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 3,884 English idiomatic expressions with definitions.

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EntryPut your oar in
Added on 31-Mar-2014
EntrySpread the word
Added on 29-Mar-2014
EntryGet the word out
Added on 27-Mar-2014
EntryLove you and leave you
Added on 15-Mar-2014
EntryFoggiest idea
Added on 1-Mar-2014
EntryKeep under wraps
Added on 26-Feb-2014
EntryRode hard and put away wet
Added on 20-Feb-2014
EntryJerkwater town
Added on 20-Feb-2014
EntryYesterday's news
Added on 6-Feb-2014
EntrySing the blues
Added on 1-Feb-2014
EntryJump in feet first
Added on 22-Jan-2014
EntryPut the brakes on
Added on 20-Jan-2014
EntrySwing into action
Added on 20-Jan-2014
EntryIn the limelight
Added on 20-Jan-2014
EntryAt your fingertips
Added on 20-Jan-2014
EntryStraight and narrow
Added on 18-Jan-2014
EntryWalk Spanish
Added on 12-Jan-2014
EntryPut the screws on
Added on 9-Jan-2014
EntryThat's a given
Added on 30-Dec-2013
EntryCap in hand
Added on 26-Dec-2013
EntryTwilight zone
Added on 21-Nov-2013
EntryNo man's land
Added on 14-Nov-2013
EntryOn board
Added on 7-Nov-2013
EntryLike a shag on a rock
Added on 30-Oct-2013
EntryCan't beat that
Added on 21-Oct-2013
EntrySpit nails
Added on 8-Oct-2013
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