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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. Moved: [General] "paying job" vs. "paid job"

    Started by angelsrolls, 26-Aug-2014 22:42
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  2. Wink [Idiom] claw apart?

    Started by camilaoliveros, 20-May-2014 18:24
    • Replies: 4
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    25-Aug-2014, 00:52 Go to last post
  3. This flapper afford knocks.

    Started by rpsh, 23-Aug-2014 07:38
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  4. [Idiom] Origin of "tearing up Ned" ?

    Started by Fulwild, 24-Aug-2014 05:29
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    25-Aug-2014, 00:12 Go to last post
  5. To be on one's merit

    Started by Fear not, only believe, 10-May-2014 09:35
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    25-Aug-2014, 00:09 Go to last post
  6. [Idiom] Take someone literally

    Started by MgMcinnis, 20-Aug-2014 02:39
    • Replies: 3
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    22-Aug-2014, 19:20 Go to last post
  7. Red face [Idiom] Idioms

    Started by markjoyce, 06-Aug-2014 02:53
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    10-Aug-2014, 07:48 Go to last post
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    04-Aug-2014, 11:16 Go to last post
  8. [Idiom] What does it mean? "Jesus is a truck..."

    Started by fixtheworld, 22-Jul-2014 01:38
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    30-Jul-2014, 13:01 Go to last post
  9. Looking for an idiom "Has a lot of currency"...

    Started by weytec, 14-Jul-2014 13:32
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  10. [Idiom] Sink or Swim ??

    Started by Frenglish, 23-Jul-2014 07:05
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  11. On the line of...

    Started by Fear not, only believe, 12-May-2014 21:14
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  12. [Idiom] Looking for an idiom that means “inexperienced or lacking knowledge"

    Started by Adam_C, 11-Jul-2014 20:58
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    23-Jul-2014, 18:27 Go to last post
  13. idiom

    Started by minaaaaa, 22-Jul-2014 20:51
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  14. To turn down a lane

    Started by hakob21, 21-Jul-2014 14:47
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    21-Jul-2014, 16:25 Go to last post
  15. to drop the ball?

    Started by alexinlove, 15-Jun-2014 00:54
    • Replies: 7
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    17-Jul-2014, 03:41 Go to last post
  16. [Idiom] idiom

    Started by kingtoori, 06-Jul-2014 16:31
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  17. Origin "to dump somone"

    Started by pasc, 27-Jun-2014 20:03
    • Replies: 5
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  18. [Idiom] In your face (All comments are welcome)

    Started by milad_jalali, 10-Jun-2014 16:28
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    14-Jun-2014, 08:00 Go to last post
  19. to give no switch

    Started by Mykael, 04-Jun-2014 13:39
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    11-Jun-2014, 03:44 Go to last post
  20. [Idiom] Learning Idioms...

    Started by nyteacher30, 02-Jun-2014 20:33
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    03-Jun-2014, 00:09 Go to last post
  21. Be in the same rows

    Started by Mher, 26-May-2014 09:12
    • Replies: 3
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    27-May-2014, 03:53 Go to last post
  22. [Idiom] Triple Words

    Started by ronlane10, 13-May-2014 06:08
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    25-May-2014, 06:37 Go to last post
  23. Run the gauntlet

    Started by Mher, 07-May-2014 08:11
    • Replies: 3
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    08-May-2014, 08:20 Go to last post
  24. [Idiom] What is the definition?

    Started by Shulyushenkova, 23-Apr-2014 12:09
    • Replies: 1
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    23-Apr-2014, 12:14 Go to last post
  25. Angel in disguise

    Started by Fear not, only believe, 17-Apr-2014 20:33
    • Replies: 5
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    19-Apr-2014, 19:20 Go to last post
  26. how to get along with

    Started by asal-F, 18-Apr-2014 19:11
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    19-Apr-2014, 13:32 Go to last post
  27. proverb

    Started by dvandemerwe, 14-Apr-2014 19:02
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  28. burn the midnight oil/ pull an all-nighter

    Started by sitifan, 09-Apr-2014 03:01
    • Replies: 4
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    11-Apr-2014, 06:28 Go to last post
  29. Use of "to get" like "to understand"

    Started by vale1906, 09-Apr-2014 11:27
    • Replies: 3
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