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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. "Not in my karma"

    Started by Dark Horse, 25-Sep-2006 12:32
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  2. "on the top of my head"

    Started by phalkun, 21-Sep-2004 05:20
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  3. "one-note" song

    Started by dr_linguista, 23-Apr-2009 15:04
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  4. "over the sun" - help! What does it mean?

    Started by besma, 23-Oct-2006 22:41
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    24-Oct-2006, 00:15 Go to last post
  5. "Pain in the neck" origin

    Started by elaine ferrara, 13-Apr-2005 15:09
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  6. "personal spin"

    Started by esllse, 21-Dec-2011 19:43
    • Replies: 1
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    21-Dec-2011, 20:57 Go to last post
  7. "Put your face up close"

    Started by estevaorohr, 25-Mar-2010 15:30
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    25-Mar-2010, 18:04 Go to last post
  8. "qt." as in "1 qt. of onion"

    Started by kk, 22-Aug-2004 21:10
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    22-Aug-2004, 22:29 Go to last post
  9. Question [Idiom] "renovating the ship while at high seas"?

    Started by dennis66, 17-Nov-2017 11:02
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    22-Nov-2017, 10:37 Go to last post
  10. [Vocabulary] "Roumanian"

    Started by Listicetti, 29-Sep-2015 14:59
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  11. [General] "See you next Friday"

    Started by Voltman1, 02-Feb-2011 17:28
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  12. Question [Idiom] "Slap and tickle"

    Started by Mehrgan, 22-Dec-2010 10:22
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    22-Dec-2010, 12:07 Go to last post
  13. "son of"

    Started by svphillips99, 21-Oct-2009 15:58
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    22-Oct-2009, 23:43 Go to last post
  14. "spine of steel" - "steel in his spine"

    Started by powerlerner, 24-Aug-2008 09:24
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    05-Nov-2008, 12:14 Go to last post
  15. "straight from the fridge, daddy-o/daddio!"

    Started by Kurt, 13-Jan-2007 18:43
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  16. "table" in plural (turn the tables)?

    Started by thedaffodils, 17-Nov-2008 02:33
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    17-Nov-2008, 13:16 Go to last post
  17. [Idiom] "Tell me wrong"

    Started by lasue, 01-Oct-2011 07:54
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    05-Oct-2011, 13:43 Go to last post
  18. Question [Idiom] "That's kind of like fly though" What does this mean ?

    Started by postcomment, 24-Jan-2014 03:59
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  19. "the going gets tough, the tough gets going"

    Started by phalkun, 20-Sep-2004 07:41
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  20. "the reason people"

    Started by wq.denis, 05-Mar-2011 10:30
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  21. Question [Idiom] "There are friends and friend."

    Started by Mon J Gamil, 15-Jan-2009 23:43
    • Replies: 2
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    19-Jan-2009, 23:37 Go to last post
  22. "through thick and thin"--what does it mean?

    Started by justsoshow, 08-Apr-2005 06:09
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  23. "to get the cold shoulder"

    Started by Odessa Dawn, 08-Nov-2012 16:46
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    08-Nov-2012, 19:33 Go to last post
  24. "to go dutch"

    Started by Bodo, 13-Jan-2005 17:50
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  25. "To show somebody the ropes"

    Started by varbes, 05-Sep-2009 17:37
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  26. Question "To swap war stories"

    Started by englishstudent, 29-Aug-2006 22:25
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    29-Aug-2006, 23:23 Go to last post
  27. Smile "Trouble with caps"

    Started by outofdejavu, 04-Oct-2009 00:12
    • Replies: 2
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