What Is An Idiom?


Simple Definition:

An idiom is a phrase or expression that has a figurative meaning [a meaning that is different from the literal meaning of the words]. It’s a cultural or language-specific phrase that doesn’t make sense if you take it word for word.

For example:

  • “Break a leg” means “good luck”.
  • “It’s raining cats and dogs” means “it’s raining heavily”.

Very Simple Definition:

An idiom is a phrase that means something different from the words used.

For example:

  • “It’s a piece of cake” means “it’s easy”.
  • “Hit the books” means “start studying”.

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