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Welcome to the Idiom Dictionary
This section of Tomisimo aims to be a complete bilingual reference for idioms, proverbs and sayings in Spanish and English; providing an explanation of meaning and usage, as well as an equivalent idiom or saying in the other language, when available. If you would like to contribute, you can register here.

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A pig in the parlor is still a pig
JPablo February 16, 2017, 09:54 PM
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Each bird likes his own nest best
JPablo February 16, 2017, 09:50 PM
English
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Cut your own loaf and you will never be hungry
JPablo February 16, 2017, 09:46 PM
English
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A hungry louse bites hard
JPablo February 16, 2017, 09:45 PM
English
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He that comes first to the hill, may sit where he will
JPablo February 16, 2017, 09:44 PM
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He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens
JPablo February 16, 2017, 09:43 PM
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Hungry rooster never cackles when he scratches up a worm
JPablo February 16, 2017, 09:43 PM
English
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It is not the hen that cackles the most that lay the most eggs
JPablo February 16, 2017, 09:42 PM
English
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First things first
JPablo February 16, 2017, 09:40 PM
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Pleasure first and business after
JPablo February 16, 2017, 09:38 PM
English
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Iberian Spanish. "Saber mucho".
JPablo February 14, 2017, 04:18 PM View Context
El "related idiom" sería o es una variación... pero así se incluyó...
JPablo January 05, 2017, 07:22 PM View Context
Agricultural metaphor. You figure it out!
Glen December 24, 2016, 08:43 AM View Context
Estar embarazada
Rusty December 24, 2016, 07:46 AM View Context
To be pregnant
Rusty December 24, 2016, 07:45 AM View Context
Tener un accidente, una colisión.
JPablo December 15, 2016, 06:19 PM View Context
Siguiendo todo tieso para adelante. El registro de la traducción en español es mucho más coloquial que el registro del inglés, pero indica el mismo...
JPablo December 15, 2016, 06:13 PM View Context
Urban dictionary says, light it up like a christmas tree. Phrase commonly used in the military for blowing the hell out of an enemy position.
JPablo December 15, 2016, 05:46 PM View Context
Even if this is Latin, it is still used in English AND Spanish.
JPablo December 06, 2016, 06:35 PM View Context
Even if a literal translation from the Latin saying, it is an idiomatic one (in my view) (I may be plain wrong, but it´s my opinion.)
JPablo December 06, 2016, 06:33 PM View Context
 
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What is an Idiom?
An idiom is a phrase that is difficult to understand even if you are familiar with all of the words in the phrase.

Suppose someone is learning English and I tell them that a friend kicked the bucket and is now pushing up daisies. They might logically think that my friend propelled a bucket with a lower appendage and is now busy elevating small white and yellow flowers-- unless they have the previous cultural knowledge to understand the real meaning of these phrases.

If you're learning Spanish, be aware that Spanish has many idioms that won't trip you up if you read up on them here.

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