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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
Avere sempre la lingua lunga Italian Complaint
Je ne suis pas à la hauteur French Bewilderment
Quedarse completamente en ayunas Spanish Bewilderment
Trouillard French Contempt
!mire que hacen esperar a la gente así! Portuguese Impatience
¡hala! Spanish Encouragement
¡ni por hablar! Spanish Contradiction
¡vaya rollo! Spanish Boredom
?Encuentras palabras ? Spanish Indignation
¿Puedo ayudarle? ?Le puedo echar una mano? Spanish Courtesy
…al verde Spanish Embarrassment
(If he said that,) He must have a screw loose: he`s lost his marbles English Contempt
(Il caso) lui spossato Italian Embarrassment
(le proces) l’a nettoye French Embarrassment
(Museen) lassen mich kalt German Indifference
(museums) leave me cold English Indifference
(toujours) chercher la petite bête French Complaint
(Un menú) como para chuparse los dedos Spanish Desire
(woman only) civettare (con) Italian Flattery
Abrir as portas para alguém Portuguese Encouragement
Abrir el camino a uno Spanish Encouragement
Abrir o caminho para alguém Portuguese Encouragement
Acabar com alguém Portuguese Humiliation
Acabar mal Spanish Failure
Aggiungere al danno le beffe Italian Insult