Englische Weisheiten 2


Acid test.
en] Phrase

Acknowledge The Corn.
en] Idiom

Acknowledgement versus Acknowledgment.
en] Confusing Words

Acquired Taste.
en] Idiom

Acronyms.
en] Phrase

Across the board.
en] Idiom

Across the board.
en] Phrase

Across The Pond.
en] Idiom

Act High and Mighty.
en] Idiom

Act High-and-Mighty.
en] Idiom

Act Of Congress.
en] Idiom

Act of Faith.
en] Idiom

Act of God.
en] Idiom

Act of God.
en] Phrase

Act One's Age.
en] Idiom

Act the giddy goat.
en] Phrase

Act your age.
en] Idiom

Acting Up.
en] Idiom

Action man.
en] Phrase

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.
en] Idiom

Active Duty.
en] Idiom

Acumen versus Acuity versus Acuteness.
en] Confusing Words

Acute versus Chronic.
en] Confusing Words

Ad Hoc.
en] Idiom

Ad Nauseam.
en] Idiom

Ad versus Add.
en] Confusing Words

Adam?s apple.
en] Idiom

Adam's ale.
en] Idiom

Adam's ale.
en] 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 the fire.
en] Idiom

Add fuel to the fire.
en] Inflame or worsen a bad situation.

Add fuel to the fire.
en] To make an already bad situation worse.

Add insult to injury.
en] Idiom

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

Add to golden numbers golden numbers.

Addenda versus Addendum.
en] Confusing Words

Addicting versus Addictive.
en] Confusing Words

Adsorb versus Absorb.
en] Confusing Words

Adversity makes strange bedfellows.

Adversity makes strange bedfellows.
en] Phrase

Advice versus Advise.
en] Confusing Words

Adviser versus Advisor.
en] Confusing Words

Aerobic versus Anaerobic.
en] Confusing Words

Aeroplane versus Airplane.
en] Confusing Words

Affect Change versus Effect Change.
en] Confusing Words

Affect versus Effect.
en] Confusing Words

Affective versus Effective.
en] Confusing Words

Afflict versus Inflict.
en] Confusing Words

Afraid of Your Shadow.
en] Idiom

After a storm comes a calm.

After All is Said and Done.
en] Idiom

After clouds comes clear weather.

After Hours.
en] Idiom

After One's Own Heart.
en] Idiom

After supper walk a mile.

After The Fact.
en] Idiom

After the fact.
en] Phrase

After The Lord Mayor's Show.
en] Idiom

Afterward versus Afterwards.
en] Confusing Words

Aga saga.
en] Phrase

Against a Brick Wall.
en] Idiom

Against My Better Judgment.
en] Idiom

Against My Will.
en] Idiom

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

Against the clock.
en] Idiom

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

Against The Grain.
en] Idiom

Against the grain.
en] Phrase

Against The Run Of Play.
en] Idiom

Age Before Beauty.
en] Idiom

Age before beauty.
en] Phrase

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety.
en] Phrase

Ageing versus Aging.
en] Confusing Words

Agree To Disagree.
en] Idiom

Agree to disagree.
en] Phrase

Agreement In Principle.
en] Idiom

Aha Moment.
en] Idiom

Ahead Of One's Time.
en] Idiom

Ahead Of The Curve.
en] Idiom

Ahead Of The Game.
en] Idiom

Ahead of the pack.
en] Idiom

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.
en] Idiom

Ahold versus A hold.
en] Confusing Words

Aid and abet.
en] Phrase

Aid versus Aide.
en] Confusing Words

Aide-mmoire.
en] Phrase

Aiding and Abetting.
en] Idiom

Ain't my first rodeo.
en] Idiom

Air kiss.
en] Phrase

Air quotes.
en] Phrase

Air Rage.
en] Idiom

Airy Fairy.
en] Idiom

Aisle versus Isle.
en] Confusing Words

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

Al desko.
en] Idiom

Al fresco.
en] Idiom

Al fresco.
en] Phrase

Alas Poor Yorick.
en] Idiom

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio.
en] Phrase

Albatross Around One?s Neck.
en] Idiom

Albatross Around One's Neck.
en] Idiom

Alike as two peas in a pod.
en] Phrase

Alive and kickin'.
en] Phrase

Alive and Kicking.
en] Idiom

Alive and kicking.
en] Phrase

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

All agog.
en] Phrase

All Along.
en] Idiom

All And Sundry.
en] Idiom

All are not friends that speak us fair.

All are not thieves that the dogs bark at.

All at sea.
en] Idiom

All at sea.
en] Phrase

All bark and no bite.
en] Idiom

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

All Bets Are Off.
en] Idiom

All Better.
en] Idiom

All cats are gray at night.

All cats are gray in the dark.

All cats are grey at night.

All cats are grey by night.

All cats are grey in the dark.

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

All Dressed Up And Nowhere To Go.
en] Idiom

All Ears.
en] Idiom

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

All Eyes And Ears.
en] Idiom

All Eyes Are On.
en] Idiom

All feet tread not in one shoe.

All fingers and thumbs.
en] Phrase

All fired up.
en] Highly enthusiastic.

All for one and one for all.

All for the Best.
en] Idiom

All Fur Coat And No Knickers.
en] Idiom

All Gone.
en] Idiom

All good in the hood.

All good things come to an end.

All good things come to he who waits.

All good things must come to an end.

All Good Things Must Come to An End.
en] Idiom

All Greek to me.
en] Idiom

All Greek to me.
en] Phrase

All Hands on Deck.
en] Idiom

All Hat And No Cattle.
en] Idiom

All Hell Breaks Loose.
en] Idiom

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.
en] Idiom

All in a day's work.
en] Idiom

All in all.
en] Idiom

All in all.
en] Phrase

All In Good Time.
en] Idiom

All in One Piece.
en] Idiom

All In The Same Boat.
en] Idiom

All intents and purposes.
en] Phrase

All is fish that comes to the net.

All is grist that comes to the mill.

All It's Cracked Up To Be.
en] Idiom

All Jokes Aside.
en] Idiom

All kidding aside.
en] Idiom

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

All Mouth And No Trousers.
en] Idiom

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

All of a Sudden.
en] Idiom

All of a sudden.
en] Phrase

All of the Above.
en] Idiom

All or none.

All Over But The Shouting.
en] Idiom

All Over Hell'S Half Acre.
en] Idiom

All Over The Board.
en] Idiom

All Over The Map.
en] Idiom

All Over The Place.
en] Idiom

All politics are local.

All politics is local.

All Present and Accounted For.
en] Idiom

All present and correct.
en] Phrase

All publicity is good publicity.

All publicity is good publicity.
en] Phrase

All Rights Reserved.
en] Idiom

All Riled Up.
en] Idiom

All roads lead to Mecca.

All roads lead to Rome.

All Roads Lead to Rome.
en] Idiom

All set.
en] Idiom

All Shook Up.
en] Idiom

All singing, all dancing.
en] Phrase

All Sizzle And No Steak.
en] Idiom

All Spruced Up.
en] Idiom

All sunshine makes a desert.

All Systems Go.
en] Idiom

All systems go.
en] Phrase

All Talk and No Action.
en] Idiom

All Talk and No Trousers.
en] Idiom

All that glisters is not gold.

All that glisters is not gold.
en] Phrase

All that glitters is not gold.

All That Glitters is Not Gold.
en] Idiom

All that glitters is not gold.
en] Phrase

All That Jazz.
en] Idiom

All The Marbles.
en] Idiom

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.
en] Idiom

All The Same.
en] Idiom

All The Tea In China.
en] Idiom

All the way.
en] Idiom

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.
en] Idiom

All things come to those that wait.

All things come to those who wait.

All things come to those who wait.
en] Phrase

All Things Considered.
en] Idiom

All things must pass.

All things must pass.
en] Phrase

All Things to All People.
en] Idiom

All thumbs.
en] Idiom

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

All to cock.
en] Idiom

All together now.
en] Idiom

All Told.
en] Idiom

All Very Well.
en] Idiom

All Wet.
en] Idiom

All Wool and a Yard Wide.
en] Idiom

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

All Year Round.
en] Idiom

All you can eat.
en] Phrase

All you need is love.

All?s Well That Ends Well.
en] Idiom

Alley cat.
en] Idiom

Allowed versus Aloud.
en] Confusing Words

All's fair in love and war.

All's fair in love and war.
en] Phrase

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

All's well that ends well.

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.
en] Idiom

Along in Years.
en] Idiom

Along The Lines Of.
en] Idiom

Aloud versus Out Loud.
en] Confusing Words

Alpha and Omega.
en] Idiom

Alpha Mom.
en] Idiom

Alphabet soup.
en] Idiom

Already versus All ready.
en] Confusing Words

Alright versus All Right.
en] Confusing Words

Alter ego.
en] Phrase

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.
en] Idiom

Amber Gambler.
en] Idiom

Amber nectar.
en] Idiom

Amber nectar.
en] Phrase

Ambiance versus Ambience.
en] Confusing Words

Ambulance Chaser.
en] Idiom

Amend versus Emend.
en] Confusing Words

Among versus Amongst.
en] Confusing Words

Amoral versus Immoral.
en] Confusing Words

Amount to the Same Thing.
en] Idiom

Amped up.
en] Idiom

An Acid Test.
en] Idiom

An Acquired Taste.
en] Idiom

An act of God.
en] Idiom

An albatross around one's neck.
en] Phrase

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.
en] Idiom

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
en] Phrase

An arm and a leg.
en] Idiom

An arm and a leg.
en] Phrase

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.
en] Idiom

An axe to grind.
en] Phrase

An Axe.
en] Idiom

An Early Bird.
en] Idiom

An empty purse fills the face with wrinkles.

An empty vessel makes the most noise

An Englishman's home is his castle.

An Englishman's home is his castle.
en] Phrase

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, a tooth for a tooth.
en] Phrase

An Eye for an Eye.
en] Idiom

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.
en] Phrase

An itch is worse then a smart.

An offer he can't refuse.
en] Phrase

An Offer One Can't Refuse.
en] Idiom

An old dog will learn no tricks.

An old flame.
en] Idiom

An old knave is no babe.

An open and shut case.
en] Idiom

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 ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
en] Idiom

An Oxford scholar.
en] Phrase

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.
en] Phrase

Ancient History.
en] Idiom

And All That Jazz.
en] Idiom

And All That.
en] Idiom

And Change.
en] Idiom

And Counting.
en] Idiom

And His Mother.
en] Idiom

And his wife go to every wake,

And How!
en] Idiom

And So Forth.
en] Idiom

And So On.
en] Idiom

And The Like.
en] Idiom

And Then Some.
en] Idiom

Angel versus Angle.
en] Confusing Words

Angel's Advocate.
en] Idiom

Anger dieth quickly with a good man.

Angle For.
en] Idiom

Angry young man.
en] Phrase

Anime versus Manga.
en] Confusing Words

Ankle biter.
en] Idiom

Ankle biter.
en] Phrase

Annuit coeptis.

Annus horribilis.
en] Phrase

Another day, another dollar.

Another Nail In One's Coffin.
en] Idiom

Another string in your bow.
en] Idiom

Another think coming.
en] Idiom

Another think coming.
en] Phrase

Answer Back.
en] Idiom

Ante Up.
en] Idiom

Ants In Your Pants.
en] Idiom

Anxious versus Eager.
en] Confusing Words

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

Any port in a storm.

Any Port in a Storm.
en] Idiom

Any press is good press.

Any Tom, Dick or Harry.
en] Idiom

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.

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

Apple of My Eye.
en] Idiom

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

Apple of One's Eye.
en] Idiom

Apple of Someone's Eye.
en] Idiom

Apple pie order.
en] Phrase

Apples and Oranges.
en] Idiom

Apples and pears.
en] Idiom

April fool.
en] Phrase

April Fool's or April Fools'.
en] Idiom

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.
en] Phrase

Arm Candy.
en] Idiom

Armed to the Teeth.
en] Idiom

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

Armor versus Armour.
en] Confusing Words

Arms akimbo.
en] Phrase

Around the Clock.
en] Idiom

Arrogance diminishes wisdom.

Arrogance is a weed that grows mostly on a dunghill.

Ars Longa Vita Brevis.
en] Idiom

Ars longa, vita brevis.
en] Phrase

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

Arty-farty.
en] Phrase

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.
en] Phrase

As American as Apple Pie.
en] Idiom

As Awkward as a Bull in a China Shop.
en] Idiom

As bald as a coot.
en] Phrase

As black as Newgate's knocker.
en] Phrase

As bold as brass.
en] Phrase

As brown as a berry.
en] Phrase

As busy as a bee.
en] Phrase

As busy as a one-armed paperhanger.
en] Phrase

As clear as a whistle.

As cold as any stone.
en] Phrase

As cold as cucumbers.

As cold as ice.
en] Idiom

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.
en] Phrase

As crook as Rookwood.
en] Idiom

As cute as a bug's ear.
en] Phrase

As daft as a brush.
en] Phrase

As dead as a dodo.
en] Phrase

As dead as a doornail.
en] Phrase

As different as chalk and cheese.
en] Phrase

As Dull as Dishwater.
en] Idiom

As easy as pie.
en] Phrase

As Far as I Can Throw (someone).
en] Idiom

As fast as greased lightning.
en] Phrase

As fine as frog's hair.
en] Phrase

As fit as a butcher's dog.
en] Phrase

As Fit as A Fiddle.
en] Idiom

As fit as a fiddle.
en] Phrase

As good as gold.
en] Phrase

As good luck would have it.
en] Phrase

As happy as a clam.
en] Phrase

As happy as a sandboy.
en] Phrase

As Happy as Larry.
en] Idiom

As happy as Larry.
en] Phrase

As happy as....
en] Phrase

As high as a kite.
en] Idiom

As high as a kite.
en] Phrase

As high as Heaven, as deep as Hell.

As I brew so I must drink.

As keen as mustard.
en] Phrase

As mad as a hatter.
en] Idiom

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

As mad as a hatter.
en] Phrase

As mad as a March hare.
en] Phrase

As nice as ninepence.
en] Phrase

As old as Methuselah.
en] Phrase

As Old as the Hills.
en] Idiom

As old as the hills.
en] Phrase

As one door closes, another opens.

As Pale as A Ghost.
en] Idiom

As Pale as Death.
en] Idiom

As pleased as Punch.
en] Phrase

As Poor as a Church Mouse.
en] Idiom

As pure as the driven snow.
en] Phrase

As queer as a nine bob note.
en] Phrase

As Red as A Cherry.
en] Idiom

As right as rain.
en] Idiom

As safe as houses.
en] Phrase

As snug as a bug in a rug.
en] Phrase

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.
en] Phrase

As the Crow Flies.
en] Idiom

As the crow flies.
en] Phrase

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 thieves.
en] Phrase

As thick as two short planks.
en] Phrase

As welcome as flowers in May.

As white as snow.
en] Phrase

As X as Y.
en] Phrase

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.

As you sow, so shall you reap.

Asap - As soon as possible.
en] Phrase

Ashes to ashes dust to dust.

Ashes to ashes dust to dust.
en] Phrase

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

Ask a silly question and you'll get a silly answer.
en] Phrase

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.
en] Phrase

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.
en] Idiom

At death?s door.
en] Idiom

At Death's Door.
en] Idiom

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.
en] Idiom

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