IDIOM in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of IDIOM
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idiom
 n.  expression whose meaning differs from meanings of its individual words; distinctive style
Classic Sentence:
1  And I," replied the visitor, changing his idiom, "know enough of English to keep up the conversation.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 69. The Inquiry.
2  Study and investigation of this strange idiom lead to the mysterious point of intersection of regular society with society which is accursed.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
3  Cranly's speech, unlike that of Davin, had neither rare phrases of Elizabethan English nor quaintly turned versions of Irish idioms.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
4  He understood how to say the grandest things in the most vulgar of idioms.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—WORKS CORRESPONDING TO WORDS
Example Sentence:
1  McCartney was also keen to write in a classical idiom, rather than a pop one.
2  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.
3  The phrase "to lose one's marbles" is an idiom: if I say that Joe's lost his marbles, I'm not asking you to find some for him. I'm telling you that he's crazy.
4  Every language has its own idioms.
5  The English language has many idioms.
6  It's hard to understand the colloquial idioms of a foreign language.
7  It is a reference of 2733 English idioms and idiomatic expressions with definitions.