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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. İdİoms

    Started by jenere, 09-Feb-2008 19:38
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  2. "a minor in both" or "minors in both"

    Started by nikkiwu, 16-Nov-2010 08:00
    • Replies: 9
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    20-Nov-2010, 13:06 Go to last post
  3. Question "a wink and a nod" vs "a wink and a nudge"

    Started by vadhopper, 20-Oct-2010 15:57
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    22-Oct-2010, 03:14 Go to last post
  4. "and miles to go before I sleep"

    Started by dani1451, 07-Feb-2006 06:04
    • Replies: 2
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    07-Feb-2006, 18:26 Go to last post
  5. [Idiom] "apportioned according to desert"

    Started by HmP 1, 09-Feb-2013 00:44
    • Replies: 1
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    09-Feb-2013, 18:00 Go to last post
  6. "as straight as a die"

    Started by Vladimir, 29-Sep-2006 15:19
    • Replies: 5
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    23-Oct-2006, 00:33 Go to last post
  7. [Idiom] "at the expense of sth"

    Started by smilodon47, 14-Jan-2015 03:43
    • Replies: 5
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    15-Jan-2015, 22:46 Go to last post
  8. "average bloke"

    Started by priyank9, 31-Oct-2006 10:05
    • Replies: 3
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    03-Nov-2006, 07:19 Go to last post
  9. "Become a gusher"

    Started by MattiN, 31-Jan-2011 08:39
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    02-Mar-2011, 00:14 Go to last post
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    17-Mar-2012, 13:21 Go to last post
  10. Question "behind my back"

    Started by englishstudent, 02-Sep-2006 18:24
    • Replies: 1
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    02-Sep-2006, 19:48 Go to last post
  11. "biblical" rainfalls

    Started by Kurt, 13-Jan-2007 17:26
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    13-Jan-2007, 23:29 Go to last post
  12. "birds of a feather" derogative or not?

    Started by yunyun, 15-Dec-2005 14:27
    • Replies: 2
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    02-Jan-2006, 23:02 Go to last post
  13. [General] "Bloody Hell"

    Started by Williamyh, 21-Jan-2010 03:02
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    24-Jan-2010, 20:58 Go to last post
  14. [Vocabulary] "blue" meaning "indecent"

    Started by stares-at-stars, 21-Mar-2012 20:23
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    09-Apr-2012, 02:20 Go to last post
  15. Unhappy "brat"

    Started by Hopee, 04-Jan-2006 02:53
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    15-Jan-2006, 06:32 Go to last post
  16. Question "break the jam" vs. "break the ice"

    Started by nyggus, 15-Mar-2006 19:49
    • Replies: 1
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    16-Mar-2006, 04:08 Go to last post
  17. "bust (someone's) chops"

    Started by englishstudent, 02-Sep-2006 17:28
    • Replies: 4
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    07-Sep-2006, 02:01 Go to last post
  18. "Call it a wash"

    Started by Smiling, 05-Aug-2006 02:43
    • Replies: 3
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    06-Aug-2006, 09:10 Go to last post
  19. Cool "call it the night"?

    Started by April2804, 19-Oct-2010 21:55
    • Replies: 2
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    20-Oct-2010, 01:29 Go to last post
  20. Question "Check It Out"

    Started by Marrisa, 06-Aug-2005 04:46
    • Replies: 6
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    09-Sep-2005, 01:23 Go to last post
  21. "dive into " or " dive to" ?

    Started by hisoka9000, 14-Mar-2007 15:36
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    15-Mar-2007, 14:05 Go to last post
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    03-Aug-2011, 08:49 Go to last post
  22. Question [Idiom] "Don't hide your light under a bushel!"

    Started by Mehrgan, 22-Dec-2010 19:51
    • Replies: 8
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    28-Dec-2010, 16:23 Go to last post
  23. "Don't mind if I do", "Don't mind if you did"

    Started by Davididk, 16-Jan-2011 19:26
    • Replies: 3
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    14-Feb-2011, 18:22 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
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    03-Jan-2012, 17:47 Go to last post
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    04-Aug-2014, 11:16 Go to last post
  24. "Fair Shot"

    Started by Harukaze, 12-Mar-2007 10:06
    • Replies: 1
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    12-Mar-2007, 10:54 Go to last post
  25. "fault" versus "blame"

    Started by hopechest, 30-Mar-2007 20:11
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 6,333
    01-Apr-2007, 01:58 Go to last post
  26. "free-for-all" expression

    Started by AndreaLM, 26-Jul-2007 21:48
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,404
    27-Jul-2007, 13:43 Go to last post

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