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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The author collects the biblical references (bracketed largely by Tyre and Sidon), and organizes these references accordingly: the separate mention of Tyre and Sidon in which one is more prominent than the other (Tyre in Ezekiel 26-28, Sidon in Kings), or their mention together as a set phrase "Tyre and Sidon" (by the Chronicler and Ezra).
a) the degree of probability of a multi-word-item is measured in relation with its degree of institutionalization (conventionalized multi-word item); b) the degree of fixedness of the set phrase is also measured in relation to its grammatical restrictions; c) finally, the degree to which the meaning of the set phrase can or cannot be derived from the meaning of its constituent parts is also measured (non-compositionality--meaning is not interpreted on a word-by-word basis) (Iglesias-Rabade 2001: 129-130).
It is not beyond its factual set phrase. Il Porto manages to keep it simple and sophisticated, offering courtesy with every helping of their cuisine, effortlessly.
LT-3 uses a different set phrase for Kahat, which may reflect the kingdom's different history and ethnic identity.
As Picone reminds us, the question of what can be considered a compound word, as distinct from a set phrase, has never been satisfactorily resolved, and is in any case of no great theoretical or practical interest.
With his `many-coloured', in fact, Shakespeare may have again (as in the case of the `fulva harena') picked out a set phrase common to description of Iris in both Virgil (IV.
Indeed, there is a set phrase in Chinese referring to Li Po: "Winds of the immortals, bones of the Tao."
So I received this book on the Odyssey with high anticipation; and even before I began to read it for review, while still reading Lowenstam's book, I turned to Dawe's comment on Penelope's 'stout hand' at 21.6 and found at once, 'The use of the set phrase...has offended many in this particular context, and the words of clinical diagnosticians on the look-out for gallstones, "fair, fat and forty", have been cruelly applied to the herione'.
To consult Brother Jonathan then became a set phrase, and Brother Jonathan became a name for the typical shrewd Yankee.