Suggest an Idiom or Slang Expression

Use this form to suggest an English idiom or slang expression to be included in the idioms database. All submissions are editorially reviewed and verified before being published.

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Terms of Use

We provide the facility for you to suggest new idioms because we think our users would like to contribute and help make even better. After all, a database is only as good as its content. However, we treat these as suggestions for new content. We may therefore edit or otherwise alter your suggestion to fit with our editorial guidelines, or to expand on the details provided.

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Approval Process:

  1. You will receive confirmation of your submission by email.
  2. All idiom submissions are editorially reviewed.
  3. Approved submissions will appear in the idioms dictionary. You can check whether yours has been included by going to the What's New page in the members’ idioms section.
  4. There may be a time lag between your submission and its editorial review, depending on how big the approval queue is, but we do try to keep this to a minimum.  Expect the review within a few days.  If you wish to enquire about the status of your submission, please contact us using our contact form.

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