idiom noun definition in Linguistic devices topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Linguistic devices topic
1 [countable] a group of words whose meaning is different from the meanings of the individual words ‘Let the cat out of the bag’ is an idiom meaning to tell a secret by mistake. 2 [uncountable, countable] (formal) the kind of language and grammar used by particular people at a particular time or place The friends would sometimes revert to playground idiom.

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