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 3,826 English idiomatic expressions with definitions.

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EntryHave the ear of someone
Added on 28-Jan-2016
EntryOn edge
Added on 28-Jan-2016
EntryGo-getter
Added on 22-Jan-2016
EntryHang fire
Added on 19-Jan-2016
EntryIn the can
Added on 18-Jan-2016
EntryIn the can
Added on 12-Jan-2016
EntryHave the edge
Added on 12-Jan-2016
EntryHold fire
Added on 10-Jan-2016
EntryJump out of one's skin
Added on 29-Dec-2015
EntryLife left in something
Added on 15-Dec-2015
EntryCop a plea
Added on 10-Dec-2015
EntryGive someone the boot
Added on 10-Dec-2015
EntryFirm grasp
Added on 6-Dec-2015
EntryI don't give a pin!
Added on 28-Nov-2015
EntryFrog strangler
Added on 28-Nov-2015
EntryHave a meltdown
Added on 27-Nov-2015
EntryTwist of fate
Added on 26-Nov-2015
EntryKick someone to the curb
Added on 26-Nov-2015
EntryWhite as a ghost
Added on 26-Nov-2015
EntryManna from heaven
Added on 26-Nov-2015
EntryDrop the hammer
Added on 26-Nov-2015
EntryStretch the point
Added on 20-Nov-2015
EntryAt a stretch
Added on 20-Nov-2015
EntryHit a roadblock
Added on 6-Nov-2015
EntrySweep the board
Added on 29-Oct-2015
EntryNo-brainer
Added on 12-Oct-2015
EntryBack-handed compliment
Added on 9-Oct-2015
EntryRise through the ranks
Added on 9-Oct-2015
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