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The idiom dictionary is compiled from the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms and the Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms.

The Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms explains over 7,000 idioms current in British, American and Australian English, helping learners to understand them and use them with confidence. The Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms, based on the 200 million words of American English text in the Cambridge International Corpus, unlocks the meaning of more than 5,000 idiomatic phrases used in contemporary American English. Full-sentence examples show how idioms are really used.

The Cambridge University Press is respected worldwide for its commitment to advancing knowledge, education, learning, and research. It was founded on a royal charter granted to the University by Henry VIII in 1534 and has been operating continuously as a printer and publisher since the first Press book was printed in 1584.

Try it out (random idioms):
slip between the cracks
fast-talk into
right-hand man
taking calls
half the battle
course of action
the bitter fruits
on the tip of tongue
die of a broken heart
come up a storm
grass widow
Good grief!
on the road
talk some sense into
measure out
go down the tubes
in inverted commas
hurl down
beat a retreat
Hold it!
a shell game
couple with
pay through the nose
pony up
call it quits
quicken pulse
retail to
chop back
pin faith on
detail to
lecture at
envelop in
put roots down
on principle
set in motion
in glowing terms
well in hand
scuttle across
the end of the line
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