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PAX, LUX ET VERITAS SINCE 1965
Pike-WAIS Dictionary of Idioms (Pweedy)

Below you'll find a list of idioms/expressions in multiple languages along with synonyms, antonyms, anecdotes, etc. You can search, select by category or sort by any column.

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Idiom Language Category
Andare a vuoto Italian Failure
Andiamo a la romana Italian Invitation
Ânimo! Portuguese Embarrassment
Aposto que ele está virando na cova agora Portuguese Disgust
Apretar los talones Spanish Fear
Apretarle a uno el zapato French Embarrassment
Aprontar uma boa Portuguese Indiscretion
Armar la de San Quintín far scoppiare il putiferio Spanish Indignation
Armar una gorda Spanish Indignation
Arrancarse a uno el alma Spanish Grief
Arrivare alla verità Italian Discovery
As botas de alguém Portuguese Flattery
Aspettare col fiato sospeso Spanish Impatience
Attendre en retenant son souffle French Impatience
Auf dem Trockenen sitzen German Embarrassment
Aus eine Fliege einen Elefanten machen German Exaggeration
Autant chercher une aiguille dans une botte de foin French Exasperation
Autant parler aux murs French Exasperation
Avercela a norte con qualcuno Italian Dislike/Hate
Avere gli occhi più grandi dello stomaco Italian Greed
Avere il cuore infranto Italian Grief
Avere il diavolo in corpo Italian Fear
Avere il muso lungo Italian Dejection
Avere la coda di paglia Italian Guilt
Avere la faccia a pesa Italian Dejection