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synonyms for idiom

  • dialect
  • jargon
  • locution
  • parlance
  • patois
  • phrase
  • vernacular
  • argot
  • colloquialism
  • expression
  • idiosyncrasy
  • language
  • lingo
  • localism
  • provincialism
  • style
  • talk
  • tongue
  • usage
  • word
  • set phrase
  • street talk
  • vernacularism
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antonyms for idiom

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  • silence
  • standard
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How to use idiom in a sentence

Most people believe the idiom “time flies when you’re having fun,” and research has, indeed, shown that when time seems to pass by quickly, people assume the task must have been engaging and enjoyable.
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The commercial, which advertises the brand’s seltzer lemonade, runs with the “when life gives you lemons” idiom, riffing off 2020 being a “lemon of a year.”
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First of all, remember that idioms or colloquialisms may make sense in one place but not in another, even if the same language is spoken.
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His musical idiom was growing richer, and music had become to him what poetry had been at Votinsk.
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Lange thinks these lines corrupt; but I believe the idiom is correct.
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For the hospitality of England can scarcely be translated with full flavor into any other idiom.
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The occasional use of the imperfect is almost his only Gaelic idiom.
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Accent, idiom, vocabulary give a new turn to the ancient speech.
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The writers of the thirteenth century display an incredible ignorance, not only of pure idiom, but of common grammatical rules.
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It is merely a matter of English or of general Indo-European idiom that we cannot say “it reds” in the sense of “it is red.”
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WORDS RELATED TO IDIOM

  • cant
  • dialect
  • idiom
  • lingo
  • parlance
  • patois
  • slang
  • terminology
  • vernacular
  • vocabulary
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