English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions

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An idiom is a phrase where the words together have a meaning that is different from the dictionary definitions of the individual words, which can make idioms hard for ESL students and learners to understand. Here, we provide a dictionary of 3,867 English idiomatic expressions with definitions.

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Added on 16 May 2017
EntryLeft jab
Added on 10 May 2017
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EntryCorn on the cob
Added on 5 May 2017
EntryLeave the field open
Added on 2 May 2017
EntryGo doolally
Added on 25 Apr 2017
EntryTwist the knife
Added on 19 Apr 2017
EntryKnives are out
Added on 19 Apr 2017
EntryReels of cotton
Added on 19 Apr 2017
EntryZombie drug
Added on 12 Apr 2017
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Added on 5 Apr 2017
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EntryTennis racquet
Added on 23 Mar 2017
EntryDoogie Howsers
Added on 9 Mar 2017
EntryShow someone the door
Added on 22 Feb 2017
EntrySettle a score
Added on 21 Feb 2017
EntrySettle your affairs
Added on 21 Feb 2017
EntryBarney Rubble
Added on 13 Feb 2017
Added on 7 Feb 2017
EntryGive someone their cards
Added on 5 Feb 2017
EntryMajor Stevens
Added on 17 Jan 2017
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EntryGo out with a bang
Added on 4 Jan 2017
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EntryBuild bridges
Added on 27 Dec 2016
EntryBotany Bay
Added on 22 Dec 2016
Added on 16 Dec 2016
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