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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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