This is a support and update site for the users of the bilingual Thesaurus of Idioms and Phrases English-Hebrew-English by Neri Sevenier-Gabriel. It is dedicated to my fellow translators, to all phrase lovers and to idiomsyncrasies in general.
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Additions : see additional phrases, expressions and idioms which were not included in the thesaurus.

Corrections : see corrections of mistakes in the thesaurus (there aren't many, but some of them are hilarious, like the one about the wench you throw in the works).

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Yavneh Publishing House, Tel Aviv, 2004
ISBN 965-7305-00-4
564 pages




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  • My word is my bond Hebrew equivalents, according to context:מילה שלי זאת מילהלסגור (עסקה) בתקיעת כףטוב שם משמן טובThanks to Tali Cedar who suggested this idiom.
    Posted Oct 20, 2009, 8:35 AM by Neri Sevenier
  • הקוזק הנגזל It means: a bully/criminal who complains loudly about the (imaginary or not) wrongs done to him. Literally: the robbed Cossack.  Expresses the point of view which regards the "Cossack ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2009, 7:29 AM by Neri Sevenier
  • קרוב לצלחת Gili Bar-Hillel suggested: has friends in high places; well connected. Thanks, Gili
    Posted Oct 3, 2009, 7:22 AM by Neri Sevenier
  • אין אדם נתפס בשעת צערו This phase means:  you do not hold against people something they have said or done while in a state of grief  or distress. Can you find an English equivalent?
    Posted Sep 12, 2009, 4:16 AM by Neri Sevenier
  • קרוב לצלחת This phrase means a person who is well connected and therefore stands to enjoy benefits which are not available to those who are "far from the plate". Can you find ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2009, 4:17 AM by Neri Sevenier
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