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    I can't seem to understand what an idiom is. Doesn't matter how hard I try I can't seem to understand it. Please help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cambridge dicts
    a group of words in a fixed order that have a particular meaning that is different from the meanings of each word understood on its own:
    To "have bitten off more than you can chew" is an idiom that means you have tried to do something which is too difficult for you.
    It's a sort of funny expression that makes those who don't know it yet ask themselves "What on earth are they talking about??"

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    Black humour: the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    It's a sort of funny expression that makes those who don't know it yet ask themselves "What on earth are they talking about??"

    FRC
    That's a good definition.


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    Though it uses an idiom (what on earth) in the definition.

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