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    Hello,

    Is there any specific language term for phrases like that:

    arm to arm
    hand in hand
    face to face
    wall-to-wall
    mother and child
    town and country
    church and state

    given the fact that these are deprived of any articles?

    Ellipsis, collocations...?

    Thank you, Ewelina

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    Default Re: arm to arm

    They are collocations, and in some cases there could be ellipsiis too, but I don't know of a special term.

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