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colloquialism

Vox populi A term of ordinary everyday speech, conversational. See Medical slang.
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These are just a few colloquialisms from the past in use today that have an environmental health origin.
Teachers need to make clear to students that figurative language and some idioms and colloquialisms should be used carefully in writing, depending on the register of the genre.
As much as the novel entertains with the sporting plot, it is also amusingly instructive in the nature and use of colloquialisms.
Meanwhile he said he was now interested in finding out how colloquialisms first began and who came up with them, on website www.
Slang, colloquialisms and subtleties are the toughest parts of a language to learn.
Because the colloquialisms are odd against the language, slipups like these tend to break the dreamlike trance that the author is trying to create.
Royal Reveille has strong claims for the in-form Ted Walsh, whose colloquialisms in his paddock inspection on Monday for RTE were the stuff of truth and legend.
These additions are an eclectic mix of new technological jargon, overseas English, recent colloquialisms, street slang, and a few phrases that had not made it on to the list until now," said Robert Groves, editor of Collins English Dictionaries and editor of the latest word list for Scrabble users.
And a third of people in Birmingham believed saying "thank you" sounded too formal - opting for more catchy colloquialisms like "ta", "lovely" and "fab".
Kent Police guidelines say: "Do be sensitive when using colloquialisms or terms of endearment, eg, luv, my dear etc.
When he's not saving the world from catastrophe, Chan's diminutive hero gleefully bungles his colloquialisms - "You are chopping my bust
A WELSH town is creating its own on-line dictionary with colloquialisms it hopes will catch on - just as TV hit Gavin & Stacey has boosted the use of the word cwtch.