A List of Sayings Beginning With ‘X, Y, and Z’

Here are the meanings of phrases and sayings starting with the letters XY, and Z. Click on one below to find more details.


X, Y, Z‘ – Phrases

Yada Yada
A way to signify that what is being said is predictable or boring.


You Can Lead a Horse To Water, But You Can’t Make It Drink
You can provide an opportunity to someone that can help them, but you cannot force them to take it.


You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
Sometimes, there may be two desirable things that someone wants, but these two things contradict each other, so the person can only pick one. It’s similar to saying “you can’t have it both ways.”


You Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover
Don’t judge someone or something only by their outward appearance.


You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
It can be challenging to teach a person something new, especially if they are set in doing things a certain way.


Note: More ‘X, Y, and Z‘ phrases are below. They do not have their own separate page, but you can still learn what they mean.


Yellow-belly
Someone who is afraid; scared. A similar phrase is ‘scaredy-cat.’


You Are On Fire
Doing a great job; excellent.


You Are On The Ball
Showing perception or sharpness. A similar phrase is when someone is described as being ‘on top of it.’


You Are Pulling My Leg
Someone who is ‘pulling your leg’ is just joking around; they aren’t being serious.


You Are Such a Card
Someone who is being funny or amusing in some way.


You Are What You Eat
The food a person eats affects their health, so if they eat healthy, they will probably feel healthier as a result.


You Can Count On Me
When someone says ‘you can count on me,’ they mean you can trust them.


You Can Say That Again
When a person says ‘you can say that again,’ it means they agree with what was just said.


You Scratch My Back, I’ll Scratch Yours
Helping someone out, maybe by doing them a favor, and so they help you out in return.


You Snooze You Lose
Losing out on an opportunity, perhaps due to laziness.


Yummy To My Tummy
This phrase describes food that tastes good; delicious.


Zig-zag
Switching between moving diagonally left and right.


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