Talk:Idiom dictionary

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multiple issues, nominate for deletion[edit]

See Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Idiom_dictionary --- Vroo (talk) 19:15, 28 August 2012 (UTC)


Copyvio from this site removed. Please to not reinsert. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:40, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

  • Otherwise it looks clean. Don't have access to the offline sources to be sure, however. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:27, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
  1. The image and caption which is a page from Brewer's which was taken from the Internet Archive as public domain - the link comes from our page about that work.
  2. The paragraph: "An idiom is a phrase whose meaning could not be readily deduced from the meaning of its individual words. The traditional example is "kick the bucket" which is normally understood to mean dying. The degree to which a phrase is thought idiomatic is a matter of degree and native speakers of English consider a phrase like "pop the question" (proposing marriage) to be less idiomatic than "kick the bucket".[2]"
  3. The paragraph "Idioms may vary considerably in their presentation. The keywords may vary — "green fingers" or a "green thumb". The grammar may vary — "turn the tables" or "the tables are turned". A phrase may even be recast completely, just following a pattern — "a few gallons shy of a full tank" or "one sandwich short of a picnic".[3] This makes organisation of an idiom dictionary difficult. The idioms may be organised in simple alphabetical order, as in The Oxford Dictionary of Current Idiomatic English. They may be grouped by keyword, as in the Longman Dictionary of English Idioms. Or they may be grouped by domain so that, for example, all idioms based upon nautical expressions such as "show him the ropes" or "three sheets to the wind" are put together.[4]"
  4. The section headings and other structural bits.
And when that's done, can we have the big banner tag dealt with. I don't want to touch the page until that's done. Warden (talk) 12:48, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
  • I'm fairly certain that your contributions are not an issue, at least with online sources. The only reason I haven't removed the banner tag is because the sources are offline (apparently) and thus I can't check them. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:58, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
This is an interesting one. The content was placed in 2009 by this fellow. His talk page history also suggests a sustained interest in Alexander International. It was placed with links intact. The first substantive change to content took place several weeks later. It's not in that external site. Neither is the altered link tucked away several months later here.
I'd lay odds that the same person placed it in both locations. If it came here first, he must have placed it there in a short window. I think I'll ask him about it. He's still active. :) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 12:08, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
Asked. Hopefully he can resolve the confusion. :) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 12:20, 23 August 2013 (UTC)


French is difacalt than english Ali mohamud (talk) 17:33, 9 November 2017 (UTC)