Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to idiom: proverb
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for idiom

Synonyms for idiom

specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture

Synonyms for idiom

a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language


the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

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

References in periodicals archive ?
But there is one catch in this ideal situation: the ability to remember so many idioms and sayings and to be able to recall the correct ones at the right time and the right place.
Managing director Lyle said: "The company programme has been a fantastic opportunity for everyone in the Idiom family - providing us with the foundations upon which to build a business and a brand.
Compared to the NC group, the N400 latency elicited by congruent idioms with same phonic and different shape and meaning was delayed in the SZ group ( P < 0.05).
Coincidentally, President Moon used the idiom during his presidential campaign on Facebook, May 3, six days before the May 9 election, saying, "(We) have to build a righteous society first of all for all the people to be noble and equal ...
Humour here springs from over-generalizing; we are invited to imagine that each and every Chinese has developed a fondness or a preference for such luxury items, and from the idiom a se da in vant dupa ceva (lit.
The new idiom 'gbaju e' could have been connected with an old expression 'gbaju igarn' used between 1960 and 1970 to describe magicians who deceptively rob people of their belongings at motor parks and some other locations and also, the observation of the shocking effects and of excruciating pains suffered by the one whose face is slapped.
Sylvia Scholtz was a longtime patron of Idiom Theater and lifelong supporter of the arts in Whatcom County.
The expression 'Ete ' as a new idiom is commonly used today by people, especially in the present political dispensation in Nigeria.
"We are delighted to partner with IDIOM and bring a new DaaS product to market combining Trisotech and IDIOM technologies," says Trisotech CSO, George Barlow.
In order to prove the fact that people use idioms in their day-to-day communication, which is a model for the electronic Internet communication, I conducted an omnibus survey in cooperation with 'Yuri Levada Analytical Center' [17].
Clients had to learn the idioms by heart as they took a challenging quiz to test their knowledge at the end of the campaign.
Take, for example, the English idiom 'to lead somebody by the nose' (Lithuanian vedzioti ka nors uz nosies) found in both languages.
Now, this idiom means to be tough in the face of difficulty or pain.
The Samajwadi Party leader, however, today stood by his 'Rand' remark, and asserted that his statement was used as an idiom to throw light on the Bharatiya Janata Party's trends.
He managed Ireland before and clearly does not heed the idiom "never go back."