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Sayings that start with the letter N

Sayings that start with the letter N

Nail your colours to the mast


Name and shame

Name is mud

Nasty, brutish and short

Nation of shopkeepers - A

Nature versus nurture

Nautical phrases

Near the knuckle

Necessity is the mother of invention

Ne'er cast a clout till May be out

Ne'er do well

Needs must

Neither a borrower nor a lender be

Neither fish nor flesh, nor good red herring

Neither here nor there


Nest of vipers - A

Never give a sucker an even break

Never knowingly undersold

Never look a gift horse in the mouth

Never-never land

Never the twain shall meet


New kid on the block

Nice as ninepence

Nice kettle of fish

Nicholas Udall - phrases collected by

(In the) nick of time

Night owl

Nine days' wonder

Nip and tuck

Nip in the bud



No dice

No holds barred

No laughing matter

No love lost

No man is an island

No more cakes and ale?

No names: no pack-drill

No quarter given

No rest for the wicked

No room to swing a cat

No truck with

No way, Jose

Nod is as good as a wink - A

Nod - The land of

Norange - A

Nosy parker

Not a dicky-bird

Not by a long chalk

Not by a long shot

Not my cup of tea

Not for all the tea in China

Not playing with a full deck

Not rocket science

Not tonight Josephine

Not worth a plugged nickel

Not worth the candle

Nothing is certain but death and taxes

Nothing succeeds like success

Noughts and crosses

Nothing ventured, nothing gained

Now is the winter of our discontent

Nth degree

Nul points

Nutshell - In a

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