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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. 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. Fly by the seat of one's pants

    Started by WonderMary, 14-May-2016 10:33
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  2. please check the text

    Started by majid72, 12-May-2016 05:41
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  3. 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
  4. check the following text, please

    Started by majid72, 15-May-2016 05:06
    • Replies: 1
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    15-May-2016, 06:47 Go to last post
  5. Winner is not yet specified/determined/decided

    Started by majid72, 12-May-2016 06:24
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 467
    14-May-2016, 16:57 Go to last post
  6. cut corners VS botching

    Started by majid72, 12-May-2016 04:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 744
    14-May-2016, 12:30 Go to last post
  7. A playful reply to "thank you"

    Started by victorr, 12-May-2016 11:12
    • Replies: 2
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    12-May-2016, 18:02 Go to last post
  8. to make the leap

    Started by Sepmre, 11-May-2016 08:48
    • Replies: 3
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    11-May-2016, 09:55 Go to last post
  9. [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
  10. [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
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    28-Apr-2016, 23:17 Go to last post
  11. [Idiom] I am going bats. What does it mean?

    Started by hoshi4, 03-Apr-2016 08:33
    • Replies: 4
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    04-Apr-2016, 20:01 Go to last post
  12. [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
  13. [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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    02-Apr-2016, 03:40 Go to last post
  14. alcohol saying

    Started by krisfromgermany, 24-Feb-2016 00:14
    • Replies: 3
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    02-Mar-2016, 18:06 Go to last post
  15. [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
  16. 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
  17. [Idiom] bone of contention

    Started by kilroy65, 19-Feb-2016 15:08
    • Replies: 4
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    21-Feb-2016, 03:17 Go to last post
  18. [Idiom] Get your knickers in a twist

    Started by kilroy65, 13-Feb-2016 16:27
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 13,039
    14-Feb-2016, 08:10 Go to last post
  19. "Don't you bother"

    Started by blueapple88, 06-Feb-2016 19:50
    • Replies: 6
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    11-Feb-2016, 21:27 Go to last post
  20. [Idiom] People always want what they don't have

    Started by Keith Kelly, 06-Feb-2016 11:43
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 8,680
    06-Feb-2016, 12:19 Go to last post
  21. Question Punctuation

    Started by Moon daisy, 05-Feb-2016 13:03
    • Replies: 2
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    05-Feb-2016, 23:09 Go to last post
  22. [Grammar] I need help with 2 easy sentences

    Started by ledita, 18-Jan-2016 04:05
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    30-Jan-2016, 16:25 Go to last post
  23. If I am being honest

    Started by Dominik92, 17-Jan-2016 14:06
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 7,122
    17-Jan-2016, 19:59 Go to last post
  24. [Idiom] A penny for your thoughts

    Started by SimonettaFra, 05-Jan-2016 16:18
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 7,044
    07-Jan-2016, 22:44 Go to last post
  25. [Idiom] She wouldn’t give me the time of day

    Started by SimonettaFra, 05-Jan-2016 16:16
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 6,706
    06-Jan-2016, 06:51 Go to last post
  26. [Idiom] Idioms to ESL students

    Started by Maliha Ismi, 31-Dec-2015 23:38
    • Replies: 7
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    04-Jan-2016, 12:04 Go to last post
  27. "What's the haps?"

    Started by TheParser, 21-Oct-2015 12:58
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    29-Dec-2015, 14:07 Go to last post
  28. [General] Few breaks and keep them short.

    Started by traixeola, 21-Dec-2015 04:26
    • Replies: 2
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    22-Dec-2015, 07:20 Go to last post
  29. idiom: show your true colours!

    Started by CarlMadd, 27-Nov-2015 19:25
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    • Replies: 10
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