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idiomnoun

uk   /ˈɪd.i.əm/ us   /ˈɪd.i.əm/
B2 [C] a group of words in a fixed order that have a particular meaning that is different from the meanings of each word on its own: To "have bitten off more than you can chew" is an idiom that means you have tried to do something which is too difficult for you.
[C or U] formal the style of expression in writing, speech, or music that is typical of a particular period, person, or group: Both operas are very much in the modern idiom.

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idiomnoun [C]

us   /ˈɪd·i·əm/
a group of words whose meaning considered as a unit is different from the meanings of each word considered separately: Mastering the use of idioms can be hard for a learner. “Shoot yourself in the foot” is an idiom that means to do something that hurts yourself.
An idiom is also the particular style or manner of expression used by a person or group: [C usually sing] Anger and shouting simply aren’t a part of his idiom.
(Definition of idiom from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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