You use will to indicate that you hope, think, or have evidence that something is going to happen or be the case in the future.
You can use would-be to describe someone who wants or attempts to do a particular thing. For example, a would-be writer is someone who wants to be a writer.
Would've is a spoken form of 'would have', when 'have' is an auxiliary verb .
If you say ' would that ' something were the case, you are saying that you wish it were the case.
If you say that you would rather do something or you ' d rather do it, you mean that you would prefer to do it. If you say that you would rather not do something, you mean that you do not want to do it.
would do well to:
If you say that someone would do well to do something, you mean that you advise or recommend that they do it.
I would be obliged:
expressions used to tell someone in a polite but firm way that one wants them to do something
it would be wise to:
If someone says to you that it would be wise to do something, they are advising you to do it, because it is the most sensible and reasonable action or decision in a particular situation.
would you believe it:
If you say would you believe it, you are emphasizing your surprise about something.
would/should be obliged:
If you tell someone that you would be obliged or should be obliged if they would do something, you are telling them in a polite but firm way that you want them to do it.
would sooner/'d sooner:
If you say that you would sooner do something or you ' d sooner do it, you mean that you would prefer to do it.
chance would be a fine thing:
said to mean that something that you would like to happen is very unlikely
will never do/would never do:
If you say that something will never do or would never do, you are saying, often humorously, that you think it is not appropriate or not suitable in some way.
would not say boo to a goose:
is extremely timid or diffident
would just as soon/'d just as soon:
If you say that you would just as soon do something or you ' d just as soon do it, you mean that you would prefer to do it.
no-one worth their salt would do something:
said to mean that no-one who was good at their job would consider doing a particular thing
would not do sth for anything/would not be sth for anything:
You can say that you would not do something for anything to emphasize that you definitely would not want to do or be a particular thing.
would not put it past sb/would not put anything past sb:
If you say that you would not put it past someone to do something bad, you mean that you would not be surprised if they did it because you think their character is bad.
someone would give their eye teeth for something:
said to mean that someone wants something very much, and that they would do almost anything to get it
someone would love to be a fly on the wall:
said to mean that someone would like to be present when a particular thing happens, and hear what is said or see what happens, although this is actually impossible because it will take place in private
look as if butter would not melt in one's mouth:
to look innocent or demure
someone would give their right arm to do something:
said to mean that someone wants something so much that they would do almost anything to get it
someone would not give someone or something house room:
said when someone strongly dislikes or disapproves of someone or something and wants to have nothing to do with them
someone would not do something for all the tea in China:
said to emphasize that someone definitely does not want to do something
someone could wring someone's neck:
said to mean that a person is very angry with someone else
would not touch someone or something with a barge pole would not touch sb/sth with a bargepole:
If you say that you wouldn't touch something with a barge pole, you mean that you would not want to have anything to do with it, either because you do not trust it, or because you do not like it.