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Welcome to the Phrase Finder section of Saidwhat. If you've ever wondered why we say what we say, and where the phrases came from, this is the place for you!

Simply click on a phrase you are interested in from the list below to find out more about that phrase and suggest origin information:

Achilles Heel
Also-ran
Back to Square One
Barnstorming Performance
Behind the Scenes
Below the Belt
Best Foot Forward
Bigwig
Bite the Bullet
Black and White
Blockbuster
Break the Ice
Caught Red-handed
Double Take
Draw The Line
Drifting Apart
Eager Beaver
Fancy Dress
Feather your Nest
Flip Side
Freudian Slip
Get a Break
Get your Back Up
Get your Goat
Goose Bumps
Green-eyed Monster
Half Hearted
Hand-to-Mouth
Hanky-Panky
Have a feather in your cap
High Flyer
Hold out the olive branch
Horse Around
Jack in the Box
Jaywalking
Just around the Corner
Knuckle Down
Left in the Lurch
Let Your Hair Down
Lick into Shape
Limelight
Lock stock and barrel
Look a gift horse in the mouth
Lucky Dip
Making things hum
Moonlighting
Navy Blue
No Spring Chicken
On a Roll
On your High Horse
Out of Line
Out of Touch
Pass the Buck
Play the Field
Prima Donna
Pull Some Strings
Pull Your Leg
Rack your Brains
Raining Cats and Dogs
Read Between the Lines
Read the Riot Act
Ready, Steady, Go
Roll with the Punches
Rub the Wrong Way
Rule the Roost
Second Fiddle
Smell a Rat
Start the Ball Rolling
The Fall Guy
The Life of Riley
The Real McCoy
The Writings on the Wall
Throw in the Towel
Tickled Pink
Top Banana
Up the Pecking Order
Well heeled
Wet behind the Ears
When the chips are down
Winning Hands Down
Young Whippersnapper
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