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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
Ser duro como la suela de un zapato
JPablo August 23, 2016, 08:32 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
To be as tough as shoeleather
JPablo August 23, 2016, 08:28 PM
English
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Idiom or Saying
Not to be even fit to tie your shoelaces or bootlaces
JPablo August 23, 2016, 07:55 PM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
No llegar ni a las suelas de los zapatos
JPablo August 23, 2016, 07:54 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Those to whom evil is done, do evil in return
JPablo August 23, 2016, 12:31 AM
English
0 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Life's full of ups and downs!
JPablo August 20, 2016, 12:35 AM
English
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Idiom or Saying
La vida da muchas vueltas
JPablo August 20, 2016, 12:32 AM
Spanish
1 translation, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
Earn one's bread and butter
JPablo July 27, 2016, 12:30 AM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Es mejor frijoles con amor que gallina con dolor
Glen July 26, 2016, 06:34 PM
Spanish
0 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Helársele el corazón
JPablo July 18, 2016, 01:17 PM
Spanish
0 translations, 0 comments
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Bueno, esta es de Robindesbois..., aunque claro, como toda expresión idiomática conocida, es patrimonio de todos los usuarios. La dejo registrada...
JPablo August 20, 2016, 12:33 AM View Context
Se suele expresar "va para largo"... "el proyecto de construcción va para largo", indica que todavía queda mucho por hacer y...
JPablo July 24, 2016, 10:51 PM View Context
Usualmente: "No ganamos para sustos" o "para disgustos"...
JPablo July 15, 2016, 03:10 PM View Context
Creo que era el nombre de una película también...
JPablo July 12, 2016, 11:07 PM View Context
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
 
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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: 8,662 (5,128 in Spanish, 3,534 in English)
  • Entries: 13,089
  • Comments: 1,841
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