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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
!mire que hacen esperar a la gente así! Portuguese Impatience
Aspettare col fiato sospeso Spanish Impatience
Attendre en retenant son souffle French Impatience
Däumchen drehen German Impatience
Dejarlo entrar por una oreja y salir por la otra Spanish Impatience
Die Hände in den Schoss legen German Impatience
Entrar em uma orelha e sair pela outra Portuguese Impatience
Etwas in einem Ohr hineingehen lassen und den anderen hinaus German Impatience
Ficar sem fazer nada Portuguese Impatience
In quälander Spannung erwarten German Impatience
Laisser renter par (dans) une oreille et sortir de (par) l’autre French Impatience
Lasciarlo entrare da una orecchia e uscire dall’altra Italian Impatience
Me has tenido haciendo garavitas Spanish Impatience
Mit verhaltenenem Atem German Impatience
No les importa tenerte esperando Portuguese Impatience
Rester à se tourner les pouces French Impatience
Stare con le mani in mano Italian Impatience
To let something go in one ear and out the other English Impatience
To stand (to sit) twiddling one’s thumbs English Impatience
To wait with bated breath English Impatience
Ждать затаив дыхание Russian Impatience
Иметь сквозняк в голове Russian Impatience
С одного уха залетает с другого вылетает Russian Impatience
Сидеть сложа руки Russian Impatience