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A bigger bang for your buck

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

A bunch of fives

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link

A countenance more in sorrow than in anger

A Daniel come to judgement

A diamond in the rough

A diamond is forever

A dish fit for the gods

A dog is a man's best friend

A drop in the bucket

A drop in the ocean

A fate worse than death

A feather in one's cap

A fish rots from the head down

A fish out of water

A fly in the ointment

A fool and his money are soon parted

A fool's paradise

A foot in the door

A foregone conclusion

A friend in need is a friend indeed

A golden key can open any door

A good man is hard to find

A hard man is good to find

A hiding to nothing - On

A house divided against itself cannot stand

A knight in shining armour

À la carte

À la mode

A legend in one's own lifetime

A leopard cannot change its spots

A little bird told me

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

A little of what you fancy does you good

A load of cobblers

A load of codswallop

A man after my own heart

A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client

A ministering angel shall my sister be

A miss is as good as a mile

A nation of shopkeepers

A nest of vipers

A no-brainer

A norange

A picture is worth a thousand words

A piece of the action

A pig in a poke

A place for everything and everything in its place

A plague on both your houses

A priori

A red rag to a bull

A riddle wrapped up in an enigma

A rolling stone gathers no moss

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

A rose is a rose is a rose

A safe pair of hands

A sea change

A skeleton in the closet

A sledgehammer to crack a nut

A shot in the arm

A sight for sore eyes

A sorry sight

A stitch in time saves nine

A stone's throw

A thing of beauty is a joy forever

A tinker's damn

A turn up for the books

A watched pot never boils

A wolf in sheep's clothing

A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle

A woman's place is in the home

A word in edgeways

A word in your shell-like

A1 at Lloyds

Abandon all hope ye who enter here

Abide with me

About face

About turn

Above board

Abracadabra

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Absent without leave

Absolute power corrupts absolutely

Accidentally on purpose

Accidents will happen

According to Hoyle

Ace in the hole

Achilles' heel

Acid test

Acronyms

Across the board

Act of God

Act the giddy goat

Action man

Adam's ale

Aga saga

Against the grain

Age before beauty

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety

Agree to disagree

Aid and abet

Aide-mémoire

Air kiss

Air quotes

Al fresco

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio

Alike as two peas in a pod

Alive and kicking

All agog

All at sea

All fingers and thumbs

All in all

All intents and purposes

All of a sudden

All present and correct

All publicity is good publicity

All singing, all dancing

All that glitters is not gold / All that glisters is not gold

All the tea in China - Not for

All things come to he who waits

All things must pass

All you can eat

Alter ego

Amber nectar

An albatross around one's neck

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

An arm and a leg

An Englishman's home is his castle

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

An ill wind

An offer he can't refuse

An Oxford scholar

Anchors aweigh

Angry young man

Ankle biter

Annus horribilis

Another think coming

Apple of my eye - The

Apple pie order

April fool

Arm candy - see ear candy

Arms akimbo

Ars longa, vita brevis

Arty-farty

Asap - As soon as possible

As XXX as YYY

As alike as two peas in a pod

As bald as a coot

As black as Newgate's knocker

As brown as a berry

As busy as a bee

As cold as any stone

As cool as a cucumber

As cute as a bug's ear

As daft as a brush

As dead as a dodo

As dead as a doornail

As different as chalk and cheese

As easy as pie

As fast as greased lightning

As fine as frog's hair

As fit as a butcher's dog

As fit as a fiddle

As good as gold

As good luck would have it

As happy as...

As happy as a clam

As happy as a sandboy

As happy as Larry

As high as a kite

As keen as mustard

As mad as a hatter

As mad as a March hare

As nice as ninepence

As old as Methuselah

As old as the hills

As pleased as Punch

As pure as the driven snow

As queer as a nine bob note

As snug as a bug in a rug

As straight as a die

As the crow flies

As thick as thieves

As thick as two short planks

As white as snow

Ashes to ashes dust to dust

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

(Ask not) for whom the bell tolls

(H)asta la vista, baby

At loggerheads

At one fell swoop

At one's beck and call

At sixes and sevens

Augur well

Auld lang syne

Away with the fairies