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The following are the current most viewed articles on Wikipedia within Wikipedia's English idioms category. Think of it as a What's Hot list for English idioms. More info »

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Rank Topic Wikipedia views
1 Red-light district 3,474 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
2 Tongue-in-cheek 2,829 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
3 Freudian slip 2,760 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
4 Intimate part 2,595 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
5 Devil's advocate 2,464 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
6 Achilles' heel 2,339 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
7 Catch-22 (logic) 2,320 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
8 Eye for an eye 2,258 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
9 White elephant 1,707 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
10 Bootstrapping 1,615 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
11 Mexican standoff 1,524 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
12 Elephant in the room 1,519 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
13 Rags to riches 1,365 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
14 Jack of all trades, master of none 1,324 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
15 Pot calling the kettle black 1,305 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
16 Break a leg 1,173 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
17 Misnomer 1,139 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
18 Pork barrel 1,123 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
19 Keeping up with the Joneses 1,112 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
20 My two cents (idiom) 1,076 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
21 Black sheep 1,008 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
22 Rest in peace 961 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
23 Hobson's choice 946 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
24 Have one's cake and eat it too 930 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
25 Crocodile tears 863 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
26 Curiosity killed the cat 837 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
27 Silver bullet 825 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
28 Baker's dozen 822 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
29 Up to eleven 815 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
30 The real McCoy 808 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
31 Grain of salt 765 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
32 Tilting at windmills 758 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
33 Mind your Ps and Qs 745 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
34 Tall tale 734 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
35 Forbidden fruit 672 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
36 Stalking horse 636 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
37 Taking the piss 628 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
38 Mufti (dress) 601 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
39 The Man 591 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
40 Get a life 586 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
41 Cloak and dagger 552 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
42 Dark horse 549 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
43 Sliced bread 528 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
44 Smoke and mirrors 514 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
45 Eating your own dog food 507 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
46 Is the glass half empty or half full? 496 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
47 Chip on shoulder 488 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
48 Eating crow 484 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
49 Humble pie 461 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
50 Don't judge a book by its cover 440 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
51 Salad days 435 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
52 Apples and oranges 428 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
53 Pig in a poke 427 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
54 Toe the line 424 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
55 To call a spade a spade 416 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
56 Flogging a dead horse 382 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
57 Pearls Before Swine 338 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
58 Kick the bucket 336 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
59 At sixes and sevens 335 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
60 Stiff upper lip 332 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
61 Friday (fictional character) 305 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
62 Straw that broke the camel's back 305 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
63 Exception that proves the rule 305 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
64 Silver lining 305 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
65 Nosebleed section 276 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
66 The Dog in the Manger 273 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
67 Blood, toil, tears, and sweat 261 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
68 School of Hard Knocks 250 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
69 Holy cow (expression) 247 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
70 Law of the instrument 235 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
71 As the crow flies 235 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
72 The Devil is in the details 235 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
73 Catbird seat 230 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
74 Speak of the devil 229 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
75 Tempest in a teapot 228 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
76 Curate's egg 225 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
77 Elephant test 221 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
78 Lion's share 219 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
79 Cat and mouse 219 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
80 Sin City (description) 210 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
81 The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse 208 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
82 Reinventing the wheel 204 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
83 Trip the light fantastic (phrase) 190 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
84 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea 187 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
85 The man on the Clapham omnibus 176 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
86 Send to Coventry 176 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
87 Born in the purple 171 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
88 Bread and butter 168 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
89 Mum's the word 167 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
90 Hold your horses 165 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
91 Pea soup fog 164 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
92 Silver spoon 162 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
93 Powder keg 160 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
94 Forty winks 149 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
95 Takes two to tango (idiom) 147 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
96 There's many a slip twixt the cup and the lip 142 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
97 Man bites dog (journalism) 140 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
98 Make a mountain out of a molehill 130 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
99 Throw out the baby with the bath water 130 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
100 Trial of the century 125 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
101 Green ink 125 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
102 Hail fellow well met 122 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
103 800 lb gorilla 115 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
104 Square peg in a round hole 107 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
105 Tired and emotional 103 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
106 Back-seat driver 95 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
107 The powers that be (phrase) 92 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
108 A feather in your cap 89 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
109 Shop floor 81 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
110 Head start (positioning) 81 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
111 God is in the detail 80 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
112 On the gripping hand (idiom) 79 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
113 Foot the bill 78 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
114 Live and Let Live 75 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
115 Cheating death 70 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
116 Dollars to donuts 70 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
117 Catch as catch can 68 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
118 Mad as a March hare 68 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
119 Out of the blue (idiom) 68 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
120 Cutty-sark (witch) 58 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
121 Two-way street 55 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
122 Cold shoulder 54 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
123 Sweetness and light 53 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
124 War chest 51 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
125 Fatted calf 51 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
126 The Quick and the Dead (idiom) 50 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
127 Damn with faint praise 50 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
128 Jack Robinson (mythical person) 43 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
129 Morgue file 40 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
130 Nancy Reagan Defense 37 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
131 A bum steer 35 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
132 Doing a Leeds 29 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
133 A wigwam for a goose's bridle 27 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
134 All singing, all dancing (idiom) 27 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
135 Crime of the century (idiom) 24 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
136 Too cheap to meter 23 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
137 Twiddly bits 23 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
138 Knee baby 21 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
139 Barking up the wrong tree 20 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
140 Jump the gun 14 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
141 Rainbow Over Texas 12 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
142 Hot tip 12 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
143 Doing a Cunningham 11 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
144 Lessons learned the hard way 8 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
145 Second childhood 8 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
146 Ham it up 8 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
147 Simple matter of software less than 5 views
148 Up in arms less than 5 views
149 Don't spill the beans (idiom) less than 5 views
150 19th century English language idioms less than 5 views
151 Sports idioms less than 5 views

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Wiktionary has a category on Idioms
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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

This category contains idioms that are in the English language.

Here is an editors' pick of popular and picturesque idioms in the English language.

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