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Letter "I" » idiom
«You can't buy time or save it, common idioms notwithstanding. You can only spend it.»
«The clich? is a hackneyed idiom that hopes that it can still palm itself off as a fresh response.»
«I try to use the Australian idiom to its maximum advantage.»
«The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.»
Author: George Orwell
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«As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise.»