A List of Expressions Starting With ‘C’

We have hundreds of common expressions on here. The ones below start with the letter C. Click (or tap) on a phrase to find further details on it!


C‘ – Phrases

Calm Before The Storm
A peaceful period of time that comes before a more difficult and/or more busy period.


Check, Please!
1. A request for a bill.  2. Being in an uncomfortable situation that one wants to leave.


Close But No Cigar
Coming close to a successful outcome only to fall short at the end.


Cold Turkey
Quitting a bad habit suddenly.


Crocodile Tears
To express sorrow in an insincere way.


Cry Over Spilled Milk
It’s useless to worry about things that have already happened and cannot be changed.


Cry Wolf
Someone who is lying.


Cup Of Joe
A ‘cup of joe’ is an American nickname for a cup of coffee.


Curiosity Killed The Cat
Typically said to indicate that any further investigation into a situation may lead to harm.


Cut The Mustard
To cut the mustard is to meet a required standard; to meet expectations.


Cut To The Chase
Getting directly to the point, leaving out all of the unnecessary details.

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