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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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If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch
JPablo March 26, 2017, 07:40 PM
English
0 translations, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
To stand pat
JPablo March 24, 2017, 09:25 PM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
It is not to be sneezed at
JPablo March 23, 2017, 10:10 PM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Take the (moral) highroad
JPablo March 19, 2017, 11:56 PM
English
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Idiom or Saying
Mucho sabe el ratón, pero más el gato
JPablo March 18, 2017, 11:46 PM
Spanish
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Idiom or Saying
To have had one song (a movie, etc.) played to death
JPablo March 18, 2017, 11:30 PM
English
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Idiom or Saying
To have had one song (a movie, etc.) played to death
JPablo March 18, 2017, 11:28 PM
English
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Idiom or Saying
Estar más quemado que la pipa de un indio
JPablo March 18, 2017, 11:25 PM
Spanish
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Idiom or Saying
Echarse la soga al cuello
JPablo March 18, 2017, 06:29 PM
Spanish
0 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Un día sí y otro también
JPablo March 18, 2017, 06:27 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
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Mathew 15, 14, I believe.
JPablo March 26, 2017, 07:40 PM View Context
Yo lo conozco así: "Naiden me quita lo bailao, lo comío ni lo tomao"
pinosilano March 09, 2017, 03:09 PM View Context
Iberian Spanish. "Saber mucho".
JPablo February 14, 2017, 03:18 PM View Context
El "related idiom" sería o es una variación... pero así se incluyó...
JPablo January 05, 2017, 06:22 PM View Context
Agricultural metaphor. You figure it out!
Glen December 24, 2016, 07:43 AM View Context
Estar embarazada
Rusty December 24, 2016, 06:46 AM View Context
To be pregnant
Rusty December 24, 2016, 06:45 AM View Context
Tener un accidente, una colisión.
JPablo December 15, 2016, 05:19 PM View Context
Siguiendo todo tieso para adelante. El registro de la traducción en español es mucho más coloquial que el registro del inglés, pero indica el mismo...
JPablo December 15, 2016, 05:13 PM View Context
Urban dictionary says, light it up like a christmas tree. Phrase commonly used in the military for blowing the hell out of an enemy position.
JPablo December 15, 2016, 04:46 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: 8,870 (5,249 in Spanish, 3,621 in English)
  • Entries: 13,444
  • Comments: 1,868
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