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    is the following phase an idiom:

    she would laugh like a live audience on TV

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    Technically yes it is, but it is definitely not in common usage. Some people would argue that because it isn't in common usage, that it isn't an idiom.

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    I would suggest it is not an idiom, but rather that it is a metaphorical phrase.

    On the other hand, To laugh like a drain is a recognised idiom.

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    Possably so, in which case it would be a similie. Though truely, an idiom is a phrase from which you cannot gain an understanding without something more than the literal definitions of the words.
    In this case, that something more would be the knowledge that a live audience laughs a lot.

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    Perhaps my view on an idiom is a little too simple?

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