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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
No dar un paso en falso
JPablo May 27, 2016, 01:51 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Not to put a foot wrong
JPablo May 27, 2016, 01:50 PM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
To hold somebody's feet to the fire
JPablo May 26, 2016, 08:22 PM
English
2 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
To be free with one's hands
JPablo May 25, 2016, 04:13 PM
English
1 translation, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
It's no crime to steal from a thief
JPablo May 25, 2016, 04:03 PM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Quien roba a un ladrón tiene cien años de perdón
JPablo May 25, 2016, 04:02 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Hacer una tragedia
JPablo May 21, 2016, 12:23 AM
Spanish
0 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Exagerar la nota
JPablo May 21, 2016, 12:18 AM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Drawing a long bow
JPablo May 21, 2016, 12:14 AM
English
3 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Setting the lion to protect the lamb
JPablo May 20, 2016, 09:45 PM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
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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
Traducción de la versión catalana de Edudard Salvador Papasseit. Citada por Dalí, cuando tuvo algún intercambio con John Lenon...
JPablo April 08, 2016, 01:43 PM View Context
La forma negativa es muy común.
JPablo March 30, 2016, 03:30 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: 8,610 (5,092 in Spanish, 3,518 in English)
  • Entries: 13,012
  • Comments: 1,835
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