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 3,783 English idiomatic expressions with definitions.

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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
EntryAll-rounder
Added on 7-Mar-2015
EntryHigh-flier
Added on 7-Mar-2015
EntryFork in the road
Added on 18-Feb-2015
EntryWithout batting an eye
Added on 18-Feb-2015
EntryGarden variety
Added on 5-Feb-2015
EntryFrom the cradle to the grave
Added on 26-Jan-2015
EntryDay in, day out
Added on 22-Jan-2015
EntryCross the line
Added on 26-Nov-2014
EntryHandsome is as handsome does
Added on 25-Nov-2014
EntryTalk a mile a minute
Added on 23-Oct-2014
EntryToo clever by half
Added on 19-Oct-2014
EntryGrinning like a shot fox
Added on 7-Oct-2014
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