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ready material for phrases needed.

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ready material for phrases needed.

Post Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:24 am
Dictionary is for words & their meanings.
Thesaurus is for words & their synonyms.
Encyclopedia is for all things you want to know.

Can anybody tell me: what it is known as the database of phrases/ colloquial sayings and there meanings.

This is an inquiry from a non-native English speaker. so please understand the case that this person knows english, knows how grammar works, but does not know the different phrases people use in their daily life.
for example :
what goes around that comes around
i care a damn
taking smthing with grain of salt


all those colloquial sayings

where would I get in a /packet/ every phrase in alphabetical order

Please help, & understand the case of a person who is usually good at English in general but doesnt know the colloquial usage of words....

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Post Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:05 pm
aim-wsc wrote:
I subscribed to bloglines phrase a day blog.
but I dont check the site Crying or Very sad

Now I checked this site which I found pretty interesting.
The recommendation of this one comes from a veteran verbal guy from some other forums.
check it out

http://www.phrases.org.uk/

something similar must be there for American English too. Very Happy
This one is .org.uk site
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/nonsense%20nine.html

Enjoy !!
Thanks Johny--I'm adding this to the wiki.

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Post Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:31 am
I subscribed to bloglines phrase a day blog.
but I dont check the site Crying or Very sad

Now I checked this site which I found pretty interesting.
The recommendation of this one comes from a veteran verbal guy from some other forums.
check it out

http://www.phrases.org.uk/

something similar must be there for American English too. Very Happy
This one is .org.uk site
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/nonsense%20nine.html

Enjoy !!

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Post Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:05 pm
aim-wsc wrote:
I subscribed to bloglines phrase a day blog.
but I dont check the site Crying or Very sad

Now I checked this site which I found pretty interesting.
The recommendation of this one comes from a veteran verbal guy from some other forums.
check it out

http://www.phrases.org.uk/

something similar must be there for American English too. Very Happy
This one is .org.uk site
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/nonsense%20nine.html

Enjoy !!
Thanks Johny--I'm adding this to the wiki.

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Post Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:31 am
I subscribed to bloglines phrase a day blog.
but I dont check the site Crying or Very sad

Now I checked this site which I found pretty interesting.
The recommendation of this one comes from a veteran verbal guy from some other forums.
check it out

http://www.phrases.org.uk/

something similar must be there for American English too. Very Happy
This one is .org.uk site
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/nonsense%20nine.html

Enjoy !!

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