What you will see below are the meanings of popular sayings and phrases starting with the letter P. Select a phrase from the list to find more information on it.
“P” – Sayings
Paint The Town Red
To go out and have an enjoyable time, either with friends or by oneself.
Par For The Course
What one would expect to happen; something normal or common.
A photograph taken at the finish line. Also refers to competitions that are very close towards the end.
Playing For Keeps
Said when things are about to get serious.
Pretending to be dead, or to be deceitful about something.
Pot Calling The Kettle Black
Criticizing someone for a fault, even though the criticizer is also guilty of doing the same thing.
Put a Sock In It
Asking someone to be quiet or to shut up.
Note: There are more ‘P‘ phrases below, but they do not have their own pages like the ones above. Still, you can learn what they mean.
Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words – (A)
Sometimes a picture can tell a story and describe something better than words can.
Pins And Needles
Someone who is figuratively walking on ‘pins and needles’ is being careful not to say or do anything that is offensive because they do not want to upset someone.
Playing With Fire
Someone who is ‘playing with fire’ is doing something that’s potentially dangerous; they are taking a risk.
Practice Makes Perfect
Repeating the same activity over and over can help a person improve at it.
Put All Your Eggs In One Basket
Going all in; focusing all of one’s resources on a single idea or decision.
Put That In Your Pipe And Smoke It
A way to tell someone they should accept what was just said even if they don’t like it.