colloquialism


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The longevity of these colloquialisms and their environmental health connections is testament to the importance of our work.
Armstrong turned to "shuckey duckey," a colloquialism he used as a way of adding emphasis to a statement.
Well, if you break the word down into its two component parts, you get chat (French for cat), and eau (a colloquialism for p***).
To use a colloquialism, he is nuts," Mr Jeffrey Sher, lawyer for Australian Consolidated Publishing, told the Victorian Supreme Court, in Melbourne.
At the High Court in Glasgow, Lord McCluskey, said: "Mugs, to use a simple colloquialism, are increasingly being used by big drug dealers.
But Keira Knightely's boyfriend was left red-faced during the shoot as Pfeiffer began referring to her backside using the American slang "fanny" - a term which refers to the female genitalia in British colloquialism.
Aftermyths; hysteria, colloquialism, and caricature in the age of doubt.
HOW IRONIC that George Graham should stroll into White Hart Lane so sought after by the club whose chairman coined the colloquialism for transfer backhanders - the Bung.
I took it to be an American colloquialism, which Mr McCann was given to use.
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.
right arrow] Janjaweed, an Arabic colloquialism, means "a man with a gun on a horse.