Idiom of the Day
frighten or scare to death
frighten or scare to death Meaning: make somebody feel very frightened. Example: A shadow appeared in the doorway and scared me to death.
An idiom is the phrase or group of words that has a figurative meaning, typically because of its common usage.
An idiom’s symbolic sense is quite different from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made. There are a large number of Idioms and they used very commonly in all languages. There are approximately at least 25,000 idiomatic expressions in the English language.
Idioms in fact, evolve the language and they are the building blocks of a language and civilization as well they have great intensity to make a language interesting and dynamic. Idioms bring the spectacular illustration to the speech. They provide interesting insights into languages and thought processes of their speakers. They have a sense of mystery and fun about them.
So what makes idioms difficult?
The answer is their “meaning”. Idioms are not easy to understand especially for those who hear it very first time because their meanings are usually metaphorical. This characteristic of idioms makes them strange and difficult to understand for non-native speakers.
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