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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
¡ni por hablar! Spanish Contradiction
?Encuentras palabras ? Spanish Indignation
(If he said that,) He must have a screw loose: he`s lost his marbles English Contempt
(toujours) chercher la petite bête French Complaint
A bomb English Failure
Abatido Portuguese Grief
Abrir as portas a uno Portuguese Encouragement
Abrir as portas para alguém Portuguese Encouragement
Abrir el camino a uno Spanish Encouragement
Abrir o caminho para alguém Portuguese Encouragement
Abrir o camino a uno Portuguese Encouragement
Aburirse como ostras Spanish Boredom
Acabar com alguém Portuguese Humiliation
Acabar mal Spanish Failure
Acabar sem nada Portuguese Failure
Aggiungere al danno le beffe Italian Insult
Aller de Charybde en Scylla French Embarrassment
An einem gebrochenen Herzen sterben German Grief
Anbaggern German Flattery
Andar como uma barata tonta Spanish Frenzy
Aprontar uma boa Portuguese Indiscretion
As botas de alguém Portuguese Flattery
Autant chercher une aiguille dans une botte de foin French Exasperation
Avere la lingua bifurcata Italian Deception