HyperDic: idiomatic_expression

English > 1 sense of the expression idiomatic expression:
NOUNcommunicationidiomatic expression, idiom, phrasal idiom, set phrase, phrasean expression whose meanings cannot be inferred / inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
English > idiomatic expression: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn expression whose meanings cannot be inferred / inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up.
Synonymsidiom, phrasal idiom, set phrase, phrase
Narrowerruralism, rusticismA rural idiom or expression
Broadersaying, expression, locutionA word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
Usagein the lurchIn a difficult or vulnerable position
like clockworkWith regularity and precision
out of whackOut of balance or out of adjustment
Spanishexpresión idiomática, frase hecha, locución, modismo
Catalanexpressió idiomàtica, frase feta

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