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English noun: saying

1. saying (communication) a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

SamplesPardon the expression.

Synonymsexpression, locution

Broader (hypernym)language, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication

Narrower (hyponym)adage, advice and consent, agrapha, ambiguity, anatomical, anatomical reference, axiom, Beatitude, byword, calque, calque formation, catchword, dysphemism, epigram, euphemism, idiom, idiomatic expression, loan translation, logion, maxim, motto, phrasal idiom, phrase, proverb, quip, saw, set phrase, shibboleth, shucks, slogan, southernism, sumpsimus, tongue twister

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