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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):
be in two minds
band together
trim from
stick with it
stick to ribs
head in
break out in a rash
glisten with
drive into
month by month
apart from
No siree!
take off
one brick shy of a load
be tight-arsed
be dead from the neck up
go on record
on course
give it best shot
far from it
time hangs heavy
take a guess
lay open
chuckle with
hit back
rank among
out of whole cloth
book up
carve in stone
rush out
beat oneself up
bush out
include in
be one in the eye for
put the frighteners on
give way
trot out
get the better of
lounge around
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