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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. [General] Think big, do small

    Started by Silverobama, 24-Oct-2021 07:02
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    24-Oct-2021, 16:10 Go to last post
  2. [General] The proud birds get easily cut down

    Started by Silverobama, 13-Oct-2021 04:08
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    13-Oct-2021, 08:40 Go to last post
  3. [General] Truth never fears investigation

    Started by Silverobama, 07-Oct-2021 07:20
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    12-Oct-2021, 15:28 Go to last post
  4. [General] A tall tree catches much wind

    Started by Silverobama, 12-Oct-2021 05:48
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    12-Oct-2021, 09:06 Go to last post
  5. [Idiom] Like minds think alike

    Started by Silverobama, 04-Oct-2021 14:21
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    09-Oct-2021, 11:53 Go to last post
  6. Add insult to injury

    Started by Cunning Fox, 04-Oct-2021 09:53
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    08-Oct-2021, 22:40 Go to last post
  7. [General] From small beginnings come great things.

    Started by Silverobama, 05-Oct-2021 09:31
    • Replies: 3
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    05-Oct-2021, 14:10 Go to last post
  8. an arm and a leg

    Started by Cunning Fox, 04-Oct-2021 10:05
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    05-Oct-2021, 06:14 Go to last post
  9. an idiom for the best thing

    Started by alpacinou, 17-Sep-2021 13:44
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    17-Sep-2021, 14:49 Go to last post
  10. Chewing the fat

    Started by probus, 22-Aug-2021 22:20
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    23-Aug-2021, 12:27 Go to last post
  11. Moved: [General] Want to build a English Whatsapp group

    Started by Saraj Zhou, 25-Jul-2021 13:10
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  12. Thumbs up corking the widow

    Started by Truth4vahid, 16-Jul-2021 09:22
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  13. Saying - A good farmer makes a good farm.

    Started by TwoBob, 19-Jul-2021 10:22
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  14. his voice breaking with relief

    Started by Truth4vahid, 10-Jul-2021 08:05
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  15. Pass the parcel

    Started by canadalynx, 30-Jun-2021 06:54
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    09-Jul-2021, 15:11 Go to last post
  16. Like a mushroom/ Like mushrooms

    Started by canadalynx, 05-Jul-2021 06:34
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    06-Jul-2021, 18:56 Go to last post
  17. knock someone for six

    Started by canadalynx, 18-Jun-2021 09:10
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    22-Jun-2021, 08:05 Go to last post
  18. Hot on the heels of something/someone.

    Started by canadalynx, 12-Jun-2021 07:45
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  19. to go cap in hand to someone

    Started by canadalynx, 05-Jun-2021 05:50
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  20. What's the difference between time's up and time's over?

    Started by Truth4vahid, 04-Jun-2021 17:23
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  21. San Fairy Ann

    Started by canadalynx, 03-Jun-2021 09:44
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    07-Jun-2021, 05:56 Go to last post
  22. 'Such as they are'

    Started by Leyland, 26-May-2021 16:43
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    30-May-2021, 17:42 Go to last post
  23. run around like a headless chicken

    Started by kilroy65, 18-Apr-2021 15:16
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  24. [Idiom] up the ante

    Started by rida2, 18-May-2021 22:02
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    24-May-2021, 13:38 Go to last post
  25. Meaning of get a faceful

    Started by Truth4vahid, 20-May-2021 09:48
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  26. A horse of another colour

    Started by canadalynx, 26-Apr-2021 23:05
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    14-May-2021, 07:08 Go to last post
  27. Why get a dog and bark yourself?

    Started by canadalynx, 22-Apr-2021 06:14
    • Replies: 4
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    23-Apr-2021, 10:32 Go to last post
  28. Put lipstick on a pig

    Started by canadalynx, 21-Apr-2021 03:02
    • Replies: 7
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    23-Apr-2021, 06:19 Go to last post

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