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  1. Exclamation Sticky Thread Important: Our Free Idioms Dictionary!

    Started by Red5, 04-May-2007 20:15
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  2. Exclamation Sticky Thread Important: Test your idioms

    Started by Tdol, 31-Mar-2005 03:52
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  1. [Idiom] What idiom to use for 'make very clear'

    Started by arbit, 27-Jun-2016 06:26
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  2. Moved: Can we say: Don' leave me on my way?

    Started by zalaoui, 22-Jun-2016 23:14
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  3. Moved: check the following text, please

    Started by majid72, 15-May-2016 05:06
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  4. cut corners VS botching

    Started by majid72, 12-May-2016 04:22
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    18-Jun-2016, 17:54 Go to last post
  5. [Idiom] What does "spit in one's salt" mean?

    Started by Senem, 30-May-2016 22:53
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    18-Jun-2016, 17:34 Go to last post
  6. Question Meaning of "taking a woman off to the hay bales"?

    Started by Dendi, 04-Jun-2016 12:11
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    16-Jun-2016, 02:06 Go to last post
  7. Moved: False friends are worse than open enemies

    Started by majid72, 13-Jun-2016 12:17
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  8. Moved: his goal gave his team a one/four-point lead

    Started by majid72, 06-Jun-2016 07:37
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  9. Moved: down payment

    Started by majid72, 06-Jun-2016 12:01
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  10. Moved: specify/determine/indicate/provide us with

    Started by majid72, 06-Jun-2016 09:16
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  11. disrespecting

    Started by majid72, 05-Jun-2016 04:56
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    05-Jun-2016, 18:55 Go to last post
  12. [Idiom] Idioms to ESL students

    Started by Maliha Ismi, 31-Dec-2015 23:38
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    01-Jun-2016, 23:35 Go to last post
  13. to make the leap

    Started by Sepmre, 11-May-2016 08:48
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    30-May-2016, 09:26 Go to last post
  14. Fly by the seat of one's pants

    Started by WonderMary, 14-May-2016 10:33
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    20-May-2016, 18:17 Go to last post
  15. please check the text

    Started by majid72, 12-May-2016 05:41
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    17-May-2016, 00:37 Go to last post
  16. To have in place

    Started by Sepmre, 15-May-2016 09:36
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    15-May-2016, 13:14 Go to last post
  17. Winner is not yet specified/determined/decided

    Started by majid72, 12-May-2016 06:24
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    14-May-2016, 16:57 Go to last post
  18. A playful reply to "thank you"

    Started by victorr, 12-May-2016 11:12
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    12-May-2016, 18:02 Go to last post
  19. [Idiom] take to her

    Started by GrzegorzK, 09-May-2016 05:00
    • Replies: 1
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    09-May-2016, 09:40 Go to last post
  20. [Idiom] It might have been worse

    Started by kilroy65, 05-May-2016 22:10
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    07-May-2016, 00:41 Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 11,734
    28-Apr-2016, 23:17 Go to last post
  21. [Idiom] I am going bats. What does it mean?

    Started by hoshi4, 03-Apr-2016 08:33
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    04-Apr-2016, 20:01 Go to last post
  22. [Idiom] WOODS for Trees

    Started by Raghunathan, 12-Mar-2016 01:34
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    02-Apr-2016, 13:55 Go to last post
  23. [Idiom] My family tree is full of nuts. What's the meaning?

    Started by Nadi Basinova, 29-Mar-2016 20:02
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  24. alcohol saying

    Started by krisfromgermany, 24-Feb-2016 00:14
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    02-Mar-2016, 18:06 Go to last post
  25. [idioms] as cool as a cucumber

    Started by DavidIR, 02-Mar-2016 15:53
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    02-Mar-2016, 15:53 Go to last post
  26. about/around/round about

    Started by krisfromgermany, 23-Feb-2016 19:28
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    23-Feb-2016, 22:46 Go to last post
  27. [Idiom] bone of contention

    Started by kilroy65, 19-Feb-2016 15:08
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    21-Feb-2016, 03:17 Go to last post
  28. [Idiom] Get your knickers in a twist

    Started by kilroy65, 13-Feb-2016 16:27
    • Replies: 4
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    14-Feb-2016, 08:10 Go to last post
  29. "Don't you bother"

    Started by blueapple88, 06-Feb-2016 19:50
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 14,431
    11-Feb-2016, 21:27 Go to last post

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