How would you use the word "idiom" in a sentence?


A sentence using the word "idiom" is "Because he used an English phrase that was actually an idiom, the native Spanish speaker had trouble understanding what Tom meant." An example of an idiom is "He rubs me the wrong way."

An idiom is a phrase whose meaning is not intended to be taken literally. In the above example, rubbing someone the wrong way does not mean actually touching and caressing someone incorrectly. It means not making a good impression on someone. "It happens once in a blue moon" is another example of an idiom, which actually means that something rarely occurs.

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Use of Idioms in Sentences
An "idiom" is a language particular to a location, community, class or specific group of people. Idioms are part of a regional or communal dialect, or even the slang of that time and location. Idioms are often made of specific words or phrases that form... More »
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