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    Default what is idiomatic phrases ?

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    What is the definition of idiomatic phrases according to grammarian ?


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    Default Re: what is idiomatic phrases ?

    If an expression is considered idiomatic, it is usually because the meaning of the expression as a whole is different from the meanings of the individual parts added together. If you blow your top, for example, you become angry. It is impossible to guess the meaning of the expression blow one's top by looking at the dictionary meanings of blow and top.

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