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    sallam Guest

    what's the best online idioms dictionary?

    Hi

    Newbie here. What an excellent forum!

    I have a question please:
    do you guys know of a good online dictionary for idioms?

    For example, I was looking for 'keeping us on our toes' and tried cambridge d. of idioms, but it failed to give me an entry. btw, I know now its meaing, 'requiring us to be alert and attentive', which I found when I used google search, not a dictionary...so..
    Is there a better one that uses a smart search to look up any, or at least most, idioms?

    Many thanks in advance, and greetings from Egypt!
    Last edited by sallam; 09-Dec-2004 at 13:55.

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    Red5 is offline Webmaster, UsingEnglish.com
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    Smile Re: what's the best online idioms dictionary?

    What an excellent forum!
    Many thanks for the kind remark.

    I don't know a great deal about other online idiom dictionaries, but we have one here at UsingEnglish.com! See: http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/. It's very new and still being developed, but you might be able to find what you're looking for there.

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    PS - If you have any suggestions for additions to our idiom dictionary, please feel free to post them in our Comments & Suggestions forum.

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    Re: what's the best online idioms dictionary?

    > I found when I used google search

    exactly

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    Red5 is offline Webmaster, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: what's the best online idioms dictionary?

    I think they were looking for recommendations from people who know (ie: our members)


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    ricardoarguellojr is offline Newbie
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    Re: what's the best online idioms dictionary?

    You should check Word Magic's online dictionary at English Spanish Bilingual Dictionary with Translations, Synonyms and Definitions - Word Magic Software

    Although it is for English and Spanish, it has the most complete list of idioms I've found in the internet.

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