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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. [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
  2. [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
  3. [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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  4. 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
  5. [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
  6. 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
  7. [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
  8. [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
  9. "Don't you bother"

    Started by blueapple88, 06-Feb-2016 19:50
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  10. [Idiom] People always want what they don't have

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

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

    Started by ledita, 18-Jan-2016 04:05
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  13. If I am being honest

    Started by Dominik92, 17-Jan-2016 14:06
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  14. [Idiom] A penny for your thoughts

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

    Started by SimonettaFra, 05-Jan-2016 16:16
    • Replies: 2
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    06-Jan-2016, 06:51 Go to last post
  16. [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
  17. "What's the haps?"

    Started by TheParser, 21-Oct-2015 12:58
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  18. [General] Few breaks and keep them short.

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

    Started by CarlMadd, 27-Nov-2015 19:25
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  20. [Idiom] Kick someone to the curb

    Started by Babarbutt, 16-Dec-2015 17:57
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    18-Dec-2015, 21:10 Go to last post
  21. [Vocabulary] What's "his day is done"?

    Started by Sinnerman, 05-Dec-2015 09:39
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    08-Dec-2015, 08:27 Go to last post
  22. What's a "field of inquiry"?

    Started by robcranz, 01-Dec-2015 09:40
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    02-Dec-2015, 11:56 Go to last post
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    21-Nov-2015, 17:35 Go to last post
  23. [General] Got me tripping higher than the ceiling

    Started by doregard, 11-Nov-2015 07:41
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    11-Nov-2015, 11:36 Go to last post
  24. work yourself to the bones

    Started by -hell_boy-, 29-Oct-2015 12:13
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    29-Oct-2015, 13:54 Go to last post
  25. Use Marketing for Shopping

    Started by davefranco, 28-Oct-2015 13:05
    • Replies: 1
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    28-Oct-2015, 17:00 Go to last post
  26. [Idiom] Idioms issue

    Started by ketrinkkk, 01-Oct-2015 12:38
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    27-Oct-2015, 01:50 Go to last post
  27. get the heat on somebody / get heat

    Started by angelsrolls, 21-Oct-2015 19:54
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    24-Oct-2015, 09:04 Go to last post
  28. There is ... and then there is ...

    Started by angelsrolls, 21-Oct-2015 22:37
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    23-Oct-2015, 14:58 Go to last post

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