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

Sayings that start with the letter W

Sayings that start with the letter W

Walk free

Walk the walk

Walk the plank


Walter Scott (phrases coined by)

Warts and all

Watch the birdie

(A) watched pot never boils

Watching brief

Wave a red rag to a bull

Wax lyrical

Wax poetic

We are a grandmother

We are not amused

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers

We have seen better days

We know where you live

Weakest link - A chain is only as strong as its

Wear the trousers

Wear your heart on your sleeve

Weasel words


Well heeled

Well read

Wet behind the ears

Wet blanket

What a palaver

What a piece of work is man

What are you like?

What football is all about

What God has joined together let no man put asunder

What part of no don't you understand?

What the dickens

What you see is what you get - wysiwyg

What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet

What's not to like?

What's up Doc?

When in Rome, do as the Romans do

When it comes to the crunch

When pigs fly

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

When the s*** hits the fan

Where there's muck there's brass

Whet your appetite

Which is which?

Which witch is which?

While you live, tell truth and shame the Devil!

Whip round

Whipper snapper

Whipping boy

Whistle and flute

Whistle blower

Whistle down the wind

White as snow

White bread

White elephant

Whole kit and caboodle - The


Whole nine yards - The

Whole shebang - The


Why does bread always fall butter side down?

Why should the Devil have all the best tunes?

Wick - you get on my

Wide berth - Keep a

Wild and woolly

Wild goose chase

Willy nilly

Win hands down

Win one for the Gipper

(On a) wing and a prayer

Wing it

Winter draws on

Wish you were here

Wit's end - At one's

With bated breath

With bells on

Without a shadow of a doubt

Without let or hindrance

Without so much as a by your leave

Woe betide you

Woe is me

Wolf in sheep's clothing

Woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle - A

Woman's place is in the home - A

Women and children first

Wooden hill to Bedfordshire

Word association football

Word for word

Word in edgeways - A

Word in your shell-like - A

Words coined by William Shakespeare

Words ending in gry

Worse for wear

Worth one's salt


Wouldn't touch with a barge-pole

Wreak havoc

Writing is on the wall - The

Wrong end of the stick - The

Wrong side of the blanket - The

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