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Title: Idioms


1
Idioms
  • By Michaela Goff, Hannah Hedegard, Anna Kenolty,
    Stacey Oware and Dominic Petschak

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Are these idioms?
  • Give the game away

YES
3
  • A black look

YES
4
  • Like a duck to water

NO
5
  • To hit the ground running

YES
6
  • A little something something

NO
7
  • The bees-knees

YES
8
  • By and large

YES
9
  • Black sheep

YES
10
  • A little you-know-what

NO
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  • Point of no return

YES
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The definition
  • An expression which functions as a single unit
    and whose meaning is not predictable from the
    usual meanings of its constituent elements, such
    as kick the bucket or hang one's head, or from
    the general grammatical rules of a language.

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Properties Of An Idiom
  • 1) Conventionality

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Properties Of An Idiom
  • 2) Inflexibility

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Properties Of An Idiom
  • 3) Figuration

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Properties Of An Idiom
  • 4) Proverbiality

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Properties Of An Idiom
  • 5) Informality

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Properties Of An Idiom
  • 6) Affect

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Syntax
The Syntax-Lexicon Continuum
Kick
the
football
IDIOMS
Lexicon
Function (words) The These This A
Content (words)
Chair Believe Interesting
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Idioms In Different Languages
  • Its raining cats and dogs, the English idiom
  • Its raining rope/pieces of string or its
    raining like a cow pissing
  • Its raining old women with harrows on their
    backs
  • Its raining pocket knives or its raining
    pitcher-wise
  • Its raining a chair leg

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Idioms In Different Languages
  • The English phrase To kick the bucket
  • To stretch the paw
  • To kick the calendar
  • To lay the piece of lead

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To conclude
  • By and large
  • Kingdom come
  • The linguistic anomaly
  • The Great Mystery of Language

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  • The future of idioms?
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