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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. knock someone for six

    Started by canadalynx, Today 09:10
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  2. Hot on the heels of something/someone.

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

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

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

    Started by canadalynx, 03-Jun-2021 09:44
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  6. '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
  7. run around like a headless chicken

    Started by kilroy65, 18-Apr-2021 15:16
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    25-May-2021, 13:26 Go to last post
  8. [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
  9. Meaning of get a faceful

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

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

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

    Started by canadalynx, 21-Apr-2021 03:02
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    23-Apr-2021, 06:19 Go to last post
  13. Be on the square

    Started by canadalynx, 11-Apr-2021 03:39
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  14. 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
  15. [Idiom] To his own cost / at his own expence

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

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

    Started by canadalynx, 07-Apr-2021 10:56
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    09-Apr-2021, 07:21 Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. A security blanket

    Started by canadalynx, 05-Apr-2021 02:49
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    05-Apr-2021, 15:49 Go to last post
  20. 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
  21. To burst with someone's meat ???

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

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

    Started by EUNJJUNG, 17-Jan-2021 17:21
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    17-Feb-2021, 09:21 Go to last post
  24. false flag attack

    Started by simsim, 17-Dec-2020 12:34
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    27-Dec-2020, 14:57 Go to last post
  25. [General] Does the "snoring buddy" expression apply only to animals?

    Started by Hocine47, 17-Sep-2020 14:15
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    11-Dec-2020, 16:12 Go to last post
  26. [Idiom] Dog My Cats - origins

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

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

    Started by gedtenar, 24-Oct-2020 06:26
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