Questions tagged [idioms]

慣用句・ことわざ. Phrases with fixed words used as a single unit, typically with a meaning beyond what is obvious from its constituent parts.

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Searching for idiom frequency list

I am looking for a list of the most common idioms in Japanese, and ideally I want the list to be frequency-based. In other words, it should be based on a large corpus.
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What does the idiom 上の空 mean?

I’ve seen this phrase used like this 「上の空で聞きました。」I take that to mean something like “I listened with my head in the clouds” or “... absentmindedly.” But then I came across 「幸せは上の空です。」I don’t ...
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A good translation for 寒がるふり / 冷めたふり / etc?

Every once in a while, I come across some variant of a phrase that would literally translate to "pretending to be cold." As far as I can tell, it refers to a sort of desperate attention-seeking ...