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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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To be sick and tired
JPablo April 22, 2017, 09:45 PM
English
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To hold the line
JPablo April 22, 2017, 09:14 PM
English
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To hold the fort
JPablo April 22, 2017, 09:11 PM
English
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Time erases all sorrows
JPablo April 19, 2017, 04:52 PM
English
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Time is a great healer
JPablo April 19, 2017, 04:51 PM
English
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La experiencia es la mejor maestra
JPablo April 19, 2017, 04:46 PM
Spanish
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Experience is the best teacher
JPablo April 19, 2017, 04:45 PM
English
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To teach your grandmother to suck eggs
pjt33 April 19, 2017, 11:49 AM
English
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Idiom or Saying
There never was a horse that couldn't be rode, there never w...
Glen April 17, 2017, 05:14 PM
English
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Estar en la procesión y repicando
JPablo April 11, 2017, 04:54 PM
Spanish
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The alternate version, widely used nowadays, may be offensive. To say the least.
JPablo April 22, 2017, 09:47 PM View Context
And "Time wounds all heels"
Glen April 20, 2017, 05:17 PM View Context
¡Feliz Domingo de Ramos! :-)
JPablo April 09, 2017, 10:42 AM View Context
British usage, meaning to spend time in jail.
JPablo March 30, 2017, 10:51 PM View Context
Mathew 15, 14, I believe.
JPablo March 26, 2017, 07:40 PM View Context
Yo lo conozco así: "Naiden me quita lo bailao, lo comío ni lo tomao"
pinosilano March 09, 2017, 03:09 PM View Context
Iberian Spanish. "Saber mucho".
JPablo February 14, 2017, 03:18 PM View Context
El "related idiom" sería o es una variación... pero así se incluyó...
JPablo January 05, 2017, 06:22 PM View Context
Agricultural metaphor. You figure it out!
Glen December 24, 2016, 07:43 AM View Context
Estar embarazada
Rusty December 24, 2016, 06:46 AM 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: 8,891 (5,255 in Spanish, 3,636 in English)
  • Entries: 13,487
  • Comments: 1,872
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