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idiom

noun

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a sequence of words having a specific meaning
  • the English idiom "how are you doing?" is our version of a greeting that in some other languages can be translated as "how are you going?"

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The first known use of idiom was in 1575

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“Idiom.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/idiom. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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