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 3,868 English idiomatic expressions with definitions.

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EntryTony Slattery
Added on 21 Jun 2017
EntryLeft jab
Added on 10 May 2017
EntryCorn on the cob
Added on 5 May 2017
EntryReels of cotton
Added on 19 Apr 2017
EntryTennis racquet
Added on 23 Mar 2017
EntryDoogie Howsers
Added on 9 Mar 2017
EntryBarney Rubble
Added on 13 Feb 2017
EntryMajor Stevens
Added on 17 Jan 2017
EntryBotany Bay
Added on 22 Dec 2016
EntryRichard Burtons
Added on 15 Dec 2016
EntryGary Abblett
Added on 23 Nov 2016
EntryLady of Bristol
Added on 9 Nov 2016
Entry50 Cent
Added on 10 Oct 2016
EntryGod forbid
Added on 30 Sep 2016
EntryPeter Pan
Added on 10 Sep 2016
EntryGerman beer
Added on 23 Aug 2016
EntryBattle cruiser
Added on 1 Aug 2016
EntryEwan McGreggor
Added on 15 Jul 2016
EntryJack and Jill
Added on 11 Jun 2016
EntryJohnny Horner
Added on 24 May 2016
EntryPearly queen
Added on 17 Apr 2016
EntryMartin Kemp
Added on 14 Mar 2016
EntryTung Chee-hwa
Added on 14 Mar 2016
EntryBangers and mash
Added on 7 Mar 2016
EntryFurry muff
Added on 7 Mar 2016
EntryRonald de Boer
Added on 29 Feb 2016
EntryDesperate Dans
Added on 12 Feb 2016
EntryNear and far
Added on 31 Jan 2016
EntryCharlie Chan
Added on 18 Jan 2016
Added on 22 Dec 2015
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