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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. A horse of another colour

    Started by canadalynx, 26-Apr-2021 23:05
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  2. Why get a dog and bark yourself?

    Started by canadalynx, 22-Apr-2021 06:14
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  3. Put lipstick on a pig

    Started by canadalynx, 21-Apr-2021 03:02
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  4. Be on the square

    Started by canadalynx, 11-Apr-2021 03:39
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    23-Apr-2021, 03:25 Go to last post
  5. First come, first served

    Started by canadalynx, 14-Apr-2021 14:05
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    23-Apr-2021, 02:59 Go to last post
  6. run around like a headless chicken

    Started by kilroy65, 18-Apr-2021 15:16
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    20-Apr-2021, 07:36 Go to last post
  7. [Idiom] To his own cost / at his own expence

    Started by Giulia, 10-Apr-2021 11:22
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  8. Daren't

    Started by probus, 09-Apr-2021 04:16
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    09-Apr-2021, 07:24 Go to last post
  9. Let fly

    Started by canadalynx, 07-Apr-2021 10:56
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    09-Apr-2021, 07:21 Go to last post
  10. To be full bottle on

    Started by canadalynx, 04-Apr-2021 07:44
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    07-Apr-2021, 13:54 Go to last post
  11. A security blanket

    Started by canadalynx, 05-Apr-2021 02:49
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    05-Apr-2021, 15:49 Go to last post
  12. Get one's finger out

    Started by canadalynx, 05-Apr-2021 03:02
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    05-Apr-2021, 07:31 Go to last post
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    02-Apr-2021, 17:16 Go to last post
  13. To burst with someone's meat ???

    Started by rappiolla, 16-Jan-2021 16:18
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  14. [Vocabulary] Get your reps in

    Started by Goraemon, 05-Mar-2021 10:39
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  15. Question [Idiom] a gauntlet dropped in their laps.

    Started by EUNJJUNG, 17-Jan-2021 17:21
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  16. false flag attack

    Started by simsim, 17-Dec-2020 12:34
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  17. [General] Does the "snoring buddy" expression apply only to animals?

    Started by Hocine47, 17-Sep-2020 14:15
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  18. [Idiom] Dog My Cats - origins

    Started by Ryves, 02-Dec-2020 06:45
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  19. [Idiom] Sam Hill

    Started by Glenn9876, 25-Oct-2020 22:27
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    26-Oct-2020, 00:14 Go to last post
  20. Moved: [General] To coin one's heart's blood into gold

    Started by gedtenar, 24-Oct-2020 06:26
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  21. Another tutorial, this one on the word "sh*t"

    Started by probus, 07-Oct-2020 00:18
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  22. [Idiom] Idiom or Proverb

    Started by Saipuwanard, 17-Sep-2020 12:28
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    21-Sep-2020, 15:30 Go to last post
  23. Open a book to benefit

    Started by GoodTaste, 30-Aug-2020 05:54
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  24. [Idiom] Become insensitive, rough

    Started by SevPuch, 24-Jun-2020 09:56
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    01-Aug-2020, 13:17 Go to last post
  25. to intentionally make someone jealous

    Started by alpacinoutd, 31-Jul-2020 14:13
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  26. The tired hay

    Started by Aleksey, 04-Apr-2020 17:44
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    27-Jul-2020, 16:20 Go to last post
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    04-May-2020, 21:21 Go to last post
  27. [Idiom] When 2 people "circle each other"

    Started by Justadude, 28-Apr-2020 04:02
    • Replies: 1
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    29-Apr-2020, 14:23 Go to last post
  28. I'm falling out with you

    Started by alpacinoutd, 20-Mar-2020 21:57
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