colloquialism


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This column is intended to share some colloquialisms with the hope that these will prompt further conversation and even serve as an "ice-breaker" for you in a given situation.
Barlow's dialogue has the cadence and colloquialism of real speech, without belaboring the reading experience: "Patel wiped his forehead with a railroad bandana.
When we read or see the UK media reporting on an item specific to where we live it often boils down to the colour of a flag being waved or the colloquialism being used rather than anything more insightful or specific.
Look Back in Anger is an audiobook on CD of the full-cast performance of a classic play set in the United Kingdom, during the social turmoil of the 1960's; the iconically abrasive and restless lead figure of Jimmy Porter was the original source of the colloquialism "angry young man".
Watson has the ability to not only understand the definitions of spoken words, but is able discern colloquialism, puns, rhymes, double meanings, sentence structure, and can infer hints from context.
"It is quite obvious that you held the view that she was, to use a colloquialism, asking for it," the judge said.
The collection takes its name from a French colloquialism for a stubborn, pampered kid, and Deslauriers relishes in the Oscar Wilde Ian age divide that he detects in his homebase of Montreal: namely, that the older generation sees today's 20-somethings as a superficial, indulgent, flowery generation, tweeting and Facebooking about themselves and buying clothes they can't afford.
That is just not cricket, to use an English colloquialism, and undermines the integrity of sport!
We have a colloquialism here that states one can't compare apples and oranges.
Suarez (right) will claim that the row blew up over his use of the South American colloquialism "negrito" and that the word has no racist overtones.
Interestingly, the name Pimmies, which is seen as a nickname or colloquialism, is not regarded as an infringement of "intellectual property rights", said Pimblett administrators KPMG Restructuring.
Gitanjali (Song Offerings), Gora (Fair-Faced), and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World) are his best-known works, and his verse, short stories, and novels were acclaimed for their lyricism, colloquialism, naturalism, and contemplation.