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A form of expression natural to a language, person, or group of people
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“The few reviews written in a public idiom whether in literary journals or the general press are increasingly characterized by their blandly uncritical quality.”
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A phrase expressing a basic truth which may be applied to common situations
“Consider the case of idioms which contain a word which has no uses outside the idiom itself.”
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A word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language
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A word or phrase used to describe a thing or to express a concept, especially in a particular kind of language or branch of study
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Expression
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A phrase that acts like a single word
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Language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect, but which is often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content
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