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Sayings that start with the letter D

Sayings that start with the letter D

Daft as a brush

Damp squib

Dance attendance on

Daniel come to judgement

Darby and Joan

Dark horse

Darkest hour - The

Darkest hour is just before the dawn - The

Dark side - The

Darling buds of May

Dash to pieces

Date rape

Davy Jones' locker

Daylight robbery

Days are numbered - Your

Dead as a dodo

Dead as a doornail

Dead cat bounce

Dead in the water

Dead ringer

Delusions of grandeur


Designer stubble

Deus ex machina

Devil and the deep blue sea - Between the

Devil has all the best tunes - The

Devil Incarnate - The

Devil makes work for idle hands to do - The

'Devil' phrases - a list of phrases about the Devil

Devil take the hindmost - The

Devil to pay - The

Devil's advocate

Diamond in the rough

Diamond is forever - A

Dicky-bird - Not a


Die has been cast - The

As different as chalk and cheese

Different kettle of fish

Different strokes for different folks

Differently abled


Dirt bag

Dish fit for the gods - A

Do unto others as you would have them do to you

Dock your pay

Doesn't know s*** from Shinola

Doff your hat

Dog days

Dog in the manger

Dog is a man's best friend

'Dog' phrases

Dog's b*******

Dog's breakfast

Dog's dinner

Doldrums - in the

Dollars to doughnuts

Done a runner

Done to a turn

Donkey work

Donkey's years

Don't call us, we'll call you

Don't change horses in midstream

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched

Don't die like I did

Don't get mad, get even

Don't get your knickers in a twist

Don't go there

Don't have a clue

Don't keep a dog and bark yourself

Don't let the bastards grind you down

Don't let the cat out of the bag

Don't let the grass grow under your feet

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth

Don't shut the stable door after the horse has bolted

Don't throw good money after bad

Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater

Don't try to teach your Grandma to suck eggs

Don't wash your dirty linen in public

Doom and gloom

Double cross

Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn, and cauldron bubble

Double Dutch

Double entendre

Double standard

Double whammy

Down at heel

Down in the dumps

Down to the wire

Down the pan

Down the tubes

Drag race

Dragged through a hedge backwards

Draw a blank

Draw your horns in

Dreams of empire

Dressed to the nines

Drink like a fish

Driving while black

Drop-dead gorgeous

Drop in the bucket - A

Dropping like flies

Drummed out of the army

Ducks and drakes

Dumb blonde

Dust up

Dutch - My old

Dutch courage

Duvet day

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