Englische Weisheiten 7


Eighty six.
en] Phrase

Eighty-Six (v.).
en] Idiom

Eighty-six.
en] Idiom

Either versus Neither.
en] Confusing Words

Elbow grease.
en] Hard physical effort.

Elbow grease.
en] Hard work or physical effort.

Elbow grease.
en] Idiom

Elbow Room.
en] Idiom

Elbow room.
en] Space for movement.

Elbow-grease.
en] Phrase

Elder versus Older.
en] Confusing Words

Elegy versus Eulogy.
en] Confusing Words

Elementary my dear Watson.
en] Phrase

Elephant in the room.
en] A problem that is impossible to overlook so everyone knows about it yet no one wants to discuss it.

Elephant in the Room.
en] Idiom

Elephant in the room.
en] Phrase

Elephant's trunk.
en] Idiom

Elevator Music.
en] Idiom

Elevator Pitch.
en] Idiom

Eleventh Hour.
en] Idiom

Eleventh hour.
en] The very latest possible time for something to occur.

Elfs versus Elves.
en] Confusing Words

Elicit versus Illicit.
en] Confusing Words

Elvis has left the building.
en] Idiom

E-mail versus Email.
en] Confusing Words

Embarrassment of Riches.
en] Idiom

Embed versus Imbed.
en] Confusing Words

Emigrate versus Immigrate.
en] Confusing Words

Eminent versus Imminent.
en] Confusing Words

Emoji versus Emoticon.
en] Confusing Words

Empathic versus Empathetic.
en] Confusing Words

Empathy versus Sympathy.
en] Confusing Words

Emperor's new clothes.
en] Phrase

Emphasise versus Emphasize.
en] Confusing Words

Empty Barrels Make the Most Noise.
en] Idiom

Empty Calories.
en] Idiom

Empty vessels make the most noise.

Empty vessels make the most sound.

En route versus In route.
en] Confusing Words

Encase versus Incase.
en] Confusing Words

Enclosed versus Inclosed.
en] Confusing Words

End justifies the means - The.

End of story.
en] Phrase

Endeavors versus Endeavours.
en] Confusing Words

Endemic versus Epidemic.
en] Confusing Words

Endorsement versus Indorsement.
en] Confusing Words

Englishman's home is his castle.
en] Phrase

Engrained versus Ingrained.
en] Confusing Words

Enhanced interrogation techniques.
en] Idiom

Enough is as good as a feast.

Enough is as Good as a Feast.
en] Idiom

Enough is as good as a feast.
en] Phrase

Enough is enough.

Enough is enough.
en] Phrase

Enrolment versus Enrollment.
en] Confusing Words

Ensure versus Insure versus Assure.
en] Confusing Words

Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Entitled versus Titled.
en] Confusing Words

Envelop versus Envelope.
en] Confusing Words

Envision versus Invision.
en] Confusing Words

Envy never enriched any man.

Eponymous Phrases.
en] Phrase

Equal versus Equitable.
en] Confusing Words

Et Tu Brute.
en] Idiom

Et tu, Brute.
en] Phrase

Ethics versus Morals.
en] Confusing Words

Ethnic cleansing.
en] Idiom

Ethnic cleansing.
en] Phrase

Euphemisms.
en] Phrase

Even a blind pig can find an acorn once in a while.

Even a blind pig can find an acorn.

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Even a dog can distinguish between being stumbled over and being kicked.

Even a worm will turn.

Even at the turning of the tide.
en] Phrase

Even Homer nods.

Even Jove nods.

Even keel.
en] Idiom

Even Steven.
en] Idiom

Every ambitious man is a captive and every covetous one a pauper.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Every cloud has a silver lining.
en] Idiom

Every cloud has a silver lining.
en] Means that it is always possible to find the good in a situation

Every cloud has a silver lining.
en] Phrase

Every cloud has a silver lining.
en] There's a good aspect to every bad situation.

Every dark cloud has a silver lining.

Every day is a school day.

Every day of your life is a page of your history.

Every Dog Has His (Its).
en] Idiom

Every dog has his day.

Every dog has his day.
en] Idiom

Every dog has its day.

Every dog has its day.
en] Every one gets an opportunity to be great eventually.

Every Dog Has Its Day.
en] Idiom

Every dog has its day.
zit] Whatever Hercules says, the cat will mew and dog will have its day.
Hamlet

Every dog must have his day.

Every dog must have its day.

Every Jack has his Jill.

Every king needs a queen.

Every law has its loophole.

Every light is not the sun.

Every little bit helps.

Every little helps.

Every Man and His Dog.
en] Idiom

Every man for himself, and the Devil take the hindmost.

Every Man for Himself.
en] Idiom

Every man for himself.
en] When everyone has to fight for himself or herself and nobody is helping each other out.

Every man has a price.

Every man has his price.

Every man has his price.
en] Idiom

Every man is best known to himself.

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

Every nook and cranny.
en] Everywhere in a place, especially the smaller places where something could be hidden.

Every nook and cranny.
en] Idiom

Every now and then.
en] Idiom

Every one basteth the fat hog, while the lean one burneth.

Every one puts his fault on the times.

Every one stretcheth his legs according to his coverlet.

Every ones faults are not written in their foreheads.

Every organism requires an environment of friends, partly to shield it from violent changes, and partly to supply it with its wants.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Every path hath a puddle.

Every picture tells a story.

Every right action and true thought leaves its impress on body and face.

Every rose has a thorn.

Every rose has its thorn.

Every rule has an exception.

Every shut eye isn't asleep.

Every silver lining has a cloud.

Every stick has two ends.

Every sun has to set.

Every thing is good in its season.

Every tub must stand upon its bottom.

Every why hath a wherefore.

Everybody and his cousin.
en] A large crowd of people.

Everybody and his cousin.
en] Idiom

Everybody out.
en] Phrase

Everyday vs Every Day.
en] Confusing Words

Everyone or Every One.
en] Confusing Words

Everyone talks of changing the world, but no one talks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy

Everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.

Everything but the kitchen sink.
en] Idiom

Everything but the kitchen sink.
en] Used to describe an abnormally large amount of items.

Everything comes to him who waits.

Everything old is new again.

Everything versus Every thing.
en] Confusing Words

Evil begets evil.

Evil gotten evil spent.
la] Male parta male dilabuntur.

Evil that cometh out of thy mouth flieth into thy bosom.

Evil twin.
en] Idiom

Evoke versus Invoke.
en] Confusing Words

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.

Example is better than precept.

Exceedingly well read.
en] Phrase

Excretion versus Secretion.
en] Confusing Words

Excuse me while I kiss this guy.
en] Phrase

Excuse my French.
en] Idiom

Excuse my French.
en] Phrase

Excuse my French.
en] To apologize for using swear or curse words.

Excused Boots.
en] Idiom

Expand (someone?s) horizons.
en] Idiom

Expect not fair weather in winter on one nights ice.

Experience is the best teacher.

Expiry versus Expiration.
en] Confusing Words

Explore all avenues.
en] Idiom

Explore all avenues.
en] To explore all possibilities when looking for a desired result or solution of some kind.

Expresso versus Espresso.
en] Confusing Words

Extortion versus Blackmail.
en] Confusing Words

Extraordinary rendition.
en] Phrase

Eye candy - see ear candy.
en] Phrase

Eye candy.
en] Attractive persons or other visually pleasing objects.

Eye candy.
en] Idiom

Eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

Eye for an Eye.
en] Idiom

Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.
en] Phrase

Eyebrow raising.
en] Idiom

Eye-opener.
en] Idiom

Eyes are bigger than one?s stomach.
en] Idiom

Eyes are bigger than one's stomach.
en] When one takes more food than he or she can actually eat.

Face card.
en] Idiom

Face that could stop a clock.
en] An unattractive face.

Face that could stop a clock.
en] Idiom

Face the music.
en] Idiom

Face the music.
en] Phrase

Face the music.
en] Take responsibility for what you have done.

Face to face.
en] Idiom

Face to face.
en] To meet in-person.

Face value.
en] Idiom

Face value.
en] What something appears to be on the surface.

Fact is stranger than fiction..

Factory farming.
en] Idiom

Facts are stubborn things.

Faff about.
en] Phrase

Faffing About.
en] Idiom

Fag end.
en] Phrase

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Failing to plan is planning to fail.
en] Phrase

Failure is the stepping stone for success.

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.

Faint heart ne'er won fair lady.

Faint heart never won fair lady.

Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady.
en] Idiom

Faint-hearted.
en] Phrase

Fair and Square.
en] Idiom

Fair and square.
en] Phrase

Fair and square.
en] When something is done honestly.

Fair dinkum.
en] Phrase

Fair exchange is no robbery.

Fair exchange is no robbery.
en] Phrase

Fair is not fair, but that which pleaseth.
it] Non bello quel'ch' bello ma bello quel'che piace.

Fair play.
en] Phrase

Fair to Middling.
en] Idiom

Fair to middling.
en] Phrase

Fair versus Fare.
en] Confusing Words

Fairytale ending.
en] Idiom

Fairy-tale ending.
en] Phrase

Fait accompli.
en] Phrase

Faith will move mountains.

Faith will move mountains.
en] Phrase

Fall by the wayside.
en] Idiom

Fall by the wayside.
en] When something falls by the wayside.

Fall flat.
en] Idiom

Fall flat.
en] When something does not have the desired effect on an audience, such as a joke or story.

Fall for Something.
en] Idiom

Fall from grace.
en] Idiom

Fall from grace.
en] Phrase

Fall from grace.
en] When someone loses respect, dignity, and support from a community.

Fall guy.
en] Phrase

Fall in (someone?s) lap.
en] Idiom

Fall in (someone's) lap.
en] When something is good is given to someone without any effort on their part.

Fall in Love with Somebody.
en] Idiom

Fall not out with a friend for a trifle.

Fall off the back of a lorry.
en] Phrase

Fall Off the Wagon.
en] Idiom

Fall on deaf ears.
en] Be ignored or disregarded.

Fall on one?s sword.
en] Idiom

Fall on One's Sword.
en] Idiom

Fall on one's sword.
en] To accept the consequences of an unfavorable action.

Fall on your sword.
en] Phrase

Fall Prey to.
en] Idiom

Fall short.
en] Idiom

Fall through the cracks.
en] Be missed or overlooked.

Fall through the cracks.
en] Idiom

Fall through the cracks.
en] To be overlooked or forgotten.

Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Familiarity breeds contempt.

Familiarity breeds contempt.
en] Idiom

Famous for fifteen minutes.
en] Phrase

Famous last words.
en] Phrase

Fancy free.
en] Phrase

Fancy pants.
en] Phrase

Fancy Someone (British English).
en] Idiom

Far be it from me.
en] Phrase

Far cry from.
en] Idiom

Far from the madding crowd.
en] Phrase

Far-fetched.
en] Idiom

Farm something out.
en] Idiom

Farmers.
en] Phrase

Farther (On) Down the Road.
en] Idiom

Fashion victim.
en] Phrase

Fashion-Forward.
en] Idiom

Fast and loose.
en] Phrase

Fast asleep.
en] Phrase

Fast bind, fast find;
A proverb never stale in thrifty mind.

Fat Cat.
en] Idiom

Fat is in the fire - The.

Father Figure.
en] Idiom

Fathom out.
en] Phrase

Favor versus Favour.
en] Confusing Words

Favorite versus Favourite.
en] Confusing Words

Faze versus Phase.
en] Confusing Words

Feast Your Eyes On.
en] Idiom

Feast your eyes on.
en] To look at something that is very enjoyable.

Feather in one?s cap.
en] Idiom

Feather in one's cap.
en] An achievement that one can be proud of and show off.

Feather in One's Cap.
en] Idiom

Feather one?s own nest.
en] Idiom

Feather One's (Own) Nest.
en] Idiom

Feather One's Nest.
en] Idiom

Feather one's own nest.
en] To use one's position illegally for personal gain.

Fed Up With.
en] Idiom

Fed up.
en] Frustrated.

Fed up.
en] Phrase

Feed a cold and starve a fever.

Feed a cold, starve a fever.

Feed the kitty.
en] Contribute money for a good cause..
en] BimboMeaning:

Feed the kitty.
en] Idiom

Feed versus Fed.
en] Confusing Words

Feeding frenzy.
en] Idiom

Feeding frenzy.
en] Phrase

Feel a bit under the weather.
en] Idiom

Feel free.
en] Be uninhibited about doing something.

Feel free.
en] Idiom

Feel free.
en] Used to give one permission to do something.

Feel Like a Million Dollars.
en] Idiom

Feel like doing something.
en] Want to do something.

Feel On Top of The World.
en] Idiom

Feel the pinch.
en] Idiom

Feel the pinch.
en] To experience hardship, often financial.

Feeling Blue.
en] Idiom

Fell off a Truck.
en] Idiom

Fell off the back of a lorry.
en] Idiom

Fellow traveller.
en] Phrase

Fend for yourself.
en] Phrase

Fend off.
en] Phrase

Fender bender.
en] An automobile collision resulting in only minor damage and no injuries.

Fender bender.
en] Idiom

Ferret out.
en] Idiom

Few and far between.
en] Idiom

Few and far between.
en] Scarce, infrequent.

Few and far between.
en] Something that is very rare.

Few Words and Many Deeds.
en] Idiom

Fewer versus Less.
en] Confusing Words

Fianc versus Fiance.
en] Confusing Words

Fiber versus Fibre.
en] Confusing Words

Fiddlesticks.
en] Idiom

Fiddlesticks.
en] Phrase

Fiddling while Rome burns.
en] Phrase

Fidlers fare, meat, drink and money.

Fie, foh, fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman.
en] Phrase

Field day.
en] Idiom

Field day.
en] Phrase

Fifteen Minutes of Fame.
en] Idiom

Fifteen minutes of fame.
en] Phrase

Fifth column.
en] Phrase

Fifth estate.
en] Phrase

Fifth wheel.
en] An extra person, sometimes unwelcome.

Fifth Wheel.
en] Idiom

Fifty percent of something is better than one hundred percent of nothing.

Fight a losing battle.
en] Idiom

Fight a losing battle.
en] Used when one is doing something where there is very little or no chance of success.

Fight an uphill battle.
en] Idiom

Fight fire with fire.

Fight Fire with Fire.
en] Idiom

Fight fire with fire.
en] Phrase

Fight fire with fire.
en] To use the same methods against ones opponent as they use against you.

Fight Like Cat and Dog.
en] Idiom

Fight the good fight.

Fight the Good Fight.
en] Idiom

Fight the good fight.
en] Phrase

Fight tooth and nail.
en] Fight with determination, toughness, and energy.

Fight Tooth and Nail.
en] Idiom

Fillet versus Filet.
en] Confusing Words

Filthy rich.
en] Idiom

Filthy rich.
en] Phrase

Filthy rich.
en] Very wealthy.

Finagle's Law.
en] Phrase

Find one?s feet.
en] Idiom

Find one's feet.
en] To become comfortable in a new situation.

Find One's Voice.
en] Idiom

Find your feet.
en] Idiom

Find your feet.
en] To adjust to something new.

Finders keepers, losers weepers.

Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers.
en] Idiom

Finders, keepers.

Finders, keepers; losers, weepers.

Finding Your Feet.
en] Idiom

Fine as frog's hair.
en] Phrase

Fine dressing is a foul house swept before the windows.

Fine feathers make fine birds.

Fine words butter no parsnips.

Fine words butter no parsnips.
en] Phrase

Fine-tuning.
en] Idiom

Fine-tuning.
en] Making minor adjustments to a plan, procedure, or system of some kind.

Finger in the Dike.
en] Idiom

Finger lickin' good.
en] Idiom

Finger lickin good.
en] Phrase

Finger on the Pulse.
en] Idiom

Finger-Pointing.
en] Idiom

Fingers and thumbs.
en] Phrase

Fire away.
en] Idiom

Fire away.
en] To begin, talking or asking questions.

Fire in the Belly.
en] Idiom

Fire is a good servant but a bad master.

Fire the imagination.
en] Idiom

Firing on all cylinders.
en] Idiom

Firing on all cylinders.
en] To be functioning perfectly.

First among equals.
en] Idiom

First catch your hare.

First come, first served.

First Come, First Served.
en] Idiom

First deserve and then desire.

First deserve, then desire.

First dibs.
en] Phrase

First footing.
en] Idiom

First hand.
en] Idiom

First hand.
en] To experience something directly.

First impressions are the most lasting.

First In, Best Dressed.
en] Idiom

First they ignore you, / then they laugh at you, / then they fight you, / then you win.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

First things first.

First Time for Everything.
en] Idiom

First water.
en] Phrase

First World problem.
en] Idiom

First World.
en] Idiom

First World.
en] Phrase

Firsthand versus First-hand.
en] Confusing Words

First-hand.
en] Experienced personally.

Fish always stink from the head down.

Fish and company stink after three days.

Fish and guests smell after three days.

Fish for Compliments.
en] Idiom

Fish of Cut Bait.
en] Idiom

Fish or Cut Bait (usually an exclamation).
en] Idiom

Fish or cut bait.
en] Phrase

Fish Out of Water.
en] Idiom

Fish out of water.
en] When one is uncomfortable in an unfamiliar situation.

Fish rot from the head down.
en] Phrase

Fish versus Fishes.
en] Confusing Words

Fishing for compliments.
en] Idiom

Fishing for compliments.
en] Trying to get someone to praise or compliment you.

Fit as a fiddle.
en] Idiom

Fit as a fiddle.
en] Phrase

Fit as a fiddle.
en] To be in great physical condition.

Fit like a glove.
en] Idiom

Fit like a glove.
en] When something fits one perfectly.

Fit the bill.
en] Be suitable.

Fit the bill.
en] Idiom

Fit the bill.
en] To have the necessary qualities or experience.

Fit versus Fitted.
en] Confusing Words

Fits and starts.
en] Phrase

Fits to a tee.
en] Phrase

Fitted him to a T.

Five o'clock shadow.
en] Phrase

Five-Finger Discount.
en] Idiom

Fixed in your ways.
en] Idiom

Fixer-upper.
en] Phrase

Flair versus Flare.
en] Confusing Words

Flammable versus Inflammable.
en] Confusing Words

Flash In The Pan.
en] Idiom

Flash in the pan.
en] Phrase

Flash in the pan.
en] Something or someone that has early success but it does not last.

Flat Broke.
en] Idiom

Flat Out Like a Lizard.
en] Idiom

Flat out.
en] Phrase

Flattery will get you nowhere.

Flattery Will Get You Nowhere.
en] Idiom

Flavor of the month.
en] Phrase

Flea market.
en] A market that is typically held outdoors where people sell second hand (used) items.

Flea market.
en] Idiom

Flea pit.
en] Idiom

Flesh and blood.
en] Idiom

Flesh and blood.
en] Phrase

Flesh out versus Flush out.
en] Confusing Words

Flew the Coop.
en] Idiom

Flier versus Flyer.
en] Confusing Words

Flip one's lid vs. flip one's wig.
en] Idiom

Flip the bird.
en] Idiom

Flip-Flop (v. or n.).
en] Idiom

Flog a dead horse.
en] Idiom

Flogging a dead horse.
en] Phrase

Flotsam and jetsam.
en] Idiom

Flotsam and jetsam.
en] Phrase

Flunk out.
en] Be kicked out of school for not meeting academic standards.

Flush with Cash.
en] Idiom

Flutist versus Flautist.
en] Confusing Words

Fly by the Seat of One's Pants.
en] Idiom

Fly by the seat of one's pants.
en] Phrase

Fly By the Seat of Your Pants.
en] Idiom

Fly High.
en] Idiom

Fly in the ointment.
en] Phrase

Fly Off The Handle.
en] Idiom

Fly off the handle.
en] Phrase

Fly on the wall.
en] Phrase

Fly pleasure and it will follow thee.

Fly-by-night.
en] Idiom

Flys versus Flies.
en] Confusing Words

Foam at the mouth.
en] Idiom

Foam at the mouth.
en] Phrase

Foaming at the Mouth.
en] Idiom

Fobbed off.
en] Phrase

Follow after the things that make for peace.

Follow in somebody's footsteps.
en] Follow someone else's path.

Follow In Someone's Footsteps (Tracks).
en] Idiom

Follow Your Heart.
en] Idiom

Follow-up versus Follow up.
en] Confusing Words

Followup versus Follow-up.
en] Confusing Words

Food fight.
en] Idiom

Food for Thought.
en] Idiom

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

Fool?s Errand.
en] Idiom

Fool?s Gold.
en] Idiom

Foolproof versus Fullproof.
en] Confusing Words

Fool's errand.
en] A task the is not possible to complete.

Fool's errand.
en] Phrase

Fools' gold.
en] Idiom

Fool's gold.
en] Phrase

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
en] Phrase

Fools tie knots and wise men loose them.

Foot in Mouth.
en] Idiom

Foot the bill.
en] Pay the bill for something.

Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.

For a song.
en] For a very cheap price.

For a Song.
en] Idiom

For all intents and purposes.
en] Phrase

For all the evils that happen to you don't blame fate or your fellowmen, but look for the cause within yourself.

For Crying Out Loud (excl.).
en] Idiom

For crying out loud.
en] Phrase

For ever and a day.
en] Phrase

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