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Ever wondered why it 'rains cats and dogs'? Find out here with our discussions and explanations of common, and not so common, idioms and sayings.

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  1. Exclamation Sticky Thread Important: Our Free Idioms Dictionary!

    Started by Red5, 04-May-2007 20:15
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  2. Exclamation Sticky Thread Important: Test your idioms

    Started by Tdol, 31-Mar-2005 03:52
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  1. [Idiom] burn your bridges

    Started by Saki6, 18-May-2017 09:41
    • Replies: 5
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    20-May-2017, 03:54 Go to last post
  2. [Idiom] happy family

    Started by Meja, 25-Apr-2017 23:43
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 5,272
    27-Apr-2017, 21:32 Go to last post
  3. [Idiom] English idioms illustrated

    Started by ProfPotts, 24-Apr-2017 11:37
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    26-Apr-2017, 15:46 Go to last post
  4. cool as a cucumber with somebody

    Started by Saki6, 11-Apr-2017 07:36
    • Replies: 8
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    24-Apr-2017, 23:04 Go to last post
  5. [Idiom] Idioms with toponyms

    Started by Sinnerman, 05-Nov-2016 20:00
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    24-Apr-2017, 11:42 Go to last post
  6. tempest in a tea cup

    Started by Untaught88, 11-Apr-2017 09:50
    • Replies: 7
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    24-Apr-2017, 11:39 Go to last post
  7. [Idiom] to jump over one's own shadow - is this english?

    Started by Nipos, 09-Dec-2016 21:11
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    21-Apr-2017, 12:04 Go to last post
  8. To change strategy in fencing terms

    Started by D45ist, 18-Apr-2017 18:06
    • Replies: 3
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    20-Apr-2017, 12:11 Go to last post
  9. what idioms to say for an unfair person?

    Started by R.a. Punzalan, 15-Jul-2016 07:34
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  10. [Idiom] Wool and eyes?

    Started by Serendipitist, 17-Apr-2017 10:19
    • Replies: 2
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    17-Apr-2017, 14:33 Go to last post
  11. That ainít no kind of question

    Started by ida2, 16-Apr-2017 17:01
    • Replies: 1
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    16-Apr-2017, 17:52 Go to last post
  12. [Idiom] Shoot the ship with the captain

    Started by Debbie75, 27-Mar-2017 21:50
    • Replies: 5
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    28-Mar-2017, 02:42 Go to last post
  13. Question [Idiom] what is the meaning of " waltz out of somewhere"

    Started by sonyohho, 03-Mar-2017 19:00
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    22-Mar-2017, 18:55 Go to last post
  14. Lyrics problem

    Started by peaceroot, 07-Mar-2017 18:51
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    16-Mar-2017, 04:32 Go to last post
  15. It's all academic

    Started by PunctuationCrazed, 06-Mar-2017 05:29
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    06-Mar-2017, 14:57 Go to last post
  16. Post feel free

    Started by zmf94, 26-Feb-2017 22:36
    • Replies: 4
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    27-Feb-2017, 14:56 Go to last post
  17. [General] Proverb- Dog and Stone

    Started by Ajay 123, 21-Jan-2017 14:07
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    23-Jan-2017, 05:22 Go to last post
  18. Frozen Peas

    Started by Theodevries, 16-Jan-2017 13:10
    • Replies: 4
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    17-Jan-2017, 11:43 Go to last post
  19. [Idiom] Cheap Thrills

    Started by Rolojero, 11-Jan-2017 03:06
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    11-Jan-2017, 16:08 Go to last post
  20. To a T

    Started by Alena88, 06-Jan-2017 00:32
    • Replies: 9
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    10-Jan-2017, 10:40 Go to last post
  21. [Vocabulary] Planned setup

    Started by parsley1, 27-Dec-2016 16:21
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    03-Jan-2017, 05:35 Go to last post
  22. [Idiom] if I so much as step on bubble wrap

    Started by myenglishsucks, 28-Dec-2016 23:34
    • Replies: 1
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    28-Dec-2016, 23:52 Go to last post
  23. from out of the West

    Started by HannaChe, 17-Dec-2016 20:45
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    27-Dec-2016, 14:19 Go to last post
  24. Question That's about all

    Started by pmnSam, 17-Sep-2016 19:17
    • Replies: 8
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    10-Dec-2016, 09:57 Go to last post
  25. [Idiom] Pass the buck

    Started by irland5, 03-Dec-2016 14:31
    • Replies: 1
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    03-Dec-2016, 15:29 Go to last post
  26. Moved: [Vocabulary] The meaning of "an exclusive fashion story"

    Started by Rico Ng, 24-Nov-2016 14:51
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  27. [Idiom] What does "spit in one's salt" mean?

    Started by Senem, 30-May-2016 22:53
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    24-Nov-2016, 01:12 Go to last post
  28. [Idiom] The meaning of "letís-do-this-again"?

    Started by Rico Ng, 16-Nov-2016 13:46
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 4,186
    16-Nov-2016, 15:30 Go to last post
  29. [Idiom] You made me lose the... deal? piece of business?

    Started by sombrello, 05-Nov-2016 16:00
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,628
    05-Nov-2016, 22:47 Go to last post
  30. [Idiom] To have a mortgage on something

    Started by chris34, 27-Sep-2016 07:07
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 25,157
    29-Sep-2016, 12:27 Go to last post

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