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 3,744 English idiomatic expressions with definitions.

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EntryCat and mouse
Added on 21-Jul-2014
EntryFine-tooth comb
Added on 7-Jul-2014
EntryLike to died
Added on 27-Jun-2014
EntryCool your Jets
Added on 20-Jun-2014
EntryFly in the face of
Added on 11-Jun-2014
EntryIt is what it is
Added on 15-May-2014
EntryHit below the belt
Added on 15-May-2014
EntryUp to the hilt
Added on 12-May-2014
EntryOn the off-chance
Added on 5-May-2014
EntryLose your head
Added on 27-Apr-2014
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
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