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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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Idiom or Saying
Built like a watch
JPablo April 09, 2014, 12:41 PM
English
0 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Never play leapfrog with a unicorn
Glen April 03, 2014, 06:33 PM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
El dinero no crece en los árboles
JPablo March 27, 2014, 01:32 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
In a tough spot.
Grace R March 13, 2014, 05:02 PM
English
1 translation, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
With your/its back against the wall.
Grace R March 13, 2014, 04:59 PM
English
1 translation, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
La intención es lo que cuenta.
Grace R March 13, 2014, 04:06 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
It's the thought that counts.
Grace R March 13, 2014, 04:05 PM
English
1 translation, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
Estar al quite
JPablo March 12, 2014, 01:35 PM
Spanish
0 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
More (of something) than Carter has oats
Glen March 10, 2014, 04:45 PM
English
2 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Tú eres tonto a las tres [y a las nueve]
JPablo March 07, 2014, 12:57 PM
Spanish
0 translations, 1 comment
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Aunque literal, está en uso... como puede comprobarse en la Red.
JPablo March 27, 2014, 01:33 PM View Context
In a serious situation with few options, most of which you probably do not want to choose for certain reasons.
Grace R March 13, 2014, 05:02 PM View Context
In serious trouble with few options.
Grace R March 13, 2014, 04:59 PM View Context
Meaning, it's about one's intentions and not necessarily the outcome.
Grace R March 13, 2014, 04:05 PM View Context
Da la idea de que el interpelado es tonto de forma incondicional, aunque esté despierto en pleno día...
JPablo March 07, 2014, 12:57 PM View Context
Forma eufemística para decir "le insultaron" con todos los "piropos" habidos y por haber.
JPablo March 03, 2014, 09:40 PM View Context
Referencia a la famosa trapecista... pero uso idiomático.
JPablo March 01, 2014, 09:19 PM View Context
I believe in an almighty God who makes the impossible possible
Mariana February 20, 2014, 12:34 AM View Context
When you are hungry you can't think or hear well
dragon371 February 17, 2014, 09:02 PM View Context
Self explanatory. Nobody miss something until disappear
dragon371 February 17, 2014, 08:47 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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  • Idioms: 8,027 (4,711 in Spanish, 3,316 in English)
  • Entries: 11,811
  • Comments: 1,745
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