Idiomatic Usage

An idiom is a type of figurative language that has a meaning that’s different from its literal meaning.

It’s used to add color to writing and make it more interesting. There are lots of idioms in the English language, and even more worldwide that you could look up. Some of them may sound really funny to us, but a lot of them are based on old rituals or an old way of doing things, and they’ve kind of transitioned into newer days, but they have different meanings that aren’t the same as the literal meaning anymore.

Some examples would be: “kick the bucket.” Well, a person isn’t going to actually be “kicking a bucket“, it means they’re going to die. If you said, “Oh, our old cow finally kicked the bucket.” Well, it just meant that the cow died.

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