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Personal Idioms

  • By: Sandra Metts & Sylvia Mikucki
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

“Raining cats and dogs,” “Green with envy,” and “Easy as pie”: What these odd expressions share in common is the classification as cultural idioms. They are colloquial expressions that use the English language in creative ways to capture an attitude, image, ...

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