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Origin of idiom
synonym study for idiom
Example sentences from the Web for idiom
Other people did it, in their day, using their own icons and idioms.
His English needs straightening somewhat, for, while the words are ours, the idioms are sometimes decidedly Chinese.
Ken tried to cover the professor's lack of familiarity with American idioms.The Year When Stardust Fell|Raymond F. Jones
Accordingly an open, flowing style (arpeggio) is one of the idioms best suited to its nature.Music: An Art and a Language|Walter Raymond Spalding
In three months I could not only express my meaning, but I could use the idioms of the people.The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard|Arthur Conan Doyle
A number of idioms and turns of expression throughout the book show that its author belonged to some branch of the Teutonic race.
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.”)