Foreign Phrases Commonly Used in English
Phrases Beginning with the Letter B
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Language Phrase Meaning
Persian baksheesh tip, gratuity
Italian basta enough
Greek bathos anticlimax
French beau geste a fine gesture
French beau monde fashionable society
French bel esprit wit, elegance
French belles lettres writing valued for its aesthetic qualities
French bÍte noir annoyance, bugbear
German Bildungsroman personal development novel
French billet doux love letter
German Blitzkrieg intense, rapid attack
Latin bona fide in good faith
French bon mot witticism
French bon vivant person of refined tastes, gourmand
German BŁrgermeister mayor
Swahili bwana boss