A List of Popular Idioms Starting With ‘W’

You can learn the meanings of phrases and sayings from the list below, starting with the letter W. Click one of the expressions for further details.


W‘ – Phrases

Wake Up Call
An occurrence of sorts that brings a problem to somebody’s attention and they realize it needs fixing.


Watched Pot Never Boils – A
Focusing on the things that we are waiting for can make it feel like time is passing by really slowly.


What Goes Up Must Come Down
Things that go up must eventually return to the earth due to gravity.


What Am I, Chopped Liver?
A rhetorical question used by a person who feels they are being given less consideration than someone else.


When The Rubber Hits The Road
When a theory or idea is put to the test.


Wild Goose Chase
Futilely pursuing something that will never be attainable.


Wouldn’t Harm a Fly
Nonviolent; someone who is mild or gentle.