Phrases and Sayings, From A to Z

The phrases and sayings below start with the letter ‘A’. Use the menu to navigate around and find popular sayings to read about. Learn their meaning, discover their origin, and more!

Phrases and Sayings Starting with ‘A’

A Chip On Your Shoulder
Being angry about something that happened in the past.

A Dime a Dozen
Something that’s abundant in quantity and/or cheap; something that’s easily acquired.

A Fool And His Money Are Soon Parted
If someone acts foolish with their money, they will quickly lose it.

A Friend In Need Is a Friend Indeed
A real friend will be there to help, even in difficult situations.

A Piece of Cake
This phrase means that an activity or task is easy; something that is simple to do.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words
A person’s actions have more of an impact than just their words alone.

All Bark And No Bite
Someone is who full of talk, but has no action behind their words.

All Greek To Me
Something that is extremely difficult to understand because of its complexity; unintelligible.

An Apple a Day Keeps The Doctor Away
Eating an apple (or fruits and vegetables) daily can help to keep the doctor away.

An Arm And a Leg
This common saying is used when referring to something that is very pricey; expensive.

An Elephant Never Forgets
Someone with a good memory.

Apple Of My Eye
Cherishing someone or something; being fond of another.

As Busy As a Bee
Someone that has a lot of work to do; they are busy, like a bee.