Phrases Beginning With ‘G’

There are several phrases and sayings in the list, and these ones start with the letter G. Tap on an expression below to find further details on it.


G‘ – Phrases

Give a Man a Fish
In the long run, it’s better to teach a person how to do something than to do that something for them.


Give The Benefit Of The Doubt
Believing someone despite any doubts you may have.


(Go) Down The Rabbit Hole
1. A particular topic, activity, or something else that interests a person, thus they want to see more of it so they can learn more about it. (For more definitions, see this phrase’s page).


Go For Broke
To risk it all, even if it means losing everything in the process; to go all out.


Go Out On a Limb
1. Putting yourself in a risky situation in order to help someone. 2. To take an uninformed guess at something.


Goody Two-Shoes
This phrase refers to someone who does nice things for others.


Greased Lightning
An expression that’s used to describe something that is very fast.


Note: More ‘G‘ phrases are below. They do not have their own individual page, however you can still learn their meaning.


Gathering Dust
If something is “gathering dust,” that means it has not been used in a long time.


Get a Grip
A phrase that means to calm down; to get control over yourself and your emotions; to get a hold of yourself.


Get Bent Out Of Shape
When a person “gets bent out of shape,” they are agitated or upset over something.


Get Down To Brass Tacks
To get to the main part of something.
Similar: Cut to the chase, stop beating around the bush


Get Off Your High Horse
Someone who speaks in a patronizing or condescending way might be told to “get off their high horse.”


Get Out Of Hand
When a situation is “getting out of hand,” that means it is getting out of control.


Get Over It
Someone who tells you to “get over it” is telling you to put a problem behind you and move on from it.


Get The Ball Rolling
To start an activity.


Get Your Feet Wet
Trying something out, like a job or an activity, to see if you like it.


Get Your Head Out Of The Clouds
If someone tells you to “get your head out of the clouds,” they are telling you to stop being distracted and instead focus on the current situation.

Give It a Shot
To try at something.
Similar: Take a crack at it, take a shot


Give Me a Break
Take it easy; don’t push me so hard.


Give Me a Hand
If someone says “give me a hand,” it means they are asking for help.


Give Someone The Slip
Getting away from someone; to escape.


Glued to Their Seats
To be captivated by something, like a movie or sports game. The person is so entertained by what they are seeing that they just want to keep watching—it’s as if they are “glued” to their seat.


Go The Extra Mile
Doing more than what is necessary.


Got a Kick Out Of It
To find something amusing or entertaining.


Got Off On The Wrong Foot
Having a bad first encounter with someone, resulting in them forming a bad initial impression.


Grab The Bull By The Horns
Take control of a difficult situation.


Grass Is Always Greener
Thinking that something is better because it is newer, fresher or different than what you are used to.


Green Thumb
Someone who is good with plants/gardening.


Grind To a Halt
This phrase means to come to a stop.


Guinea Pig
The phrase “guinea pig” refers to someone who tests an idea or a product to see what happens.


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