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Origin of idiom
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How to use idiom in a sentence
These vines are indirectly linked to one of the most notable idioms of our day.
Can I take refuge in the thought that the mash-up of French and American pastry idioms gives this donut some postmodern cred?
Other people did it, in their day, using their own icons and idioms.
And all over the world each language would be taught with the same accent and quantities and idioms—a very desirable thing indeed.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
They understand one another perfectly in their respective idioms, and much better than we do.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
It is only the habit of speaking, the idioms and niceties, which cannot be acquired except by converse with a native.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
Notwithstanding the fact that we owe some of our strongest idioms to slang, the free use of slang always vulgarizes.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
His reading has been principally confined to French authors; hence the Gallic idioms so common in his productions.
British Dictionary definitions for idiom
Derived forms of idiomidiomatic (ˌɪdɪəˈmætɪk) or idiomatical, adjectiveidiomatically, adverbidiomaticalness, noun
Word Origin for idiom
Cultural definitions for idiom
A traditional way of saying something. Often an idiom, such as “under the weather,” does not seem to make sense if taken literally. Someone unfamiliar with English idioms would probably not understand that to be “under the weather” is to be sick. (See examples under “Idioms.”)