phrasal idiom


phrasal idiom
noun
an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
Derivationally related forms: ↑phrasal (for: ↑phrase), ↑phrase (for: ↑phrase), ↑idiomatic (for: ↑idiom)
Members of this Usage Domain: ↑out of whack, ↑in the lurch, ↑like clockwork
Hypernyms: ↑saying, ↑expression, ↑locution
Hyponyms: ↑ruralism, ↑rusticism

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