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Idioms and Slang Dictionary by Farlex gives you definitions and examples from top sources like McGraw-Hill and Houghton Mifflin for more than 61,000 terms, including:
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Get clear, in-depth definitions of tens of thousands of idioms used in the US and throughout English-speaking world. You say them every day, but do you know where they come from? Get the history behind the phrase.

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let the cat out of the bag
Give away a secret, as in "Mom let the cat out of the bag and told us Karen was engaged." This expression alludes to the dishonest practice of a merchant substituting a worthless cat for a valuable pig, which is discovered only when the buyer gets home and opens the bag. [Mid-1700s]

silver lining
An element of hope or a redeeming quality in an otherwise bad situation, as in "The rally had a disappointing turnout, but the silver lining was that those who came pledged a great deal of money." This metaphoric term is a shortening of "Every cloud has a silver lining," in turn derived from John Milton's Comus (1634): "A sable cloud turns forth its silver lining on the night."

a picture is worth a thousand words
A graphic illustration conveys a stronger message than words, as in "The book jacket is a big selling point—one picture is worth a thousand words." This saying was invented by an advertising executive, Fred R. Barnard. To promote his agency's ads he took out an ad in Printer's Ink in 1921 with the headline "One Look Is Worth a Thousand Words" and attributed it to an ancient Japanese philosopher. Six years later he changed it to "Chinese Proverb: One Picture Is Worth Ten Thousand Words," illustrated with some Chinese characters. The attribution in both was invented; Barnard simply believed an Asian origin would give it more credibility.

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What’s New

Version 3.2

* New Idioms
* Optimization for iOS 14

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4.7 out of 5
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567 Ratings

Daniel Baskaran ,

Very useful for non-native English speakers

I have been using idioms and phrases website for a long time and now this app for sometime, precisely, this is a lifesaver app.

For every idiom or phrase, it explains the meaning and gives you couple of examples to understand it better.

This is the best proven way to learn idioms and phrases if you are a English learner! I will definitely recommend this app.

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Helpful and Speedy

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Queen popstar12345645 ,

Good app but needs some work

What made me want to download this app is that is looked very entertaining and looked like it could help me a lot with idioms. What I liked about this app is that when I wanted to know slang, or he definition of a word it helped me a lot. What I disliked about this app is that when I got to look up a word it either glitches or it pulls up an ad. There was another app I downloaded but it definitely was not as good as this app.!.!.

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