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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
Rematar algunos flecos
Glen December 04, 2016, 07:43 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Fumar como una chimenea
JPablo December 03, 2016, 07:43 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
No hacerle a uno maldita la gracia
JPablo December 03, 2016, 07:39 PM
Spanish
0 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Everything went by the boards
JPablo December 03, 2016, 07:38 PM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
La gibamos, tía María
JPablo December 03, 2016, 07:33 PM
Spanish
0 translations, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
That's torn it!
JPablo December 03, 2016, 07:33 PM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Hecho una sopa
JPablo November 30, 2016, 05:34 PM
Spanish
0 translations, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
Hasta en la sopa
JPablo November 30, 2016, 05:33 PM
Spanish
0 translations, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
No distinguir alguien lo blanco de lo negro
JPablo November 29, 2016, 05:28 PM
Spanish
0 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Eso no se lo salta un galgo
JPablo November 29, 2016, 05:12 PM
Spanish
0 translations, 0 comments
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Lo que en francés dirían: "Pas de chance, Constance !"
JPablo December 03, 2016, 07:35 PM View Context
Muy mojado.
JPablo November 30, 2016, 05:35 PM View Context
En todas partes. "Me lo encuentro hasta en la sopa"... :-)
JPablo November 30, 2016, 05:34 PM View Context
"Con franqueza", perdona, Rusty, cuando se pueda corregir, el gazapo de "franquesa"... va de hecho con "z"... Saludos.
JPablo November 29, 2016, 05:10 PM View Context
Llegar a tiempo oportuno para lograr lo que quería.
JPablo November 29, 2016, 05:01 PM View Context
Trabajar sin recompensa, que dice el DRAE.
JPablo November 29, 2016, 04:58 PM View Context
Se dice cuando alguien se tira un pedo
Glen November 18, 2016, 06:52 PM View Context
Said by way of excuse when giving someone a handshake during wintertime
Glen November 17, 2016, 07:54 PM View Context
Que quiere decir: "Muy grande". Una majadería como un piano.
JPablo October 27, 2016, 05:49 PM View Context
Sorry, this one should go under a variation for "¡Chúpate esa! But nothing showed up when inputting it...
JPablo October 20, 2016, 11:37 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: 8,735 (5,176 in Spanish, 3,559 in English)
  • Entries: 13,212
  • Comments: 1,855
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