Re: idiom usage (re: Bill Burns)

Subject: Re: idiom usage (re: Bill Burns)
From: Janice Gelb <janiceg -at- ENG -dot- SUN -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 1995 21:30:35 GMT

In article <9507191538 -dot- AA21387 -at- microndns -dot- micron -dot- com>, WBURNS -at- vax -dot- micron -dot- com

>Consider the following idioms:

> meet the qualifications
> follow the road
> raise the money
> take a right at ___ street
> live on the street (or _in_ the street in Britain)
> run for office

>Granted, many of these examples can be rewritten. However, how many of us
>identify such common phrases as idioms? Many idioms are so common that the
>distinction between the literal and figurative meanings have become
>effectively bridged.

I once encountered the following phrase in a manuscript by one of
my writers: "You will have smoother sailing down the road if you..."

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