English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions

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An idiom is a phrase where the words together have a meaning that is different from the dictionary definitions of the individual words, which can make idioms hard for ESL students and learners to understand. Here, we provide a dictionary of 3,796 English idiomatic expressions with definitions.

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EntryWipe the slate clean
Added on 27-Sep-2015
EntryLike a ton of bricks
Added on 20-Sep-2015
EntryTake it or leave it
Added on 20-Aug-2015
EntrySelling point
Added on 19-Aug-2015
EntryBlow out of proportion
Added on 17-Aug-2015
EntryAgainst your better judgment
Added on 8-Aug-2015
EntryLaugh like a drain
Added on 3-Aug-2015
EntryTie that binds
Added on 2-Aug-2015
EntrySeal of approval
Added on 1-Aug-2015
EntryUnder the knife
Added on 1-Aug-2015
EntryMake a hames of something
Added on 25-Jul-2015
EntryBoil the ocean
Added on 16-Jul-2015
EntryStage rat
Added on 7-Jul-2015
EntryGive the shirt off your back
Added on 28-Jun-2015
EntrySee fit
Added on 26-Jun-2015
EntryPlay gooseberry
Added on 25-Jun-2015
EntryCheaper by the dozen
Added on 7-Jun-2015
EntrySquared away
Added on 1-Jun-2015
EntryGo off half-cocked
Added on 1-Jun-2015
EntryFlash in the pan
Added on 29-May-2015
EntryRude awakening
Added on 28-May-2015
EntrySore loser
Added on 24-May-2015
EntryOn track
Added on 20-Apr-2015
EntryGet your ducts in a row
Added on 19-Apr-2015
EntrySocial butterfly
Added on 10-Apr-2015
EntryBand-Aid on a bullet wound
Added on 30-Mar-2015
Added on 7-Mar-2015
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