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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
¡de qué buena gana recibiría… Spanish Desire
Avere sempre la lingua lunga Italian Complaint
Je ne suis pas à la hauteur French Bewilderment
Potremmo stento a crederci! Italian Bewilderment
Ser chinche Portuguese Complaint
Trouillard French Contempt
!mire que hacen esperar a la gente así! Portuguese Impatience
!quién fortuna sfacciata! Italian Envy
¡andas mirando moros con tranchete! Spanish Deception
¡ánimo! Spanish Encouragement
¡ni por hablar! Spanish Contradiction
(dei musei) posso farne a meno Italian Indifference
(En) revenir à ses moutons French Contradiction
(If he said that,) He must have a screw loose: he`s lost his marbles English Contempt
(Il caso) lui spossato Italian Embarrassment
(Museen) lassen mich kalt German Indifference
(Museus ) me deixam com frio Portuguese Indifference
(The court case) Wiped him out English Embarrassment
(toujours) chercher la petite bête French Complaint
(woman only) civettare (con) Italian Flattery
A nincompoop English Insult
Abatido Portuguese Grief
Abrir as portas a uno Portuguese Encouragement
Abrir as portas para alguém Portuguese Encouragement
Abrir el camino a uno Spanish Encouragement