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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
Je ne suis pas à la hauteur French Bewilderment
Ser chinche Portuguese Complaint
!mire que hacen esperar a la gente así! Portuguese Impatience
¡andas mirando moros con tranchete! Spanish Deception
¡hala! Spanish Encouragement
¡ni por hablar! Spanish Contradiction
¿Puedo ayudarle? ?Le puedo echar una mano? Spanish Courtesy
(If he said that,) He must have a screw loose: he`s lost his marbles English Contempt
(Museen) lassen mich kalt German 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
Abrir o caminho para alguém Portuguese Encouragement
Aller avec acharnement French Determination
Aller de Charybde en Scylla French Embarrassment
An einem gebrochenen Herzen sterben German Grief
Aus eine Fliege einen Elefanten machen German Exaggeration
Autant chercher une aiguille dans une botte de foin French Exasperation
Avere gli occhi più grandi dello stomaco Italian Greed
Avoir du bol, du cul (vulg.), de la chatte (vulg.) French Envy
Avoir la chair de poule French Fear
Avoir les oreilles rabattues de qch French Contempt
Avoir mal aux cheveux French Discomfort
Bâiller a s’en décrocher la mâchoire French Boredom
Battre la dèche French Embarrassment