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Sayings that start with the letter M

Sayings that start with the letter M

Mackerel sky

Mad as a hatter

Mad as a March hare

Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun

Magical realism

Main chance

Make a bee-line for

Make a clean breast of it

Make a pig's ear of

Make a rod for your own back

Make a virtue of necessity

Make haste

Make hay while the sun shines

Make him an offer he can't refuse

Make my day

Make no bones about

Make your hair stand on end

Mal de mer

Man after my own heart - A

Man does not live by bread alone

Man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client - A

A dog is a man's best friend

Man's inhumanity to man

Many a little makes a mickle

Many are called but few are chosen

Many happy returns

Many a true word is spoken in jest

'March' phrases

Mare's nest

Marital aid

Market forces

Marry in haste, repent at leisure

May you live in interesting times

McCoy - The real

Mea culpa

Meat and drink

Meat and two veg.

Meet your Waterloo

Memory lane

Men in suits

Mend fences

Ménage à trois

Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water

Merry Christmas

Method in my madness

Mexican wave

Mickey Finn

Middle for diddle

Middle of the road

Might and main

(The pen is) mightier than the sword

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

Milk of human kindness

Millstone around one's neck - A

Minced oaths

Mince words

Mind your Ps and Qs

Mind's ear

Mind's eye

Ministering angel shall my sister be - A

Mint condition

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows


Miss is as good as a mile

Moaning Minnie


'Money' phrases

Money for old rope

Monstrous regiment of women

Montezuma's Revenge

Monty - The full

Moot point

Morbid obesity

More bang for your buck

More fool you

More haste, less speed

More honoured in the breach than in the observance

More light!

Morning person

Mother country

Motley crew


Mouth and no trousers - All

Movable feast

Movers and shakers

Moving finger writes - The

Moving the goalposts

Much ado about nothing

Much of a muchness

Mud - your name is

Mull (something) over

Multitude of sins

Mumbo jumbo

Mum's the word

Murphy's Law

Music has charms to soothe the savage breast

Mutt's nuts - The

Mutt and Jeff

Mutton dressed as lamb

My bad

My better half

My cup of tea

My cup runneth over

My giddy aunt

My husband and I

My mind's eye

My kingdom for a horse

My old china

My old Dutch

My salad days

My stars and garters

My way or the highway

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