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noun idiom pronunciation in American English /ˈɪdiəm/
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  1. 1
    [countable] linguistics an expression whose meaning is different from the meaning of the individual words. For example, “to have your feet on the ground” is an idiom meaning “to be sensible.”
  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] a particular style in language, art, or music

    Osborne always works within a modern idiom.

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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