[ id-ee-uh-mat-ik ]
/ ˌɪd i əˈmæt ɪk /
peculiar to or characteristic of a particular language or dialect: idiomatic French.
containing or using many idioms.
having a distinct style or character, especially in the arts: idiomatic writing; an idiomatic composer.
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Where Does The Phrase “Cut The Mustard” Come From?As with many slang and idiomatic phrases, the origin can be a bit unclear. The first recorded use of the phrase cut the mustard was by O. Henry in 1907, in a story called The Heart of the West: “I looked around and found a proposition that exactly cut the mustard”. The modern sense of the idiom is ‘to succeed; to have the ability to do something; to come …
Origin of idiomatic
id·i·o·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbid·i·o·mat·i·cal·ness, id·i·o·ma·tic·i·ty [id-ee-oh-muh-tis-i-tee] /ˌɪd i oʊ məˈtɪs ɪ ti/, nounnon·id·i·o·mat·ic, adjectivenon·id·i·o·mat·i·cal, adjective
non·id·i·o·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·id·i·o·mat·i·cal·ness, nounun·id·i·o·mat·ic, adjectiveun·id·i·o·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for idiomaticity
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