How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"idiom" is from "idioma" (property, peculiarity") spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
Here are examples of idioms
A "figure of speech" that can not be understood from the usual meanings of its constituent words. Often coined by people to express themselves in a more "poetic" manner. Communicates well for people of a particular culture. Can often be changed slightly without confusing the meaning.
Examples of how the word is used
|There's one idiom that's confusing me.|
|I need an idiom which evokes the meaning of a person who works hard and is very serious, yet remains unpretentious and modest.|