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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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Misery loves company
pluto June 25, 2017, 05:11 AM
English
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Cornudos y contentos
JPablo June 24, 2017, 05:26 PM
Spanish
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To taste heavenly
JPablo June 24, 2017, 05:21 PM
English
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Saber a gloria
JPablo June 24, 2017, 05:20 PM
Spanish
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Aquí paz y después gloria
JPablo June 24, 2017, 05:19 PM
Spanish
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Cubrirse alguien de gloria
JPablo June 09, 2017, 10:54 PM
Spanish
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Estar hecho un desastre
JPablo June 09, 2017, 10:53 PM
Spanish
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Estar hecho una pena
JPablo June 09, 2017, 10:52 PM
Spanish
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No se quiebra por delgado, sino por gordo y mal hilado
JPablo May 17, 2017, 10:46 PM
Spanish
0 translations, 0 comments
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Díjole la perla al diamante
JPablo May 13, 2017, 09:10 PM
English
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"O te ching...s o te jod...s". Para que los menos "espabilaos" comprendan mejor el comentario de Glenn. Al menos ahora pueden...
JPablo June 09, 2017, 03:58 PM View Context
The variation I've added was written by Robert Heinlein. Ooops! Looks like I got it twice. At any rate, Robert Heinlein is a very interesting author...
JPablo June 08, 2017, 04:17 PM View Context
The variation I've added was written by Robert Heinlein.
JPablo June 08, 2017, 04:17 PM View Context
El uso de "quitar el hipo" podría ser literal, pero en el sentido figurado se usa mucho cuando una persona es guapísima... ;-)
JPablo May 03, 2017, 10:52 PM View Context
The "variation" is actually the lines from The Merchant of Venice, by W. Shakespeare. (He uses "glisters")
JPablo May 02, 2017, 05:45 PM View Context
The alternate version, widely used nowadays, may be offensive. To say the least.
JPablo April 22, 2017, 09:47 PM View Context
And "Time wounds all heels"
Glen April 20, 2017, 05:17 PM View Context
¡Feliz Domingo de Ramos! :-)
JPablo April 09, 2017, 10:42 AM View Context
British usage, meaning to spend time in jail.
JPablo March 30, 2017, 10:51 PM View Context
Mathew 15, 14, I believe.
JPablo March 26, 2017, 07:40 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: 8,907 (5,265 in Spanish, 3,642 in English)
  • Entries: 13,513
  • Comments: 1,877
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