Category Archives: Idioms

Idioms are expressions with greater meaning. Phrases like "nick of time" or "in other words" or "for heaven's sake". Definition: a group of words in a fixed order that have a particular meaning that is different from the meanings of each word understood on its own:

in a pinch

Meanind: A difficult position. For example "Mom told me to go, and Dad told me to stay. I was in a pinch".

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in a stew

Meaning: concerned and upset. For example, "Dad gets in a stew when Mom is sick. He really worries".

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In any way, shape or form

Meaning: No matter what. For example, "Winning the award didn't affect her in any way, shape or form. She hasn't changed at all".

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by and large

Meaning: In every aspect; on the whole; in general. For example, "By in large, everything he said was accurate". 

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