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 3,874 English idiomatic expressions with definitions.

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EntrySpill your guts
Added on 9 Aug 2017
EntrySpill blood
Added on 9 Aug 2017
EntryHammer something home
Added on 7 Jul 2017
EntryTurn back the clock
Added on 21 Jun 2017
EntryWere you born in a field?
Added on 23 May 2017
EntryAugean stables
Added on 19 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
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
EntryGive someone their cards
Added on 5 Feb 2017
EntryGo out with a bang
Added on 4 Jan 2017
EntryBuild bridges
Added on 27 Dec 2016
EntryWalk the line
Added on 15 Dec 2016
EntryTough as woodpecker lips
Added on 27 Sep 2016
EntryCamel's nose
Added on 25 Sep 2016
EntryGet your hopes up
Added on 25 Sep 2016
EntryOff the leash
Added on 19 Sep 2016
EntryKeep on a short leash
Added on 19 Sep 2016
EntryStrain at the leash
Added on 19 Sep 2016
EntryBelow the salt
Added on 26 Aug 2016
EntryDig your own grave
Added on 8 Jul 2016
EntrySell someone a pup
Added on 7 Jul 2016
EntryYou're killing me!
Added on 18 Jun 2016
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