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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.

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go out of way to
cut out
year in, year out
land of milk and honey
chill to the bone
jump off the deep end
knock into a cocked hat
off the rack
every which way
one's for the asking
just getting by
come to a conclusion
mix into
not know own strength
overstep bounds
tussle with
fire under
a king's ransom
knuckle down
tear heart out
in the spotlight
have nothing to do with
caught in the crossfire
rile up
have ass in a sling
get moving
provide with
Over my dead body!
amble along
stand around
seep in
in the short run
together with
lay away
a coffee table book
tamper with
in the meantime
interpret for
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