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English noun: phrasal idiom

1. phrasal idiom (communication) an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up


Synonymsidiom, idiomatic expression, phrase, set phrase


Broader (hypernym)expression, locution, saying


Narrower (hyponym)ruralism, rusticism


Domain usage membersin the lurch, like clockwork, out of whack









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