Random phrases of the day 50 phrases


  1. Break The IceMeaning: Breaking down a social stiffness.
  2. A Dime a DozenMeaning: Something that is extremely common.
  3. Wild Goose ChaseMeaning: Futilely pursuing something that will never be attainable.
  4. It’s Not All It’s Cracked Up To BeMeaning: Failing to meet expectations; not being as good as people say.
  5. Jack of All Trades Master of NoneMeaning: Having suitable skill in multiple things, but not being an expert in any of them.
  6. Jumping the GunMeaning: Something that occurs too early before preparations are ready. Starting too soon.
  7. Every Cloud Has a Silver LiningMeaning: To be optimistic, even in difficullt times.
  8. On the RopesMeaning: Being in a situation that looks to be hopeless!
  9. Keep Your Eyes PeeledMeaning: To be watchful; paying careful attention to something.
  10. Tug of WarMeaning: It can refer to the popular rope pulling game or it can mean a struggle for authority.
  11. Back To the Drawing BoardMeaning: Starting over again on a new design from a previously failed attempt.
  12. Playing For KeepsMeaning: Said when things are about to get serious.
  13. Man of Few WordsMeaning: A person who does not speak a great deal; someone who talks with as few words as possible.
  14. Elephant in the RoomMeaning: Ignoring a large, obvious problem or failing to address an issue that stands out in a major way.
  15. Wouldn’t Harm a FlyMeaning: Nonviolent; someone who is mild or gentle.
  16. If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the KitchenMeaning: One should discontinue with a task if they are unable to cope with it due to pressure.
  17. Up In ArmsMeaning: Angry; being roused to the point that you are ready to fight.
  18. Heads UpMeaning: Used as an advanced warning. To become keenly aware.
  19. High And DryMeaning: To be left behind; abandoned. Being in a helpless situation without a way to recover.
  20. Close But No CigarMeaning: Coming close to a successful outcome only to fall short at the end.
  21. Yada YadaMeaning: A way to notify a person that what they’re saying is predictable or boring.
  22. Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceMeaning: Being faced with two difficult choices.
  23. What Goes Up Must Come DownMeaning: Things that go up must eventually return to the earth due to gravity.
  24. Put a Sock In ItMeaning: Asking someone to be quiet or to shut up.
  25. Eat My HatMeaning: Having confidence in a specific outcome; being almost sure about something.
  26. Down For The CountMeaning: Someone or something that looks to be defeated, or nearly so.
  27. Give a Man a FishMeaning: It’s better to teach a person how to do something than to do that something for them.
  28. Quick and DirtyMeaning: Things that are fixed with great speed, but as a result, it’s probably not going to work very well.
  29. Money Doesn’t Grow On TreesMeaning: Suggests that money is a resource that must be earned and is not one that’s easily acquired.
  30. Jaws of LifeMeaning: Usually this references a tool used by rescuers when they pry or cut open a car to save the occupant.
  31. Hands DownMeaning: Anything that’s easy or has no difficulty; something that is a certainty.
  32. Poke Fun AtMeaning: Making fun of something or someone; ridicule.
  33. Off One’s BaseMeaning: A person that is crazy or behaving in idiotic ways
  34. Cut The MustardMeaning: To cut the mustard is to meet a required standard, or to meet expectations.
  35. No-BrainerMeaning: Anything that requires minimal brain activity to accomplish.
  36. Rain on Your ParadeMeaning: To spoil someone’s fun or plans; ruining a pleasurable moment
  37. What Am I, Chopped Liver?Meaning: A rhetorical question used by a person who feels they are being given less consideration than someone else.
  38. Mountain Out of a MolehillMeaning: One who escalates small things and turns them into big problems.
  39. Birds of a Feather Flock TogetherMeaning: People tend to associate with others who share similar interests or values.
  40. Barking Up The Wrong TreeMeaning: To make a wrong assumption about something.
  41. No Ifs, Ands, or ButsMeaning: Finishing a task without making any excuses.
  42. Read ‘Em and WeepMeaning: Often said by the winner in poker, as the others ‘weep’ over the loss.
  43. All Greek To MeMeaning: When something is incomprehensible due to complexity; unintelligble.
  44. Raining Cats and DogsMeaning: When it is raining heavily.
  45. Long In The ToothMeaning: Old in age. Mainly used when referring to people or horses.
  46. Easy As PieMeaning: Something that is easy.
  47. An Arm and a LegMeaning: Something that is extremely expensive.
  48. Cry Over Spilt MilkMeaning: It’s useless to worry about things that  already happened and cannot be changed.
  49. Everything But The Kitchen SinkMeaning: Including nearly everything possible.
  50. There’s No I in TeamMeaning: To not work alone, but rather, together with others in order to achieve a certain goal.