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Idioms What does idiom mean?  Give some examples!

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An idiom is a form of figurative language, in this case, using words in a way that their meaning can't be determined from the meaning of the words alone, which is what can make them problematic.  There are so many idioms in existence that there are books devoted solely to listing them.  Also, idioms are...

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