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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. Moved: [Vocabulary] Permanent cures have been thus effected

    Started by Mher, 19-Dec-2017 12:58
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  2. [Idiom] Hit Parrots

    Started by andymen, 12-Dec-2017 13:10
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  3. Take things lightly and you will fly.

    Started by rohanasm, 06-Dec-2017 22:24
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  4. [Vocabulary] re: The 250 most useful British abbreviations, a question

    Started by old gobbo, 22-Nov-2017 12:39
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  5. Question [Idiom] "renovating the ship while at high seas"?

    Started by dennis66, 17-Nov-2017 11:02
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  6. Moved: What does "sweeping" mean in "sweeping beach"?

    Started by AndersUlv, 21-Oct-2017 12:47
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  7. keep your wig on

    Started by hankehonhsu, 14-Oct-2017 21:48
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  8. curious

    Started by Meja, 06-Oct-2017 21:35
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  9. cool as a cucumber with somebody

    Started by Saki6, 11-Apr-2017 07:36
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    20-Sep-2017, 12:55 Go to last post
  10. Congratulations reception

    Started by Carola 2, 19-Sep-2017 12:43
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  11. [Idiom] The meaning of "dumb romantic guinea"

    Started by Dmitry A. Kovalsiy, 03-Sep-2017 10:32
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  12. [Idiom] I've got it made.

    Started by beachboy, 12-Aug-2017 20:38
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  13. [Idiom] burn your bridges

    Started by Saki6, 18-May-2017 09:41
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  14. [Idiom] to jump over one's own shadow - is this english?

    Started by Nipos, 09-Dec-2016 21:11
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  15. It's all academic

    Started by PunctuationCrazed, 06-Mar-2017 05:29
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  16. Lyrics problem

    Started by peaceroot, 07-Mar-2017 18:51
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  17. Question [Idiom] what is the meaning of " waltz out of somewhere"

    Started by sonyohho, 03-Mar-2017 19:00
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  18. [Idiom] happy family

    Started by Meja, 25-Apr-2017 23:43
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  19. what idioms to say for an unfair person?

    Started by R.a. Punzalan, 15-Jul-2016 07:34
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  20. [Idiom] Shoot the ship with the captain

    Started by Debbie75, 27-Mar-2017 21:50
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  21. [General] This alone shows

    Started by nyggus, 04-Jul-2017 19:49
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  22. [Idiom] On a smaller scale

    Started by chavy, 18-Jun-2017 18:41
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  23. Health nut

    Started by amastan, 17-Jun-2017 00:39
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  24. [Idiom] English idioms illustrated

    Started by ProfPotts, 24-Apr-2017 11:37
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  25. [Idiom] Idioms with toponyms

    Started by Sinnerman, 05-Nov-2016 20:00
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  26. tempest in a tea cup

    Started by Untaught88, 11-Apr-2017 09:50
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  27. To change strategy in fencing terms

    Started by D45ist, 18-Apr-2017 18:06
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  28. [Idiom] Wool and eyes?

    Started by Serendipitist, 17-Apr-2017 10:19
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