set phrase

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an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

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Cognitive research indicates that what we call unfixed collocations or fixed phrases are the linguistic units we work with most: they fit into working memory and resemble what we store associatively.
157-82) repeats many fixed phrases and collocations from the 1609 Sonnets.
the total absence of lexical or syntactic variation, typically in fixed phrases (see 1.
TTS offers voice prompts for handsfree operations including incoming caller ID, PIN code alert announcements and fixed phrases during device operation.
It is important for my general argument to emphasize that I am discussing idiomatic language, but that the examples I have given are neither fixed phrases nor idioms.
In this process, LDS makes no difference between normal words, alphabet letters, digits or any fixed phrases like time.