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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
(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
(le proces) l’a nettoye French Embarrassment
(Museen) lassen mich kalt German Indifference
(museums) leave me cold English Indifference
(Museus ) me deixam com frio Portuguese Indifference
(The court case) Wiped him out English Embarrassment
(toujours) chercher la petite bête French Complaint
(Un menú) como para chuparse los dedos Spanish Desire
(woman only) civettare (con) Italian Flattery
(Судебное дело) Уничтожали его из (чего либо) Russian Embarrassment
Avoir du bol, du cul (vulg.), de la chatte (vulg.) French Envy
Ca te (vous) passera French Encouragement
Ça te (vous) remontera le moral French Encouragement
Ce ne sont pas mes oignons (fam.) French Discretion
Crever d’ennui (fam) French Boredom
Darlo en bandeja (de plata) a uno Spanish Encouragement
Dérailler (complètement) French Contradiction
En avoir ras le bol, la casquette, le cul (vulg.) French Disgust
Être sur son lit de mort (literally) French Fatigue
Eu não gosto da aparência (daquele cachorro) Portuguese Dislike/Hate
Faire le, la délicat(e) French Contempt
Faire travailler le ménage (argot vieilli), les méninges French Bewilderment