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Clichés, Idioms, Euphemisms

Clichés, Idioms, Euphemisms

Author: Katie Sutton

This lesson explains clichés, idioms, and euphemisms.

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Source: Spenser, Edmund. The Faerie Queen: Book One. Ed. and Introd. Carol V. Kaske. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc, 2006. Kindle version.

  • Cliché

    Words or phrases that are commonly used to the point where they lose potency.

  • Euphemism

    Words or phrases that refer indirectly to other things, often to mask things that might be offensive (profanity, sexuality, bodily functions) or soften things that might be upsetting.

  • Idiom

    Well-known words and phrases with literal meanings that do not match their connotations or implied meanings.