Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

Oxford Dictionary of Idioms
Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

Contains over 6,000 idioms from all over the English-speaking world.


Reviews
7.96%
7.96%
7.96%
20.04%
56.08%
★★
★★★
★★★★
★★★★★
224 rates
224 rates
224 rates
564 rates
1,578 rates
Comments
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"My first dictionary. Very good one, I bought all their products. Enjoying"
Version: 9.0.275
h rao
h rao ★★★★
"Very useful to all english lovers. So mmake it all Apps price less and worthfull."
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★
"It facilitate amazingly. i love it alote"
Version: 8.0.229
A Google user
A Google user
"Where the heck are the idioms??... Worst app waste of time aswell as data"
Version: 9.1.363
Abisai Ndamanomhata
Abisai Ndamanomhata ★★★
"Not really good for me... it suppose to be an offline app..and again no need to say the today`s word is this one . I have my favorite words that I need to understand more but how long should I keep waiting for them?"
A Google user
A Google user
"oper tou idioms likha hoa hai aur idioms tou hain hi nahi."
Version: 9.1.363
A Google user
A Google user
"Worst app words. Everything is blocked in free version"
Version: 11.1.500
A Google user
A Google user
"``drown your sorrows: see *drown*. This is unnecessarily annoying and the reason why you`re getting one star. Put the definition there as well and remove those links, you can do that without even using extra storage space by indexing the definitions in the database."
A Google user
A Google user
"just a bait to coerse you into giving them your money"
Version: 9.0.275
A Google user
A Google user
"I downloaded this, thinking it might come in handy if there was an idiom that was unfamiliar which popped up while I was offline. Normally, I just use search engines. Anyway, I`ll never know. The first time I opened it, I was informed that my free trial had expired. Really? Good luck with your business model, seriously. You can make vastly more by giving information away than by selling access to it. Not to mention adding value to the world for everyone, rather than just the fraction of a percent who pay you."
Version: 7.1.199
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"Several have mistakenly given this app a 1-star rating, thinking that it provides words and not idioms. This is not true. It actually makes it convenient by providing the user the option to search all idioms containing a word (which prompts people to think it`s a `word` dictionary and not an idiom dictionary. This is a good app for idioms."
Version: 9.1.363
Alo Noma
Alo Noma ★★★★★
"Need this to know meanings"
Naincy Gupta
Naincy Gupta
"Bogus app , misleading what is written ``idioms``, but now content related that, rather popping up the premium subscription."
Version: 11.4.594
A Google user
A Google user
"Just fc this app Do not download it"
Version: 7.1.199
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"Awesome dictionary"
Version: 7.1.199
A Google user
A Google user ★★
"A lot similar to Google. Then I would rather use Google that is free and ads free as well. I am really diappointed in Oxford and this prodict. No wonder the avarage rating is also poor and user/download amount so low."
Version: 8.0.229
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"It is good for study of idiom"
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"Excellent app. Most exhaustive and authentic collection of idioms. It should have been better had it worked offline too."
Version: 7.1.199
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"More pictures please"
Version: 7.1.199
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★
"I like this app as a student it is very usrful👍👍👍"
Version: 8.0.229
com.mobisystems.msdict.embedded.wireless.oxford.idioms
Installs: 500,000+ (538,280 at 2024-07-24 08:02:20)
Version: 14.1.859
Category: Books & Reference
Pegi : Everyone
Publish Date : Jul 24, 2013
Update Date : 2024-02-08
Android Version : 9
Ad Supported : Yes
In-App-Purchase : $4.99 - $29.99 per item
Available on
Get it on Google Play
Publisher
MobiSystems
4501 Mission Bay Drive, Suite 3A
San Diego, CA 92109, USA
http://www.mobisystems.com
dictionaries-android@mobisystems.com
Privacy Policy
Other Apps from MobiSystems
Azerbaijani<>English Dictionar
Azerbaijani<>English Dictionar
★ 3.9 FREE
Azerbaijani<>English dictionary - up-to-date vocabulary from all areas of life.
Japanese-Dutch Dictionary
Japanese-Dutch Dictionary
★ 0.0 FREE
Japanese-Dutch dictionary with over 10 000 words and audio pronunciations.
Concise Oxford German Dict.
Concise Oxford German Dict.
★ 3.1 FREE
Oxford German<>English dictionary - 250 000 accurate and up-to-date translations
Similar Apps
Thai-English Dictionary
Thai-English Dictionary
Thai-English Dictionary
★ 4.0 FREE 100,000+
MobiSystems
Thai-English dictionary with the everyday words used in today`s Thai and English
Lexicont Vocabulary flashcards
Lexicont Vocabulary flashcards
Lexicont Vocabulary flashcards
★ 0.0 FREE 500+
Lexicont - Vocabulary flashcards
Language Learning. Multilingual mode. Memory card. Learn Spanish, French, Korean
Mosby`s Pocket Dictionary
Mosby`s Pocket Dictionary
Mosby`s Pocket Dictionary
★ 0.0 FREE 1,000+
Skyscape Medpresso Inc
Mosby`s Pocket Dictionary- powered by Skyscape
Oxford Portuguese Dictionary
Oxford Portuguese Dictionary
Oxford Portuguese Dictionary
★ 3.7 FREE 50,000+
MobiSystems
Oxford Portuguese <>English dictionary with over 60,000 up-to-date translations
Urdu<>English Dictionary
Urdu<>English Dictionary
Urdu<>English Dictionary
★ 4.2 FREE 500,000+
MobiSystems
Urdu<>English dictionary with up-to-date vocabulary from all areas of life.
Irish<>English Dictionary
Irish<>English Dictionary
Irish<>English Dictionary
★ 2.8 FREE 5,000+
MobiSystems
Irish<>English dictionary with up-to-date vocabulary from all areas of life.
Serbian<>English Dictionary
Serbian<>English Dictionary
Serbian<>English Dictionary
★ 0.0 FREE 500+
MobiSystems
Serbian<>English dictionary with up-to-date vocabulary from all areas of life.
Latvian<>English Dictionary
Latvian<>English Dictionary
Latvian<>English Dictionary
★ 0.0 FREE 5,000+
MobiSystems
Latvian<>English dictionary with up-to-date vocabulary from all areas of life.
Spanish Dictionary & Thesaurus
Spanish Dictionary & Thesaurus
Spanish Dictionary & Thesaurus
★ 4.8 FREE 10,000+
MobiSystems
VOX Spanish dictionary and Thesaurus with 112 000 definitions, 128 000 synonyms
Finnish<>English Dictionary
Finnish<>English Dictionary
Finnish<>English Dictionary
★ 0.0 FREE 1,000+
MobiSystems
Finnish<>EN dictionary with with up-to-date vocabulary from all areas of life.
Screenshots
 - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot  - Android App Screenshot
DESCRIPTION
Oxford Dictionary of Idioms takes a fresh look at the idiomatic phrases and sayings that make English the rich and intriguing language that it is.

 • Contains over 6,000 idioms from all over the English-speaking world
 • Hundreds of illustrative quotations, both modern and historical, offer readers a clear idea of how the phrases can be used
 • Extra features offer fascinating additional information for many entries
 • Easy to navigate, including many cross-references, making it ideal for quick reference.
 • Most useful alternative words given first, with word closest in meaning to entry word given in bold
 • Draws on the latest findings of Oxford`s language monitoring - the largest dictionary research programme in the world
 • Detailed background on every idiom
 • NEW! Lookup words in any other Android app with the Tap to Translate feature, and do it in style with any of the four colorful new themes.

Did you know that `flavour of the month` originated in a marketing campaign in American ice-cream parlours in the 1940s, when a particular flavour would be specially promoted for a month at a time? And did you know that `off the cuff` refers to the rather messy practice of writing impromptu notes on one`s shirt cuff before speaking in public?
These and many more idioms are explained and put into context in the Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms completed with a range of recently established idioms such as `the elephant in the corner`, `go figure`, `like a rat up a drainpipe`, `sex on legs`, `step up to the plate`, `too posh to push`, `a walk in the park`, `win ugly`.

Also includes advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality language apps from MobiSystems, Inc.

SEARCH TOOLS - effortlessly find words thanks to a clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface.

Intelligent search integrates several tools to match or suggest what you are looking for:
 • Search autocomplete helps find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type
 • Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases
 • An automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ (`*` or `?`) to replace a letter or entire parts of a word
 • Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results
 • Use our ; Voice search when you don`t know how an entry is spelled.
 • Share word definitions via installed apps on your device
 • NEW! Tap to Translate entries in other apps
 • Swipe-to-delete functionality in the Recent and Favorites menus.

LEARNING TOOLS - engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary.

 • ‘Favorites’ feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library
 • ‘Recent’ list to easily review looked-up words
 • ‘Word of the day’ section to expand your vocabulary daily
 • Home screen widget provides random words at a glance
 • Split screen support for Android 7 allowing you to use it together with other apps

***This is a fully functional 30-day trial version***

Get MORE by purchasing the full version:

 • Permanently unlock the complete features list
 • Offline mode - look up words without an internet connection
 • Premium Support – Get expedited support for any app-related issues.
 • Ad-free
RECENT CHANGES
In our ongoing efforts to improve user experience, we've focused on refining app performance and resolving issues to ensure a more seamless and reliable experience through the world of words.
DATA SAFETY AND SECURITY
This app has access to

Camera
· take pictures and videos

Other
· create accounts and set passwords
· view network connections
· prevent device from sleeping
· run at startup
· draw over other apps
· full network access

Wi-Fi connection information
· view Wi-Fi connections

Security Practices

Data is encrypted in transit
· Your data is transferred over a secure connection
Data can’t be deleted
· The developer doesn’t provide a way for you to request that your data be deleted

Data this app may collect

Device or other IDs
Device or other IDs (Optional) : Analytics

Financial info
Purchase history (Optional) : Analytics, Advertising or marketing

Free apps in the same category
Manga Reader-Novel and Comic
Manga Reader-Novel and Comic
Manga Reader-Novel and Comic
★ 3.2 FREE 50,000+
Ake Media
Tens of thousands of online novels, passionate fantasy, romantic girls,
Al Quran Memoriser
Al Quran Memoriser
Al Quran Memoriser
★ 4.7 FREE 100,000+
Greentech Apps Foundation
Memorise the Quran and keep track of your Progress
German - English offline dict.
German - English offline dict.
German - English offline dict.
★ 3.8 FREE 1,000,000+
DIC-o
German - English off-line dictionary with pronunciations (68000 translations).
Comentario Bíblico en Español
Comentario Bíblico en Español
Comentario Bíblico en Español
★ 4.7 FREE 50,000+
Daily Bible Apps
Reina Valera 1960 Study Bible - Biblical Commentary Matthew Henry Spanish
Turkish dictionary - offline
Turkish dictionary - offline
Turkish dictionary - offline
★ 4.4 FREE 100,000+
Dictamp
Turkish dictionary is an offline dictionary with easy and functional ui.
SDA Hymnal
SDA Hymnal
SDA Hymnal
★ 4.5 FREE 500,000+
Tinashe Mzondiwa
A fast, intuitive and elegantly designed Hymnal to edify your worship.
Paid apps in the same category
When I Get Bigger
When I Get Bigger
When I Get Bigger
★ 4.8 1.99$ 10,000+
Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
“I’ll spend my allowance on anything I want.”
I Was So Mad - Little Critter
I Was So Mad - Little Critter
I Was So Mad - Little Critter
★ 4.5 1.99$ 5,000+
Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
“Mom said ‘Leave the goldfish alone.’ I was so mad.”
FBReader Premium
FBReader Premium
FBReader Premium
★ 3.5 12.99$ 100,000+
FBReader.ORG Limited
Opens ePub, PDF, mobi, fb2, etc. Readium LCP. UI customizations. Cloud sync.
Me Too! - Little Critter
Me Too! - Little Critter
Me Too! - Little Critter
★ 4.1 1.99$ 10,000+
Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
“There was one last piece of cake. My little sister said ‘Me too!’”
Life Application Study Bible
Life Application Study Bible
Life Application Study Bible
★ 4.8 19.99$ 10,000+
Tecarta, Inc.
10,000 Life Application notes and features that help explain God’s Word.
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
★ 4.9 5.99$ 10,000+
BookMobile
Daily thoughts, meditations, and prayers for living a sober life in recovery.
Popular Free Games
Subway Surfers
Subway Surfers
Subway Surfers
★ 4.6 FREE 1,000,000,000+
SYBO Games
Arcade Games
Help Jake, Tricky & Fresh escape from the grumpy Inspector and his dog!
Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush Saga
★ 4.6 FREE 1,000,000,000+
King
Casual Games
Spread jam, pop jelly, blast candies & master sugar sweet match-3 puzzle games.
Free Fire: 7th Anniversary
Free Fire: 7th Anniversary
Free Fire: 7th Anniversary
★ 4.2 FREE 1,000,000,000+
Garena International I
Action Games
10-minute Survival Shooter!
My Talking Tom
My Talking Tom
My Talking Tom
★ 4.3 FREE 1,000,000,000+
Outfit7 Limited
Casual Games
It’s Talking Tom, the virtual pet cat who loves to chat.
8 Ball Pool
8 Ball Pool
8 Ball Pool
★ 4.6 FREE 1,000,000,000+
Miniclip.com
Sports Games
Play online multiplayer or PvP Pool games and compete with your friends!
Hill Climb Racing
Hill Climb Racing
Hill Climb Racing
★ 4.4 FREE 1,000,000,000+
Fingersoft
Racing Games
Race uphill to win in this offline physics based driving game!
Popular Free Applications
Google Drive
Google Drive
Google Drive
★ 4.3 FREE 10,000,000,000+
Google LLC
Productivity
Store, access, and share securely with Google Drive, part of Google Workspace.
Google Photos
Google Photos
Google Photos
★ 4.5 FREE 10,000,000,000+
Google LLC
Photography
The home for your memories. Relive, share, and organize your photos.
WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Messenger
★ 4.3 FREE 5,000,000,000+
WhatsApp LLC
Communication
Simple. Reliable. Private.
Gboard - the Google Keyboard
Gboard - the Google Keyboard
Gboard - the Google Keyboard
★ 4.5 FREE 5,000,000,000+
Google LLC
Tools
Fast and smart typing with Emojis, GIFs, and more
Google Meet
Google Meet
Google Meet
★ 4.5 FREE 5,000,000,000+
Google LLC
Communication
High quality video calling for Android & iOS phones, tablets, Google Nest & web.
Google Calendar
Google Calendar
Google Calendar
★ 4.5 FREE 5,000,000,000+
Google LLC
Productivity
Always know what’s next with Google Calendar, part of Google Workspace.