phrases, sayings, proverbs and idioms at
Home button Home | Search the website Search | Phrase Dictionary | Phrases beginning with the letter L

Sayings that start with the letter L

Sayings that start with the letter L


Labour of love


Ladies' room

La dolce vita

Lager frenzy

Laid out in lavender

La-la land

Lamb to the slaughter

Lame duck


Land of nod - The



Lark about

Last but not least

Last straw - The

Latin Phrases

Laugh like a drain


Laurels - rest on one's

The law is an ass

Lay it on with a trowel

Lead balloon - Go over like a

Lead-pipe cinch

Learn the ropes

Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing

Left in the lurch

Legend in one's own lifetime

Leopard cannot change its spots - A

Less is more

Less or fewer?

Let a thousand flowers bloom

Let bygones be bygones

Let not poor Nelly starve

Let not the sun go down on your wrath

Let or hindrance

Let sleeping dogs lie

Let the cat out of the bag

Let them eat cake

Let there be light

Let your hair down

Let's roll

Level playing field

Lick and a promise

Lick into shape


Lie low

Lies, damned lies and statistics

Life begins at forty

Life in the 1500s - folk etymologies

Life of Riley

Life's not all beer and skittles

Life's too short

Like a butcher's dog

Like a chicken with its head cut off

Like a moth to a flame

Like being savaged by a dead sheep

Like billy-o

Like it or lump it

Like rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic

Like the clappers

Like the Dickens

Like turkeys voting for Christmas

Like two peas in a pod


Little bird told me - A

Little knowledge is a dangerous thing - A

Little of what you fancy does you good - A

Lions led by donkeys

Little pitchers have big ears

Live long and prosper

Living daylights

Living off the fat of the land

Living on borrowed time

Lo and behold

Load of cobblers

Load of codswallop

Loaf of bread

Local derby

Lock stock and barrel

Long arm of the law - The

Long in the tooth

Look before you leap

Loose cannon

Loose lips sink ships

Lose face

Lose your marbles

Love is blind

Love that dare not speak its name - The



Lunatic fringe

Gary Martin - the author of the website.

By Gary Martin

Gary Martin is a writer and researcher on the origins of phrases and the creator of the Phrase Finder website. Over the past 26 years more than 700 million of his pages have been downloaded by readers. He is one of the most popular and trusted sources of information on phrases and idioms.

Browse phrases beginning with:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T UV W XYZ Full List