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Account of.
English phrase.

Account to.
English phrase.

Accredit with.
English phrase.

Accusing is proving when malice and force sit as judges.

Accusing the times is only accusing yourselves.

ACDNR.
English phrase.

Ace in the hole.

Ace in the hole.
English phrase.

Ace into.
English phrase.

Ace It.

Ace of spades.
English phrase.

Ace out.
English phrase.

Ace Up One's Sleeve.

Ace up one's sleeve.
English phrase.

Ace up Your Sleeve.
English phrase.

Ache for.
English phrase.

Achilles absent was Achilles still.
HOMER, Circa 850 b. c., Iliad, Book XXII, Line 418

Achilles' heel.

Achilles heel.
en] A person or things weak spot is known as an Achilles heel.

Achilles' heel.
English phrase.

Acid drop.
English phrase.

Acid Test.

Acid test.
English phrase.

Ack ack.
English phrase.

Acknowledge The Corn.

Acknowledge the corn.
English phrase.

Acknowledgement versus Acknowledgment.
en] Confusing Words

Acquired Taste.

Acquired taste.
English phrase.

Acronyms.

Across the board.

Across the board.
English phrase.

Across The Pond.

Across the pond.
English phrase.

Act as tourch bearer.
English phrase.

Act High-and-Mighty.

Act honestly and act boldly.
Dan.

Act in.
English phrase.

Act like a bull in a china shop.
English phrase.

Act Of Congress.

Act of Congress.
English phrase.

Act of Faith.

Act of God.

Act on.
English phrase.

Act One's Age.

Act one's age.
English phrase.

Act out.
English phrase.

Act so in the valley that you need not fear those who stand on the hill.
Dan.

Act the giddy goat.

Act up to.
English phrase.

Act up.
English phrase.

Act upon.
English phrase.

Act well at the moment, and yon have performed a good action to all eternity.
Lavater

Act your age.

Act! the wise are known by their actions; fame and immortality are ever their attendants. Mark with deeds the vanishing traces of swiftrolling time. Let us make happy the circle around us, - be useful as much as we may. For that fills up with soft rapture, that dissolves the dark clouds of the day!
Salis

Acting funny.
English phrase.

Acting Up.

Action from youth, advice from middle age, prayers from the aged.
Hesiod.

Action hangs, as it were, "dissolved" in speech, in thoughts whereof speech is the shadow; and precipitates itself therefrom. The kind of speech in a man betokens the kind action you will get from him.
Carlyle

Action is eloquence and the eyes of the ignorant more learned than the ear.
Shakespeare

Action is eloquence, and the eyes of the ignorant more learned than their ears.
Shakespeare

Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.
South

Action is the proper fruit of knowledge.

Action man.

Action must be founded on knowledge.
Bea.

Actions measured by time, seldom prove bitter by repentance.

Actions rare and sudden do commonly proceed from fierce necessity, or else from some oblique design, which is ashamed to show itself in the public road.
Sir W. Davenant

Actions speak louder than words, and thereby we are judged of men; but God judgeth from the heart and the intent thereof.

Actions speak louder than words.

Actions speak louder than words.
English phrase.

Active Duty.

Active natures are rarely melancholy. Activity and melancholy are incompatible.
Bovee

Activist judge.
English phrase.

Activist justice.
English phrase.

Activity is the presence of function, - character is the record of function.
Greenough

Acumen versus Acuity versus Acuteness.
en] Confusing Words

Acute versus Chronic.
en] Confusing Words

Ad fontes.
English phrase.

Ad Hoc.

Ad infinitum.
English phrase.

Ad Nauseam.

Ad nauseam.
English phrase.

Ad valorem.
English phrase.

Ad versus Add.
en] Confusing Words

Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.
English phrase.

Adam Tiler.
English phrase.

Adam's ale.

Adams ale.
English phrase.

Adam's apple.
en] An Adam's apple is the protrusion in the human neck. It is usually larger in males than females.

Adapter versus Adaptor.
en] Confusing Words

Add fuel to fire.
English phrase.

Add fuel to the fire.
en] Inflame or worsen a bad situation.
en] To make an already bad situation worse.

Add fuel to the fire.
English phrase.

Add insult to injury.
en] Make an insulting situation even worse.

Add insult to injury.
English phrase.

Add oil.
English phrase.

Add on.
English phrase.

Add to golden numbers golden numbers.

Add up to.
English phrase.

Add up.
English phrase.

Addenda versus Addendum.
en] Confusing Words

Addicting versus Addictive.
en] Confusing Words

Adding machine.
English phrase.

Addle pate.
English phrase.

Add-on.
English phrase.

Address makes opportunities; the want of it gives them.
Bovee

Adds up.
English phrase.

Adhoc.
English phrase.

Admiral of the blue.
English phrase.

Admirals all, for England's sake,
Honour be yours and fame!
Henry Newbolt, The Island Race: Admirals All

Admire to.
English phrase.

Adopt a positive agenda.
English phrase.

Adopt out.
English phrase.

Adorn oneself with borrowed plumes.

Adrenaline junkie.
English phrase.

Adroit.
English phrase.

Adsorb versus Absorb.
en] Confusing Words

Advantage is a better soldier than rashness.

Adversity borrows its sharpest stings from our impatience.
Bishop Home

Adversity flattereth no man.

Adversity has no friends.
Tacitus

Adversity is easier borne than prosperity forgot.

Adversity is not without comfort and hopes.
Bacon

Adversity is the parent of virtue.
Plutarch

Adversity is the true scale to weigh friends in.

Adversity makes men, prosperity monsters.
Fr.

Adversity makes strange bedfellows.

Adversity makes wise though not rich.

Adversity may suspend our fondness for life but a single glance from prosperity recalls it.

Adversity often leads to prosperity.

Adversity reminds men of religion.
Livy

Adversity successfully overcome is the highest glory.

Adversity tries virtue.
Arabian

Adversity will not last forever.

Adversity willingly undergone is the highest glory.

Adversity, sage useful guest, severe instructor but the best.
Somerville

Adversity's sweet milk philosophy.
Shakespeare

Advice after mischief is like medicine after death.
Dan.

Advice given in the midst of a crowd is loathsomeclass="i">Arabian

Advice is not a popular thing to give.

Advice is not compulsion.
Ger.

Advice like water takes the form of the vessel it is poured into.
Punch.

Advice should precede the act.
Ger.

Advice to a fool goes in at one ear and out at the other.
Dan.

Advice to all, security for none.

Advice versus Advise.
en] Confusing Words

Advice whispered is not worth a pea.
Sp.

Advise no one to go to the wars or to marry.
Sp.

Advise not what is most pleasant, but what is most useful..
Solon

Adviser versus Advisor.
en] Confusing Words

Advisers are hot the payers.
Fr.

Advisers are not givers.
Dutch

Advising is easier than helping.
Ger.

Advising is often better than fighting.
Ger.

Aerobic versus Anaerobic.
en] Confusing Words

Aeroplane versus Airplane.
en] Confusing Words

AFAIAC.
English phrase.

AFAICMO.
English phrase.

AFAICS.
English phrase.

AFAICT.
English phrase.

AFAIR.
English phrase.

AFAIU.
English phrase.

AFAIUI.
English phrase.

Affairs are lost when one stands looking at another.
M. Greek

Affairs like salt fish ought to be a good while a soaking.

Affairs sleep soundly when fortune is present.
Ger.

Affairs that are done by degrees are soon ended.

Affect Change versus Effect Change.
en] Confusing Words

Affect versus Effect.
en] Confusing Words

Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than small-pox.

Affected superiority mars good fellowship.

Affection is the broadest basis of a good life.
George Eliot

Affective versus Effective.
en] Confusing Words

Afflict versus Inflict.
en] Confusing Words

Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtite.

Afflictions are the best blessings in disguise.

Afflictions are the good man's shining time.
Emmons

Afflictions are the good man's treasure.
Dodd.

Affliction's sons are brothers in distress.
A brother to relieve how exquisite the bliss.
Burns

AFFORDABLE UTILITY VEHICLE.
English phrase.

Afraid of Your Own Shadow.
English phrase.

Afraid of Your Shadow.

Africa always brings something new.
Latin.

After a foolish deed comes remorse.
Africa

After a storm comes a calm.

After All is Said and Done.

After all is said and done.
English phrase.

After all, it is continued temperance which sustains the body for the longest period of time, and which most surely preserves it free from sickness.
Wilhelm von Humboldt

After all.
English phrase.

After clouds comes clear weather.

After every darkness is light.

After Hours.

After me the deluge!
widespread idiom
en] what comes after that is indifferent to me, I don't worry about the future.

After One's Own Heart.

After one's own heart.
English phrase.

After Saturday comes Sunday.
English phrase.

After supper walk a mile.

After the evil cross the crown has come.
Africa

After The Fact.

After the fact.
English phrase.

After the jump.
English phrase.

After The Lord Mayor's Show.

After the Lord Mayor's show.
English phrase.

After the storm the sun comes out.
Africa

After you, Alphonse.
English phrase.

After you.
English phrase.

Aftermaths of pleasant green
Bind the earth in emerald bands.
John Davidson, Ballads of Songs: Autumn

Afterward versus Afterwards.
en] Confusing Words

Aga saga.

Again and again.
English phrase.

Against a Brick Wall.

Against all odds.
English phrase.

Against My Better Judgment.

Against My Will.

Against the clock.
en] Against the clock means to be in a hurry or to be rushed because of a deadline.

Against the clock.
English phrase.

Against the collar.
English phrase.

Against the grain.

Against the grain.
en] Contrary to what is expected or preferred.

Against the grain.
English phrase.

Against the law.
English phrase.

Against The Run Of Play.

Against the run of play.
English phrase.

Against the world.
English phrase.

Age Before Beauty.

Age before beauty.
English phrase.

Age but tastes, youth devours.
Dryden

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety.

Age is a sorry travelling companion.
Dan.

Age is venerable in man and would be in woman if ever she became old.
Punch.

Age makes many a man white but not better
Dan.

Age out.
English phrase.

Ageing versus Aging.
en] Confusing Words

Agree To Disagree.

Agree to disagree.
English phrase.

Agree with.
English phrase.

Agreement In Principle.

Agreement in principle.
English phrase.

Agues come on horseback but go away on foot.

Ah, dearest, if there be
A devil in man, there is ail angel too,
And if he did the wrong you charge him with,
His angel broke his heart.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Sea Dreams

Ah, how much suffering might be spared sometimes by a single abstinence, by a single no answered in a firm tone to the voice of seduction!
Lavater

Aha Moment.

Aha moment.
English phrase.

Ahead Of One's Time.

Ahead of one's time.
English phrase.

Ahead Of The Curve.

Ahead of the curve.
English phrase.

Ahead Of The Game.

Ahead of the game.
English phrase.

Ahead of the pack.
en] To be ahead of the pack means to be ahead of your peers or rivals in a competition.

Ahead of Time.

Ahold versus A hold.
en] Confusing Words

AICMFP.
English phrase.

Aid and abet.

Aid versus Aide.
en] Confusing Words

Aide-de-camp.
English phrase.

Aide-mémoire.

Aiding and Abetting.

Aim at.
English phrase.

Aim to.
English phrase.

AINEC.
English phrase.

Ain't my first rodeo.

Ain't no mountain high enough.
English phrase.

Ain't no use askin' the cow to pour you a glass of milk.

Air bag.
English phrase.

Air bed.
English phrase.

Air commodore.
English phrase.

Air kiss.

Air one's dirty laundry in public.
English phrase.

Air out.
English phrase.

Air quotes.

Air Rage.

Air rage.
English phrase.

Air Your Dirty Laundry in Public.
English phrase.

A-i-r.
English phrase.

Airmail.
English phrase.

Airy Fairy.

Aisle versus Isle.
en] Confusing Words

AITYD.
English phrase.

Ajax the great...
Himself a host.
HOMER, Circa 850 b. c., Iliad, Book III, Line 293

Aka versus A.k.a.
en] Confusing Words

AKICIF.
English phrase.

Al desko.

Al fresco.

Alarm bell.
English phrase.

Alarm bells are ringing (at someone).
widespread idiom
en] someone gets worried because of a warning sign that there may be a danger and the need for action.

Alarums and excursions.
English phrase.

Alas Poor Yorick.

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio.

Albatross Around One's Neck.

Albatross around one's neck.
English phrase.

Albatross Around Your Neck.
English phrase.

Albatross round one's neck.
English phrase.

Albatross.
English phrase.

Ale post.
English phrase.

Ale sellers should na be tale tellers.

Ale that would make a cat to speak.

Alexander himself was once a crying babe.

Alexander was below a man when he affected to be a god.

Al-fresco.
English phrase.

Alike as two peas in a pod.

Alive and kickin'.

Alive and kicking.

Alive and kicking.
en] To be alive and kicking means to be doing well or in working order.

Alive and kicking.
English phrase.

All aboard.
English phrase.

All agog.

All Along.

All along.
English phrase.

All and some.
English phrase.

All And Sundry.

All and sundry.
English phrase.

All are desirous to win the prize.

All are not friends that speak us fair.

All are not thieves that the dogs bark at.

All at once.
English phrase.

All at sea.

All bark and no bite.
en] To talk tough but never actually do anything.

All bark and no bite.
English phrase.

All Bets Are Off.

All bets are off.
English phrase.

All Better.

All but - saves many a man.
Dan.

All but.
English phrase.

All cats are gray at night.

All cats are gray at night.
English phrase.

All cats are gray in the dark.

All cats are gray in the dark.
English phrase.

All cats are grey at night.

All cats are grey at night.
English phrase.

All cats are grey by night.

All cats are grey by night.
English phrase.

All cats are grey in the dark.

All cats are grey in the dark.
English phrase.

All centuries are dangerous; it is the business of the future to be dangerous. It must be admitted that there is a degree of instability which is inconsistent with civilization. But, on the whole, the great ages have been the unstable ages.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

All clear.
English phrase.

All correct.
English phrase.

All disputes arise because one of us wants to force his opinion on another.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

All doors are open/every door is open to someone.
widespread idiom
en] someone has the best possibilities, chance of making a career or the like.

All Dressed Up And Nowhere To Go.

All dressed up and nowhere to go.
English phrase.

All dressed.
English phrase.

All duck or no dinner.
English phrase.

All ears.
en] To be eager to hear what someone is about to say.

All ears.
English phrase.

All Eyes And Ears.

All eyes and ears.
English phrase.

All Eyes Are On.

All eyes.
English phrase.

All feet tread not in one shoe.

All fingers and thumbs.

All fired up.
en] Highly enthusiastic.

All fired up.
English phrase.

All flowers will droop in absence of the sun that waked their sweets.
Dryden

All for one and one for all.

All for the Best.

All Fur Coat And No Knickers.

All fur coat and no knickers.
English phrase.

All Gone.

All good in the hood.

All good things come to an end.

All good things come to an end.
English phrase.

All good things come to he who waits.

All good things must come to an end.

All good.
English phrase.

All great truths begins as blasphemies.
Africa

All Greek to me.

All hands on deck!
English phrase.

All Hands on Deck.

All Hat And No Cattle.

All hat and no cattle.
English phrase.

All hat, no cattle.
English phrase.

All Hell Breaks Loose.

All hell breaks loose.
English phrase.

All hell broke loose.
English phrase.

All her dishes are chafing dishes.

All holiday.
English phrase.

All hollow.
English phrase.

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 important.
English phrase.

All in a Day's Work.

All in a day's work.
English phrase.

All in all.

All in all.
English phrase.

All In Good Time.

All in One Piece.

All In The Same Boat.

All in.
English phrase.

All intents and purposes.

All is fish that comes to the net.

All is grist that comes to the mill.

All is well that ends well.
Africa

All It's Cracked Up To Be.

All it's cracked up to be.
English phrase.

All Jokes Aside.

All kidding aside.

All kidding aside.
English phrase.

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 mouth and no trousers.
English phrase.

All mouth and trousers.
English phrase.

All nations.
English phrase.

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

All of a Sudden.

All of a sudden.
English phrase.

All of one's taste is in one's mouth.
English phrase.

All of the Above.

All of the sudden.
English phrase.

All one's eggs in one basket.
English phrase.

All one's life's worth.
English phrase.

All one's taste is in one's mouth.
English phrase.

All or none.

All our actions take their lines from the complexion of the heart; as landscapes their variety from light.
W. T. Bacon

All out.
English phrase.

All Over But The Shouting.

All over but the shouting.
English phrase.

All over grumble.
English phrase.

All Over Hell'S Half Acre.

All over hell's half acre.
English phrase.

All over oneself.
English phrase.

All Over The Board.

All over the board.
English phrase.

All Over The Map.

All over the map.
English phrase.

All over the place like a mad woman's custard.
English phrase.

All Over The Place.

All over the place.
English phrase.

All over the shop.
English phrase.

All over with.
English phrase.

All over.
English phrase.

All plants are our brothers and sisters and they talk to us and if we listen we can hear them.
Africa

All politics are local.

All politics is local.

All poor people ain't black/ and all black people ain't poor.

All power appears only in transition. Permanent power is stuf.
Novalis

All Present and Accounted For.

All present and correct.

All publicity is good publicity.

All right, my lover.
English phrase.

All Rights Reserved.

All rights reserved.
English phrase.

All Riled Up.

All roads lead to Mecca.

All Roads Lead to Rome.

All roads lead to rome.
English phrase.

All rounder.
English phrase.

All set.

All set.
English phrase.

All Shook Up.

All singing, all dancing.

All sixes and nines.
English phrase.

All Sizzle And No Steak.

All sizzle and no steak.
English phrase.

All Spruced Up.

All students take calculus.
English phrase.

All sunshine makes a desert.

All Systems Go.

All systems go.
English phrase.

All Talk and No Action.

All talk and no action.
English phrase.

All talk and no cider.
English phrase.

All Talk and No Trousers.

All that are lovers of virtue, be quiet and go angling.
Izaak Walton.

All that glisters is not gold.

All that glisters is not gold.
English phrase.

All that glitters is not gold.

All that glitters is not gold.
English phrase.

All That Jazz.

All that jazz.
English phrase.

All that.
English phrase.

All The Marbles.

All the marbles.
English phrase.

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 rage.
English phrase.

All The Same.

All the same.
English phrase.

All The Tea In China.

All the tea in china.
English phrase.

All the time.
English phrase.

All the way to egery and back.
English phrase.

All the way.

All the while.
English phrase.

All the world loves a lover.

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.
Shakespeare

All the world's a stage.

All the world's a stage.
English phrase.

All there.
English phrase.

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

All Things Being Equal.

All things being equal.
English phrase.

All things come to those who wait.

All things come to those who wait.
English phrase.

All Things Considered.

All things considered.
English phrase.

All things happen when their times come.
Africa

All things must pass.

All Things to All People.

All things to all people.
English phrase.

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

All Thumbs.
English phrase.

All to cock.

All to smash.
English phrase.

All to the better.
English phrase.

All together now.

All Told.

All told.
English phrase.

All Very Well.

All very well.
English phrase.

All walks of life.
English phrase.

All war follow a demonstrate failure of difficulty diplomacy.
Africa

All washed-up.
English phrase.

All well and good.
English phrase.

All Wet.

All wet.
English phrase.

All Wool and a Yard Wide.

All wool and a yard wide.
English phrase.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

All work and no play makes jack a dull boy.
English phrase.

All y'all.
English phrase.

All y'all's.
English phrase.

All Year Round.

All you can eat.

All you need is love.

All your base are belong to us.
English phrase.

Allah is Allah, but I have two anchors astern.
i] Turkish admiral speaking to Lady Hester Stanhope

All-a-mort.
English phrase.

All-conquering.
English phrase.

Alles anderes ist Menschenwerk.
English phrase.

Alley cat.

All-over oneself.
English phrase.

Allow for.
English phrase.

Allowed versus Aloud.
en] Confusing Words

Allowing the performance of an honorable action to be attended with labor, the labor is soon over, but the honor is immortal; whereas, should even pleasure wait on the commission of what is dishonorable, the pleasure is soon gone, but the dishonor is eternal.
John Stewart

All's fair in love and war.

All's fair in love and war.
English phrase.

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

All's one.
English phrase.

All's Well That Ends Well.

All's well that ends well.
English phrase.

Allude versus Elude.
en] Confusing Words

Allusion versus Illusion.
en] Confusing Words

Alma mater.
English phrase.

Almighty dollar.
English phrase.

Almost - kills no man.
Dan.

Almost - never killed a fly.
Ger.

Almost - was never hanged.

Almost doesn't count.

Almost doesn't count.
English phrase.

Almost everyone is mad but some people can control there madness.
Africa

Alms are the golden key that opens the gates of heaven.

Alms are the salt of riches.
Hebrew

Alms do not empty the purse and a mass does not exhaust a day's duty.
Dan.

Almsgiving never made a man poor, nor robbery rich, nor prosperity wise.

Almsgiving secures heavenly bliss.
Tamil.

Alone in a crowd.
English phrase.

Alone versus Lonely.
en] Confusing Words

Along about.
English phrase.

Along for the Ride.

Along in Years.

Along The Lines Of.

Along the lines.
English phrase.

Aloud versus Out Loud.
en] Confusing Words

Alpha and Omega.

Alpha Mom.

Alphabet soup.

Already versus All ready.
en] Confusing Words

Alright me babber.
English phrase.

Alright me lover.
English phrase.

Alright my babber.
English phrase.

Alright my lover.
English phrase.

Alright versus All Right.
en] Confusing Words

Also known as.
English phrase.

Also ran.
English phrase.

Also-Ran.
English phrase.

Alter ego.

Alter versus Altar.
en] Confusing Words

Altogether versus All Together.
en] Confusing Words

Aluminum shower.
English phrase.

Aluminum versus Aluminium.
en] Confusing Words

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
English phrase.

Always be yourself.
English phrase.

Always keep your hook in the water, where you least expect one the fish will be found.
Ovid.

Always rise from table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.
William Penn

Always stamp your hunting nets where the animal is going to pass.
Africa

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.
English phrase.

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

Always versus All ways.
en] Confusing Words

Am i right or am i right.
English phrase.

Am I right.
English phrase.

Am I under arrest.
English phrase.

Amana amana.
English phrase.

Amateur Hour.

Amateur hour.
English phrase.

Ambassador of Morocco.
English phrase.

Amber Gambler.

Amber gambler.
English phrase.

Amber nectar.

Amber nectar.
English phrase.

Ambiance versus Ambience.
en] Confusing Words

Ambition has no rest.
Bulwer.

Ambition hath one heel nailed in hell,
Though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
Lilly.

Ambition is a flame
Blown by the winds of Pride, that spareth not
Things lovely or things good.
Frederick Tennyson, Isles of Greece: Alcaeus, IV.

Ambition is as hollow as the soul of an echo.

Ambition is no cure for love.
Scott.

Ambition is the last infirmity of noble minds.

Ambition is the mind's immodesty.
Davenant.

Ambition is the soldier's virtue.
Shakespeare.

Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
Beecher.

Ambition is torment enough for an enemy.

Ambition knows no gorge but the grave.
Carl Seelback.

Ambition like a torrent ne'er looks back.
Ben Jonson.

Ambition, thou powerful source of good or ill.
Young.

Ambulance Chaser.

Amen curler.
English phrase.

Amend versus Emend.
en] Confusing Words

American as apple pie.
English phrase.

American Dream.
English phrase.

Amnesty, that noble word, the genuine dictate of wisdom.
Chinese.

Among versus Amongst.
en] Confusing Words

Amoral versus Immoral.
en] Confusing Words

Amount to the Same Thing.

Amped up.

Amusement to an observing mind is study.
Bea.

An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions; he is neither hot nor timid.
Chesterfield

An Acid Test.

An Acquired Taste.

An act of God.

An actor is soon forgotten - he reigns as a king awhile:
He's feted, and cheered, and honoured, and he basks in the public's smile.
But the moment his work is over, and gone is the power to please,
He has drained the cup of pleasure and come to the bitter lees.
G. R. Sims, The Dagonet, and other Poems

An ague in spring is physic for a king.

An albatross around one's neck.

An albatross wheeling in circles,
Sails with a wing to the clouds and a wing to the touch of the billow.
S. R. Lysaght, Poems of the Unkwon: The Undiscovered Shore

An angler eats more than he gets.

An angry man cannot see right.
Ger.

An angry man heeds no counsel.
Por.

An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
Syrus.

An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
Cato.

An animal that gives birth to a young one in the desert must suckle it in the desert.
Africa

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

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
English phrase.

An apple a day.
English phrase.

An apple for the teacher.
English phrase.

An Arab
As glossy and black as a scarab.
Robert Browning, Dramatic Romances: The Glove

An arm and a leg.

An army marches on its stomach.

An army marches on its stomach.
English phrase.

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

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

An axe to grind.

An axe to grind.
English phrase.

An Axe.

An Early Bird.

An egg shouldn't be deceived by the hardness of its shell; it cannot challenge a stone in a fight.
Africa

An egg today is better than a chicken tomorrow.
Africa

An elder uses old eyes to see and so the young use young eyes.
Africa

An elephant cannot thin to a cow size.
Africa

An elephant does not die from one broken rib.
Africa

An elephant grows and becomes an adult, even if people do not like it.
Africa

An elephant never gets tired of supporting its tusks.
Africa

An elephant that kills a rat cannot be considered a hero.
Africa

An empty hand doesn't kill a snake.
Africa

An empty purse fills the face with wrinkles.

An empty sack cannot stand.
Africa

An empty vessel makes the most noise

An endless war shames even a hero.
Africa

An Englishman's home is his castle.

An englishman's home is his castle.
English phrase.

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

An explosion of flavor!
English phrase.

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 honest business never blush to tell.
HOMER, Circa 850 b. c., Odyssey, Book III, Line 20

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 immoral father-in-law cannot advise his children well.
Africa

An insolent tongue is a bad weapon.
Africa

An insult to one is an insult to all.
English phrase.

An intelligent enemy is better than a stupid friend.
Africa

An intelligent enemy rather than a foolish friend.

An invasion of an army can be resisted but an invasion of ideas can't be resisted.
Africa

An irritable and passionate man is a downright drunkard.
Sp.

An itch is worse then a smart.

An offer he can't refuse.

An Offer One Can't Refuse.

An offer one can't refuse.
English phrase.

An old dog will learn no tricks.

An old flame.

An old friend is like a saddled horse.

An old fuddy, duddy.
English phrase.

An old knave is no babe.

An old man may miss his target with a stone but never with his word.
Africa

An old man's mouth produces a bad smell but the words that come out of it are sweet.
Africa

An old woman is always uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb.
Africa

An only palm-fruit doesn't get lost in the fire.
Africa

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 open mind only hurts those who fear their own mistakes.
Africa

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 umbrella policy.
English phrase.

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

Anaconda mortgage.
English phrase.

Analog versus Analogue.
en] Confusing Words

Analyse versus Analyze.
en] Confusing Words

Analysis versus Analyses.
en] Confusing Words

Anchors aweigh.

Ancient History.

Ancient history.
English phrase.

And All That Jazz.

And All That.

And all that.
English phrase.

And all the rest of it.
English phrase.

And all this.
English phrase.

And all.
English phrase.

And be done with it.
English phrase.

And Change.

And change.
English phrase.

And claim a part of England's heart
For those who are not there.
Sir F. H. Doyle, The Return of the Guards

And Counting.

And counting.
English phrase.

And crap.
English phrase.

And don't play one on TV.
English phrase.

And finally.
English phrase.

And for our country 'tis a bliss to die.
HOMER, Circa 850 b. c., Iliad, Book XV, Line 583

And His Mother.

And his mother.
English phrase.

And his wife go to every wake,

And How!

And how.
English phrase.

And joyful nations join in leagues of peace.
HOMER, Circa 850 b. c., Iliad, Book III, Line 401

And malt does more than Milton can
To justify God's ways to man.
Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink
For fellows whom it hurts to think:
Look into the pewter pot
To see the world as the world's not.
A. E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad

And rare is noble impulse, rare
The impassioned aim.
William Watson, Shelley's Centenary

And seem to walk on wings, and tread in air.
HOMER, Circa 850 b. c., Iliad, Book XIII, Line 106

And shit.
English phrase.

And So Forth.

And so forth.
English phrase.

And So On.

And so on.
English phrase.

And that.
English phrase.

And the horse you rode in on.
English phrase.

And The Like.

And the like.
English phrase.

And Then Some.

And then some.
English phrase.

And then there were none.
English phrase.

And thus seditious pride and avarice
And the ambition that takes hold of men,
Leading them on to grasp unholy rule,
Brought down the wrath of the great Manito;
And so the nation fell. And then was lost
The golden hope of all the Red Man's race.
"Aristo," The Moon of Leaves: O-Cee-Dee-O-Na; Cum-See-Hatch-Ee's Last Story

And unextinguish'd laughter shakes the skies.
HOMER, Circa 850 b. c., Iliad, Book I, Line 771

And up behind in a still orchard close
The apples ripen, crushing down the trees,
In millions, russet-green and amber-rose,
Fit for the gardens of the Hesperides.
Lord de Tabley, Poems Dramatic and Lyrical: A Pastoral

And we see him as he moved,
How modest, kindly, all-accomplish'd, wise,
With what sublime repression of himself.
Alfred, Lord Tennvson, Idylls of the King: Dedication

And what so tedious as a twice-told tale.
HOMER, Circa 850 b. c., Odyssey, Book XII, Line 338

And whatnot.
English phrase.

And your little dog too.
English phrase.

and, "What do you want with my wife?"
Sp.

Angapooay problema.
English phrase.

Angel passes.
English phrase.

Angel versus Angle.
en] Confusing Words

Angel visits, few and far between.
Campbell.

Angel's Advocate.

Angel's advocate.
English phrase.

Angels are bright still though the brightest fell.
Shakespeare

Angels hear the humblest human cry.
Bulwer.

Anger against a brother is felt in the flesh, not in the bone.
Africa

Anger and haste hinder good counsel.

Anger and love give bad counsel.

Anger assists hands however weak.
Ovid.

Anger begins with folly and ends with repentance.
Pythagoras.

Anger cannot stand without a strong hand.

Anger dieth quickly with a good man.

Anger edges valor.

Anger ends in cruelty.
Tamil.

Anger first and pity afterwards.
Tamil.

Anger increases love.
Ital.

Anger is a short madness.
Dutch.

Anger is a sworn enemy.

Anger is as useless as the waves of the ocean without wind.
Chinese.

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.

Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.
Fuller.

Anger is the fever and frenzy of the soul.

Anger is to be avoided in inflicting punishment.
Cicero,

Anger last of all becomes old.
M. Greek

Anger makes a rich man hated and a poor man scorned.

Anger manages everything badly.
Statius.

Anger may glance into the breast of a wise man, but rests only in the bosom of fools.

Anger occasioned by a trifle may extend to the sky before it ceases.

Anger punishes itself.
Tamil.

Anger rendereth the man insane and the prophet dumb.
Hebrew

Anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
Bible.

Anger without power is folly.
Ger.

Angle for farthings.
English phrase.

Angle For.

Angle for.
English phrase.

Angle of attack.
English phrase.

Angling is somewhat like poetry, men must be born so.
Izaak Walton.

Angry young man.

Anime versus Manga.
en] Confusing Words

Ankle biter.

Ankle socks.
English phrase.

Annuit coeptis.

Annus horribilis.

Another country heard from.
English phrase.

Another day, another dollar.

Another day, another dollar.
English phrase.

Another Nail In One's Coffin.

Another nail in one's coffin.
English phrase.

Another string in your bow.

Another string to one's bow.
English phrase.

Another think coming.

Answer Back.

Answer back.
English phrase.

Answer for!
English phrase.

Answer for.
English phrase.

Answer on a postcard.
English phrase.

Answer to.
English phrase.

Ante in.
English phrase.

Ante Up.

Ante up.
English phrase.

Antelopes, pied and spotted, antelopes
Like great white bulls and cows , black antelopes
Horned as with spears , and one, purple with cream,
Having striped shanks, dropped flanks, and ass's tail.
And four soft horns.
Sir Edwin Arnold, The Voyage of Ithobal. The Third Day

Ants in one's pants.
English phrase.

Ants In Your Pants.

Ants in Your Pants.
English phrase.

Anxiety will not let you die of hunger.
Africa

Anxious versus Eager.
en] Confusing Words

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

Any dead fish can flow down the river but it takes a live one to swim back up stream.
Africa

Any fule kno.
English phrase.

Any more for any more.
English phrase.

Any nook or cranny.
English phrase.

Any old nook or cranny.
English phrase.

Any old thing.
English phrase.

Any old.
English phrase.

Any other business.
English phrase.

Any Port in a Storm.

Any port in a storm.
English phrase.

Any press is good press.

Any press is good press.
English phrase.

Any time now.
English phrase.

Any time soon.
English phrase.

Any Tom, Dick or Harry.

Any way one slices it.
English phrase.

Any weapon is dangerous even to a person handling it.
Africa

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

Anybody who is anybody.
English phrase.

Anymore versus Any more.
en] Confusing Words

Anyone can be polite to a king, but it takes a gentleman to be polite to a beggar.
Africa

Anyone suffering from a running stomach is never afraid of the dark.
Africa

Anyone versus Any one.
en] Confusing Words

Anyone who has sold an old lady, knows the price of an old man.
Africa

Anyone's guess.
English phrase.

Anyplace versus Any Place.
en] Confusing Words

Anything goes.
English phrase.

Anything with a beginning also has an end.
Africa

Anytime versus Any Time.
en] Confusing Words

Anyway versus Any way.
en] Confusing Words

Anyway versus Anyways.
en] Confusing Words

AOB.
English phrase.

Apa sâmbetei.
English phrase.

Apart versus A part.
en] Confusing Words

APDTA.
English phrase.

Ape leader.
English phrase.

Apologise versus Apologize.
en] Confusing Words

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

Apothecary's Latin.
English phrase.

Appearances are deceptive.

Appearances can be deceptive.

Appendix:Glossary of baseball jargon (S).
English phrase.

Appendix:Glossary of baseball jargon (T).
English phrase.

Appendix:Harry Potter/Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/don't X me.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/few X short of a Y.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/first rule of X: do not talk about X.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/have X, will travel.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/I am X, hear me Y.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/I find your lack of X disturbing.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/if Eskimos have N words for snow, X have Y words for Z.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/if I had an X for every time I Y.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/if that's not X, I don't know what is.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/I'm an X, not a Y.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/I'm going to build my own X with blackjack and hookers! In fact, forget the X.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/I'm here to X A and Y B, and I'm all out of A.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/in Soviet Russia, Y Xs you.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/in X, no one can hear you Y.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/not the X-est in the Y.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/once a X, always a X.

Appendix:Snowclones/that's X for you.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/with great X, comes great Y.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/X among Xs.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/X and Y and Z, oh my!
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/X called, they want their Y back.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/X is not going to Y itself.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/X is the new Y.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/X me and call me Y.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/X Y is X.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/X, thy name is Y.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/X, Y, and Z?pick any two.
English phrase.

Appendix:Snowclones/you can't spell XYZ without Y.
English phrase.

Appendix:Star Wars/may the Force be with you.
English phrase.

Apple does not fall far from the stem.
English phrase.

Apple does not fall far from the tree.
English phrase.

Apple does not fall far from the trunk.
English phrase.

Apple dumplin shop.
English phrase.

Apple never falls far from the tree.
English phrase.

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

Apple of One's Eye.

Apple of somebody's eye.
English phrase.

Apple of Someone's Eye.

Apple of someone's eye.
English phrase.

Apple of Your Eye.
English phrase.

Apple pie order.

Apples and Oranges.

Apples and oranges.
English phrase.

Apples and pears.

Apply oneself.
English phrase.

April first
Of all the months a woman; in her ways
As changeful as the lights which flick and flash
From off the facets of the diamond.
Heather Bigg, Nell: A Tale of the Thames, Interlude

April fool.

April Fool's or April Fools'.

April is the cruellest month.

April showers bring forth May flowers.

April showers bring May flowers.

April showers bring may flowers.
English phrase.

April, April,
Laugh thy girlish laughter;
Then, the moment after,
Weep thy girlish tears!
William Watson, Song

Apron string hold.
English phrase.

Apron string.
English phrase.

Apron-string hold.
English phrase.

Apropos of nothing.
English phrase.

Arc up.
English phrase.

Arch dell.
English phrase.

Arch doxy.
English phrase.

Are afflictions aught but mercies in disguise?
Mallet

Are disesteem'd and held in scorn.

Are versus Our.
en] Confusing Words

Are you a man or a mouse.
English phrase.

Are you allergic to any medications.
English phrase.

Are you blind.
English phrase.

Are you deaf.
English phrase.

Are you doing anything tomorrow.
English phrase.

Are you feeling better.
English phrase.

Are you for real?.
English phrase.

Are you married.
English phrase.

Are you not accustomed to look at home when you abuse others?
Plautus

Are you OK.
English phrase.

Are you religious.
English phrase.

Are you single.
English phrase.

Are you taking any medications.
English phrase.

Are you taking any medications?.
English phrase.

Are your ears burning.
English phrase.

Area of influence.
English phrase.

ARF.
English phrase.

Argle-bargle morble whoosh.
English phrase.

Argue down.
English phrase.

Argue out.
English phrase.

Argue round and round.
English phrase.

Ark at ee.
English phrase.

Ark ruffian.
English phrase.

Arm and a leg.
English phrase.

Arm candy - see ear candy.

Arm Candy.

Arm candy.
English phrase.

Arm to the teeth.
English phrase.

Arm up.
English phrase.

Armed forces.
English phrase.

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

Armor versus Armour.
en] Confusing Words

Armoured car.
English phrase.

Arms akimbo.

Arm's length.
English phrase.

Army volunteer.
English phrase.

Around robin hood's barn.
English phrase.

Around the bend.
English phrase.

Around the Clock.

Around the clock.
English phrase.

Around the corner.
English phrase.

Around the Horn.
English phrase.

Arrive at.
English phrase.

Arrogance diminishes wisdom.

Arrogance is a weed that grows mostly on a dunghill.

Ars longa, vita brevis.

Arse about face.
English phrase.

Arse about.
English phrase.

Arse around.
English phrase.

Arse end of nowhere.
English phrase.

Arse has gone clean out of 'er.
English phrase.

Arse has gone out of 'er.
English phrase.

Arse has gone right out of 'er.
English phrase.

Arse is clean out of 'er.
English phrase.

Arse is gone right out of 'er.
English phrase.

Arse is out of 'er.
English phrase.

Arse is right out of 'er.
English phrase.

Arse over tip.
English phrase.

Arse over tit.
English phrase.

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