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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
A posteriori
JPablo January 09, 2018, 11:33 AM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
To stick the landing
JPablo January 07, 2018, 10:20 PM
English
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Idiom or Saying
Que usted lo pase bien
JPablo January 07, 2018, 05:12 PM
Spanish
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Idiom or Saying
Have a nice day
JPablo January 07, 2018, 05:10 PM
English
1 translation, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
To write your own ticket
JPablo January 03, 2018, 12:11 AM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Not to give a four-X
JPablo December 29, 2017, 10:43 AM
English
0 translations, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
Hablar por las coyunturas
JPablo December 26, 2017, 08:11 PM
Spanish
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Idiom or Saying
No estar bien de la cabeza.
Sancho Panther December 09, 2017, 06:30 AM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
To be daft in the head
JPablo December 06, 2017, 12:11 AM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
To be daft about somebody
JPablo December 06, 2017, 12:09 AM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
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Can be used sarcastically to mean the opposite.
JPablo January 07, 2018, 05:12 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, 10:48 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, 12:43 PM View Context
Es un consejo que daba Bruce Lee... :-)
JPablo December 06, 2017, 12:06 AM View Context
To be a big man, a burly one.
JPablo September 24, 2017, 06:42 PM View Context
Tener muy poca memoria.
JPablo September 13, 2017, 06:08 PM View Context
A instancias del post de Alec... ;-)
JPablo August 20, 2017, 04:40 PM View Context
I think this is the best place. Watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxhKrvZNV3w
rochrockz July 22, 2017, 09:18 PM View Context
Si alguien se pregunta qué tiene que ver una cosa con otra, la razón es que anoté "Hay muchas formas de matar pulgas" o "cada uno...
JPablo July 10, 2017, 01:06 AM View Context
Con este refrán y la coletilla se suele censurar a quienes hablan o escriben pleonásticamente, bajando abajo y subiendo arriba, saliendo afuera, y...
JPablo July 01, 2017, 11:43 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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