meaning of idioms

meaning of idioms

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  • idioms — id·i·om || ɪdɪəm n. expression whose meaning cannot be derived from the combined meanings of it s individual elements; dialect, vernacular; characteristic style …   English contemporary dictionary

  • List of sports idioms — The following is a list of phrases derived from sports which have become idioms (slang or otherwise) in English. They have evolved a usage and meaning independent of sports and are often used by those with little knowledge of these games. The… …   Wikipedia

  • English language idioms derived from baseball — B = * ballpark: in the ballpark, ballpark figure, and out of the ballpark mdash; Ballpark has been used to mean a broad area of approximation or similarity, or a range within which comparison is possible; this usage OED dates to 1960. Another… …   Wikipedia

  • List of 19th century English language idioms — This is a list of idioms that were recognizable to literate people in the late 19th century, and have become unfamiliar since. As the article list of idioms in the English language notes, a list of idioms can be useful, since the meaning of an… …   Wikipedia

  • List of idioms of improbability — There are many idioms of improbability, used to denote that something is impossible or unlikely to occur.;Flying pig (main article) : A flying pig is a symbol of an impossible event coming to pass. The popular saying [it will happen] when pigs… …   Wikipedia

  • a few — {n.} or {adj.} A small number (of people or things); some. * /The dry weather killed most of Mother s flowers, but a few are left./ * /In the store, Mary saw many pretty rings and bracelets, and she wanted to buy a few of them./ * /After the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • a little — {n.} or {adj.} A small amount (of); some. Usually a little is different in meaning from little , which emphasizes the negative; a little means some ; but little means not much . We say * / We thought that the paper was all gone, but a little was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • --- and --- — 1. And is used between repeated words to show continuation or emphasis. * /When the children saw the beautiful Christmas tree they looked and looked./ * /Old Mr, Bryan has known Grandfather for years and years, since they were boys./ * /Billy… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at one fell swoop — See: IN ONE FELL SWOOP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • break new ground — {v. phr.} 1. To start a new activity previously neglected by others; do pioneering work. * /Albert Einstein broke new ground with his theory of relativity./ 2. To begin something never done before. * /The school broke new ground with reading… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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