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the exception proves the rule - the rare occurrence of a counterexample to a rule, used to underscore that the rule exists;

I know that what I have said doesn't apply to him, but I think in this case the exception proves the rule.

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2011-06-28 14:55:42
jitu wrote:
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2011-06-29 03:11:15
mohamed wrote:
thank you actually i need these idiom alot to improve my language

2011-06-30 06:26:57
Evi Bahraini wrote:
Thanks a lot for the idiom. It helps me to improve my English :-)

2011-06-30 14:31:10
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thanks for increasing the knowledge

2011-07-02 08:00:33
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2011-07-02 10:39:08
mohammed Rasheeduddin. wrote:
i think one or two more examples will help us to understand the meaning perfectly. thank you

2011-07-03 09:20:12
bilal wrote:
thanks this idiom is really very imoportant for me

2011-07-03 10:38:29
Md. Shamsul Kabirr wrote:
I have same comment like Rsheeduddin. Thanks.

2011-07-04 07:57:19
issam wrote:
wow this idiom comes in its time cuz I've uesd on my friend
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2011-07-06 16:31:46
HICHAM wrote:
THING YOU VERY MUTCH FOR ALL IDIOMS

2011-07-07 11:38:43
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2011-07-11 09:57:39
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2011-07-12 12:41:15
now type your name wrote:
Thank you so much for your idioms.

2011-07-13 17:28:37
Jacky Jonathan wrote:
thanks a lots for the idioms. I agree with mohammed Rasheeduddin's comment.

2011-07-14 12:04:38
Mr.Md.Suzaul Islam wrote:
I have same comment like Rsheeduddin. Thanks

2011-07-15 13:53:13
RAJESH wrote:
THANKS

2011-07-15 17:39:45
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This is amazing for english studying course

2011-07-16 12:54:46
reshmasingh wrote:
could you people provide more exams to understand at what situations we can use that idioms please ?

2011-07-16 17:54:24
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2011-07-17 07:25:11
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2011-07-20 12:20:28
mohd sithik wrote:
It doesn't matter whether one or two examples but we have to make the sentences as many as possible. thanks for giving such a wonderful idioms.

2011-07-20 18:49:57
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2011-07-21 03:41:10
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2011-07-21 13:36:09
Suryakant wrote:
It's a great job... You are helping people, those are poor in English... I'm also one of them.
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2011-07-21 17:34:49
nidhy wrote:
more examples will help for more understanding

2011-07-22 07:31:12
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2011-07-22 07:31:40
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2011-08-02 13:05:15
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2011-08-05 05:06:26
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2011-08-05 08:38:00
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2011-08-05 11:17:58
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2011-08-05 11:19:48
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2011-08-05 14:54:33
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2011-08-06 05:22:43
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2011-08-07 08:32:50
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2011-08-08 09:07:49
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2011-08-09 03:57:15
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2011-08-09 14:25:22
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2011-08-09 14:59:53
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2011-08-14 17:16:00
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2011-08-14 23:37:21
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2011-08-15 23:07:38
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2011-08-17 07:47:48
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I am so glad to get an idiom a day.As people say every day an apple keeps Doctor away. likewise An idiom a day keeps English fear away

2011-08-17 12:52:20
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2011-08-17 15:44:53
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2011-08-19 14:28:12
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2011-08-23 09:28:59
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2011-08-25 09:38:02
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2011-09-05 15:00:23
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2011-09-05 15:01:12
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2011-09-22 02:11:36
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2011-09-27 21:34:52
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2011-10-01 02:44:07
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2011-10-02 06:21:26
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2011-10-06 14:24:57
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2011-10-09 14:18:08
mohsen falsafi wrote:
Up to now,I have been under impression that idioms are difficult to learn and above all to remember, but now I know the exception proves the rule.

2011-10-12 06:55:46
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2011-10-14 10:48:58
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2011-10-15 08:10:20
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2011-10-19 11:26:13
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2011-10-19 15:25:59
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2011-10-19 19:32:11
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2011-10-21 07:53:07
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2011-10-22 20:57:09
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2011-10-23 09:42:53
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2011-10-23 20:45:38
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2011-10-27 06:44:25
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2011-10-27 17:30:52
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2011-10-28 13:40:32
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2011-11-06 02:40:24
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2011-11-12 06:36:16
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2011-11-14 22:03:38
N.B wrote:
i like it thatnkss..realy the exception proves the rule for me!!!???!!!!

2011-11-22 08:25:41
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2011-11-23 11:18:50
Gabi wrote:
Thanx how it s usefull

2011-11-26 19:35:34
aisha200bc wrote:
Idioms are the most beautiful part of ant language, and they are significant because they cannot be translated exactly into any other language. Idioms on their own do not have meanings but when used with a sentence they can enhance the explanation of expressions for example if we say " Let me fix the small crack on the window, a stitch in time saves nine. Using idioms in spoken and written language brings Brevity, which means short sentence with vast explanation

2011-11-29 17:26:27
bakoory wrote:
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2011-11-29 22:29:33
caroline wrote:
I like your nice and useful idioms thanx.

2011-11-30 19:39:06
tina wrote:
i dont know how can use this!!!

2011-12-03 21:12:14
Amir wrote:
That's a bit difficult to use, it's better to teach us some idioms that are easy to understand and also easy to use.
Thanks :)

2011-12-06 13:15:47
arti wrote:
thanks

2011-12-10 04:31:37
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very informative programme indeed AFZAL CHEEMA

2011-12-17 16:44:12
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2011-12-18 04:51:57
Phuoc wrote:
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2011-12-19 13:10:39
now type your name wrote:
really thank you very much

2011-12-19 16:04:24
masi wrote:
Thank you, l really need to learn idioms

2011-12-20 10:27:53
shakir khan wrote:
thanks

2011-12-21 08:41:06
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thanks

2011-12-22 14:11:03
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These are very useful.

2011-12-22 23:01:53
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2011-12-26 17:38:17
Leila Mohseni wrote:
Thank you so much. this part is really interesting.

2011-12-27 02:47:36
mohammad saleh wrote:
it's nice to recall the old memories and check the use of idioms too,thanks

2011-12-31 22:21:00
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Thank you so much. this part is really interesting

2012-01-05 05:21:57
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really nice.........

2012-01-05 21:19:08
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2012-01-07 03:41:10
naveed iqbal wrote:
Thank u

2012-01-09 09:12:00
nidaabbasi wrote:
i want to improve my english language. i think these idioms are helpful for me.

2012-01-11 07:38:41
iram zahra wrote:
Thanks alot

2012-01-13 06:57:29
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2012-01-15 09:40:26
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2012-01-15 09:41:11
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2012-01-17 17:36:48
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2012-01-17 17:56:33
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2012-01-19 04:30:26
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thanks alot

2012-01-21 10:37:07
Ehsan wrote:
Thanks for every days Idioms.

2012-01-21 10:38:45
Ehsan wrote:
I'm looking for things like slang a day. is it possible?

2012-01-21 18:43:04
sana wrote:
thanks for yor beautiful idioms

2012-01-21 18:44:06
sana wrote:
excuseme "your"

2012-01-28 10:07:12
Rafiqul Islam wrote:
Thank you very much for your kind assistance.

2012-02-02 21:54:15
Dina mohammadi wrote:
thank you . cause I'm a teacher , I'm looking for song., to use in my classes.

2012-02-04 11:17:56
now type your name wrote:
I am very interesting to learn Idioms":"Thank you

2012-02-13 05:56:10
gayuni wrote:
Thank you very much.Its very use full for us.

2012-02-14 18:40:45
Kipronoh Michael wrote:
Idioms will help me enrich my English. I really like it

2012-02-19 07:40:11
rafa wrote:
thanks a lot. your idioms are so beneficial.

2012-02-19 16:08:11
now type your name wrote:
goooooooooood job !

2012-02-22 07:52:01
md.iftekhar uddin wrote:
THANKS A LOT. KEEP HELPING PEPOLES LIKE THIS.

2012-02-22 14:05:24
manon wrote:
thanks a lot..................

2012-02-25 16:35:39
sana wrote:
مرسی من که هیچی نفهمیدم

2012-02-29 01:57:06
phuong wrote:
I am grateful to program " idiom a day". Thanks alot

2012-03-05 08:27:27
muzgan wrote:
thank you soooo much

2012-03-09 16:21:39
Mary wrote:
I appreciate it

2012-03-10 21:27:57
sa7oura wrote:
thanks :)

2012-03-12 16:11:57
Luan Tran wrote:
Thanks a lot

2012-03-12 22:33:32
zahra wrote:
thank you alot
these idioms help me too much

2012-03-15 14:30:47
ghulam nabi wrote:
excellent work,


2012-03-17 06:09:46
Rizwana wrote:
I like it.Thanks for such a beautiful idioms,which is useful for our daily life.Thanks a lot.

2012-03-17 11:09:54
hoda wrote:
thanks.however i need to learn more about that,perhaps by reading more examples in my cool dictionary.

2012-03-21 12:54:36
Ghulam Hussain wrote:
Excellent support to learners plz keep it up

2012-03-24 21:12:31
bahar wrote:
thanks alot for your information


2012-03-28 10:21:03
Elfinesh Woldeyes zelellew wrote:
It is helpful. Thank you so much.

2012-04-05 09:08:44
Dr. Hla Shein wrote:
These idioms are new to me but very useful, thanks

2012-04-09 15:43:35
YS Rama Prasad wrote:
It really useful to me. Great idiom phrases

2012-04-09 17:57:46
janne wrote:
it is very difficult for me to understand english,especially idioms,but i will try my very best to learn,for my better future job,,thanks a lot...

2012-04-11 18:46:23
Ali Zahedi wrote:
Thanks so so much. Idioms and phrasal verbs are very useful for me to improve my English.

2012-04-12 15:24:11
now type your name wrote:
Thanks very useful tips,one feels more confident

2012-04-13 03:44:49
Gay Pedrano wrote:
I agree with all their comments.

2012-04-15 12:55:54
Daw Khin Myo Kyi wrote:
This idiom is very difficult for me. But this is thinkable for me. Thanks you very much.

2012-04-18 10:53:42
Ramesh wrote:
Ramesh.R.B thanks a lot.It is very useful to give idiom meaning with example sentence

2012-04-29 20:18:50
now type your name wrote:
I could not understand idiom #2 anyone can help by easy words.

2012-04-29 20:23:44
now type your name wrote:
javed
nice

2012-05-04 05:34:46
laeh wrote:
this idiom is more useful for me kindly thanks!

2012-05-07 11:46:14
Soe Ohnmar Khin wrote:
thanks!

2012-05-07 19:40:58
gourisankararao wrote:
Thanks

2012-05-11 13:07:12
KERMICHE NOUREDDINE wrote:
I feel very sad because I couldn't understand this idiom.
Please,who can help me to understand it.

2012-05-25 08:16:03
bahri karam wrote:
If you could kindly add meaning of idiom in urdu then it will be better for the students

2012-06-08 05:30:00
now type your name wrote:
Aaysha
Thanks!Shukriya!Nanri!sthoothiy!

2012-06-12 10:46:50
vahide wrote:
Vahide
i cant understand this idiom

2012-06-15 09:10:15
reza wrote:
very good

2012-06-20 05:31:23
MD. SYFUR RAHMAN wrote:
too difficult idioms

2012-07-05 02:01:31
Kumarasinghe wrote:
thank you lot

2012-07-26 07:31:45
kumaran wrote:
thank you i think i can't understand

2012-07-26 14:18:38
Ganesh wrote:
thanks!

2012-07-27 09:11:54
salwa khan wrote:
some times to amassing n som times to difficult

2012-08-01 07:54:52
peter mwangi wrote:
thanks once again

2012-08-05 05:51:38
jeni wrote:
Ya sometimes easy to learn... some are difficult

2012-09-03 15:51:41
Syed ramiz wrote:
thanks

2012-09-22 18:37:34
now type your name wrote:
thanks .i'll learn the idiom

2012-10-12 03:53:07
Justin wrote:
thanks

2012-10-31 05:24:57
Mizan wrote:
Thanks a lot. It's helping to improve my English.

2012-11-05 08:26:57
Md. Areful Islam wrote:
It is really an amazing service of this site. I am very much grateful to the site authority for its steps towards the improvement of English Language Skills. I cannot but thank you very much.

2013-04-23 12:11:25
eissa fareeg Mohamed wrote:
Thanks a lot it is really interesting to know more about idioms. amd you always enrich our thoughts. thanks again

2013-07-25 17:20:32
maede wrote:
thanks alot ! I deliver 1 email every day.
you have a good site you know

2013-07-25 17:22:03
maede wrote:
today Idioms are very important and nessecary for every body who wants to learn english compeletly.
at the end thanks alot again....

2014-05-18 19:32:06
Brunda Sathish wrote:
thank u so much..this one idiom matters a lot as a drop nd drop of water joins to make a mighty river...!!!

2015-11-06 03:24:45
manu wrote:
Hey guys not only appreciate them but we need to use idiom with example in comments .. It is really helpful for us to practice and understanding..
Example- I was talking about bad things to him I never thought he takes them personally. I know sometimes expection proves the rule

2016-06-01 12:42:42
sourabh wrote:
awesome.