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colloquialism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcolloquialismcol‧lo‧qui‧al‧is‧m /kəˈləʊkwiəlɪzəm $ -ˈloʊ-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 WORD, PHRASE, OR SENTENCEan expression or word used in informal conversation
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colloquialismOften current slang and colloquialisms make up the bulk of such people's language.Leila helps translate this for me as she, but not he, understands the colloquialism.
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