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Idioms in English

IdiomLanguageEquivalentsExplanations
no merchant ever runs down his own wares English1
get a piece of the actionEnglish2
To give a handEnglish6
"Do not judge a book by its cover"English22
'Beat feet' or 'make tracks'English1
(a giant with) feet of clayEnglish5
(A little) green around the gillsEnglish1
(Being) the patron saint of lost causesEnglish1
(come) rain or shineEnglish26
(Dead) On the noseEnglish2
(Don't) put the cart before the horseEnglish36
(from) head to toeEnglish46
(Get to) know the ropes/ Learn the ropesEnglish-
(go) BananasEnglish22
(I heard it) through the grapevine.English1
(Its) My way or the highwayEnglish2
(Living) high on the hogEnglish-
(Now) all hell has broken loose.English3
(Playing) stump the chumpEnglish-
(Put in) my two centsEnglish-
(she's) wearing comfortable shoesEnglish23
(Sing a) Swan songEnglish3
(someone) doesn't get itEnglish4
(That's) enough to gag a dog on a gut wagonEnglish-
(the crack of) sparrow's fartEnglish9
(There is) no rest for the wickedEnglish-
(to be as) hungry as a wolf/bearEnglish14
(To be) a regular Diamond Jim BradyEnglish2
(To be) a rock with lipsEnglish19
(To be) all smoke and mirrorsEnglish1
(To be) brought to bayEnglish-
(to be) fresh out ofEnglish5
(To be) in a jam, in between a rock and a hard place, or in between the devil and the deep blue seaEnglish2
(To be) in heat, or she is in heatEnglish-
(To be) left high and dryEnglish-
(To be) on an Easter Egg huntEnglish-
(To be) on the warpathEnglish2
(To be) or to back, the underdogEnglish-
(To be) out of the loopEnglish-
(To be) out on a limbEnglish-
(To be) thick-skinned, (To be) thin-skinnedEnglish-
(To be) two-faced, or to have two faces.English2
(To be) up in armsEnglish-
(To be, or to get) screwed, blued, and tatooedEnglish-
(To go) from bad to worseEnglish30
(to have) free reignEnglish7
(to wear) beer gogglesEnglish2
(To) call someone outEnglish-
English #1, #2
(To) chase your own tailEnglish1
(To) cross that bridge when you come to itEnglish-
English #1, #2
(To) cry over spilled milkEnglish-
(To) drown your sorrowsEnglish1
(To) duck and coverEnglish-
(To) flip your lidEnglish-
(To) get a raw dealEnglish-
(To) handle with kid (or kit) glovesEnglish-
(To) have your hands fullEnglish-
(To) kick the bucketEnglish-
(To) man up. or, You better man up!English1
(To) nail it, someoneEnglish-
(To) pass the buckEnglish2
(To) rain on my paradeEnglish-
(To) Reinvent the wheelEnglish-
(To) roll with the punchesEnglish-
(To) run around with your tail between your legsEnglish-
English #1, #2
(To) show someone upEnglish-
(To) speak up for yourselfEnglish-
(To) spring a leakEnglish-
(To) step up to the plateEnglish-
(to) stick togetherEnglish-
(To) take to schoolEnglish-
(to) toe the lineEnglish1
(To) walk in someone's footstepsEnglish4
(turn) upside downEnglish12
(You can't) judge a book by its cover.English1
*butterflies in one's stomachEnglish14
A (proven) track recordEnglish-
A bad corn promise is better than a good lawsuitEnglish3
A barking dog never bitesEnglish1
A bat out of hellEnglish-
English #1, #2, Greek #1, #2, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
A beggar can never be bankruptEnglish3
A beggar's purse is bottomlessEnglish4
A big shotEnglish-
A big wheelEnglish-
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bushEnglish32
A bite of the cherryEnglish3
A bitter pill to swallowEnglish-
A blind dateEnglish1
A boatloadEnglish1
A bold asker is best matched by a resolute denier.English2
a broken reputation is never mendedEnglish4
A broken watch is right two times a dayEnglish6
a bull in a china shopEnglish15
A burden of your own choice is not feltEnglish12
A burnt child dreads the fireEnglish18
A can of wormsEnglish-
A case of the green-eyed monsterEnglish-
A cat among pigeonsEnglish20
A cat has nine livesEnglish8
A chain is only as strong as its weakest linkEnglish8