The Farlex Idioms and Slang Dictionary


If you don’t know idioms, you don’t know English. Idioms are expressions that cannot be understood from their individual words alone, and the English language is full of them—and so is this dictionary: 17,000+ English idiom examples, plus slang words, phrases, and phrasal verbs, all compiled by the language experts at Farlex International and, the award-winning reference site with 1 billion+ annual visits.

That’s thousands more idioms than other popular idioms dictionaries, plus thousands of examples of idioms used in real life: every definition also includes up to three example sentences to show exactly how the phrase is used by native speakers in everyday conversation.

The Farlex Idioms and Slang Dictionary features idioms and phrases from across the English-speaking world, including American slang, British slang, Australian slang, and Irish slang, plus:

  • Internet slang
  • Abbreviations
  • Proverbs
  • Regional expressions
  • And more!


It’s more than just a list of idioms: get details about the origin and history of both common idioms and rare ones, including in which countries they’re used most.

This is the essential idioms dictionary if you want to talk like a native speaker—or just find out more about the colorful phrases you hear and say every day.

The essential guide to English idioms and slang, from Farlex International, the language experts behind the popular and award-winning

Farlex brings its reputation for comprehensive and authoritative reference products to the most complete collection of idioms and slang from across the English language.

Inside you’ll find more than 17,000 idioms, slang terms, and phrasal verbs, all defined in plain language and with bonus example sentences to show how they’re used in real life by native speakers.

Featuring popular idioms and slang terms from the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and South Africa, plus valuable information you won’t find anywhere else, including the origin of phrases.

Whether you want to sound more like a native speaker or just know more about the strange expressions you’re always hearing, The Farlex Idioms and Slang Dictionary is the best way to learn about the English language’s most colorful phrases.


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