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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
Hold your hat
JPablo April 18, 2019, 12:00 PM
English
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Estar contadísimo
JPablo April 18, 2019, 11:42 AM
Spanish
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Idiom or Saying
To be few and far between
JPablo April 18, 2019, 11:40 AM
English
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Idiom or Saying
To take off the gloves
JPablo April 18, 2019, 11:12 AM
English
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To be left the odd one out
JPablo April 13, 2019, 03:34 PM
English
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Ni en burlas ni en veras con tu amo partas peras
JPablo April 12, 2019, 07:15 PM
Spanish
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Estar al rojo vivo
JPablo April 12, 2019, 07:08 PM
Spanish
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Idiom or Saying
To be at a boiling point
JPablo April 12, 2019, 07:08 PM
English
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Idiom or Saying
Cambiar el chip
JPablo April 12, 2019, 07:03 PM
Spanish
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Idiom or Saying
Faltarle un chip
JPablo April 12, 2019, 07:02 PM
Spanish
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Explicarse sin rodeos y con mucha claridad.
JPablo November 02, 2018, 07:45 PM View Context
People are blind to their own faults.
Sancho Panther August 10, 2018, 10:37 AM View Context
Del latín de Virgilio: Omnia vincit Amor
JPablo June 25, 2018, 12:10 PM View Context
Bíblico.
JPablo April 27, 2018, 09:16 PM View Context
One of these "malapropisms" by Yogi Berra.
JPablo January 25, 2018, 08:37 PM View Context
The Spanish expression is basically profanity, when using "culo". The expression is used emphatically, in imperative mode: "¡Métetelo...
JPablo January 22, 2018, 11:31 AM View Context
Can be used sarcastically to mean the opposite.
JPablo January 07, 2018, 04:12 PM View Context
The XXXX, a "four letter word", usually "fuck", is usually replaced by these 4 x. The use of the "f" word is usually...
JPablo December 29, 2017, 09:48 AM View Context
Aquí hay un enlace que lo explica. https://blogs.20minutos.es/yaestaellistoquetodolosabe/cual-es-el-origen-de-la-expresion-montar-un-poyo/
JPablo December 28, 2017, 11:43 AM View Context
Es un consejo que daba Bruce Lee... :-)
JPablo December 05, 2017, 11:06 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: 9,025 (5,348 in Spanish, 3,677 in English)
  • Entries: 13,723
  • Comments: 1,894
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