

Comparing apples to oranges.
en] Idiom

Comparisons are odious.

Comparisons are odious.
en] Phrase

Compassion fatigue.
en] Phrase

Competence versus Competency.
en] Confusing Words

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Competition whose motive is merely to compete, to drive some other fellow out, never carries very far. The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. Businesses that grow by development and improvement do not die. But when a business ceases to be creative, when it believes it has reached perfection and needs to do nothing but produce - no improvement, no development - it is done.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Complete shambles.
en] Phrase

Compliment versus Complement.
en] Confusing Words

Comprise versus Compose.
en] Confusing Words

Concave versus Convex.
en] Confusing Words

Concrete overcoat.
en] Phrase

Confession is Good for the Soul.
en] Idiom

Confession of a fault makes half amends for it.

Confidence begets confidence.

Confirmed bachelor.
en] Idiom

Connect the dots and join the dots.
en] Idiom

Conscience versus Conscious.
en] Confusing Words

Consignor versus Consignee.
en] Confusing Words

Contagious versus Infectious.
en] Confusing Words

Contiguous versus Continuous.
en] Confusing Words

Continually versus Continuously.
en] Confusing Words

Control Freak.
en] Idiom

Convince versus Persuade.
en] Confusing Words

Cook Someone's Goose.
en] Idiom

Cook the books.
en] Phrase

Cook Up a Storm.
en] Idiom

Cookie cutter.
en] Phrase

Cooking Up a Storm.
en] Idiom

Cooking with gas.
en] Idiom

Cooking with gas.
en] To do something particularly well.

Cool as A Cucumber.
en] Idiom

Cool as a cucumber.
en] Phrase

Cool Britannia.
en] Phrase

Cool Cat.
en] Idiom

Cool heads must prevail.

Cool heads prevail.

Cool heads will prevail.

Cool Your Heels.
en] Idiom

Cool Your Jets.
en] Idiom

Cooler heads must prevail.

Cooler heads prevail.

Cooler heads will prevail.

Co-operate versus Cooperate.
en] Confusing Words

Cop an attitude.
en] Idiom

Cop an attitude.
en] Phrase

Copper-bottomed.
en] Phrase

Copywritten versus Copyrighted.
en] Confusing Words

Cor blimey.
en] Phrase

Cord versus Chord.
en] Confusing Words

Cordon bleu.
en] Phrase

Corduroy road.
en] Idiom

Corn Flour versus Corn Meal.
en] Confusing Words

Corn in good years is hay, in ill years straw is corn.

Corn is cleansed with the wind, and the soul with chastning.

Correspondence versus Correspondance.
en] Confusing Words

Cost an arm and a leg.
en] Phrase

Costs an arm and a leg.
en] Idiom

Costs an arm and a leg.
en] Is very expensive.

Cotton on to.
en] Phrase

Cotton-picking.
en] Phrase

Couch Potato.
en] Idiom

Could care less.
en] Idiom

Could Have versus Could Of.
en] Confusing Words

Could it be that what we call chance is the logic of God?
Georges Bernanos (1888 - 1948)

Could versus Would.
en] Confusing Words

Council versus Counsel.
en] Confusing Words

Counselling versus Counseling.
en] Confusing Words

Counselor versus Councilor.
en] Confusing Words

Counsels in wine seldom prosper.

Count your blessings.

Count your chickens before they are hatched.
en] Phrase

Counting sheep.
en] Phrase

Country bumpkin.
en] Phrase

Country house hotel.
en] Idiom

Courage lost, all lost.

Course versus Coarse.
en] Confusing Words

Courtesie on one side doth never last long.

Courts have no Almanacks.

Cover all the bases.
en] Idiom

Cover all the bases.
en] To cover all bases means to anticipate all possible problems and create solutions to them.

Cowards may die many times before their death.

Co-Worker versus Coworker.
en] Confusing Words

Cozy versus Cosy.
en] Confusing Words

Crack down.
en] Idiom

Crack down.
en] To become strict about enforcing the rules.

Crack of dawn.
en] Idiom

Crack of dawn.
en] The crack of dawn refers to very early in the morning, just as the sun is starting to come up.

Crack someone up.
en] Idiom

Crackpot.
en] Idiom

Crackpot.
en] Phrase

Craft bringeth nothing home.

Crash a Party.
en] Idiom

Crayfish versus Crawfish.
en] Confusing Words

Cream crackered.
en] Idiom

Cream of the crop.
en] Idiom

Cream of the crop.
en] The cream of the crop refers to the best of the best.

Credit lost is like a Venice glass broke.

Creek versus Crick.
en] Confusing Words

Crickets.
en] Idiom

Crime doesn't pay.

Criteria versus Criterion.
en] Confusing Words

Criticise versus Criticize.
en] Confusing Words

Crocodile tears.
en] Phrase

Crooked logs make streight fires.

Crop up.
en] Phrase

Cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye.

Cross swords.
en] Idiom

Cross that bridge when you come to it.
en] Idiom

Cross that bridge when you come to it.
en] Not deal with a situation until you are actually in the situation.

Cross to Bear.
en] Idiom

Cross your fingers.
en] Hope for a good outcome (Westerners cross their fingers for good luck).

Cross your fingers.
en] Idiom

Cross your fingers.
en] To hope for good luck.

Crosses are ladders that do lead to heaven.

Crown jewels.
en] Phrase

Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.

Crunch the Numbers.
en] Idiom

Crunch time.
en] Idiom

Crunch time.
en] The period of time just before a project has to be completed and everyone has to work hard.

Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of War.
en] Idiom

Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.
en] Phrase

Cry over spilt milk.
en] Idiom

Cry Over Spilt.
en] Idiom

Cry Wolf (verb).
en] Idiom

Cry wolf.
en] Call for help when you don't need it.

Cry wolf.
en] Idiom

Cry wolf.
en] To make a false claim. This idiom comes from one of Aesop's Fables, The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

Cry Your Eyes Out.
en] Idiom

Crying Wolf.
en] Idiom

Cue versus Queue.
en] Confusing Words

Cup of Joe.
en] Cup of coffee.

Cup Of Joe.
en] Idiom

Curate's egg.
en] Phrase

Curiosity killed the cat.

Curiosity killed the cat.
en] Idiom

Curiosity killed the cat.
en] Phrase

Currant bun.
en] Idiom

Current versus Currant.
en] Confusing Words

Curricula versus Curriculum.
en] Confusing Words

Curry favour.
en] Phrase

Curses are like young chickens,
And still come home to roost!

Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.

Cut (Someone) To the Quick.
en] Idiom

Cut and come again.

Cut and dried.
en] Idiom

Cut and dry.
en] An opinion that is settled in advance or a situation that is ordinary and routine.

Cut and dry.
en] Idiom

Cut and run.
en] Phrase

Cut corners.
en] Idiom

Cut from the same cloth.
en] Idiom

Cut from the same cloth.
en] To be cut from the same cloth means to be very much alike in terms of beliefs and opinions.

Cut It Fine.
en] Idiom

Cut Me Some Slack.
en] Idiom

Cut off without a penny.
en] Phrase

Cut Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face.
en] Idiom

Cut off your nose to spite your face.
en] Phrase

Cut somebody some slack.
en] Be flexible or lenient with somebody.

Cut somebody some slack.
en] Idiom

Cut Someone Some Slack.
en] Idiom

Cut someone some slack.
en] To cut someone some slack is to be more lenient on someone.

Cut the Gordian Knot.
en] Idiom

Cut the mustard [possibly derived from "cut the muster"].
en] Idiom

Cut the mustard.
en] Idiom

Cut the mustard.
en] Meet the required standard.

Cut the mustard.
en] Phrase

Cut to the chase.
en] Get to the main point.

Cut to the chase.
en] Idiom

Cut to the chase.
en] Phrase

Cut to the chase.
en] To only speak about the important parts of a topic.

Cut your coat to suit your cloth.

Cut Your Teeth on Something.
en] Idiom

Cute as a bug's ear.
en] Phrase

Cute as a button.
en] Idiom

Cute as a button.
en] To be cute as a button is to be adorable or attractive.

Cutting corners.
en] Idiom

Cutting edge.
en] Idiom

Cutting edge.
en] To be cutting edge is to be new and on the forefront of progress.

Cutting-Edge.
en] Idiom

Da Man (Slang).
en] Idiom

Daft as a brush.
en] Phrase

Daily grind.
en] Idiom

Dairy versus Diary.
en] Confusing Words

Daisy roots.
en] Idiom

Dam versus Damn.
en] Confusing Words

Damp squib.
en] Phrase

Dance attendance on.
en] Phrase

Dance to Someone's Tune.
en] Idiom

Dance with the Devil.
en] Idiom

Dance with the one that brought ya..

Dance with the one that brought you.

Dance with the one that brung ya.

Dance with the one that brung you.

Dance with the one what brought ya.

Dance with the one what brought you.

Dance with the one what brung ya.

Dance with the one what brung you.

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