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idiomatic

adjective uk   /ˌɪd.i.əˈmæt.ɪk/ us    /-ˈmæt̬-/
containing or consisting of an idiom: "Bite the bullet" is an idiomatic expression that means to accept something unpleasant without complaining. containing expressions that are natural and correct: She was born in Italy but her English is fluent and idiomatic.
idiomatically
adverb uk   /-kəl.i/ us  
Translations of “idiomatic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 習語的, 成語的, 包含慣用語的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 习语的, 成语的, 合乎语言习惯的…
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