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Idiom 🟪 An idiom is a word or phrase used in a way that is different from its usual or dictionary meaning.

My missing assignment was the elephant in the room. (Elephant in the room refers to an awkward issue that people won’t talk about.)

  • Try this: Use idioms selectively to make your writing sound realistic. Idioms fit better in stories than in reports.

Metaphor 🟪 A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two different things without using the word like or as.

When Angela starts working, she’s a regular furnace.

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