A List of Common Sayings Starting With ‘P’

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

Par For The Course
What one would expect to happen; something normal or common.


Photo Finish
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.


Playing Possum
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. You can still learn what they mean.


Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words – (A)
Sometimes, a picture tells a story and describes something better than words can.


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. (i.e., I’m putting all my eggs in one basket and moving to Japan.)


Put That In Your Pipe And Smoke It
A way to tell someone that they should accept what was just said, even if they didn’t like it.


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