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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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Try it out (random idioms):
comb through
in favor
the pièce de résistance
answer back
tear across
Hold everything!
shift gears
take advantage
will never fly
in spades
throw at
reach an accord
mission accomplished
recruit for
come through
from dawn to dusk
run back
commute between places
tease about
chortle about
the fat is in the fire
answer to the name
pack in
at the point of
pass up
ram through
dress as
make out like a bandit
broaden horizons
get a grip
be out in left field
across the board
drive at
Down the hatch!
pass to
worth its weight in gold
please oneself
nutty as a fruitcake
drive batty
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