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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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No quitarle los ojos de encima a alguien
JPablo June 17, 2019, 05:35 PM
Spanish
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To watch someone or something like a hawk
JPablo June 17, 2019, 05:34 PM
English
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Mal rayo te parta
JPablo June 11, 2019, 09:14 AM
Spanish
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Saber algo a rayos
JPablo June 11, 2019, 09:12 AM
Spanish
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Mecachis en los mengues
JPablo June 11, 2019, 09:04 AM
Spanish
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Hay que fastidiarse
JPablo May 29, 2019, 05:53 PM
Spanish
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Tener a alguien o algo en el bote
JPablo May 29, 2019, 05:51 PM
Spanish
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To burn one's boats
JPablo May 29, 2019, 05:48 PM
English
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Ser algo o alguien un elefante blanco
JPablo May 29, 2019, 05:37 PM
Spanish
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To say something like a parrot
JPablo May 29, 2019, 05:32 PM
English
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Si esto ocurre, es decir, aprender de “memorieta” repitiendo sin sentido, caerás en el error de aprender de memoria y utilizar la memoria como único...
JPablo May 29, 2019, 05:30 PM View Context
Algo muy difícil de realizar o de hacer.
JPablo April 26, 2019, 10:33 AM View Context
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
 
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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: 9,040 (5,359 in Spanish, 3,681 in English)
  • Entries: 13,744
  • Comments: 1,896
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