idiomatic expression

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Noun1.idiomatic expression - an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
locution, saying, expression - a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"
ruralism, rusticism - a rural idiom or expression
in the lurch - in a difficult or vulnerable position; "he resigned and left me in the lurch"
like clockwork - with regularity and precision; "the rocket launch went off like clockwork"
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You shall - " Mr Vladimir, frowning, paused, at a loss for a sufficiently idiomatic expression, and instantly brightened up, with a grin of beautifully white teeth.
It has become an idiomatic expression to mean the accumulation of corruption or filth is almost beyond the power of man to remedy.
Actually the idiomatic expression available in the English lexicon is: cash in on.
The idiomatic expression "we've been screwed" sounded funny used in Tagalog.
Their emotional state, marked by anger and fury, is highlighted in the idiomatic expression.
German has an equivalent idiomatic expression for "holding it together" and the subtitles use this expression.
Another idiom and idiomatic expression commonly found in literary texts is Osodi-Oke.
Master and apprentice" interpreted as "Mister"), literal translation of component elements of the idiom (which made no sense in the Target Language) or idiomatic expression, or interpretation of selected elements only, i.
Apricots from Damascus" is an English translation of the Turkish idiomatic expression "E[currency]am'da kayysy," which means that something "doesn't get any better than this.
The above is a slogan-turned idiomatic expression used virtually in every home and public place thus:
Crossing the Rubicon is an idiomatic expression which means reaching a point of no return.
The idiomatic expression, "This has a deep mikomi," is a gesture towards the deep profundity possessed by an object, and this sums up Hideaki's work.