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A phrase of two or more words that means
something different from the literal meaning of the individual words. Idioms
and Proverbs are both sayings or expressions, however they are different:
e.g. "Raining Cats and Dogs" - Doesn't really mean cats and
dogs, actually means heavy rain. Idioms are used mainly in spoken
e.g. "Look Before You Leap" - Normally give advice or tell a truth
about life. Proverbs are used mainly in written English.
often compare things, they use similes and metaphors to make a comparison:
e.g. "She Eats Like a Bird" -
Comparison using "Like" or "As".
e.g. "Her Smile is Pure Sunshine" - Comparison without
"Like" or "As".