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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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grant no quarter
stay on top of
break wind
dead and gone
step forward
not trouble head about
derive from
scale back
trend toward
donkey's years
stolen fruit is sweetest
the other day
engrave on
peter out
like a bat out of hell
Mr Big
keep eyes peeled
in a bind
see home
forget about
pain in the neck
lose temper
like a million
a cloud on the horizon
on the case
at sea level
pin down
spade up
sweet on
be well away
strike home
in debt
hang on
Hold your horses!
be skin and bone
close the door on
swear by
What price?
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