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Waiting for my ship to come in (Waiting for something to make me rich)
Waiting in the wings (Waiting eagerly to perform or work)
Wake up and smell the coffee (Become aware of what is really happening)
Wake up call (Something that brings you to a new understanding or awareness of important matters)
Walk in the park (Something that’s easy and pleasant to do)
Walking a fine line (Maintaining a delicate balance)
Walking a tightrope (Maintaining a delicate balance)
Walking encyclopedia (A very knowledgeable person)
Walking on eggshells (Using a lot of tact; Taking great care not to offend)
Walking time bomb (Somebody who has a violent temper)
War chest (A fund to finance a war or political campaign)
Warts and all (Including the bad part of something)
Waste not want not (If you prevent waste you’ll increase your financial worth)
Watering hole (Bar)
Way to go (Congratulations; Good job!)
We have a problem
Weather the storm (Survive difficulty)
Well I’ll be! (That’s amazing!)
Wet behind the ears (Young and inexperienced)
Wet blanket (Somebody who ruins your fun)
Wet your whistle (Have a drink of alcohol)
What a joke! (That’s ridiculous!)
What a mess!
What a tangled web we weave (“When we practice to deceive” – This means that lying can complicate things for you to the point where you can’t control them anymore)
What a waste!
What am I going to do?
What are we going to do?
What are you thinking?
What are you trying to say?
What do you do?
What do you know?
What do you mean?
What do you recommend?
What do you think?
What do you think you’re doing?
What do you want?
What goes around comes around (Give to others and they’ll give to you)
What have you got to lose? (It won’t hurt you to try it)
What have you got to say for yourself? (Explain your behavior)
What is that?
What is the matter?
What is today’s date?
What is with you? (Why are you acting that way?)
What is your email address?
What is your phone number?
What is your problem? (Why are you acting that way?)
What time is it?
What were you thinking?
Whatever! (An exclamation of exasperation)
Whatever floats your boat! (Whatever makes you happy!)
What’s for dinner?
What’s going on?
What’s happening?
What’s new?
What’s that?
What’s the deal? (Why did that happen? or What is happening?)
What’s the difference?
What’s the verdict? (What did you decide?)
What’s the word? (Hello, or What is the latest information?)
What’s up? (Hello, or What’s happening?)
What’s your name?
When in Rome do as the Romans do (Adapt your conduct to your environment)
When pigs fly (It won’t happen)
When the cat’s away the mice will play (Without supervision people will misbehave)
Where are you?
Where are you from?
Where do you live?
Where have you been?
Where is the bathroom?
Where is the restroom?
Where the rubber meets the road (Where the real test of something occurs)
Where there’s a will there’s a way (If you want something enough you will find a way to get it or accomplish it)
Where there’s smoke there’s fire (When there’s an indication that something is true it probably is)
Whistling past a graveyard (Concealing concern or fear in a bad situation)
Who are you?
Who cares? (I don’t care)
Who knows? (I don’t know)
Whole new ball game (A new set of circumstances with a potentially different outcome)
Why not?
Wild goose chase (A search based on misinformation)
With a grain of salt (With skepticism)
With flying colors (Impressively)
Without a hitch (With no problems)
Without rhyme or reason (Doesn’t make sense)
Wolf in sheep’s clothing (A person who appears harmless when they’re not)
Word of mouth (Information spread without advertising)
Words fail me (I don’t know what to say)
Working hard?
Wow!
Wrong way

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