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Idioms had phrasing that had figurative meaning often unrelated to the actual phrasing. Artistic, athletic and economic parlances often contained idioms.

The Leyron were know to communicated using gestural idioms. (VOY: "Macrocosm")

List of common phrases and idioms Edit

"A bit" (TOS: "Wink of an Eye" et al.)

"A bright idea" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"A change of scene" (TNG: "Home Soil")

"A deuce of a" (TNG: "Elementary, Dear Data")

"A head start" (TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris")

"A living legend" (TAS: "The Survivor")

"A lot" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home et al.)

"A lot of" (TNG: "Justice", "Datalore")

"A man for all seasons" (TNG: "The Schizoid Man")

"A matter of life and death" (TNG: "Symbiosis")

"A matter of principle" (TOS: "I, Mudd")

"A mother hen" (TNG: "Loud As A Whisper")

"Ante up" (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man")

"A rose by any other name" (TOS: "By Any Other Name")

"A slip of the tongue" (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

"A shot across the bow" (TOS: "The Lights of Zetar")

"A shot in the dark" (TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom")

"A thing" (TOS: "The Devil in the Dark" et al.)

"A wide berth" (TOS: "The Ultimate Computer")

"Abandon ship" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; TNG: "11001001")

"Above all else" (TNG: "Coming of Age")

"After all" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"After a fashion" (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

"Ahead of schedule" (TAS: "The Practical Joker")

"All clear" (TNG: "The Battle")

"All ears" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; TNG: "The Battle")

"All in all" (TOS: "Whom Gods Destroy")

"All in good time" (TNG: "Conspiracy")

"All of a sudden" (TNG: "Elementary, Dear Data")

"All over again" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"Allow me" (TAS: "The Magicks of Megas-Tu")

"All right"/"Alright" (TOS: "The Man Trap" et al)

"All set" (TNG: "Home Soil")

"All the best" (TOS: "Metamorphosis")

"All the same" (TAS: "The Infinite Vulcan"; Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

"All the time" (TOS: "Charlie X" et al.)

"All the way" (TOS: "Spectre of the Gun")

"All the while" (TAS: "Once Upon a Planet")

"All things must pass" (TNG: "The Schizoid Man")

"And a half" (TAS: "The Jihad")

"And so forth" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Any time' (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

"Apples and oranges" (ENT: "Broken Bow")

"(A)round the clock" (TOS: "The Tholian Web"; TAS: "The Time Trap"); TNG: "Code of Honor")

"As a last resort" (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

"As a matter of fact" (TOS: "Metamorphosis" et al.)

"As (quickly) as the next man" (TOS: "The Apple")

"As soon as possible" (TAS: "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth" et al.)

"As always" (TOS: "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield")

"As a matter of fact" (TOS: "Whom Gods Destroy")

"As a result" (TOS: "Court Martial" et al.)

"As if" (TNG: "Lonely Among Us", "Justice")

"As per" (TNG: "Justice")

"As usual" (TOS: "Turnabout Intruder")

"As well" (TNG: "Home Soil", "The Outrageous Okona")

"As yet" (TOS: "The Mark of Gideon" et al.)

"As you know" (TNG: "The Last Outpost", "The Neutral Zone", "The Measure Of A Man")

"As you wish" (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren" et al.)

"At a loss" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"At a loss for words" (TOS: "The Alternative Factor")

"At a price" (TNG: "The Battle")

"At the drop of a hat." (TNG: "Justice")

"At a time" (TOS: "The Mark of Gideon" et al.)

"At all" (TAS: "Once Upon a Planet"; TNG: "Datalore", "Elementary, Dear Data")

"At all costs" (TOS: "Spectre of the Gun"; TAS: "One of Our Planets Is Missing"; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"At any price" (TNG: "When The Bough Breaks")

"At any rate" (TOS: "Friday's Child", "Whom Gods Destroy")

"At best" (TOS: "Friday's Child"; TNG: "Hide and Q")

"At ease" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint", "The Last Outpost", "Where Silence Has Lease")

"At fault" (TNG: "Coming of Age")

"At hand" (TAS: "The Magicks of Megas-Tu"; TNG: "Haven", "The Arsenal of Freedom")

"At heart" (TOS: "A Piece of the Action"; TNG: "The Dauphin")

"At home" (TNG: "Angel One")

"At last" (TAS: "The Slaver Weapon" et al.)

"At least" (TOS: "The Tholian Web" et al.)

"At length" (TNG: "Coming of Age")

"At liberty" (TOS: "Mirror, Mirror"; TNG: "Too Short a Season")

"At night" (TNG: "The Child")

"At odds with (the ship)" (TOS: "The Ultimate Computer")

"At once" (TOS: "The Tholian Web" et al.)

"At our best" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"At (our) disposal" (TOS: "The Mark of Gideon"; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

"At play" (TNG: "The Child")

"At present" (TOS: "The Way to Eden")

"At random" (TNG: "Elementary, Dear Data")

"At regular intervals" (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

"At risk" (TNG: "Conspiracy", "Elementary, Dear Data")

"At some length" (TAS: "The Survivor")

"At stake" (TOS: "The Mark of Gideon" et al.)

"At that point" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"At that rate" (TOS: "The Empath")

"At this rate" (TAS: "The Slaver Weapon")

"At the moment" (TOS: "Metamorphosis" et al.)

"At the most" (TAS: "The Time Trap")

"At the outside" (TOS: "Amok Time")

"At the same time" (TAS: "More Tribbles, More Troubles"; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"At the time" (TOS: "Journey to Babel" et al.)

"At this moment" (TAS: "One of Our Planets Is Missing" et al.)

"At this point" (TOS: "Obsession"; TAS: "The Survivor"; TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"At times" (TAS: "The Pirates of Orion"; TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"At will" (TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles", "By Any Other Name"; TAS: "The Survivor")

"At work" (TNG: "Where Silence Has Lease")

"At (your) convenience" (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

"At (your) discretion" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

"At (your) disposal" (TAS: "The Magicks of Megas-Tu"; TNG: "Haven")

"At your service" (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren" et al.)

"Back(ed) into a corner" (TOS: "The Conscience of the King")

"Backward and forward" (TNG: "Unnatural Selection")

"Badger (someone)" (TNG: "Allegiance"; DS9: "One Little Ship")

"Bag of tricks" (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?")

"Barrel of laughs" (TOS: "Spectre of the Gun")

"Be subject to" (TAS: "The Pirates of Orion")

"Be that as it may" (TNG: "Where Silence Has Lease")

"Bear in mind" (TOS: "Friday's Child")

"Behind (my) back" (TOS: "The Ultimate Computer")

"Behind schedule" (TNG: "Lonely Among Us")

"Between a rock and a hard place" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"Beyond description" (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")

"Big jump" (TNG: "Too Short a Season")

"Bill of health" (TOS: "The Way to Eden")

"Birds of a feather" (TNG: "A Matter of Time"; VOY: "Spirit Folk")

"Bits and pieces" (TOS: "Spectre of the Gun")

"Bitten off more than we can chew" (TOS: "Mirror, Mirror")

"Bleeding heart" (TOS: "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield")

"Bless you" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

"Bloodsucker" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

"Blue in the face" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Bottom line" (TNG: "The Last Outpost", "The Battle")

"Brave new world" (TOS: "Is There in Truth No Beauty?")

"Break his heart" (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?"); "Breaks my heart" (TNG: "The Last Outpost"); "Broken heart" / "Broke my heart" (TNG: "Haven", "The Hunted", "Brothers"; DS9: "The Muse", "A Simple Investigation", "Ferengi Love Songs"; VOY: "The Q and the Grey", "The Disease", "Fair Haven", "Inside Man")

"Break the ice"

"Breathing down (someone's) neck" (DS9: "Apocalypse Rising"; VOY: "Message in a Bottle")

"Bring (brought) the house down" (TOS: "Amok Time"; TNG: "The Outrageous Okona")

"Burn(ing) up" (TAS: "The Counter-Clock Incident"; Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

"Bury yourself in the part" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"Business is business" (TOS: "A Piece of the Action")

"But then" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Buttering our bread" (TNG: "Hollow Pursuits")

"By all means" (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren" et al.)

"By comparison" (TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before"; TNG: "Justice")

"By hand" (TNG: "Elementary, Dear Data")

"By rights" (TAS: "The Jihad")

"By rote" (TNG: "Elementary, Dear Data")

"By the book" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

"By the time" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"By the way" (TOS: "Whom Gods Destroy"; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

"By way of" (TNG: "Unnatural Selection")

"Calculated risk" (TOS: "A Taste of Armageddon" et al.)

"Call(ing) it a night" (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

"Calm before the storm" (TNG: "Home Soil")

"Carry on" (TAS: "The Survivor"; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; TNG: "Code of Honor")

"Carry out" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint"

"Cash money" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Cat burglar" (VOY: "Year of Hell")

"Cat got your tongue" (VOY: "In the Flesh")

"Change of mind" (TNG: "Skin of Evil")

"Checks and balances" (TOS: "Bread and Circuses")

"Checkup" (TOS: "The Way to Eden")

"Chew(ed) (you) out" (TOS: "Friday's Child")

"Child's play" (TOS: "The Galileo Seven", "Spock's Brain")

"Climb a tree" (TOS: "Errand of Mercy")

"Climbing the walls" (TOS: "By Any Other Name")

"Cloak-and-dagger" (TOS: "Elaan of Troyius")

"Cloud the issue" (TOS: "Wolf in the Fold")

"Cold fish" (DS9: "If Wishes Were Horses")

"Come along" (TNG: "Elementary, Dear Data")

"Come now" (TAS: "The Survivor")

"Come in" (TNG: "The Naked Now" et al.)

"Come on" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home et al.)

"Come on in" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye", "11001001")

"Coming to terms" (TNG: "Skin of Evil")

"Common ground" (TNG: "Where Silence Has Lease"; DS9: "If Wishes Were Horses", "In the Hands of the Prophets", "Cardassians"; VOY: "Nothing Human")

"Cool head" (TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom")

"Course of action" (TOS: "The Tholian Web", "That Which Survives")

"Cover our tracks" (TNG: "Conspiracy")

"Crystal clear." (TOS: "Arena"; TOS: "The Mark of Gideon"; DS9: "Favor the Bold"; Star Trek Into Darkness)

"Cut(ing) it (a bit) fine" (TOS: "The Apple")

"Cut(ting) (you) loose" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Dead ahead" (TAS: "The Time Trap"; TNG: "Where Silence Has Lease")

"Dead end" (TNG: "Lonely Among Us", "Too Short a Season", "Elementary, Dear Data")

"Dead in the water" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"Dead on" (TAS: "The Time Trap")

"Dirty work" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

"Discretion is the better part of valor" (TAS: "The Practical Joker")

"Display of force" (TOS: "The Tholian Web")

"Do (me) a favor" (TOS: "The Ultimate Computer")

"Doggone" (TAS: "The Practical Joker")

"Don't mention it" (TOS: "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield")

"Draw(ing) a line" (TOS: "Friday's Child")

"Draw(ing) lots" (TOS: "The Galileo Seven")

"Drop it" (TNG: "Code of Honor")

"Drop (my) guard" (TOS: "The Apple")

"Duty calls" (TNG: "Haven")

"Eager beaver" (TNG: "Unnatural Selection")

"Easy mark" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Eat(ing) crow" (VOY: "Life Line")

"Either way" (TOS: "The Man Trap" et al.)

"Empty threat" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"End in view" (TOS: "Is There in Truth No Beauty?")

"Even so" (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")

"Even the score" (TOS: "Day of the Dove")

"Excuse me" (TOS: "The Man Trap" et al.)

"Eye-opener" (TOS: "Metamorphosis")

"Face-to-face" (TAS: "The Pirates of Orion"; TNG: "Conspiracy", "The Outrageous Okona")

"Face up to (it)" (TOS: "Metamorphosis")

"Fare thee well" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Fair's fair" (TNG: "The Naked Now")

"Fibber" (TOS: "Miri")

"Fighting chance" (TOS: "Amok Time")

"Fight to the death" (TNG: "Code of Honor")

"Fire away" (TOS: "Court Martial" et al.)

"First hand" (TNG: "Home Soil", "Unnatural Selection")

"First of all" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"First things first" (TOS: "The Galileo Seven"; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

"Fish out of water" (VOY: "Equinox")

"Fish story" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"Fits like a glove" (TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before")

"Flesh and blood" (TOS: "Mudd's Women"; TNG: "Justice")

"Fool's errand" (TNG: "Unification II"; DS9: "Second Skin", "Apocalypse Rising")

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." (TOS: "Friday's Child"; VOY: "Warhead")

"For all to see" (TNG: "Code of Honor")

"For a change" (TAS: "The Pirates of Orion", "The Counter-Clock Incident")

"For example" (TOS: "Space Seed" et al.)

"For God's sake" (TNG: "Conspiracy", "Unnatural Selection")

"For (her) (own) sake" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"For instance" (TOS: "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"; TAS: "Beyond the Farthest Star"; TNG: "Loud As A Whisper")

"For once" (TNG: "The Outrageous Okona")

"For one thing" (TOS: "The Gamesters of Triskelion"; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"For sale" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"For shame" (TNG: "Hide and Q")

"For that matter" (TOS: "The Mark of Gideon")

"For the life of me" (TOS: "Whom Gods Destroy")

"For the love of (heaven)" (TAS: "The Terratin Incident")

"For the moment" (TOS: "Catspaw" et al.)

"For the record" (TNG: "The Outrageous Okona", "Unnatural Selection")

"For the time being" (TOS: "Wolf in the Fold")

"For your information" (TOS: "The Apple")

"For (your) sake" (TOS: "Bread and Circuses"); "For (your) (own) sake" (TOS: "Is There in Truth No Beauty?")

"For whatever it's worth" (TOS: "The Empath")

"Freak of nature" (TOS: "The Squire of Gothos")

"Frighten out of my wits" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

"From the floor" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"From the top" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"From time to time" (TNG: "Justice")

"Full circle" (TNG: "Where Silence Has Lease")

"Gang up on (you)" (TOS: "Obsession")

"Get a handle on" (TAS: "The Practical Joker")

"Get the hell out of here" (TNG: "Where Silence Has Lease")

"Get (my) hands on (the guy with the sledgehammer)" (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

"Get on" (TAS: "The Survivor")

"Get on with (the job)" (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

"Get to the bottom of this" (TAS: "The Practical Joker")

"Get out" (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

"Get out of (my) way" (TNG: "Coming of Age")

"Get to the point" (TOS: "The Alternative Factor" et al.)

"Get to your feet" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"Get the idea" (TOS: "A Piece of the Action")

"Give (me) a hand" (TAS: "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth"; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

"Give the word" (TOS: "A Piece of the Action"; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

"Give (Gave) up the ghost" (TOS: "The Devil in the Dark")

"Go ahead" (TOS: "The Lights of Zetar" et al.)

"Go away" (TAS: "The Ambergris Element")

"Go back" (TNG: "Heart of Glory")

"Gobbledygook" (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man")

"God knows" (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

"Go downhill" (TNG: "Haven")

"Go easy on (her)" (TOS: "The Lights of Zetar")

"Go on" (TAS: "Albatross" et al.)

"Good afternoon" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Good day" (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren"; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Good evening" (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Good heaven" (TAS: "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth")

"Good luck" (TOS: "The Lights of Zetar" et al.)

"Good morning" (TOS: "The Omega Glory" et al.)

"Good night" (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; TNG: "The Big Goodbye", "When The Bough Breaks")

"Good to see you" (TOS: "Whom Gods Destroy")

"Go on" (TNG: "Haven", "The Neutral Zone")

"Go to the devil" (TOS: "Day of the Dove")

"Go to your head" (TNG: "When The Bough Breaks")

"Green thumb" / "Black thumb" (TNG: "Clues"; DS9: "Paradise")

"Growing by leaps and bounds" (TNG: "The Schizoid Man")

"Gut feeling" (TNG: "Too Short a Season")

"Ham-handed" (TOS: "Friday's Child")

"Hands-on" (TNG: "The Outrageous Okona")

"Hang on" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"Hard feelings" (TOS: "Turnabout Intruder")

"Have a point" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"Have a prayer" (TNG: "Elementary, Dear Data")

"Have a word with (you)" (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

"Have/Got (your) hands full" (TOS: "The Galileo Seven"; TNG: "Peak Performance"; DS9: "If Wishes Were Horses", "The Circle", "Whispers", "The Maquis, Part I", "The Adversary", and more; VOY: "Alliances", "Darkling", "Mortal Coil", "Equinox", "Dragon's Teeth", and more; ENT: "Fortunate Son", "Cold Front", "Fallen Hero", "The Breach", "First Flight", and more)

"Heart of the matter" (TOS: "I, Mudd", "The Mark of Gideon")

"Heaven forbid" (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")

"Hell(-bent) for leather" (TOS: "Spectre of the Gun"; TNG: "Tapestry")

"Here and now" (TOS: "Spectre of the Gun")

"Here and there" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"High horse" (DS9: "If Wishes Were Horses")

"Hind end" (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

"Hired and fired" (TNG: "The Outrageous Okona")

"Hit the broad side of a barn" (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

"Hit the deck" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"Hit the dirt" (TAS: "The Slaver Weapon")

"Hold on" (TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom", "The Child")

"Home sweet home" (TNG: "Datalore")

"How on earth" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"(First) hurdle" (TNG: "Booby Trap") / "(Biggest) hurdle" (TNG: "The Game")

"I am what I am" (TOS: "This Side of Paradise"); VOY: "Warhead")

"I am who I (say) I am" (DS9: "Civil Defense", "Fascination")

  • According to Tuvok, along with this saying, "It is impossible for me to be more or less like myself." (VOY: "Tuvix")

"I don't know."

"I see" (TOS: "Patterns of Force" et al.)

"If and when" (TOS: "The Empath"; DS9: "Facets", "Our Man Bashir"; VOY: "Scorpion", "Night", "Endgame"

"If only" (TOS: "Turnabout Intruder")

"If so" (TNG: "The Last Outpost")

"If you like" (TOS: "Whom Gods Destroy" et al.)

"If you will" (TAS: "The Survivor"; TNG: "The Schizoid Man")

"Ill-gotten goods" (VOY: "Fair Trade")

"Ill will" (TNG: "The Outrageous Okona")

"In accord" (TNG: "Justice")

"In action" (TNG: "Angel One")

"In addition" (TNG: "Angel One")

"In addition to" (TOS: "The Way to Eden"; TAS: "The Infinite Vulcan", "The Pirates of Orion")

"In advance" (TOS: "The Deadly Years" et al.)

"In advance of" (TOS: "The Changeling")

"In a flash" (TOS: "That Which Survives"; TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"In a manner of speaking" (TOS: "Amok Time" et al.)

"In a minute" (TOS: "The Omega Glory", "Spock's Brain", "Day of the Dove")

"In a moment" (TOS: "The Omega Glory" et al.); "In just a moment" (TOS: "Bread and Circuses")

"In any case" (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever" et al.)

"In any event" (TAS: "The Time Trap")

"In a pig's eye" (TOS: "Amok Time")

"In a sense" (TOS: "A Private Little War"; TAS: "The Survivor")

"In a vacuum" (TOS: "This Side of Paradise")

"In a way" (TOS: "The Paradise Syndrome"; TNG: "Justice")

"In awe of" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"In bad shape" (TNG: "Angel One")

"In blazes" (TOS: "Patterns of Force", "The Paradise Syndrome")

"In business" (TAS: "The Practical Joker")

"In case" (TOS: "Mudd's Women" et al.)

"In case of" (TOS: "The Changeling")

"In common" (TNG: "Loud As A Whisper")

"In concert" (TNG: "Haven")

"In connection with" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

"In control" (TNG: "Symbiosis")

"In defiance of" (TAS: "The Practical Joker")

"In dispute" (TAS: "The Pirates of Orion"; TNG: "Symbiosis")

"In effect" (TOS: "The Man Trap" et al.)

"In error" (TOS: "The Galileo Seven" et al.)

"In essence" (TNG: "When The Bough Breaks")

"In exchange' (TNG: "Symbiosis")

"In fact" (TOS: "Metamorphosis" et al.)

"In favor" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; TNG: "Code of Honor")

"In force" (TNG: "Conspiracy", "The Measure Of A Man")

"In full force" (TOS: "Bread and Circuses")

"In general" (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man")

"In God's name" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"In good hands" (TOS: "Patterns of Force"; TAS: "The Infinite Vulcan"; TNG: "11001001")

"In good shape" (TOS: "The Lights of Zetar")

"In heaven's name" (TAS: "The Practical Joker")

"In (his) own time" (TOS: "A Private Little War")

"In (his) own way" (TOS: "A Private Little War")

"In honor of" (TNG: "A Matter Of Honor")

"In line" (TOS: "Mirror, Mirror")

"In love" (TOS: "The Lights of Zetar"; TNG: "The Big Goodbye", "Loud As A Whisper")

"In my face" (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")

"In my opinion" (TOS: "The Changeling" et al.); "In my view" (TOS: "The Apple")

"In my place" (TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before")

"In my right mind" (TNG: "The Battle")

"In my time" (TOS: "The Savage Curtain")

"In my way" (TNG: "Coming of Age")

"In no way" (TNG: "The Child")

"In one breath" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

"In one piece" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

"In operation" (TNG: "Home Soil")

"In order" (TOS: "Catspaw" et al.)

"In order to" (TOS: "Patterns of Force" et al.)

"In other words" (TOS: "By Any Other Name" et al.)

"In our favor" (TOS: "The Doomsday Machine", "The Savage Curtain"; TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"In (our) hands" (TOS: "Wolf in the Fold")

"In (our) midst" (TAS: "The Practical Joker"); "In (your) midst" (TAS: "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth")

"In our own way" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"In over (our) heads" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

"In particular" (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man")

"In person" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture et al.)

"In place" (TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before" et al.)

"In plain (non-Vulcan) English" (TOS: "The Doomsday Machine"; TNG: "Pen Pals")

"In private" (TNG: "Symbiosis", "We'll Always Have Paris")

"In progress" (TOS: "Mudd's Women" et al.}}

"In question" (TOS: "The Menagerie, Part I" et al.)

"In reality" (TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris")

"In real time" (TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris")

"In reason" (TNG: "Hide and Q")

"In relation to" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"In return" (TNG: "When The Bough Breaks")

"In return for" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"In reverse" (TAS: "The Counter-Clock Incident")

"In series" (TAS: "Bem"; TNG: "Symbiosis")

"In session" (TOS: "Court Martial", "Space Seed"; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"In shape" (TNG: "Haven")

"In sight" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"In stock" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"In store (for them)" (TOS: "Assignment: Earth"); "In store (for us)" (TOS: "Day of the Dove", "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky")

"In strength" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

"In terms of" (TOS: "Spectre of the Gun")

"In that case" (TOS: "Obsession" et al.)

"In the case of" (TNG: "Code of Honor", "The Neutral Zone")

"In the course of time" (TAS: "Yesteryear")

"In the dark" (TOS: "Patterns of Force", "Is There in Truth No Beauty?"; TNG: "Lonely Among Us")

"In the end" (TAS: "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth"; TNG: "Haven")

"In the event" (TOS: "The Galileo Seven" et al.)

"In the first place" (TOS: "The Galileo Seven" et al.)

"In the flesh" (TNG: "Manhunt"; VOY: "Ashes to Ashes"; ENT: "Detained"

"In the hands of (someone)" (TOS: "Charlie X"; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; TNG: "The Measure Of A Man", "Devil's Due", "Unification I"; DS9: "The Storyteller" et al.)

"In the least" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"In the light of" (TOS: "And the Children Shall Lead")

"In the line of duty" (TOS: "The Doomsday Machine")

"In the manner of (the people)" (TOS: "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky")

"In the meantime" (TOS: "I, Mudd" et al.)

"In the middle" (TOS: "The Way to Eden")

"In the midst of" (TOS: "Spectre of the Gun"; TAS: "Albatross")

"In the name of" (TOS: "The Devil in the Dark" et al.)

"In the open" (TNG: "Datalore")

"In the process" (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren")

"In the process of" (TNG: "Where No One Has Gone Before")

"In the shadow of" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

"In the wink of an eye" (TOS: "Wink of an Eye")

"In the wrong" (TAS: "The Survivor")

"In (their) sights" (TNG: "The Last Outpost")

"In (their) view" (TNG: "Code of Honor")

"In time" (TOS: "A Private Little War" et al.)

"In trouble" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"In truth" (TNG: "The Outrageous Okona")

"In turn" (TNG: "The Outrageous Okona")

"In vain" (TNG: "The Child")

"In view of" (TOS: "Metamorphosis"; TAS: "The Counter-Clock Incident"; TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom")

"In (your) corner" (TNG: "Lonely Among Us")

"It's a long story" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

"It's all right" (TOS: "By Any Other Name", "Plato's Stepchildren")

"It's the same dance, it's just a different tune." (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")

"Just a minute" (TOS: "Friday's Child"; TAS: "The Infinite Vulcan", "The Time Trap")

"Just a moment" (TOS: "Return to Tomorrow" et al.)

"Just in case" (TOS: "Arena" et al.)

"Kangaroo court" (TOS: "Albatross")

"Keep an eye on" (TNG: "Datalore", "Heart of Glory"); "Keep (your) eye on (them)" (TNG: "11001001"); "Keep an eye on (her)" (TNG: "Too Short a Season")

"Keep in mind that" (TNG: "Hide and Q")

"Keep the home fires burning." (DS9: "Inquisition")

"Keep (your) nose clean" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Kind of (a ring)" (TOS: "Friday's Child")

"Knock out" (TNG: "11001001")

"Knock your socks off." (ENT: "Marauders")

"Know...like the back of (my own) hand" (TNG: "Too Short a Season")

"Know the drill." (DS9: "For the Cause", "Business as Usual"; VOY: "Counterpoint", "Virtuoso")

"Kook" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"Lady killer" (TNG: "The Schizoid Man")

"Lead the way" (TNG: "Justice")

"Learn a thing or two" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"Least of all" (TAS: "The Time Trap")

"Let her rip" (TOS: "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield")

"Let it go" (TNG: "Where Silence Has Lease")

"Licked his boots." (DS9: "Playing God"), "Kissed her boots." (DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited")

"Like blue blazes" (TAS: "The Ambergris Element")

"Like it or not" (TOS: "Elaan of Troyius"; TNG: "The Last Outpost")

"Likewise" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint", "The Naked Now")

"Link in a chain" (TOS: "By Any Other Name")

"Live (it) down" (TOS: "The Immunity Syndrome")

"Long shot" (TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom", "The Neutral Zone")

"Long time" (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

"Look what cat dragged in" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Lose ground" (TOS: "The Apple")

"Lose our heads." (TOS: "The Corbomite Maneuver"); "Lose your head" (TOS: "I, Mudd")

"Lost (his) mind" (TOS: "The Alternative Factor")

"Made up (your) mind" (TAS: "The Pirates of Orion")

"Make a statement" (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

"Make head or tail" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Make love' (TNG: "Justice")

"Make no mistake" (TOS: "Friday's Child")

"Make way" (TNG: "Elementary, Dear Data")

"Make your point" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture; TNG: "Angel One"); "Made your point" (TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles")

"Matter of fact" (TNG: "Angel One")

"Matter of life and death" (TAS: "The Survivor")

"Matter of record" (TNG: "The Last Outpost")

"Mince words" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

"Mind (your) own business" (TOS: "The Apple")

"Mission accomplished" (TOS: "Wolf in the Fold")

"Mixed feelings" (TNG: "The Child")

"Most of all" (TNG: "Code of Honor")

"Move away" (TNG: "Datalore")

"Move on" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Move out" (TNG: "The Naked Now")

"Multitude of sins" (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

"My curiosity is bigger than my appetite" (DS9: "Meridian")

An apparent variation of "have eyes bigger than one's stomach"

"My foot" (TAS: "The Time Trap")

"My god" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture et al.)

"My goodness" (TOS: "Patterns of Force"; TNG: "The Child")

"My home is your home." (TOS: "The Squire of Gothos"); "This house is your house" (TOS: "The Apple")

"Nail(ed) down" (TOS: "Day of the Dove")

"(This) neck of the woods" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

"Neck and neck" (DS9: "Explorers")

"Never mind" (TOS: "Patterns of Force" et al.)

"Night owl" (DS9: "Playing God"; VOY: "Demon")

The Night Owl was also a cafe on Earth.

"No comment" (TOS: "Return to Tomorrow")

"No doubt" (TOS: "Elaan of Troyius" et al.)

"No go" TOS: "The Way to Eden")

"No good" (TAS: "The Pirates of Orion")

"No matter" (TOS: "Journey to Babel" et al.)

"No matter how" (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

"No matter what" (TOS: "Patterns of Force"; TNG: "Home Soil")

"No more" (TAS: "One of Our Planets Is Missing" et al.)

"No need" (TNG: "Where No One Has Gone Before")

"None of your business" (TNG: "Coming of Age")

"No problem" (TOS: "A Private Little War" et al.)

"No sweat" (TOS: "A Piece of the Action")

"No way' (TAS: "The Magicks of Megas-Tu" et. al)

"None of (my) business" (TNG: "The Battle")

"Not a chance" (TOS: "Metamorphosis")

"Not at all" (TNG: "Lonely Among Us", "Angel One", "The Neutral Zone")

"Not a word" (TOS: "Metamorphosis")

"Not half as" (TNG: "The Battle")

"Not have a clue" (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

"Not hold water" (TOS: "The Alternative Factor")

"Not move a muscle" (TOS: "Friday's Child")

"Not much" (TAS: "The Slaver Weapon")

"Not so fast" (TOS: "The Mark of Gideon")

"Nothing to write home about" (TNG: "The Last Outpost")

"Not to worry" (TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom")

"No-win situation" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

"Now or never" (TOS: "All Our Yesterdays")

"Odds and ends" (TOS: "The Devil in the Dark")

"Of age" (TNG: "Heart of Glory")

"Of all people" (TOS: "The Ultimate Computer")

"Of all things" (TAS: "Once Upon a Planet")

"Of a sort" (TOS: "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky")

"Of course" (TOS: "The Cage" et al.)

"Of course not" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture; TNG: "The Neutral Zone", "A Matter Of Honor")

"Of interest" (TNG: "The Last Outpost")

"Of late" (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren")

"Of sorts" (TOS: "All Our Yesterdays")

"Of the essence" (TOS: "The Doomsday Machine")

"Off balance" (TNG: "Too Short a Season")

"Off limits' (TNG: "Skin of Evil")

"Off the beaten path" (TOS: "Metamorphosis")

"Off the deep end" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"Off the hook" (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")

"Off the record" (TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles")

"Oh my god" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture et al.)

"Oh, my gosh" (TOS: "Assignment: Earth")

"Oh well" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Old hat" (ENT: "Broken Bow")

"On and off" (TOS: "Spectre of the Gun")

"Once and for all" (TOS: "Patterns of Force", "The Mark of Gideon"; TNG: "The Measure Of A Man")

"On behalf of" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; TNG: "Code of Honor")

"On board" (TNG: "A Matter Of Honor", "The Dauphin")

"Once in a while" ({[TNG|Unnatural Selection}})

"On course" (TAS: "The Pirates of Orion" et al.)

"On death's doorstep." (ENT: "A Night in Sickbay")

"On duty" (TAS: "The Time Trap")

"One at a time" (TNG: "The Outrageous Okona")

"One by one" (TOS: "Spock's Brain", "That Which Survives")

"On edge" (TAS: "The Practical Joker")

"One moment, please" (TNG: "Justice")

"One of a kind" (TOS: "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield")

"One way or another" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"One way or the other" (TNG: "Home Soil", "Symbiosis", "The Measure Of A Man")

"On guard" (TOS: "Day of the Dove")

"On hand" (TOS: "Spectre of the Gun"; TNG: "The Battle")

"On hold" (TNG: "Home Soil")

"On ice" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"On my own account" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"On (my) way" (TNG: "The Battle" et al.); "On the way" (TNG: "When The Bough Breaks")

"On record" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture; TNG: "The Battle")

"On schedule" (TOS: "The Empath" et al.)

"On the bum" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"On the contrary" (TOS: "The Deadly Years" et al.)

"On the double" (TOS: "The Apple" et al.)

"On the edge" (TOS: "The Savage Curtain")

"On the hot seat" (TOS: "Operation -- Annihilate!")

"On (their) (own) terms" (TOS: "Spectre of the Gun")

"On the job" (TOS: "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky")

"On the level" (TOS: "A Piece of the Action")

"On the nose." (TOS: "Dagger of the Mind"; TNG: "Datalore")

"On the order of" (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")

"On the one hand...on the other hand" (TOS: "Assignment: Earth")

"On the order of" (TAS: "The Counter-Clock Incident")

"On the other hand" (TOS: "Court Martial" et al.)

"On the part of" (TAS: "Yesteryear"; TNG: "Conspiracy")

"On the record" (TAS: "The Time Trap")

"On the safe side" (TNG: "Skin of Evil")

"On the spot" (TOS: "The Mark of Gideon")

"On the surface" (TOS: "Obsession")

"On the way" (TAS: "The Slaver Weapon"; TNG: "A Matter Of Honor"); "On (my) way" (TNG: "Too Short a Season")

"On the whole" (TOS: "Spock's Brain")

"On time" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

"On your feet" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"On (your) mind" (TOS: "Journey to Babel" et al.); "On (his) mind" (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

"On (your) toes" (TOS: "The Devil in the Dark"); "On (our) toes' (TOS: "Friday's Child")

"On (your) way" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

"One iota" An indication of a very small, indefinite measurement. (DS9: "Melora"; VOY: "Twisted", "Sacred Ground")

"Out in the open" (TOS: "Turnabout Intruder")

"Out of action" (TOS: "Spectre of the Gun")

"Out of breath" (TNG: "Justice")

"Out of circulation" (TOS: "Metamorphosis")

"Out of control" (TAS: "The Survivor" et al.)

"Out of date" (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")

"Out of line" (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")

"Out of my mind" (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")

"Out of my way" (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")

"Out of order" (TOS: "The Mark of Gideon", "The Savage Curtain"; TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"Out of place" (TOS: "Mirror, Mirror")

"Out of practice" (TNG: "Haven")

"Out of sight, out of mind" (VOY: "Night")

"Out of sorts" (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren")

"Out of style" (TOS: "Metamorphosis")

"Out of the goodness of (your) heart" (TNG: "Hide and Q")

"Out of their hands" (TNG: "The Schizoid Man")

"Out of the ordinary" (TOS: "The Deadly Years"; TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Out of the question" (TOS: "The Alternative Factor" et al.)

"Out of touch" (TAS: "The Infinite Vulcan"; TNG: "The Neutral Zone")

"Out of time" (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")

"Out of your head" (TOS: "Bread and Circuses"); "Out of your heads" (TOS: "The Savage Curtain")

"Out of (your) mind" (TOS: "The Man Trap" et al.); "Out of (my) mind" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Out on a limb" (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

"Pass up" (TOS: "The Immunity Syndrome", "Spectre of the Gun")

"Pat on the back" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

"Pave(d) the way for (something)" (TNG: "Face of the Enemy"; DS9: "Past Tense, Part I"; VOY: "Living Witness", "One Small Step")

"Pay a call" (TNG: "Symbiosis")

"Pay (their) respects" (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

"Pay the price" (TOS: "The Squire of Gothos" et al.)

"Pep talk" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

"Piece of cake" (TAS: "Beyond the Farthest Star")

"Piece of the action" (TOS: "A Piece of the Action")

"Play(ing) a hunch" (TOS: "The Gamesters of Triskelion"); "Play a hunch" (TOS: "A Piece of the Action")

"Plus or minus" (TAS: "Mudd's Passion")

"Point of no return" (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?")

"Point of view" (TOS: "Metamorphosis" et al.)

"Poppycock" (TOS: "The Omega Glory")

"Purring like happy kittens" (TAS: "The Terratin Incident")

The idiom used by Scotty was modified, with the original being "purr like a kitten".

"Rank hath its privileges." (TOS: "The Menagerie, Part I", "Arena")

"Raise your hand" (TNG: "Conspiracy")

"Red herring" (ENT: "Stratagem")

"Rest in peace" (TNG: "Conspiracy")

"Rich beyond the dreams of avarice" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"Ride herd on (it)" (TOS: "The Devil in the Dark")

"Right away" (TNG: "Skin of Evil")

"Right down (your) alley" (TOS: "Metamorphosis")

"(Right) here and now" (TOS: "The Gamesters of Triskelion")

"Right now" (TNG: "Home Soil", "Elementary, Dear Data", "The Dauphin")

"Right on" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"Ring a bell" (TNG: "The Schizoid Man")

"Risk his neck" (TOS: "The Galileo Seven")

"Roger' (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"Run(ning) a temperature" (TNG: "The Naked Now")

"Run of (bad) luck" (TNG: "The Royale"; DS9: "Move Along Home", "Rivals"; VOY: "Day of Honor")

"Same difference" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"Scapegoat" (DS9: "Life Support"; ENT: "Shadows of P'Jem")

"Scared to death" (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren"; TNG: "Where No One Has Gone Before")

"Second hand" (TNG: "The Battle")

"See you" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"See(ing) things" (TOS: "Shore Leave")

"Sense of humor" (TOS: "Spectre of the Gun")

"Ship out" (TOS: "Day of the Dove")

"Shoot(ing) in the dark" (TOS: "The Squire of Gothos")

"Sing(ing) a different tune" (TOS: "Catspaw")

"Sink(s) in" (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren")

"Sit down" (TNG: "Justice" et al.)

"Sitting duck" (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

"Slime" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Snoot full" (TNG: "The Naked Now", "Manhunt")

"So be it" (TOS: "Turnabout Intruder"; TNG: "Haven")

"So far" (TOS: "Turnabout Intruder" et al.)

"So help me" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

"Son of a bitch" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"Sooner or later" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom", "The Measure Of A Man")

"Sort of" (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

"Sound of wind and limb" (TOS: "Charlie X")

"Sour stomach" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"Speak of the devil" (TAS: "More Tribbles, More Troubles")

"Speak the same language" (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")

"Spit and polish" (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

"Spit it out" (TNG: "The Schizoid Man")

"Stab (me) in the back" (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

"Stand by" (TOS: "The Man Trap" et al.)

"Stand on ceremony" (TNG: "Conspiracy")

"Stake out a claim" (TOS: "The Apple")

"State of mind" (TOS: "Turnabout Intruder"; TAS: "The Lorelei Signal")

"State of the art" (TNG: "Lonely Among Us", "The Arsenal of Freedom")

"Stay on top of (it)" (TOS: "The Apple")

"Steady on" (TNG: "Heart of Glory")

"Step on it" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Sure as hell" (TNG: "Power Play", Star Trek: First Contact; DS9: "Captive Pursuit", "Armageddon Game", "Whispers", "Rapture"; VOY: "Hope and Fear"; ENT: "Cold Front", "Stigma", "Judgment", "The Expanse", "The Xindi", and more)

"Sweep it under the rug" (TOS: "Court Martial")

"Swim in" (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")

"Tag along" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

"Take a break" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Take advantage of" (TAS: "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth")

"Take a gander" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Take a seat" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"Take it easy' (TOS: "The Man Trap" et al.)

"Take (my) word" (TOS: "I, Mudd", "Metamorphosis")

"Take (my) chances" (TOS: "The Apple")

"Take over" (TNG: "The Battle")

"Talk shop" (TOS: "Court Martial")

"Tell it to Sweeney and the Marines" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Thank God" (TOS: "Patterns of Force" et al.))

"Thank heavens" (TOS: "The Omega Glory")

"Thank you" (TOS: "The Cage" et al.)

"That's all right" (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren"; TNG: "The Child")

"That's right" (TNG: "Elementary, Dear Data")

"That's the beauty of" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"That's the ticket" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"That tears it" (TAS: "Bem")

"The best defense is a (strong) offense" (TOS: "The Empath")

"(Out of) the doghouse" (DS9: "Prodigal Daughter")

"The fact is" (TOS: "I, Mudd")

"The fat is in the fire." (TOS: "Elaan of Troyius")

In the episode, McCoy uses the future tense of this idiom - "the fat will be in the fire".

"The good life" (TNG: "Justice")

"The last word" (TOS: "I, Mudd", "Journey to Babel")

"The lesser of two evils" (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

"The letter of the law" (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man")

"The next thing I knew" (TOS: "The Omega Glory")

"The other side of the coin" (TOS: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?")

"The promised land" (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

"The same old story" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"The spitting image" (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")

"The spirit of the law" (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man")

"The status quo" (TOS: "A Private Little War" et al.)

"The thing is" (TOS: "By Any Other Name")

"The top dog" (TOS: "Errand of Mercy", "Mirror, Mirror")

"The whole picture" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

"The whole works" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Thereby hangs a tale" (TOS: "I, Mudd")

"Those were the days" (TAS: "The Magicks of Megas-Tu")

"Throw for a loop" (TNG: "The Schizoid Man")

"Throw (him) to the wolves" (TOS: "Wolf in the Fold")

"Tiger by the tail" (TOS: "Day of the Dove")

"Time after time" (TAS: "The Infinite Vulcan")

"Time is of the essence" (TOS: "Turnabout Intruder")

"Time flies when you're having fun" (TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris")

"Tin god" (TOS: "This Side of Paradise")

"Tissue of lies" (TOS: "The Mark of Gideon")

"To a fine art" (TOS: "Is There in Truth No Beauty?")

"To be exact" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"To boot" (TOS: "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky")

"To coin a phrase" (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?")

"To date" (TAS: "Bem"; TNG: "Loud As A Whisper")

"To each his own" (TNG: "Haven")

"Top brass" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

"To that effect" (TOS: "Bread and Circuses")

"To the bitter end" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"To the contrary" (TOS: "The Way to Eden")

"To the letter." (TOS: "The Menagerie, Part I")

"To the point" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Touch and go" (TOS: "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield")

"Tough guy" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Trial run" (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

"Turn(ing) tail and run(ning)" (TOS: "Elaan of Troyius")

"Under consideration" (TOS: "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield")

"Under control" (TNG: "Heart of Glory", "The Dauphin")

"Under no circumstances" (TAS: "Bem")

"Under protest" (TNG: "The Battle")

"Under the circumstances" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye", "The Measure Of A Man")

"Under the table" (TOS: "By Any Other Name")

"Up to my neck" (TNG: "The Game")

"Up to date" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

"Wait a minute" (TOS: "I, Mudd" et al.)

"Wait a second" (TNG: "Coming of Age")

"Wasting your breath" (TNG: "Elementary, Dear Data")

"Watching the store" (TOS: "The Enemy Within"); "Mind the store" (TOS: "Amok Time", "The Gamesters of Triskelion"); "Minding the store" (VOY: "Tsunkatse")

"Watch your back" (TNG: "Conspiracy")

"Watch your tongue" (TOS: "I, Mudd")

"Wear (it) well" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"What in the hell" (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint", "Hide and Q")

"What in the world" (TAS: "Albatross")

"What the blazes" (TOS: "Day of the Dove"; TAS: "The Practical Joker")

"What the devil" (TOS: "The Cage" et al.)

"What the hell" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture "et al.)

"What's cooking" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Where the devil" (TOS: "The Lights of Zetar", "The Savage Curtain")

"Where the blazes" (TOS: "Wink of an Eye")

"White as a sheet" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Whoa" (TNG: "11001001", "The Outrageous Okona")

"(Who) the blazes" (TOS: "The Ultimate Computer")

"Who the devil" (TAS: "The Practical Joker")

"Why the devil" (TNG: "Conspiracy")

"Wild goose chase" (TNG: "Elementary, Dear Data")

"With all due respect" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture; TNG: "The Outrageous Okona")

"With our bare hands" (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

"With pleasure" (TAS: "More Tribbles, More Troubles"; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris")

"With (their) eyes closed" (TOS: "The Ultimate Computer")

"Wolf in sheep's clothing" (VOY: "In the Flesh")

"Work up a sweat" (TNG: "11001001")

"Wow" (TNG: "The Naked Now", "The Arsenal of Freedom")

"You bet" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

"You cannot tarnish a rusted blade" (TNG: "Firstborn")

"(Your) goose is cooked" (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Your guess is as good as mine" (TOS: "That Which Survives"; DS9: "Invasive Procedures"; ENT: "The Catwalk", "Canamar")

"(Your) lucky day" (TOS: "Assignment: Earth")

"Your wish is my command" (TNG: "The Naked Now")

Other idioms Edit

Be careful what you wish for Edit

In 2285, after "Mr. Adventure" complained that he wanted more challenges, adventure and surprises in his life, Uhura said "be careful what you wish for" and locked him in a closet. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

In 2373, upon Tom Paris saying to B'Elanna Torres that he wouldn't mind seeing her Klingon side again, Torres warned him to be careful what he'd wished for. (VOY: "Blood Fever")

In 2377, when 204 Klingons came aboard Voyager, Torres said that she should be careful what she wished for, after six years of feeling uncomfortable being the only Klingon aboard for. (VOY: "Prophecy")

Bird in a gilded cage Edit

To be a bird in a gilded cage was to live in luxury without freedom.

In 2268, Kirk described the crew of the USS Enterprise on the planet Mudd as birds in a gilded cage and asked how they could escape, to which Pavel Chekov replied that he had no ideas but that it was a very nice gilded cage. Kirk reminded everyone that despite it containing their deepest desires, it was a cage nonetheless and that they belonged back on the Enterprise. (TOS: "I, Mudd")

C'est la vie Edit

"C'est la vie" (French: "that's life") was a Human idiom, meaning bad things happen, it was the way of life.

In 2285, when Admiral James Kirk self-destructed the USS Enterprise, killing most of Kruge's Klingon crew on board, he told the commander on the surface of the Genesis Planet: "Sorry about your crew, but as we say on Earth, ...'c'est la vie.'" (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

Clean their chronometersEdit

Colonel West, while proposing Operation Retrieve, assured the Federation President that should the operation precipitate a full-scale war with the Klingon Empire, Starfleet could quite frankly "clean their chronometers." (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

Dining on ashesEdit

James Kirk asked if Spock was dining on ashes after finding him seemingly reflecting on the betrayal of Valeris. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

Falling on deaf earsEdit

"Falling on deaf ears" meant something that some believe should be heeded was not.

Weyoun once told Major Kira that her pleas to have Rom not executed for terrorism would fall on deaf ears. (DS9: "Favor the Bold")

In 2372, Neelix believed diplomatic negotiation with the Botha might fall on deaf ears. (VOY: "Persistence of Vision"

In 2374, The Doctor complained that his requests for a larger sickbay were falling on deaf ears. 'VOY: "Waking Moments")

For all the tea in China Edit

"For all the tea in China" meant something was so important to a person, he or she wouldn't exchange it for even the most precious things in the world.

In 1986, Gillian Taylor told time traveler Admiral James Kirk, when he explained to her that they wanted to bring George and Gracie to the 23rd century, and asked her if she was curious about the details, she said, "I wouldn't miss it for all the tea in China." (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

Have the hide of Edit

To have the hide of someone was to chastise someone severely.

In 2269, according to Dickerson, Captain Kirk promised to have the hide of the first man to smile or otherwise react with amusement to the appearance of President Abraham Lincoln on the Enterprise. (TOS: "The Savage Curtain")

I couldn't fill your shoes Edit

"I couldn't fill your shoes" was a Human idiom, describing one being in a bad situation, which the other person couldn't bear.

In 2286, Leonard McCoy told Spock, when he suffered from memory loss after being resurrected, "What I mean is I may have carried your soul, but I sure couldn't fill your shoes," to which Spock replied, "My shoes?" (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

Joined at the hip Edit

This term referred to people being so close to one another as to appear inseparable (physically or emotionally)

In 2369, Q described himself and Vash as "A team, joined together at the hip." (DS9: "Q-Less")

After being temporarily telepathically linked with Jean-Luc Picard on Kesprytt III in 2370, Beverly Crusher remarked that she was happy not to be joined to Picard's hip anymore. (TNG: "Attached")

In an alternate version of the year 2390, Harry Kim called Chakotay and his girlfriend Tessa Omond as close as to be joined at the hip. (VOY: "Timeless")

May God have mercy upon your soul Edit

"May God have mercy upon your soul" was a phrase used in some ancient Earth cultures upon sentencing a person to execution. It was used in that capacity during Worf's 2371 promotion ceremony, which included holodeck roleplaying on an sea vessel and involved him walking the plank. (Star Trek Generations)

A variant of the phrase, "May God have mercy on our souls," was used by Malcolm Reed to end his final log entry when stranded in Shuttlepod 1 and he believed there was no chance of rescue. (ENT: "Shuttlepod One")

Media circus Edit

"Media circus" was a Human idiom which described a news event where the coverage was out of proportion to the event itself.

In 1986, Gillian Taylor described to James T. Kirk the farewell ceremony for George and Gracie as a potential media circus. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

My mind's turned to clay Edit

This expression was used by Geordi La Forge in the running up to the battle of Wolf 359. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds")

Needle in a haystack Edit

"Needle in a haystack" was a Human idiom which described the long-lasting search for something in a large variety of possibilities.

In 2267, when searching for the Galileo, James Kirk remarked to High Commissioner Ferris, "Finding a needle in a haystack would be child's play." (TOS: " The Galileo Seven")

Later in the episode's script, just after Kirk decides to search Taurus II for the Galileo, Ferris disapprovingly commented, "You said something about a needle in a haystack. Useless..." and Kirk replied, "Not if you want your needle back."

In 2364, William Riker described searching Starfleet records for an instance of someone showering in their clothes as "like looking for a needle in a haystack." (TNG: "The Naked Now")

In 2369 while searching for the crash landed runabout USS Yangtzee Kiang in the Gamma Quadrant, Miles O'Brien compared the search with searching a needle in a haystack. O'Brien and Jadzia Dax had to search several planets, two dozen moons, and an asteroid belt. (DS9: "Battle Lines")

In 2370, a Paradan replicant of O'Brien commented "Needle in a haystack wouldn't do this job justice" when searching for a fault in Deep Space 9's upper pylons. (DS9: "Whispers")

In 2373, Jadzia Dax said to Benjamin Sisko "Do the words 'needle in a haystack' mean anything to you," after the USS Defiant had spent two days unsuccessfully searching the Badlands for cloaked missiles appropriated by the Maquis for a strike against Cardassia. (DS9: "Blaze of Glory")

Penny for your thoughts Edit

"A penny for your thoughts" was a Human idiom, meaning that someone was curious about what the other person was thinking.

In 2368, Doctor Beverly Crusher used the expression when she wanted to get Jean-Luc Picard to talk to her during a conversation. When Picard asked her if she has one, she told him that the replicator probably has it on file. (TNG: "The Perfect Mate")

In 2369, when Q brought back Picard to the incident at Starbase Earhart in 2327, he told him (acting as a bartender): "Penny for your thoughts? You never told me you were such a lady's man," also jokingly referring to Picard's unsuccessful date with Penny Muroc. (TNG: "Tapestry")

In 2370, Crusher used the expression again, dining with Picard, after they shared thoughts for a time via the psi-wave device on Kesprytt III. (TNG: "Attached")

In 2257, Amanda Grayson spoke of a similar idiom, "Isik for your thoughts," which she described as a Vulcan, but was later revealed as something she heard her mother say. (DIS: "Despite Yourself", "Will You Take My Hand?")

Playing twenty questions Edit

Rather than playing an actual guessing game, this meant to make somebody ask questions rather than telling them directly what a problem or the answer was.

When Harry Kim claimed to be an American during the Hirogen simulation of World War II in 2374, Tom Paris became annoyed at the man's refusal to answer him, saying he didn't have time to play twenty questions. (VOY: "The Killing Game")

Kathryn Janeway told Neelix the same thing when he was less than forthcoming about the delicate issue of non-functioning lavatories on USS Voyager in 2375. (VOY: "Bride of Chaotica!")

The powers that be Edit

"The powers that be" was a phrase referring to a decision made by those in power, or the decision makers, without going into detail who those decision makers were (as it was not relevant to the story.)

In 2143, when Jonathan Archer and A.G. Robinson were attempting to take NX Alpha on a test flight, Archer informed A.G. of the good news that he had just gotten word from "the powers that be" that he was good to go for launch. (ENT: "First Flight")

In 2256, Saru explained that he had been assigned to the USS Discovery as first officer by "the powers that be" after the destruction of the USS Shenzhou. (DIS: "Context Is for Kings")

Preaching to the choir Edit

"Preaching to the choir" was a phrase used to describe someone who was trying to convince another who was already a believer.

In 2365, Phillipa Louvois told Bruce Maddox he was preaching to the choir when he attempted to explain the usefulness of having a Data aboard every starship. (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man")

Rich beyond the dreams of avarice Edit

Doctor Leonard McCoy managed to convince Dr. Nichols to accept the formula for transparent aluminum as compensation for his services by saying that once he figured out the dynamics of the matrix (which would take years), he'd be rich beyond the dreams of avarice. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

Sauce for the goose Edit

The Earth idiom "what's sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander," was in part spoken by Spock following Saavik's notation that Khan Noonien Singh, aboard the USS Reliant was following the USS Enterprise into the Mutara Nebula. In response, Spock stated stated "sauce for the goose, Mr. Saavik." (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

Stone knives and bearskins Edit

"Stone knives and bearskins" was a colorful term employed by Spock to describe the 1930s technology he was forced to use to construct a tricorder interface. Vital information was locked within Spock's tricorder: How had Leonard McCoy changed history? Spock was eventually able to construct an appropriate circuit, but retrieved two separate recordings: one in which Edith Keeler lived, and one in which she died. At that point, the improvised interface erupted in sparks and flame, ruining his chance to learn which of the recordings represented McCoy's alteration, and which the correct timeline. (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")

Kathryn Janeway also used this expression when typing on a late 20th century computer keyboard trying to find out information about Henry Starling. (VOY: "Future's End")

The real McCoy Edit

"The real McCoy" described anything which was the genuine article in question, not merely a facsimile thereof.

In 2374, Vic Fontaine revealed to Odo that a new improved version of the "Lola Chrystal" hologram was in fact Kira Nerys, who the hologram's features were based on, and that the Changeling had been dancing with the real McCoy. (DS9: "His Way")

In 2375, "Boothby" classified Chakotay, unlike himself, to be "the real McCoy", (i.e. not a Species 8472 recreation of a Starfleet officer) and recommended "Valerie Archer" perform a genetic extraction in order to figure out a better way for members of Species 8472 to maintain a Human appearance. (VOY: "In the Flesh")

Tip of the iceberg Edit

With one's name on it Edit

Having one's name on something meant that the object in question belonged to or was reserved for them.

In 2372, Julian Bashir assured Odo that there was a Spitfire with his name on it in the hangar if he wanted to join the Battle of Britain holoprogram. Later, Joseph Sisko told his grandson there was a vat of crayfish that needed cleaning with his name on it. (DS9: "Homefront")

In 2375, Miles O'Brien told Janel Tigan he was not looking forward to seeing Captain Sisko again, as he had a boot with O'Brien's name on it. (DS9: "Prodigal Daughter")

In 2377, Reginald Barclay offered Deanna Troi a drink. When she declined, he tried to tempt her, saying he had a chocolate passion punch with her name on it. (VOY: "Inside Man")

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