Student or Learner
I' m Tom. I want to know what's the difference between idioms and phrases. And what's the phrase's real definition?
My previous English teacher always says that we should remember the meaning of a phrase exactly. But recently, I attended a extra English class, and the teacher said that the system of English is made of words, sentences, paragraph, article. There is no phrase in that system. He also told us that he had asked a native speaker for the meaning of a certain phrase, and the person responsed that he didn't know the that means without a sentence. So, the teacher said, we do not need to remember the phrase but to understand each word composed the phrase.
Who is right?