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Forum: English Idioms and Sayings

Ever wondered why it 'rains cats and dogs'? Find out here with our discussions and explanations of common, and not so common, idioms and sayings.

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  1. Pollyanna

    Started by blacknomi, 08-Aug-2004 19:21
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  2. pull a somebody

    Started by welldone, 07-Aug-2004 16:04
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  3. push the envelope

    Started by blacknomi, 31-Jul-2004 21:20
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  4. flash in the pan

    Started by blacknomi, 31-Jul-2004 21:38
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  5. Are these commonly used?

    Started by blacknomi, 31-Jul-2004 21:25
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  6. ruin the curve

    Started by blacknomi, 31-Jul-2004 21:35
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  7. an idiom

    Started by green_summer, 09-Jul-2004 09:03
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  8. idioms

    Started by Anonymous, 30-Sep-2003 21:59
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  9. What is "between jobs"???

    Started by blacknomi, 24-Apr-2004 05:12
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  10. comprehension check

    Started by blacknomi, 21-May-2004 16:58
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  11. Idiom

    Started by Anonymous, 24-Jun-2003 08:37
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  12. idiom

    Started by Anonymous, 12-Jul-2003 10:30
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  13. idiom/expression

    Started by Anonymous, 16-Sep-2003 17:29
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  14. idioms

    Started by Anonymous, 10-Aug-2003 18:33
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  15. what is the meaning of the sentence?

    Started by Anonymous, 10-May-2004 07:23
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  16. Poll Poll: Idiom: "be hoist with one's own petard" means?

    Started by Casiopea, 16-Nov-2003 13:25
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  17. blow somthing out of the water

    Started by Anonymous, 08-Aug-2003 16:58
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  18. Killed by kindness mean ?

    Started by whl626, 31-Oct-2003 00:44
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  19. bring him up to speed

    Started by Anonymous, 08-May-2004 12:45
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  20. nothing has been cast in stone

    Started by minhua, 18-May-2004 01:56
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  21. Shelling down the corn

    Started by twostep, 30-Jun-2004 16:59
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  22. OLD SAY? Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

    Started by whisper, 06-Jun-2004 18:18
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  23. diagonal warning

    Started by Dweller, 21-Jun-2004 19:07
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  24. war baby

    Started by ion Joe, 17-Jul-2004 15:43
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  25. What is "silver bullet”?

    Started by zpxykm, 09-Apr-2004 14:44
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  26. hearty in my approbation, and lavish in my praise

    Started by beeja, 14-Jul-2004 17:08
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  27. lost to sight alike and hearsay

    Started by beeja, 13-Jul-2004 07:47
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  28. Reported Speech

    Started by bluejazzshark, 11-Jun-2004 23:16
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  29. Proverb

    Started by petertsui, 16-Jun-2004 05:11
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