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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
Breathe down (someone's) neck
JPablo September 18, 2019, 07:59 PM
English
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Idiom or Saying
Más vale un diablo conocido que diez ángeles por conocer.
pinosilano June 29, 2019, 04:15 PM
Spanish
0 translations, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
Si el río suena, piedras trae
pinosilano June 29, 2019, 04:08 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 2 comments
Idiom or Saying
En río revuelto, ganancia de pescadores.
pinosilano June 29, 2019, 04:01 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 2 comments
Idiom or Saying
Sacar el poto a la jeringa
pinosilano June 29, 2019, 03:51 PM
Spanish
0 translations, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
No quitarle los ojos de encima a alguien
JPablo June 17, 2019, 05:35 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
To watch someone or something like a hawk
JPablo June 17, 2019, 05:34 PM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Mal rayo te parta
JPablo June 11, 2019, 09:14 AM
Spanish
0 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Saber algo a rayos
JPablo June 11, 2019, 09:12 AM
Spanish
0 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Mecachis en los mengues
JPablo June 11, 2019, 09:04 AM
Spanish
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In english it says: Where there's smoke, there's fire
dragon371 July 27, 2019, 02:02 PM View Context
To fish in trouble waters
dragon371 July 27, 2019, 12:42 PM View Context
Sometimes it's better to have a person that you already know in the good and in the bad side, than to have to meet an angel
pinosilano June 29, 2019, 04:15 PM View Context
If the river sounds, stones bring Si se murmulla una voz es porque tiene un fondo de verdad.
pinosilano June 29, 2019, 04:08 PM View Context
Agitated river fishermen gain. Entre gente agitada, confundida los calmados ganan.
pinosilano June 29, 2019, 04:01 PM View Context
Cuando se quiere evitar malos ratos, incomodidades o lo que se tiene que hacer no agrada entonces buscan motivos para no hacerlo. Take out the ass...
pinosilano June 29, 2019, 03:51 PM View Context
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
 
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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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Idiom Dictionary Statistics
  • Idioms: 9,045 (5,363 in Spanish, 3,682 in English)
  • Entries: 13,749
  • Comments: 1,902
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