Business English Idioms and Phrases



Business English Idioms and Phrases beginning with A :



The English language is fast emerging as the most effective universal medium of communication. To be a part of the global quest for personal and academic excellence, to be an efficient component of this highly competitive global environment, you need the ability to speak your mind freely, effectively, fluently and confidently. If you lack these skills, you could be losing out on a lot more than you think!


Regardless of the language that you are trying to learn, connecting the way words sound with how they look on paper is a difficult task. Because the pronunciation rules for English are not consistent, you may often come to points where you will have a difficult time determining how to say things correctly.


It is also important to realize that the English has accents and dialects like any other language. As a result, you may feel confused when you are told to pronounce a word in a certain way, only to hear it spoken in a different way by someone else. Nevertheless, there are still a number of methods that you can use to develop your English speaking skills.


Learning English is easier if you have a sound knowledge of the idiomatic expressions in English. Idioms are a very important aspect of any language. Idioms and phrases can be formed in many ways. Consider the idiomatic phrase TAKE ONE’S HAT OFF. The expression means to admire or respect someone.


For example :


He always works so hard on is English, you have to take your hat off to him.


Similarly, the word MAN has been used to form many idioms. The parts of the body have been used to form numerous idioms. The names of various animals and various objects have also been used to form idioms.


Events and stories from Theology, History, Geography, Science, Mythology, Legend, Romance, Economics, Linguistics, Medicine, Law, Politics, Current Events, Sports, Mathematics, Biology, Philosophy and other subjects have been used in order to create this interesting branch of English Idioms and Phrases.


Not every item in this page is an idiom. Collocations, common sayings, proverbs and interesting expressions have all been embodied here.


The aim is to help the student in every way possible to use English in an impressive and colourful manner.


  1. A 1
  2. A Bit Much
  3. A Chain Is No Stronger Than Its Weakest Link.
  4. A Day Late and A Dollar Short
  5. A Far Cry
  6. A Fool and His Money are Soon Parted
  7. A Fool at 40 is a Fool Forever
  8. A Good Day for Ducks
  9. A Hitch in Your Giddy-Up
  10. A Lick and A Promise
  11. A Little Bird Told Me
  12. A Little Learning is A Dangerous Thing.
  13. A Long Row to Hoe
  14. A Lost Bill in The High Weeds
  15. A No Brainer
  16. A-One
  17. A Penny for Your Thoughts
  18. A Penny Saved is A Penny Earned.
  19. A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words.
  20. A Poor Man's...
  21. A Sorry Sight
  22. A Steal
  23. ABC
  24. Abide By
  25. Abide By A Decision
  26. Abject Lesson
  27. About As Useful As A Chocolate Teapot
  28. About Face
  29. Above Board
  30. Above Par
  31. Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder.
  32. Accident Waiting To Happen
  33. Ace In The Hole
  34. Ace Up Your Sleeve
  35. Achilles Heel
  36. Acid Test
  37. Across The Board
  38. Across The Ditch
  39. Across The Pond
  40. Act of God
  41. Act of War
  42. Act the Giddy Goat
  43. Actions Speak Louder Than Words.
  44. Adams Ale
  45. Adams Apple
  46. Add Fuel To The Fire
  47. Addicted To
  48. Add Insult To In Injury
  49. Ad Hoc
  50. Ad Interim
  51. Ad Libitum
  52. Ad Nauseam
  53. Ad Valorem
  54. After All
  55. After Ones Heart
  56. After Your Own Heart
  57. Against The Clock
  58. Against The Grain
  59. Age Before Beauty
  60. Agony Aunt
  61. Ahead of The Pack
  62. Ahead of Time
  63. Air Your Dirty Laundry in Public
  64. Aladdin's Lamp
  65. Albatross Around Your Neck
  66. Alibi
  67. Alike as Two Peas
  68. Alive and Kicking
  69. All Agog
  70. All Along
  71. All and Sundry
  72. All Bark and No Bite
  73. All Bets are Off.
  74. All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go
  75. All Ears
  76. All Eyes are on Me.
  77. All Fingers and Thumbs
  78. All Hat No Cattle
  79. All Heart
  80. All Hell Broke Loose.
  81. All In
  82. All in A Days Work
  83. All in All
  84. All in Your Head
  85. All is Fair in Love and War.
  86. All is Well That Ends Well.
  87. All Mod Cons
  88. All Moonshine
  89. All Mouth and Trousers
  90. All My Eye and Peggy Martin
  91. All of A Sudden
  92. All of The Above
  93. All OK
  94. All Out
  95. All Over
  96. All Over Bar The Shouting
  97. All Over The Map
  98. All Over The Place
  99. All Over The Shop
  100. All Over The Show
  101. All Roads Lead To Rome.
  102. All Round
  103. All Set
  104. All-Singing All-Dancing
  105. All Sixes
  106. All Skin and Bone
  107. All Square
  108. All Talk and No Trousers
  109. All That Glitters is Not Gold.
  110. All The Rage
  111. All The Same
  112. All The Tea in China
  113. All Your Eggs in One Basket
  114. Alma Mater
  115. Alpha and Omega
  116. Alter Ego
  117. Always A Bridesmaid Never A Bride
  118. Ambulance Chaser
  119. Amen
  120. An Ace In
  121. An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away.
  122. An Axe to Grind
  123. An Old Flame
  124. Anchors Aweigh
  125. And All That Jazz
  126. Angry As A Bear
  127. Angry As A Bull
  128. Animal Spirits
  129. Ankle Biter
  130. An Ounce of Prevention is Worth A Pound of Cure.
  131. Answers on A Postcard
  132. Ants in Your Pants
  133. Any Port in A Storm
  134. Any Tom or Dick or Harry
  135. Apple of Discord
  136. Apple of One's Eye
  137. Apple-Pie Order
  138. Apples and Oranges
  139. Apples for Apples
  140. A Pretty Penny
  141. April Fool
  142. A Problem Shared is A Problem Halved.
  143. Apron Strings
  144. Arch Enemy
  145. Argue The Toss
  146. A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats.
  147. Arm and A Leg
  148. Armchair Critic
  149. Armchair Theory
  150. Armed To The Teeth
  151. Arm in Arm
  152. A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss.
  153. Around The Clock
  154. Arrow in The Quiver
  155. Article of Faith
  156. As A Rule
  157. As Cold As Ice
  158. As Cold As Stone
  159. As Cool As a Cucumber
  160. A Sea Change
  161. As Fit As A Fiddle
  162. As Good As New
  163. A Shot in The Arm
  164. Asleep At The Switch
  165. Asleep At The Wheel
  166. A Slice off A Cut-Loaf is Never Missed.
  167. As Mad As A Batter
  168. As Mad As A Wrongly Shot Hog
  169. As Much Use As A Chocolate Fire-Guard
  170. As Much Use As A Chocolate Teapot
  171. As Much Use As A Hand-Brake on A Canoe
  172. As Neat As A New Pin
  173. As One Man
  174. As The Actress Said To The Bishop
  175. As The Crow Flies
  176. A Still Tongue Keeps A Wise Head.
  177. A Street Arab
  178. As You Sow So Shall You Reap
  179. At A Drop of A Dime
  180. At A Loose End
  181. At A Loss
  182. At An Arm's Length
  183. At Anchor
  184. At A Snail's Pace
  185. At Cross Purposes
  186. At Daggers Drawn
  187. At Death's Door
  188. At Each Other's Throats
  189. At Full Tilt
  190. At Large
  191. At Loggerheads
  192. At Loose Ends
  193. At Odds
  194. At The Advent Of
  195. At The Back Of
  196. At Sea
  197. At The Bottom of The Totem Pole
  198. At The Coalface
  199. At The Drop of A Hat
  200. At The End of The Day
  201. At The End of Your Rope
  202. At The End of Your Tether
  203. At The Fore
  204. At The Top of My Lungs
  205. At The Top of The List
  206. At The Top of Your Lungs
  207. At The Top of Your Voice
  208. At Your Wit's End
  209. Avail Of
  210. Average Joe
  211. Averse To
  212. Avowed Intent
  213. A Watched Pot Never Boils.
  214. Away With The Fairies
  215. Awe Inspiring
  216. AWOL
  217. Axe to Grind



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