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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. Framing out

    Started by Assaf Peled, 28-Sep-2019 17:56
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  2. At open doors dogs come in.

    Started by Fatdog, 13-Sep-2019 00:39
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  3. [Vocabulary] as plain as the nose on your face

    Started by Silverobama, 01-Mar-2019 03:28
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    05-Sep-2019, 12:50 Go to last post
  4. Two idioms I heard the other day

    Started by Disckstuckinfan, 18-Mar-2019 19:18
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  5. Moved: It is hard to overstate how valuable it is.

    Started by kopy, 14-Mar-2019 19:59
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  6. Smile [Idiom] Def for "Run With The Big Dogs" Is Wrong

    Started by Happy Walters, 18-Mar-2019 01:08
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    18-Mar-2019, 08:43 Go to last post
  7. Question Does this expression exist?

    Started by darri, 08-Mar-2019 23:21
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    10-Mar-2019, 19:27 Go to last post
  8. take the bit between one's teeth

    Started by gamechanger, 05-Nov-2018 12:31
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  9. Is a 'for' missing here?

    Started by dreakx, 06-Dec-2018 12:52
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  10. Racking up notches

    Started by dreakx, 13-Nov-2018 17:37
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    15-Nov-2018, 15:49 Go to last post
  11. Breath of fresh air

    Started by Argo33, 05-Nov-2018 16:40
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    06-Nov-2018, 12:58 Go to last post
  12. [General] legal expression in legal case article

    Started by gookenhaim, 29-Sep-2018 10:56
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    28-Oct-2018, 04:46 Go to last post
  13. [Idiom] Idiom using in sentences

    Started by suelam11, 22-Oct-2018 03:06
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  14. Question [General] Apple of my eye meaning and uses of the phrase

    Started by Derrick71, 02-Aug-2018 00:04
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  15. Idioms

    Started by Ju, 12-Jan-2018 12:29
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  16. Talking [Vocabulary] all getting' on 'em broke in?

    Started by gookenhaim, 21-Jun-2018 06:49
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  17. [Idiom] how to use push paper in a sentence

    Started by saaedsalvaty, 17-Jun-2018 08:27
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  18. Butterflies and cupcakes

    Started by rohanasm, 08-Dec-2017 10:57
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    18-May-2018, 14:36 Go to last post
  19. Lightbulb [Idiom] fear no man, trust no bitch

    Started by shm_144, 30-Apr-2018 15:38
    • Replies: 4
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    01-May-2018, 18:36 Go to last post
  20. [Idiom] Get Out & Get It

    Started by IamLovingIt, 18-Apr-2018 15:33
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    19-Apr-2018, 02:10 Go to last post
  21. Question To go pear shaped

    Started by jazzz8, 17-Apr-2018 08:35
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  22. "fencing in the moon"

    Started by langelaszlo, 17-Aug-2017 21:54
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    24-Feb-2018, 11:10 Go to last post
  23. Unhappy [Vocabulary] Question about the use of "one"

    Started by jeanvanier, 11-Feb-2018 14:09
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    19-Feb-2018, 23:55 Go to last post
  24. [Idiom] Refusal out of little experience

    Started by Kayeff, 24-Dec-2017 22:00
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    05-Jan-2018, 08:35 Go to last post
  25. At this point vs at that point

    Started by probus, 28-Nov-2017 18:38
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    05-Jan-2018, 08:30 Go to last post
  26. Kick out One's Heels

    Started by Mher, 25-Dec-2017 14:20
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    26-Dec-2017, 13:24 Go to last post
  27. "I don't go there" meaning

    Started by angm, 24-Jul-2017 01:31
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  28. Moved: Species of Acquiescence

    Started by Mher, 19-Dec-2017 14:19
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  29. Moved: [Vocabulary] Repose confidence in the understanding or discretion of a madman

    Started by Mher, 19-Dec-2017 15:01
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