The changing face of English idioms

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Abstract

The origins of many everyday phrases are unknown to most, but this doesn’t prevent us from using them freely in our everyday language. Idioms tell us much about how language interacts with culture and how it evolves. Gareth Carrol explains why idioms are such a fruitful area of study.

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