Category Archive for: ‘Idiomatic Expressions’
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It’s time for March Madness to begin (that’s the NCAA basketball tournament for you non-sporty types), so I thought I’d talk a bit about how this sport has influenced everyday speech here in the U.S..
My post a couple days ago about “boots on the ground” got me thinking about idioms with the word boot in it. I came up with sixteen.
“Boots on the ground” is a common expression that is an idiom, a metonymy, a synecdoche, and a euphemism all wrapped up together.
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