Welcome to Idiom.Wiki!
An idiom (Latin: idioma, "special property", f. Greek: ἰδίωμα – idiōma, "special feature, special phrasing", f. Greek: ἴδιος – idios, "one’s own") is a combination of words that have a figurative meaning owing to its common usage. An idiom's figurative meaning is separate from the literal meaning. There are thousands of idioms and they occur frequently in all languages. There are estimated to be at least twenty-five thousand idiomatic expressions in the English language.
- Achilles' heel
- All singing, all dancing
- Albatross around your neck
- Apples and oranges
- As easy as pie
- As the crow flies
- Backseat driver
- Barking up the wrong tree
- Belling the cat
- Better than a sharp stick in the eye
- Between Scylla and Charybdis
- Between the devil and the deep blue sea
- Black sheep
- Blood, toil, tears and sweat
- Digging yourself deeper
- Don't shoot the messenger
- Every day above ground is a good day
- Frog strangler
- Give two shits
- Slap yo mamma
- Someone walked over my grave
- Stepped in Shit
- The apple doesn't fall far from the tree
- The Shoemaker's son always goes barefoot
- Tongue in cheek
- Idiom at Wikipedia
If this is your first time on a wiki, please check out the page Getting Started With Wiki for a quick introduction. Then come back to this page (click on the logo image in the upper-left hand corner of any page). Here are some things you might like to do:
- Practice wiki editing on the page SandBox. The SandBox is a page created especially for practicing on. The SandBox is created for you!
- Click on your name in the top right and add information about yourself to your page.
- If you are an admin/sysop for this wiki, invite friends to join you here by creating an account for them using the signup page.
- Regularly visit RecentChanges (in the left menu bar) to keep up with all that is happening on your wiki.
- Confirm requests for new accounts on your wiki at Special:ConfirmAccounts.
- Edit this front page to set the tone for your wiki!