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Colloquial exaggerated turn of phrase; almost "you could wipe them off the earth."

He was as familiar with colloquial English as he was with his own tongue.

Perrin was nettled, for he prided himself on his colloquial style.

In this way he acquired a colloquial knowledge of that language.

Mrs. Quabarl, to use a colloquial expression, was knocked off her perch.

That he is a pessimist in the colloquial sense admits of little question.

Collado has recast into the colloquial a quote from the Shikimoku.

I could just understand enough of the colloquial language to grasp all this.

The construction of the colloquial, or spoken language, is extremely simple.

I asked, too much astonished to be upset by her colloquial style.

WORD ORIGIN

1751, from colloquy "a conversation" + -al (1). Related: Colloquially.

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