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To avoid losing anything in translation, communicate concisely and avoid idioms.

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.

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.”

If you love seeing people get things wrong and learning something in the process, stay tuned for this episode of, Guess That Idiom.

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.

Later she observed that one of the most skilled in this idiom was the journalist Dorothy Parker.

Are some jobs, to use the standard idiom, “inherently governmental?”

Is ‘idiom’ enough to defend to the modern reader sentences like this?

Additionally impressive is that an Australian can write so convincingly in the idiom of a country so different from her own.

Yet he seemed interested only in recasting GOP concepts in his own idiom.

His musical idiom was growing richer, and music had become to him what poetry had been at Votinsk.

Lange thinks these lines corrupt; but I believe the idiom is correct.

For the hospitality of England can scarcely be translated with full flavor into any other idiom.

The occasional use of the imperfect is almost his only Gaelic idiom.

Accent, idiom, vocabulary give a new turn to the ancient speech.


On this page you'll find 47 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to idiom, such as: dialect, jargon, locution, parlance, patois, and phrase.

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