Idiom Noun Synonyms
expression, (set) phrase, phrasing, locution, clich‚
The term red herring , an idiom meaning 'false trail', is used of something which is neither red nor a herring.
language, tongue, speech, vernacular, dialect, argot, patois, jargon, cant, idiolect, parlance, fa‡on de parler, phraseology
The play is written in a rather idiom.
Science / Biology / Basidiomycetes: The club fungi, a major group of fungi that all produce a structure (basidium) on which basidiospores are produced. Includes mushrooms and toadstools. MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Yarn: An informal name for a long, rambling story--especially one dealing with adventure or tall-tales. The genre typically involves a strong narrative presence and colloquial or idiomatic English. The tone MORE
Science / Psychiatry / Incoherence: Speech or thinking that is essentially incomprehensible to others because words or phrases are joined together without a logical or meaningful connection. This disturbance occurs within clauses, in co MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Lexis: Not to be confused with the popular car, a lexis is the complete stock of morphemes, idioms, and words possessed by a language---i.e., all the units of potential meaning. See lexicon. MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Ping Hua: A Chinese yarn or tall tale. The genre typically involves a strong narrative presence and colloquial or idiomatic Chinese. The tone is realistic, but the content is typically fantastic or hyperbolic. MORE