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colloquialism

Vox populi A term of ordinary everyday speech, conversational. See Medical slang.
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In northern European digging circles ali these precise, familiar but baffling phenomena are covered by a colloquial expression usually abbreviated to BAW, frequently employed in the informal interpretation of excavations.
The remark attributed to the handicapper Phil Smith, that his job is to produce a race that defies easy solution, seems to be no more than a colloquial expression of this definition, though Mr Willoughby sees this notion as "utterly wrongheaded".
should stencil this colloquial expression on her office door: "When you are up to your eyeballs in alligators, it is difficult to remind yourself that your initial objective was to drain the swamp.
Taking the cable "round the bend" of the Gulf is thought to have given rise to the colloquial expression, since living on Telegraph Island in the summer heat must have driven many men crazy.
Tree Tall Woman (1981) gave us finely crafted works that clearly pushed colloquial expression into eloquence.
He said: "It is clear you are, to use a colloquial expression, a conman of the old school.
Cloud computing is a colloquial expression used to describe a variety of different computing concepts that involve a large number of computers that are connected through a real-time communication network (typically the Internet).
In the December Forecast report, UCLA Anderson Forecast Senior Economist David Shulman looks beyond the "fiscal cliff" (a colloquial expression describing the expiration of previously enacted tax cuts combined with some automatic spending cuts totaling about $600 billion - about 4% of the economy -scheduled to take effect in January 2013) and assumes that the executive and legislative branches of government will reach an agreement before the year's end.
It is not, to use the misleading colloquial expression, a banker
It became a colloquial expression that is still employed to characterize something as nonsensical or a form of trickery.
The Blue Plate Special is a colloquial expression that entered the American lexicon at the turn of the 20th century.