colloquialism


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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.
He believes he's constantly been deprived of sleep by others and he's constantly been snooped upon, to use a colloquialism, and that's why his behaviour was this way.
Mr Morgan, a keen follower of boxing, said he wanted the convention to include some of the "8,000 Welsh fans who went to Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago to see Joe Calzaghe" - hence the term "clattering", derived from a colloquialism for a heavy blow or clash.
One of the six-letter answers is a hyphenated English colloquialism not found in some dictionaries.
right arrow] Janjaweed, an Arabic colloquialism, means "a man with a gun on a horse.
This Caribbean colloquialism has two sides: It's what locals are doing when languidly propping up the beachside rum bars; it's what travel brochures say moneyed tourists are up to when firing tennis balls around at the islands' country clubs.
Long-Tail Lines: Colloquialism describing an insurance coverage that has a lengthy period between the occurrence and final settlement of a claim.
Even their name is merely a colloquialism for "horsemen with guns," not a term with cultural, linguistic, or political roots, and they do not in any organized way "represent" the Arab tribes in western Sudan.
The colloquialism was intended in the context that Rickenbacker and his companions stranded at sea would surely have perished except for two important factors: They did everything humanly possible to help themselves; and God (they firmly believed) performed the miracle by doing what they could not do for themselves.
In case the title is still unfamiliar, the full monty is a colloquialism for stripping nude.
The noun is derived from the colloquialism pumpen ("to pump") used for indiscriminate borrowing.
With much success he walks a fine line between scholarly jargon and patronizi ng colloquialism.