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idiom

id·i·om

idiom

pronunciation:
I di m
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part of speech: noun
definition: a phrase that cannot be understood by understanding the meanings of each of its words. The phrase "fall out," meaning "have a disagreement," is an idiom.
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The word idiom contains the following part:
idio Greek root that means particular or personal to; distinct