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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
Yours is not to question why, yours is to invert and multiply
JPablo June 30, 2016, 06:09 PM
English
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Idiom or Saying
Go fly a kite
JPablo June 29, 2016, 12:53 PM
English
1 translation, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
Lanzarse al ruedo
JPablo June 28, 2016, 06:49 PM
Spanish
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Idiom or Saying
Dádivas quebrantan peñas
JPablo June 20, 2016, 01:01 PM
Spanish
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Idiom or Saying
Tapar la boca
JPablo June 20, 2016, 12:59 PM
Spanish
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Idiom or Saying
Traerle de culo a alguien
JPablo June 20, 2016, 11:47 AM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Perder el culo
JPablo June 20, 2016, 11:45 AM
Spanish
0 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
A porrillo
JPablo June 13, 2016, 06:17 PM
Spanish
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Idiom or Saying
A mansalva
JPablo June 13, 2016, 06:16 PM
Spanish
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Idiom or Saying
A cascoporro
JPablo June 13, 2016, 06:16 PM
Spanish
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Recent Comments
When this was found in the employees' Suggestion Box the somewhat slow boss said "What kite? Which lake?"
Glen June 29, 2016, 07:15 PM View Context
Esto es de Juan Ramón Jiménez, refiriéndose al poema.
JPablo June 04, 2016, 07:52 PM View Context
As in spanking or the likes.
JPablo May 25, 2016, 04:15 PM View Context
Sorry, I added this one under "English"... my mistake. I hope David can fix this at some point... (Gemma had already this one in the...
JPablo May 18, 2016, 01:37 PM View Context
(Ecc. 1:15)
JPablo May 17, 2016, 03:36 PM View Context
Del latín: "Stultorum infinitus est numerus" :-)
JPablo May 16, 2016, 01:57 PM View Context
Bueno, esta "expresión idiomática" creo yo que será un "refrán" eterno, que ha sido verdad desde que los visigodos empezaron a...
JPablo May 07, 2016, 01:25 PM View Context
That's a British one--colloquial at that.
JPablo May 04, 2016, 12:14 PM View Context
Registro popular. En toda propiedad, "nácar" es masculino...
JPablo April 30, 2016, 03:48 PM View Context
Acts 26:14
Glen April 18, 2016, 06:45 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: 8,627 (5,105 in Spanish, 3,522 in English)
  • Entries: 13,034
  • Comments: 1,837
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