anything for a quiet life


anything for a quiet life
anything for a quiet life british spoken phrase
used for saying that you will let someone do what they want in order to avoid an argument
Thesaurus: ending, solving and avoiding arguments and fightshyponym arguments and arguingsynonym
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  • Anything for a Quiet Life — is a Jacobean stage play, a city comedy written by Thomas Middleton and John Webster. Topical allusions suggest the play was written most likely in 1621.AuthorshipThe play was first published in quarto in 1662 by the bookseller Francis Kirkman,… …   Wikipedia

  • anything for a quiet life — British spoken used for saying that you will let someone do what they want in order to avoid an argument …   English dictionary

  • do anything for a quiet life — I make any concession to avoid being disturbed II see life …   Useful english dictionary

  • anything */*/*/ — UK [ˈenɪˌθɪŋ] / US pronoun 1) [usually in negatives or questions] used instead of something when saying or asking whether there is one thing or even a small amount of something Do you know anything about cricket? He never does anything to help.… …   English dictionary

  • anything — pronoun / eniTIN/ 1 any thing, event, situation etc, when it does not matter exactly which: Anything will do to wedge the door open. | If you believe that, you ll believe anything! | OK, you can borrow the car anything for a quiet life. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • quiet — [[t]kwa͟ɪ͟ət[/t]] ♦♦ quieter, quietest, quiets, quieting, quieted 1) ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is quiet makes only a small amount of noise. Tania kept the children reasonably quiet and contented... A quiet murmur passed through the… …   English dictionary

  • anything — [[t]e̱nɪθɪŋ[/t]] ♦ 1) PRON INDEF: v PRON, oft PRON adj You use anything in statements with negative meaning to indicate in a general way that nothing is present or that an action or event does not or cannot happen. We can t do anything... Dad sat …   English dictionary

  • for — 1 strong,; strong /fO:r/ preposition 1 intended to be given to or belong to a particular person: I ve got a present for you. | Save some for Arthur. 2 intended to be used in a particular situation: We ve bought some new chairs for the office. | a …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • quiet — qui|et1 W2S2 [ˈkwaıət] adj comparative quieter superlative quietest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(no noise)¦ 2¦(not speaking)¦ 3 (be) quiet! 4 keep something quiet/keep quiet about something 5¦(no activity/people)¦ 6¦(business)¦ 7 keep somebody quiet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • life — n. 1) to lead a life (to lead a busy life) 2) to prolong; save a life 3) to devote one s life (to smt.) 4) to spend one s life (doing smt.) 5) to give, lay down, sacrifice; risk one s life 6) to claim, snuff out, take a life (she took her own… …   Combinatory dictionary