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    browns87 is offline Newbie
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    Default Wanted: a thesaurus for phrases

    Hello,

    Does anyone know of a thesaurus for common phrases and idioms? For example, if you enter the phrase "in contrast" it would output "on the contrary". I have tried thesaurus.com, Roget's and many other places, but most phrases that I enter are not recognized. Thanks in advance.
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    sato is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: Wanted: a thesaurus for phrases

    I see your difficulty. Perhaps a dictionary of collocations would be a good place to start?

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    Default Re: Wanted: a thesaurus for phrases

    Onelook's reverse dictionary may help sometimes: OneLook Reverse Dictionary

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