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Use the idiom tag for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about set phrases with unusual meanings that can't be properly understood just from the separate words in them.

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I searched for the meaning of "take in", and the dictionary showed me several meanings. to understand to receive into one's house in exchange for payment to accept But the sentence below which s …
asked Aug 3 '15 by hayeonemily
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Does that just mean "someone is smiling and shaking his/her head" or "someone is laughing out loud?"
asked May 24 '15 by hayeonemily
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Is 'breath off in a razor' an idiom? I saw it from a book, which goes like this. When all of a sudden he was paralyzed into a listening attitude and that smile faded gradually out of his countena …
asked Jul 23 '15 by hayeonemily
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This is the line from a novel 'Baker's Blue-jay yarn' by Mark Twain. I know the meaning of both 'cover' and 'ground', but have no idea 'cover the ground'. You may call a jay a bird. Well, so he …
asked Jul 29 '15 by hayeonemily