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wade into join in The football player decided to wade into the fight to protect his teammates.
wait on someone hand and foot serve his wife in every possible way He likes to wait on his wife hand and foot.
wait up for not go to bed and wait for The woman decided to wait up for her daughter to come home.
waiting tables serving food He spent the summer waiting tables at the resort.
walk all over control and take advantage of She is always trying to walk all over him.
walk away with steal Someone tried to walk away with the office computer.
walk in the park easy This class is gonna be a walk in the park.
walk of life social level People from every walk of life came to event.
walk off with steal Someone tried to walk off with the office computer.
walk on air be happy She is going to walk on air when he gives her the diamond ring.
walk out go on strike Many workers at the factory decided to walk out today.
walk out leave suddenly They decided to walk out in the middle of the meeting.
walk the floor walk back and forth across the floor She will usually walk the floor when she is nervous.
walk the plank resign The manager of the department was forced to walk the plank.
walking papers dismissal She was given her walking papers from his company last week.
waltz off with take The home team was able to waltz off with the championship again.
warm up to become friendly with She could easily warm up to the new student.
warm up practice The baseball team began to warm up before the game.
wash one’s hands of abandon You should wash your hands of this problem.
washed up no longer successful The player was all washed up and had to retire.
waste one’s breath speak pointlessly Do not waste your breath trying to change her mind.
watch it be careful I think you should watch it if you travel to that city.
watch one’s P’s and Q’s be well-behaved The teacher told him to watch his P’s and Q’s.
water down make weaker You need to water down the new office policies.
water under the bridge in the past The situation is water under the bridge and you should move on.
way off base way off base The plan to redesign the office was way off base.
way the wind blows situation occurs The vacation plans will depend on which way the wind blows.
wear and tear damage as a result of ordinary use She put a lot of wear and tear on her car.
wear away disappear The face on the coin began to wear away.
wear down deteriorate The river proceeded to wear down the rocks over time.
wear down exhaust Try not to wear down the employees with a long speech.
wear off disappear The face on the coin began to wear off.
wear on annoy She was really beginning to wear on him.
wear out deteriorate The shoes began to wear out after only one week.
wear out exhaust Try not to wear out the employees with a long speech.
wear out one’s welcome stay too long Try not to wear out your welcome at the party.
wear thin disappear The face on the coin began to wear thin.
wear thin be less believable Her excuses have begun to wear thin.
wears the pants is the boss I think she wears the pants in that family.
weed out sort and dispose of She needs to weed out the clothes she does not want anymore.
weigh on concern and worry The upcoming college entrance exam began to weigh on her.
weigh upon concern and worry The upcoming college entrance exam began to weigh upon her.
weigh one’s words think about what you will say You should weigh your words before you tell her.
well-off wealthy The owner of the restaurant is certainly well-off.
well-to-do wealthy The owner of the restaurant is certainly well-to-do.
went through was okay It went through this time.
well and good good It is well and good that he wants to discuss the problem.
well-heeled wealthy The owner of the restaurant is certainly well-heeled.
wet behind the ears inexperienced The new employee is wet behind the ears.
wet blanket person who discourages others from having fun She is a wet blanket so we never invite her to any parties.
wet one’s whistle drink something She was tired from hiking and needed to wet her whistle.
what’s cooking is happening She really wants to know what’s cooking.
what’s doing is happening She really wants to know what’s doing.
what’s up is happening She really wants to know what’s up.
what’s up with what is happening with Hey, what’s up with the manager today.
what’s with what is happening with Hey, what’s with the manager today.
what’s the big idea what were you thinking Hey, what’s the big idea using the car without asking?
what’s what one thing from another It is hard to tell what’s what at an auction.
wiped out tired I was really wiped out after looking at those lines.
work out exercise She likes to work out at the gym.
work out develop They needed to work out the plans of the new product.
write off remove the expense of They were able to write off the money spent on entertainment.
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