Words that Alliterate and Rhyme — 1

Words that alliterate (start with the same letter) or rhyme:

willy-nilly = happening without people’s intention ~ волей-неволей

“Yet I found myself drawn willy-nilly into the intricacies of a conversation that had nothing to do with me.”

Willy Nilly


hurly-burly = a lot of noisy activity, usually involving large numbers of people ~ переполох

“There was a lot of hurly-burly on the street after the team won the championships.”

Hurly Burly


heebie-jeebies – a nervous feeling ~ нервная дрожь, мандраж

“With a crackling fire going and supper done with, he felt a lot better about the heebie-jeebies he had gotten earlier in the day.”

Heebie Jeebies


done and dusted = finished

“Now that everything is done and dusted, we can relax.”

Done And Dusted

to be given a short shrift = to be treated without sympathy or be given little attention

“The rural health sector was given a short shrift in the state budget for the 2016-2017 financial year.”

To Be Given A Short Shrift


no rhyme or reason = without any explanation

“There was no rhyme or reason for her to have such a strong reaction to a man she really didn’t know.”

No Rhyme Or Reason