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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.
Colloquialisms and slang were the toughest parts to learn.
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.
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.
The Scandinavian-American accents and bizarre colloquialisms are laid on thick from the opening scene, in which four women sit around a kitchen table talking tapioca.
The use of local colloquialisms rings true and adds a layer of authenticity to the story.
Bill was just expressing his fondness for Dublin colloquialisms.
One could quarrel with the sometimes-antiquated colloquialisms here, which at first blush appear to be more a product of the translation than Kertesz's pen, but that really would be quibbling.
There's no harm in good English being mangled a little, allowing for the colloquialisms that give our part of the world its own identity.
Change a few street names and colloquialisms and it could be set on any estate in Manchester, Crawley, Glasgow, Europe, the world even.