Category talk:Idioms

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I'm currently moving (English) entries marked "Category:Idioms" to "Category:English idioms". This has nothing to do with capitalization changes, it's just completing a standardization begun a while ago.

Note that it's still entirely possible to hand-insert [[Category:English idioms]], but the easier ways to do it are to tag with {{idiom}} or to use the {{idiomcat}} template to insert the right category link invisibly, depending on the local circumstances. -dmh 05:58, 10 July 2005 (UTC)

complete listing[edit]

what's the deal with only having idioms start with a... there should be an aphabetic listing so I can see, for instance, storm in a tea kettle 132.159.147.78 00:06, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Have you tried the "next 200" link? \Mike 09:33, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

the meaning of an idiom cannot be derived literally from the words. many of these are not idioms.—This unsigned comment was added by 129.100.220.212 (talk) at 21:02, 3 March 2008.

Frequency - thoughts?[edit]

Anyone have ideas about regrouping these by frequency? Certainly an English language learner (the likely audience for this category page) would be most insterested in the 100 most common idioms, before plowing through hundreds of rare idioms, right? --Connel MacKenzie 18:52, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

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Category:Idioms[edit]

Supposedly a topical category, seems to me that none of the content is topical, and should be (mostly already is) at Category:Idioms by language. What terms are there that related to idioms, apart from 'idiom' itself? Mglovesfun (talk) 16:50, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Category:no:Idioms[edit]

These aren't words relating to idioms, these are idioms. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:52, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

These both fail per Wiktionary:Votes/2011-04/Lexical categories. --Mglovesfun (talk) 16:05, 20 May 2011 (UTC)


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Category:Idioms

Tagged but not listed. Should be at Category:Idioms by language anyway, redirecting it to English idioms doesn't even make sense. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 03:40, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Deleted. —CodeCat 13:49, 27 August 2014 (UTC)