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    slang vs. idiom

    what is the difference between slang and idiom?

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    Re: slang vs. idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by logan_Ivoline View Post
    what is the difference between slang and idiom?
    Hi logan and welcome to the forum!

    Slang is a language, words...only understood by a specific group of people. You can find prison slang, street slang... Often the words become so common, that they become common knowledge.
    1. Language peculiar to a group; argot or jargon: thieves' slang.


An idiom is a fixed sentence which is used to express an idea:

he was drunk as a Lord.

I am fit as a fiddle.

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