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    "I`d better get back to work before the old battle-ax fires me."
    Is this an idiom? If it is, then what does this idiom mean?
    Please help me as soon as possible. Thank you(:

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    Default Re: Is this an example of an Idiom?

    help???

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    Default Re: Is this an example of an Idiom?

    The term "battle ax" originally referred to a weapon of war used in ancient times but currently refers to a domineering woman that could be a boss or even a wife.

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    Given that idioms are generally held to be phrases that have a meaning that is different from the dictionary meaning of the individual words, battleax[e] isn't an idiom, but you could call it an idiomatic usage if you like, though its meaning is given in dictionaries, but it has changed quite a lot from the original meaning.

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    "No" ? To what are you referring? I provided a definition of "battle ax".

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